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This Week in Mobility – 2nd April

April 2, 2015

Welcome to another mobility news roundup, hopefully you weren’t taken in by this week’s Aprils Fools’ stories, like this on-trend announcement from Barclaycard. In real wireless payments news, Vodafone have announced they will be adding bank cards to its mobile payments service following an agreement with Visa and Carta Worldwide. Barclays have been busy investing into Augmented Reality technology company Blippar, giving customers the potential for interactive content with a quick logo scan.

Will our offices be filled with techno-glasses or techno-wrists? The latest research from IDC suggests that the future of BYOD wearables will be wrist based but eyewear will “first catch on among enterprise users within select vertical markets.” A definite consideration for those within the enterprise mobility market who need to consider how these technologies will impact the workplace.

Speaking of enterprise mobility, did you catch the story that Global BYOD is set to grow 25% between 2015 and 2019? Exciting times for those innovating within the industry and an example of the every growing demand for flexible working within organisations.

If you’re struggling with your WiFi signal at the moment then try nudging it slightly. This week saw the news that moving your Wi-Fi router even a couple inches can improve your signal. While this may seem like a small issue, as we move into the world of free public WiFi, strategic placement may make the difference when it comes to connecting devices.

That’s it from me this week – but don’t forget to let me know what you think of this week’s mobility roundup.  What tech will win out in the BYOD battle? Does moving your router matter? Let me know by leaving a comment here or by tweeting @GrahamFranklin or @CiscoUKI. See you next week!


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