Collaboration – Where AV And IT Meet?

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Mar 2, 2017 9:38:02 AM

There were plenty of amazing products launched and on display at ISE2017 in Amsterdam in early February. But in the background buzz there was a common theme of an industry in transition. While many talked about convergence between AV and IT, some fear the risk that it will actually be more of a ‘collision’. This will have a consequential impact on jobs and revenues.

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Topics: mobile, IoT, IT, AV, ISE2017

Durable and circular for more a sustainable mobile device strategy

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Feb 23, 2017 10:15:22 AM

Consumerisation of mobile technology has had many benefits. It has driven down the prices of devices, improved the user experience to the benefit of non-technical users. Plus, awareness and crucially acceptance, of mobile devices, has soared. All of this might seem good for the business, but there is a significant drawback. Consumer attitudes to technology can lead to a throwaway culture, with the obvious impact on wastage. This is not sustainable.

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Topics: mobile, Mobile Device Strategy

Connected To The Mobile World, But Not To The Room?

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Feb 21, 2016 11:52:07 AM

Mobile devices provide a mix of connectivity and compute power on the move for most employees, and with the huge upsurge in adoption of tablets and smartphones thispersonal power can be used anywhere and remotely from other colleagues. However, it is still important in most working environments to get together, share information, make decisions and assign actions - i.e. have meetings.

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Topics: BYOD, mobile, tablet, mobile convergence

Mobile Solutions - Browser or Native Apps?

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Jan 13, 2016 2:28:08 PM

The demise of the native app, both on the desktop and mobile has been forecast since the development of HTML5. These two articles give a clear insight into the current state-of-play.

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Topics: mobile

Mobile - shifting from 'enabled' to 'optimised'

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Oct 30, 2015 6:39:51 PM

Rob Bamforth is a Principal Analyst at Quocirca.  This article is reprinted with permission, copyright Quocirca 2015

Workers have used various tools to access IT on the move for some time, but much of it was simply shifting desktop applications onto laptops and it took the arrival and massive success of smart phones and tablets to really get the mobile application sector moving. This in turn has created mobile app marketplaces and an opportunity for developers. 

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Topics: Apple, mobile, Android, 4G

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