Check out what our very own Martin Brewer had to say in Brian Winstead’s article on BYOD and how the smart device revolution will impact the Exchange and IT admins in the PC world.
Posted by Brandon Hill
Welcome to our 100th post here on the Wavelink Blog. We’ve been increasing page views every week since we started this blog, almost two years ago. Thanks for your continued interest in our topics and news here!
Today’s post looks at the rise in revenue in the WLAN market during 2010. Companies like Cisco, Meru, Aruba, HP, etc. saw excellent growth in 2010, and as the article states, is largely due to the rise in smartphones and tablets. Here’s a look at some of the numbers;
IDC analysts [Sept. 1] said that in the second quarter, WLAN revenue grew 29.7 percent over the same period in 2010, jumping to $1.52 billion, with the enterprise WLAN segment growing 43.4 percent to almost $725 million in that interval.
That’s great news and highlights that while focus has shifted to wireless wide-area networks, wireless LAN infrastructure is still very much alive in the mobile enterprise. Coupled with the growth that’s expected to continue with smartphones and tablets in the wireless ecosystem, WLAN vendors seem prime for good revenue.
Ok, by now we’ve all seen the news of Google’s acquisition of Motorola, and by now there have probably been several write-ups, blurbs, and so forth. The deal certainly made for an interesting Monday morning, but as others have pointed out, one of the more interesting aspects of the deal is the patents Google gains with the purchase. As Silicon Valley Mercury News reported,
The deal also gives Google access to more than 17,000 patents held by Motorola, a pioneering cellphone maker that became an early partner using Google’s Android mobile operating system in 2008. Analysts said those patents could help Google stave off a barrage of claims levied by rivals battling the company’s Android mobile operating system.
[Google CEO Larry Page] acknowledged this strategy, saying in a blog post: “Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anticompetitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.”
On the enterprise mobility front, Motorola Mobility’s sister, Motorola Solutions, will remain a separate company. It will be interesting to see what Google does with the Mobility side once the acquisition is complete and how/if it changes the competitive landscape of the ever-growing smartphone/tablet world.
A humorous and short post today. I’m sure that many of us remember the days before iPhones, Androids, BlackBerry, etc. and Gizmodo has a pretty great contest between “John’s old phone” and an iPhone 4. Who do you think wins?
Have a great close to the week!
A short post today, but nonetheless interesting. I stumbled upon an article that blends nature and the AIDC industry perfectly into one another…I hope the folks at Zebra are on this!
Posted by Brandon Hill
Today’s entry comes courtesy of one of our Sales Rep’s, and it definitely classifies itself in the “Oh, how the times have changed” bin. The article covers how universities are now leveraging the power and flexibility of wireless hand-held devices to improve collegiate courses. The idea is that by utilizing these wireless devices, a new door is opened for classroom interaction, participation and attendance:
“Though the technology is relatively new, preliminary studies at Harvard and Ohio State, among other institutions, suggest that engaging students in class through a device as familiar to them as a cellphone — there are even applications that convert iPads and BlackBerrys into class-ready clickers — increases their understanding of material that may otherwise be conveyed in traditional lectures.”
It really is an innovative way to use some of the benefits of wireless devices. Remembering back to your college days, would you have ever pictured such a thing? I certainly didn’t!
Posted by Brandon Hill
Greetings! A couple of items for today’s post. The first is an article that I came across at the end of last week which caught my attention. We’re big on the benefits of remotely diagnosing and remedying problems, hence our remote control product. So naturally, when I saw that Chevrolet will soon allow owners/drivers to remotely set/check on current settings and statuses of their Chevy Volt automobiles, I was intrigued. Give it a read and tell us what else is on the horizon for remote control type applications, and where you’d like to see them evolve?
Also, hopefully you’ve visited us at either the Chicago or this week’s Ft. Lauderdale Motorola Road Show! As you know, we have some secret giveaways for anyone who stops by and mentions any of our Social Media outlets. If you’re in Ft. Lauderdale, drop by today and say hi to Don Osburn and Jay Cichosz (seen in pictures below)!
We’ve got another secret giveaway for anyone attending the Motorola Roadshows in Chicago (10/13 – 14) and/or the Ft. Lauderdale show (10/18 – 19)! The prizes are limited to the first 7 attendees who stop by and mention that they heard about the giveaway from either the Wavelink Blog, Twitter, or Facebook pages. Stop by and say hello, we always like to chat with our Partners and end-users… and now you even get a prize for doing so!
Also, last week we were in beautiful Key West, FL to host our global sales conference, which preceded our 2010 Customer Summit. Below are some pictures of the group and the local scenery. A special thank you to all the end-users and presenters who were able to attend the event. We hope you had a great time and came away with some valuable information.
See you in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale!