09.09.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: IoT, security, mobile payments

By: Grainne Colgan

CTIA Super Mobility 2016 took place in Las Vegas this week, with highlighting news from the show. Topics discussed at the event include next-gen 5G technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the impact of mobile in the media and entertainment industry.

Also, at the show, Verizon announced it’s working with Qualcomm Technologies to integrate Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT platform with Qualcomm’s Cat M1 Long-Term Evolution modem. Verizon Partner Program (VPP) member, BCM One, discusses this benefits of this arrangement in our first spotlight article.

Additionally, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) recently issued a report entitled “Internet of Things Insights and Opportunities.” The study found that almost half (49 percent) of executives surveyed believe the benefits of connected devices outweigh security concerns. Our second spotlight article explores whether IoT and its potential security threat is hype, hysteria or a cause for concern.

The final article of the week focuses on another industry event which recently took place, Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago. In this piece, industry experts examine the link between customer loyalty and mobile payment adoption.

Partners praise Verizon’s debut of IoT-boosting wireless technology

Verizon channel partner BCM One’s founder and CEO, John Cunningham discusses the importance of the new Cat M1 technology as announced by Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies this week. (Channel Partner)

IoT and security: hype, hysteria or cause for concern?

Any connected device whether IoT enabled or not, is a potential target for a cyber-attack. This byline offer top tips to mitigate security risks, which can also be applied to any IT system. (Manufacturers’ Monthly)

Loyalty can boost mobile payments

Industry experts agree that customer loyalty can boost mobile payment adoption. However, there is still more work loyalty providers can do to drive mobile payments – from integrating their apps with payments, to offering customers loyalty rewards. (Mobile Marketing & Technology)