Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

The next three to five years will see radical changes come to the field of mobile computing, making smartphones, netbooks and yet-to-be introduced gadgets even more indispensable parts of our lives. What are some of the developments that will power this next phase of evolution? CIOZone presents the Top 10 Trends in Mobile Computing.


BEGIN SLIDE SHOW.







{mospagebreak title=1 - Long Term Evolution (LTE)}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Long Term Evolution (LTE)


The so-called fourth generation of mobile computing (4G) is expected to be rolled out across North America over the next three years, making it possible for corporate users to run business applications on their devices simultaneously with Voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities.

Next >






{mospagebreak title=2 - WiMax}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

WiMax


As LTE and WiMax networks are deployed in the U.S. through 2012, expect to see more netbooks and laptops equipped with built-in radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless support.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=3 - 3G & 4G interoperability}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

3G & 4G interoperability


Sprint has developed a dual mode card which will enable mobile device users to work on both 3G and 4G networks. Other carriers are expected to follow suit.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=4 - Smartphone applications}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Smartphone applications


Third-party software vendors will increasingly make enterprise applications available for smartphones, including inventory management, electronic medical records management, warehousing, distribution and even architectural and building inspection data for the construction industry.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=5 - GPS}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

GPS


Global Positioning Systems will increasingly be used to identify end users by their whereabouts and also to analyze route optimization for delivery workers and service technicians.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=6 - Security}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Security


As new and different types of mobile devices are introduced, corporate IT departments will find it increasingly challenging to identify and authenticate individual end users. As such, expect to see a combination of improvements in both Virtual Private Network (VPN) software and hardware-based VPNs to support multiple device types.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=7 - Anti-virus}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Anti-virus


As more third-party business applications are made available on smartphones and other mobile devices, CIOs will also have to be cognizant about the potential for viruses and worms.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=8 - Push-button applications}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Push-button applications


Let's say a waste disposal truck arrives at an industrial site and is unable to empty a dumpster because a vehicle is blocking its path. Smartphones will increasingly have applications built into them that would make it possible for the disposal truck driver to photograph the impeding object and route the picture to a dispatcher to document and time-stamp the obstruction.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=9 - Supplemental Broadband}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Supplemental Broadband


As carriers implement LTE and WiMax networks, companies such as Sprint and Verizon are looking at potentially extending wireless broadband capabilities to small businesses which don't have fiber optic or copper connections on the ground. Under this scenario, a small packaging company in New Jersey could potentially be able to receive T-1 level broadband capabilities in regions of the U.S. where it has offices but doesn't have wireline broadband connections.

< Previous / Next >






{mospagebreak title=10 - Solid State Drives}











Top Ten Trends in Mobile Computing

Solid State Drives


Corporate customers should expect to see continued improvements in the controllers and firmware built into SSDs in order to improve the longevity of the write cycles in notebooks.

< Previous






Enjoyed the article?

Sign-up for our free newsletter to kick off your day with the latest technology insights, or share the article with your friends and contacts on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ using the icons below.


E-mail address

Rate this blog entry:
1

Bill has been a member of the technology and publishing industries for more than 25 years and brings extensive expertise to the roles of CEO, CIO, and Executive Editor. Most recently, Bill was COO and Co-Founder of CIOZone.com and the parent company PSN Inc. Previously, Bill held the position of CTO of both Wiseads New Media and About.com.

Comments