Thing's have changed a lot since 2010 ("The old days")

Ok, so I need you to think of your last 24 hours. I'd bet that you’ve spent more than a minute or two connected to information, apps, services, devices and other people. We call this ever-growing list of smart objects, sensors and digital things the “digital mesh.” The digital mesh surrounds us and has the potential to create an immersive ambient experience that is redefining what mobile means. Big data drives the details but the end-points are connected to the user via mobile.

Yes it's true. Our lives are increasingly connected to our devices. Love or hate it, the mobile world has disrupted everything around us. Smart machines get smarter, and a new IT reality forces us to adapt with new technology architectures and platforms. Mobile 2017 is now a vast and complex conversation in our digitally connected world.

Mobile 2017 has become a vast and complex conversation in our digitally connected world.


The device mesh 2017 moves beyond the old-school desktop computer and mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) to embrace the full spectrum of endpoints with which humans might interact. As the device mesh evolves, one should expect connection models to expand and greater interaction between devices to emerge. We will see tremendous development in augmented reality and wearables. This is especially true in the world of virtual reality.

mobile in 2017 encompasses much more than just smart phones

MOBILE payment REVENUES boom as the device mesh grows

As the device mesh broadens, revenues continue to grow with it. Consumers and businesses are increasingly using mobile payment options despite wide spread fraud and data security concerns. Clearly, this confirms that the mobile market place is alive and well.

follow the money... and generational trends :)

This simple stat is a good indicator of how the future of mobile will evolve. Millennials are big spenders and are increasingly using mobile payment options for their financial transactions.

Small Biz strategies must address the new reality of an ever-changing mobile customer.

Products and services they use and where they use them

How they pay

Ease of access to products & services

Pricing models. Upfront payments vs. subscriptions model

Security of business and customer data

4. Remote Presence Robotics

Healthcare, IT, Industrial, Manufacturing, Law Enforcement, Military

Space Exploration or a self-driving to the super-market (Ford expands it's investment in autonomous vehicles)

Using the most advanced technology available today, the da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control.

WiFi Standards

Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11ac (Waves 1 and 2), 11ad, 11aq and 11ah increase Wi-Fi performance, “make Wi-Fi more relevant to applications such as telemetry, and enable Wi-Fi to provide new services. Over the next three years, demands on Wi-Fi infrastructure will increase as more Wi-Fi-enabled devices appear in organizations, as cellular offloading becomes more popular, and as applications such as location sensing demand denser access-point placement. The opportunities enabled by new standards and the performance required by new applications will require many organizations to revise or replace their Wi-Fi infrastructure

Autonomous Agents and Things

Advanced machine learning gives rise to a spectrum of smart machine implementations — including robots, autonomous vehicles, virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and smart advisors — that act in an autonomous (or at least semi-autonomous) manner. This feeds into the ambient user experience in which an autonomous agent becomes the main user interface. Instead of interacting with menus, forms and buttons on a smartphone, the user speaks to an app, which is really an intelligent agent.

Amazon's Alexa Device connects with all amazon services by voice, plus can talk with your lights, alarms, smart enabled devices and sensors. Small biz can benefit from it by using it to re-order supplies, control ambient environments, HVAC etc.

Frictionless Transactions

Consumers are increasingly making purchases straight from their phones.According to a recent study by GPShopper, two-thirds of shoppers have at least three shopping apps on their phones, and seven percent of shoppers have more than 25 shopping apps downloaded. With the holiday season around the corner, almost half of consumers involved in the study admitted that they would use their phones to shop for Black Friday deals. Internet companies like Google and Facebook are aware of this growing trend and are offering services to meet consumers’ needs.



Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is made up of specialized components that together enable holographic computing. The optical system that works in lock-step with advanced sensors. The HPU that makes light work of processing a large amount of data per second. All those components and more enable you to move freely and interact with holograms.


Oculus radically redefines digital entertainment. Immerse yourself in games or go inside your favorite movies. Time travel, space travel, or hang out with friends in VR.



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