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Reality Check: Mobile apps changing enterprise IT landscape

Recent shifts in how companies are buying customer relationship management software illustrate the speed with which mobile apps are changing the enterprise IT landscape. Increasingly, many enterprises see mobile- and cloud-based CRM apps playing a

Reality Check: Mainstream cloud computing pushes mobile applications

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Over the past two years, cloud computing services have moved firmly into the mainstream for many enterprises. As well as...

Reality Check: Bringing benefits of cloud-based BSS to Brazilian service providers

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Brazil is a vast country, occupying more than 8.5 million square kilometers—and dominating the map of South America. Brazil’s sheer...

Reality Check: Opportunities and challenges of mobility, cloud computing and social media

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. A new trinity is on the rise: Mobility, cloud computing and social media are set to become inextricably linked over...

Reality Check: M2M to transform enterprise mobility strategies

Machine-to-machine communications are set to play a key role in enterprise mobility strategies. Some sectors such as utilities, oil and gas, and transport and logistics already use M2M widely as a cost-effective means to

Reader Forum: Proactive notifications can help LatAm service providers boost ‘NPS’

There’s no denying that the mobile revolution has transformed life throughout Latin America in countless ways. According to a 2012 World Bank report

Reality Check: M2M will be the next revolution

Spend a week in Barcelona, Spain, at the Mobile World Congress event, and you will come back home with a lot of intriguing ideas. You can be overwhelmed by the plethora of new, elegant, sleek tablets, smartphones and the like,

Reality Check: MWC shows rise in mobile services, applications as a service

The volume of cloud-based announcements at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week reflected enterprises' interest in having mobile services and applications delivered “as a service.”

Reality Check: For CALA CSPs, ‘VPO’ means lower costs, happier customers

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Has this happened to you? You order something in a restaurant, but your waiter flubs the order and your appetizers...

Reality Check: Designing for the multi-platform, mobile consumer

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Although the recent Pew Research Center study, entitled The Explosion in Mobile Audiences and a Close Look at What It Means...

Reality Check: Social media takes off in Brazil—what that means for service providers’ NPS

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. We all know that Brazilians are very sociable people who love mobile devices in all their variety. But now, no...

Reality Check: Virtualization can be a safe alternative for BYOD adoption

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. A study released last week by Associação Brasileira de e-business (Brazil e-business association) empirically proved something that has already been...

Reality Check: The importance of methods and processes in conducting projects

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Were you able to organize all the projects by the end of 2012 that must be conducted during 2013? If...

Reality Check: The discussion about native, Web or hybrid apps

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Native, Web or hybrid — discussion over which one should be used for app development — doesn’t seem to have...

Reality Check: How to unlock Brazil’s 4G profits

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. There’s no denying it: 4G LTE deployments are underway in Brazil—and across the Caribbean and Latin American region. Brazil's communication...

Reality Check: A case study of M2M deployment for monitoring buses

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. About 65 years ago, the Brazilian company Viação Águia Branca (VAB) began to work in transportation. It remained a pioneer...

Reality Check: BYOD and mobility in emerging markets

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. More than buzzwords, bring your own device (BYOD) and mobility are real technological trends that have been adopted widely by...

Reality Check: 2013 telecom trends in Latin America

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. For Brazil, 2012 marked another year of amazingly rapid change for both consumers and service providers as the full force...

Reality Check: Information security and Brazil’s digital crime bill

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. We all know and care about physical security. Whether we are walking on the street, shopping, paying bills at the...

Reality Check: Brazil’s new broadband regulations

In the beginning of November, Brazil's telecommunications regulator Anatel — the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (National Agency of Telecommunications) — established new regulations for companies that provide broadband connections. The new measures are meant to regulate service quality, with the goal to maintain at...

Reality Check: IT budget planning

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. As 2012 comes to a close, and even with all the projects and final daily activities to be completed, it...

Reality Check: How carriers can take advantage of network analytics

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. From existing data, extract new business insights that can be monitored in real time—This is the premise of all business...

Reality Check: Few test mobile applications

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Capgemini and HP recently published their fourth annual World Quality Report that provides a “comprehensive assessment of the current state...

Reality Check: Cloud-based e-health solutions could care for Brazil’s aging population

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Ah, Brazil! The legendary sun-drenched beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro are full of young people sunning...

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