With customers – be they business users or consumers – continually ‘on’ their mobile devices, a mobile presence has become a must-have for all companies. We often meet with companies who are rushing headlong into creating a mobile application without really thinking about it.
As we enter the final weeks of 2013, predictions for 2014 are beginning to pop up everywhere. Not so long ago Gartner announced its top ten strategic technology trends for 2014 at its US Symposium/ IT Expo.
The Internet of Things. We’ve been hearing about it since the infamous internet-enabled fridge of the 90s. But suddenly it is really taking off, becoming relevant to our lives.
If you aren’t familiar with NQ Mobile, it’s a US company that provides smartphone security to consumers -a bit like McAfee or Norton for mobile phones. It has recently published its 2012 mobile security report. The report shows that mobile malware threats increased 163% in 2012. Interestingly, nearly 95% of all mobile malware discovered in 2012 targeted Google’s Android operating system.
As usual, the start of the year has seen journalists and pundits making predictions about 2012. From Gartner to the Daily Telegraph, the range of opinions is a bit bewildering.