What are Mobile/Wireless (Connected) Technologies?
Mobile technology is exactly what the name indicates – technology that is portable; it refers to any device that you can carry with you to perform a wide variety of “tasks”. It is technology that allows those tasks to be performed via cellular phone, PDA, vehicles, laptops, etc. A standard mobile device has gone from being no more than a simple two-way pager to being a cellular phone, a GPS navigation system, a web browser, and instant messenger system, a video gaming system, and much more. It includes the use of a variety of transmission media such as: radio wave, microwave, infra-red, GPS and Bluetooth to allow for the transfer of data via voice, text, video, 2-dimensional barcodes and more.
However, mobile/wireless technologies today, and in our future, are about much more than just cell phones.
Wireless technologies facilitate the transfer of information between two or more points, and they now provide us the ability to manage transportation and logistics, to enable security and public safety systems, to provide healthcare services, to increase productivity in industrial / manufacturing environments, to manage the mechanical systems of commercial and industrial buildings, to increase consumer convenience thru mobile commerce and much, much more. In fact, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the way businesses are operated and consumers manage their personal and work lives. It's a very exciting time to learn the many ways mobile technology can benefit you and/or your firm!
Building the New Mobility Economy
What is the Future of Mobile/Wireless? Have a Look:
Global Smart City Market – A $1.5 Trillion Market Opportunity by 2020 from Frost and Sullivan
Our Wireless Future: All the tech that's available today, and what's coming in the next 10 years
The Internet of Things 2015 (slide deck)
The Future of Mobile: 2014
Industry experts predict the 'future of mobile'
The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet to Make the World a Better Place
Lowell McAdam, Verizon CEO, discusses Technology Innovation in America
What will the next 10 years mean in Smartphone advances?
McKinsey: @nbsp;The $33 Trillion Technology Payoff
Understanding the Past, Present and Future of the Internet of Things
Mobile technologies will drive manufacturing growth
The Smart House of the Future
The Industrial Internet Will Rewrite the Rules of Business
4 Predictions for the Next 40 Years in Mobile
Link to more detail from Microsoft's future vision above