ITWORLD CANADA CURATED: Location-based services aren’t new, but Qualcomm is proposing a new standard for LTE which it says makes the process easier for carriers — at a price
Just when you thought LTE was the end of the wireless standards race comes a new entry from Qualcomm.
Called LTE Direct, it envisions mobile devices broadcasting brief spurts of user identifying data that would be recognized by other devices or retailers. In essence, it’s a location-services finding device that’s simpler than current technology.
However, carriers would have to surrender some spectrum to make it work. Why bother? Location-based services are another way carriers hope to get more revenue from subscribers. Read this and see if you’re convinced.
IDC Analyst Connection – Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security
This IDC Analyst Connection looks at the the benefits of using a UTM platform integrated with network connectivity and how it will save the enterprise money, reduce the number of vendors' products needed to be purchased, improve the communications between devices, offer the opportunity for organizations to deploy more sophisticated capabilities, and vastly improve security.