Did you know that individuals, enterprises and cities that engage with one another and bring in new ideas from the outside are more productive, more creative and even live longer, healthier lives? A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the MIT Human Dynamics Lab in Cambridge, USA where I learned how crucial [...]
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The physical spaces we work in are changing and so too are the ways that individuals work. For example, we now use private networks for work-related issues as well as other non-corporate services. The question is, are organizations following?
A growing challenge in the cities is how to meet its citizen’s parking needs. Users expect navigation support to help them find parking spots close to their destination. With the growth of hybrid and electrical cars, the demand for powered parking spots will grow in urban areas. But what role do networks and smartphones play [...]
Work has forever been a task associated with a distinct location – the workplace. Many professions, dependent on a phone and PC as primary tools, have changed allowing the possibility to work from alternative locations like the home. The service-centric professional life in the city and widespread availability of tablets and smartphones allow for many [...]
What is essential for owners to consider as they take their restaurant concepts toward into a more connected environment?
Most cities are dependent on a healthy flow of tourists exploiting what the city has to offer. Increasingly, networked tourists expect the same connectivity and access to location-based apps that they have at home.
Before mobile phones, we agreed with friends on a time and a place in advance to meet up. With feature phones, we agreed on a time frame and a neighborhood and fine-tuned our plans with text messages. But how are personal meetings in the city changing with location services and LTE capabilities in smartphones?
Access to information makes us independent but also brings us closer to the people and things we depend on to share their data so that we can complete our tasks. In a connected world, a new philosophy is spreading, and it is much larger than the technology itself.
Today’s young children see their parents on their smartphone everywhere and wonder why they don’t have connectivity anywhere they want. An emerging trend is that the youngest members of the family are now in many cases the first to demand integrated 3G and 4G connectivity.
Classic Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) is widely adopted for wireless data access in a broad range of devices. In 2012, 100 percent of the smartphones, tablets, notebooks and game consoles sold had embedded Wi-Fi while only 1 percent of set-top boxes did. Right now the Wi-Fi ecosystem is going through a significant capability leap with video as a key driver. So what can we expect from Wi-Fi in the future beyond free and best effort?