Wednesday, 21 January 2015

What does 2015 promise for mobile technology?

2014 has been an interesting year for the Smartphone, as despite nearly 1.94 billion devices being sold worldwide, this only represents an annual growth of 10%.  However the majority of new sales have been in emerging markets with a growth of around 30%.  Potentially, this creates a challenge for the handset manufacturers to find the “next big thing”.   So what’s in store for mobile technology in 2015?  Here’s what we think what will be hot and what will not, in 2015.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Changing Times: The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

During just a few of years we have witnessed a number of wearable devices hitting the high street. The health and fitness market has enjoyed the most success so far, with devices such as the Fitbit, Nike’s FuelBand and Garmin’s Vivofit, used on a daily basis by around two million fitness focused individuals in the UK.  In 2013, the smartwatch began to gather momentum with Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm all launching multifunction watches as complementary devices to their smartphones aimed at the high-end consumer market.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Future social homes

Social housing providers are facing reductions in their budgets while demand for accommodation rises, but changes to the benefits system threaten to undermine their flow of rental income. When Universal Credit is fully rolled-out by 2017, all benefits claimants will get a lump sum of all their entitlements directly into their bank account, rather than a proportion (formerly called housing benefit) being paid directly to the landlord - increasing the likelihood of arrears building up. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Mobile technology will ‘transform fleets in 2014

Here is a recent article published in Fleet news with content from me
Fleets are expected to take advantage of low-cost mobile technology in an effort to achieve further efficiencies.
That’s the view of Steve Reynolds, managing director of TBS Enterprise Mobility. He told Fleet News: “2014 will be the year of smartphones and tablets for fleet management.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Mobile Predictions for 2014

2013 was a bumper year here in the UK for mobile technology. Not just for smartphones, with 61 per cent of adults now owning them, or even tablet computers, which sold close to a staggering 13 million in the UK, but we’ve been a part of a fundamental change – entering a new paradigm in the way that we live, work and play, all because of mobile technology.