Stories by J.D. Sartain

How voice control will make the Internet of Things more human

As the Internet of Things expands from the industrial environment to the home, more people will interact with connected devices. Expect the voice commands familiar to entertainment system and smartphone users to become the 'interface' for these smart devices.

Written by J.D. Sartain11 June 14 01:47

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.

Written by J.D. Sartain17 April 14 22:44

How the Internet of Things Drives CRM Investments

Organizations are leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) technologies as a major part of their digital initiatives to enhance the customer experience, according to a recent Gartner report. Demand for modern technology customer relationships is driving refreshed or expanded integration and usage of all areas of CRM software. The outlook continues to be positive for CRM as buyers focus on technologies that enable more-targeted customer interactions in multichannel environments.

Written by J.D. Sartain04 April 14 01:02

Global Mobile Data Traffic to Surpass 15 Exabytes Per Month by 2018

A recent report from Cisco predicts that global mobile data traffic, which hit 1.5 exabytes per month in 2013, will be 10 times as high by the end of 2018. Smartphones will drive the bulk of this traffic growth, but the Internet of Things will also play a role.

Written by J.D. Sartain27 March 14 12:36

Gigabit Internet Service Providers Challenge Traditional ISPs

Companies such as Comcast and Time Warner don't think the United States is ready for -- or even needs -- gigabit Internet, but Google Fiber and a host of independent initiatives suggest that they are faster and cheaper.

Written by J.D. Sartain18 Feb. 14 17:44

Smart Cars Are Getting Smarter, But the Ride Isn't Perfect

The cars of tomorrow will listen, talk, entertain, protect, get energy from the sun and even drive themselves. Not all carmakers plan to take the same road, though, and some face more potholes than other.

Written by J.D. Sartain11 Feb. 14 19:25

What the Internet of Things will mean for CIOs

In a recent blog post, Frost & Sullivan analyst Andrew Milroy predicts that more data will be generated by machines, or things, this year than by human beings.

Written by J.D. Sartain04 Feb. 14 09:30

Is Coin the One Payment Card to Rule Them All?

In an era when consumers' wallets are filled with credit cards, rewards cards, gift cards and other cards, Coin aims to be the universal payment option of choice. But can it stand out in a growing market of smartphone apps, digital wallets and NFC technology?

Written by J.D. Sartain30 Jan. 14 19:37

Smart Machines Could Cost Tech Industry Millions of IT Jobs

End-of-year reports from Gartner suggest that, over the next five years, smart machines could replace human workers in a plethora of industries, from manufacturing to warehousing to transportation. Is it a 'futuristic fantasy,' as a majority of CEOs tell the analyst firm, or a harsh reality?

Written by J.D. Sartain02 Jan. 14 17:35

Cloud Traffic Poised to Quadruple by 2017, Challenge CIOs

A recent report from Cisco Systems suggests that global cloud traffic will reach 5.3 zettabytes in 2017. That's more than four times the traffic seen in 2012. Analysts and vendors say this will have far-reaching implications for enterprise IT.

Written by J.D. Sartain27 Nov. 13 13:33

Will You Star in the Next Google or Facebook Ad?

Recent updates to Google and Facebook privacy policies give the companies permission to use your photos in commercial content such as ads. Users aren't pleased -- but, at the moment at least, they are almost powerless to stop it.

Written by J.D. Sartain12 Nov. 13 17:14