Whitepapers

The Importance of MU-MIMO in the Wi-Fi Ecosystem

20 Oct 2015

The market for Wi-Fi products continues to grow. New protocols allow for faster speeds, and people rely on Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet more than ever. Even though the market has seen a pro- found shift to products supporting the larger 5 GHz spectrum band, this band is starting to become crowded as well in the home, enterprise, and on service provider small cells and hotspots. The shift to faster Wi-Fi protocols helps, but it is MU-MIMO (multi-user MIMO) that will realize the full potential of 802.11ac and mitigate network congestion. At this point, the inclusion of Wi-Fi chipsets supporting MU-MIMO is not something to plan for – the market is already being seeded with MU-MIMO-enabled access points and devices in all ecosystems and industries.

Human-machine Interfaces: Opportunities for Great Experiences

13 Aug 2015

The graphical user interface (GUI) has dominated computing and mobile device interaction, using icons along with a computer mouse or touchscreen to navigate the system. The growth of smart accessories, wearables, and the concept of connected devices will be influenced by other types of user interface (UI). As the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) starts to take hold, how do people engage and interact with the plethora of new connected devices? Will each thing have its own interface or will it rely on some common, external method, such as a mobile device, a mounted display, or a public kiosk?

Cybersecurity Index of Indices

14 Jul 2015

Cybersecurity development is a complex matter. Whether at the nation state level, or in an enterprise, various factors need to be taken into consideration and layered approach can provide more comprehensive coverage than single solutions. The application of cybersecurity is also a continuous process that needs to match ongoing cybercriminal activities and threat campaigns. As such, the measurement of security postures and progress over time are important elements to strengthening policies, evaluating risks and anticipating future scenarios. Various cybersecurity indices have been published in the past few years; yet not all measure the same capabilities. They can be broadly split into 3 major groups: indices for assessing countries’ national postures, indices for assessing organizations, and indices for assessing threats. The three groups are presented in the below whitepaper alongside current relevant indices.

Hot Tech Innovators 2015

19 Feb 2015

This report includes analysis of 118 of the most innovative companies operating in today’s global markets. They all share a common DNA; they are young, they are aggressive, they are nimble, their technology solution fills a “needs-gap” and they are on the cusp of imminent breakout. If you are working for a company sitting comfortably in the bird seat of any tech market, these are the companies you need to have on your radar. The companies featured in this report represent not only the most forceful potential disruptors for tech markets but also the hottest acquisition targets around.

Global Cybersecurity Index

09 Dec 2014

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is born of a cooperative partnership between the private sector and an international organization to drive the issue of cybersecurity to the forefront of national agendas. A joint project undertaken by ABI Research and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the GCI provides insight into the cybersecurity engagement of sovereign nation states.