Today’s IP news roundup highlights some of the latest headlines in SIP trunking, big data and more:
- According to Infonetics Research, the number of SIP trunks will increase from less than 10 million in 2012 to almost 40 million by 2017. This makes SIP trunking the fastest-growing segment of business VoIP. The “VoIP and UC Services and Subscribers” report also stated that the use of SIP trunking jumped 83% between 2011 and 2012, while the global VoIP market increased 9% during the same period. For more information on the “VoIP and UC Services and Subscribers” report, see the Infonetics press release.
- How to combine mobile with big data. According to an article on BigData-Startups.com, IT must overcome a number of challenges to enable big data analytics on mobile devices – such as BYOD security concerns and small keyboards that make it difficult to type long or accurate search queries. The article states that some organizations are trying to overcome these challenges by “developing company platforms that can be used by the employees to securely download the necessary apps as well as secure the data that is transmitted.” The article also suggests enabling voice recognition to make it easier to enter long queries. For more information on how to enable “on-the-go” big data, see the BigData-Startups article.
- Falling desktop virtualization costs allow businesses of all sizes to achieve benefits such as increased mobility, agility and IT efficiency. According to a Virtual-Strategy Magazine article, many organizations won’t implement desktop virtualization because they are concerned about investing in its infrastructure. However, the article states that “this view is increasingly out of date” because “Rapidly evolving technologies have made desktop virtualization much more affordable, and allow greater flexibility in the ways companies can design and enable their virtualized desktop environment.” For more information on why desktop virtualization costs are decreasing, as well as a list of virtualization’s benefits, see the Virtual-Strategy Magazine article.
- And finally … insurance carriers see improved customer service as the #1 mobility benefit. According to the “The FirstBest Mobile Technology for Insurance Survey,” more than 80% of insurance carriers said that mobile would allow them to offer better and faster customer service. The survey also revealed that the respondents – who spend a lot of time away from their desks – are increasingly turning to mobile devices to perform business tasks. In fact, 62% of respondents prefer to use tablets for tasks other than phone calls, while 21% prefer to use smartphones. For more information on the FirstBest Mobile Technology for Insurance Survey, see Insurance Networking News.
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