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MNOs: The Missing Link in Digital Lifestyle DNA

When it comes to connected technology, it’s hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn’t been influenced in some way. While the majority of connected technology has improved our daily lives by streamlining our routines and enhancing experiences, not all connected innovations have been necessary or practical. Check out these links to see what happens when “smart” innovation goes a bit too far. These gadgets have us thinking “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”

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Topics: mobile strategy, VAS, IoT, connected car, smart home, wearable technology

The Top 10 Father's Day Gifts for the Mobile Dad in Your Life

We know there’s a dad in your life that loves mobile technology as much as we do here at Smith Micro. Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you still haven't found that perfect gift, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 10 unique gifts guaranteed to wow dad and make him even more obsessed with his smartphone.

 

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Topics: IoT, mobile devices, wireless

Dave's Dish on MWC 2018

With more than 100,000 attendees and 2,300 exhibitors, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the world’s largest trade show focused on mobile technologies. At MWC 2018, Smith Micro showcased three of its wireless solutions: SafePath® Family, QuickLink® IoT and CommSuite®, met with dozens of current and potential customers/partners, and attended several of the keynotes, which focused on topics like “Creating a Better Service Provider,” “The Foundations of the Digital Economy,” and “The Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

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Topics: machine learning, big data, mobile strategy, 5G, IoT

With Connected Device Management, You Must Plan Ahead!

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to gain momentum, management challenges will continue to emerge as these systems scale. Complexity, fragmentation, system security and/or bandwidth costs are at the root of most of these growth-induced roadblocks.

To overcome these challenges, every business must approach all aspects of the IIoT in a forward-thinking manner that recognizes and accounts for the inevitable needs of system flexibility, extensibility, robustness and management efficiency. With all of the new possibilities and opportunities enabled by enterprise-scale connected systems, it is easy to overlook small details “now” that will turn into management nightmares in the future.

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Topics: device management, IoT, Industrial IoT, firmware-over-the-air

The Importance of Being "Standard"

The mobile world can be daunting. With the variety of devices, operating systems, and wares (hardware, software, firmware … kitchenware?) it’s a wonder that anything works at all. How do phones from different manufacturers communicate with each other over infrastructure from different manufacturers using different technologies?

In a world where mobile players want to differentiate from their competition, being unique isn’t the answer; in fact, it can often mean the end. If your software is not properly designed, it can often become what is known as “throw-away code” as markets evolve and use cases adapt.

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Topics: wireless, wireless standards, device management, firmware-over-the-air, mobile device management, IoT