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Cost of cybercrime for businesses to surpass $8 trillion over next five years
New insights from Juniper Research have predicted a rather dire future for modern businesses in the constant war against cybercrime.
Fast growing IoT market sees Gemalto leading the way
"Gemalto's end-to-end IoT security is also recognised as addressing widespread concerns over the vulnerability of the IoT to hacking attacks.”
Mobile payments skyrocketing
Mobile payments are proving to be a success, with forecasts predicting transactions from online, mobile & contactless payments to reach $3.6 trillion.
Mobile technology is changing the healthcare game
Technology is continuing to bridge the healthcare gap, with mHealth information services set to reach more than 150 million users by 2020.
Loyalty cards go mobile, according to new research
"Retailers that did not offer mobile integration were likely to have far lower levels of visibility on consumer activity."
Is there any hope for the smart glasses market?
While an appealing consumer smart glasses product has yet to be launched, the benefits are now being realised with vendors focusing on enterprise.
Slowing smartphone market affecting all players
“From these results, it is clear that there is no ecosystem that will insulate vendors from the slowing market."
Dual-use routers raise security concerns
At least 1 in 3 home routers will be used as public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2017, exacerbating security and privacy concerns.
Smartwatch ecosystem grows, Apple Watch destroys competition
“With smartwatch functions established, it is now up to consumers to decide if they want them, rather than tech companies providing more reasons."
Passwords out, new mobile ID methods taking off
Data theft is continuing to spur on the mobile identification market, and will generate an additional $700m for mobile network operators by 2020.
Apple, Samsung, Huawei among smartphone winners as Microsoft, BlackBerry, LG falter
Lumia shipments - and revenue - plummet on back of Microsoft's 'updated strategy' while BlackBerry drops to lowest shipments in 10 years.
Smart home services to hit US$100 billion by 2020
Smart home offerings offer potential for retailers, with Juniper Research predicting consumer spend on smart home services will hit US$100b by 2020.
OTT voice providers challenging traditional operators
Over the Top voice providers such as Skype and WhatsApp are disrupting the traditional telcos, and encouraging them to ‘fight back’.
In-vehicle wireless charging to shake up automotive industry
An estimated 50 million vehicles will offer built-in wireless charging by 2020, up from only 4 million vehicles offering the technology this year.
Rapid adoption of 5G from 2025, according to new research
Rapid adoption of 5G will occur from 2025, according to Juniper Research, which says active connections will represent a threefold increase from 2024.
Wireless charging set to soar
Wireless charging adoption for mobile devices is set to soar, with a fifth of wearables incorporating the technology.
Mobile transactions booming - and it's not just for pure online retailers
Wi-Fi on public transport is driving mobile transactions, with Juniper Research warning online sales are not just for pure play online retailers.
IoT devices soaring but back-end analytics crucial
Juniper Research unveils its predictions for the IoT market - and warns of the importance of back-end analytics to make IoT a long-term success.
Social media retail activities boosting online purchases
Players such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram have an impact on global e-retail figures, says Juniper Research.
Virtual reality apps market set to explode
Augmented Reality apps in the mobile games market will generate 420 million downloads annually by 2019, up from 30 million in 2014.
$2 trillion cybercrime bill for business by 2019
The cost of data breaches is expected to soar to $2 trillion globally by 2019 - and its not mobile or IoT that will be the source of most breaches...
Context: The App is dead, long live the App
July 2008: a certain fruity company launched its app store and gave a home to 500 freshly pressed iPhone OS (iOS nowadays) apps.
Apple Watch: Fashion first, tech second...
In line with the rest of the segment, Cupertino has realised that wearables need to be fashion first and technology second.
New iPhone 6 gives NFC "shot in the arm"
In short, Apple just gave NFC the greatest shot in the arm that it has ever received...