Pictures, Videos, Live Streaming and Snapchatting will be imminent among football fans for Super Bowl Sunday. At the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, more than one million fans are predicted to participate in festivities surrounding Super Bowl weekend. During the first weekend of February, football attendees will want to take pictures and share their experiences with friends and the rest of the world. With limited cell towers and area coverage, how will the city of Houston be able to withstand so much data? And how will mobile internet access be available and stream data quick enough? Wireless carriers have started planning for this endeavor years ago. Here's what they're planning:
In Sunny Orlando, FL, MDSi will be returning to Enterprise Connect Expo for 2017. For more than 26 years, Enterprise Connect has united people and businesses that focus on communications across the entire enterprise. Occurring between March 27th-29th, the expo will feature more than 190 leading technology companies that provide the leading enterprise solutions. The expo will also hold over 60+ conference sessions which cover topics such as:
Big Data analytics has become a buzzword over the last few years. Even though it's actually been around for several decades, the new jargon came to life due to the surge in components buyers use in order to make a purchase. The cost of a product and it's Consumer Reports reviews are now small ingredients as to how a buyer makes a purchasing decision. Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and the emergence of even greater amounts of IoT (internet of things) devices are large contributions to the IT industry of 2017. According to Cisco, by 2020 the number of IoT devices will be three times as high as the global population. With new emergence of this technology, businesses need to be able to track and analyze this large amount of data and turn it into pure revenue.
Chances are, you're reading this article from either a mobile phone or laptop. If your reading via a laptop, is your mobile phone within arms reach of you? If not, I'm sure you're panicking right now trying to figure out where your phone is. Mobile phones have become a normal "partner" in our everyday lives. According to Cisco, by 2020, traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for two-thirds of the total IP traffic. Our smartphones traffic will surpass our PC traffic, which accounted for 53% of total IP traffic in 2015.
With the staggering surge of smart device use, our easibility and accessibility of using these devices are becoming a main concern for the IT industry. Most of this technology on are mobile phones are being centralized through mobile device applications (AKA Apps). If you're away on a business trip, mobile apps on your phone will let you: check on your cat via an in-home camera, alter your thermostat temperature, dim your lights, and see what's in your fridge. The world is becoming "smarter" with greater IoT devices (internet of things) and apps to help us utilize and manage our everyday lives. Cisco predicts that by 2020, the number of IoT devices will be three times as high as the global population.
Qualcomm Technologies announced this week that they will be partnering with Ericcson and AT&T to join forces on 5G trials. With hopes of these trials bringing faster 5G deployment, the trials will contribute to the mobile platform. “5G is the greatest opportunity our industry has ever experienced. It will provide a platform for operators to address new markets, such as media, transportation and manufacturing,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ericsson.
MDSi Company Holiday Party
MDSi celebrated the holidays with an amazing and unforgettable party. Near our headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, MDSI employees gathered to celebrate the upcoming holidays, and everything we have accomplished this year. Held at the Main Event Entertainment Center, employees first sat down to a wonderful dinner, and followed dining with a "look throughout the year" picture slide show. After this, 20 lucky employees won some great pizes through the raffling off of gift bags. Our CEO, Lisa McDonald, spoke about the company's core values, and how every employee has serviced our customers above all else this year. Lisa then went on and talked about our major milestones, as well as growth throughout the year. After the presentation, over 15 employees were awarded luxury gifts for passing either a 5 or 10 year work anniversary with MDSI.
Giving back is a big part of MDSi's company culture, and we strive to participate in charity drives/volunteer work throughout the year. We saw the holiday spirit come alive this year by giving back to others who are less fortunate. We couldn't be more proud to have such amazing employees get into the holiday spirit and give back.