Ira Brodsky

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Ira Brodsky is a Senior Analyst with Datacomm Research. Brodsky focuses on mobile solutions for payments, retail automation, and health care.

Ira Brodsky has authored five books about technology, has researched and published dozens of emerging technology market studies, and wrote the "Totally Unplugged" column for Network World for nearly a decade.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ira Brodsky and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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5 challenges confronting enterprise drones

5 challenges confronting enterprise drones

The drone market is not taking off as quickly as expected. Here are five factors inhibiting the adoption of drone-based solutions in the enterprise.

Why WiGig will be a wireless game-changer

Why WiGig will be a wireless game-changer

The new high-speed short-range wireless standard, WiGig, delivers more new bandwidth for consumers than all the spectrum previously allocated for consumers combined.

Survival strategies for a hyper-regulated economy

Survival strategies for a hyper-regulated economy

How software automation and mobile communication can ease the pain of regulatory compliance, improve enterprise performance and deliver new customer features.

Why mobile operators need a digital makeover

Why mobile operators need a digital makeover

Mobile operators are still using business support systems architected in the early 1990s. They need to become digital service providers delivering digital user experiences.

Beware the Internet of Things hype

Beware the Internet of Things hype

The number of things that will be connected to the internet within five years is exaggerated. That's largely because the "Internet of Things" is a misnomer.

6 reasons why enterprise drones are on course

6 reasons why enterprise drones are on course

In the future, large corporations are likely to employ fleets of drones. Drones can save time, money, and even lives.

5 misguided reasons for asking wireless carriers to manage smart home networks

5 misguided reasons for asking wireless carriers to manage smart home networks

Wireless operators managing smart home devices using newly acquired 600 MHz spectrum is a bad idea that defeats the purpose of smart home technology.

The race to create smart homes is on

The race to create smart homes is on

Smartphones, mesh networks and cloud computing are enabling the long-awaited smart home. Standards and open-source software could make them ubiquitous.

The case for bitcoin

Cryptocurrency promises online transactions at lower cost and with better security. Will the current leading cryptocurrency, bitcoin, succeed? The industry needs to get more creative.

Why forcing Apple to break iPhone security is a bad idea

Why forcing Apple to break iPhone security is a bad idea

The US government is seeking a court order to compel Apple to help it break into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist. The company is refusing. Which side is right?

Why the Internet of Things needs another 10 years

Why the Internet of Things needs another 10 years

The IoT market is being hyped for a second time. But perseverance is a virtue. The pieces of the puzzle are very slowly falling in place.

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