ckim, Author at Cannon Group - Page 4 of 4
August 8, 2013

A Promising Future for LTE Technology

As the U.S. top wireless carriers begin the homestretch of deploying upgraded LTE systems, it’s becoming clear that the future for LTE is limitless. The current infrastructure being built by mobile carriers is based on FD (frequency-division) LTE – the earliest version of the wireless broadband system.
August 2, 2013

Changing Tides for U.S. Wireless Carriers

After years of domination in the US, top wireless carriers might finally have to start watching their backs. A more evenly-distributed base of customers would ultimately increase the need for all carriers to have a competitive edge, which could mean better pricing, better devices, better contract terms – or maybe even eliminating contracts altogether.
July 26, 2013

Despite the Wireless Possibilities, Expect Continued At-Home, Non-Wireless Usage for Tablets

According to a recent telecom industry report by Moffett Research, of the thousands of tablets purchased every day, only 20 percent have wireless capabilities. Consumers purchasing the other 80 percent of tablets choose to make do with only Wi-Fi – and more in-depth research shows why.
July 22, 2013

The Truth about Carrier Upgrade Plans

For now, most people can save themselves the headache by keeping their traditional plan and simply upgrading when they get sick of their old phones – at least until a more consumer-friendly plan is introduced. In addition, it may be smarter to wait and see how these plans will adjust to the market trend of falling smartphone prices.
July 12, 2013

Sprint acquires Clearwire while SoftBank acquires 78 percent of Sprint

What all of this means for the telecom industry, and how it could affect you. Rival carriers should keep a close eye on Sprint in the coming months. With the power of SoftBank funds and the Clearwire network, the merged company is in a very powerful position to create some real competition in the wireless market.
June 14, 2013

Why More Businesses are Considering Managed Services for Telecom

A recent study by Insight Research Corporation* says that businesses worldwide will spend $152 billion on managed telecom services in 2013 – and that number is expected to grow at an annual compounded rate of 11.3 percent. In addition, U.S. revenues from the managed services market are expected to increase from $34 billion to $51 billion from 2013 to 2017.
May 22, 2013

Half of Employers May Adopt BYOD by 2017

Ever since BYOD made its momentous debut in the business world, its continuously growing popularity indicates that BYOD is more than just a trend. In fact, 38 percent of companies predict that they will stop providing employee devices by 2016, according to a recent global survey of CIOs conducted by Gartner. Experts say, at this rate, the number will increase to 50 percent – half of all employers – by 2017.
May 1, 2013

2013 Q1 Carrier Earnings Analysis

As part of our ongoing vendor knowledge process, Cannon Group reviews Q1 earnings in 2013 for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. We use this information to get a macro view of carrier financial health.
April 30, 2013

The Top Telecom Innovation for Utilities

Traditionally, Energy and Utilities is considered to be a conservative and slow-moving sector; but now that it faces significant challenges in 2013 – including changing policymaker attitudes and consumer expectations – the industry is undergoing a series of technological advancements from within and outside the traditional IT organization.
March 21, 2013

This Year, Think Mobile Transition

In an industry of ever-evolving trends and innovations, it’s the mobile client environment that seems to be experiencing the most dramatic shifts. That’s the most important reason why, when it comes to mobile, business leaders can’t afford to remain stagnant and resist new technologies if they want to stay competitive.
February 21, 2013

Keeping Up With Mobility

Mobility is a fluctuating landscape of strategies and services in the IT world, which sometimes makes it seem like a never-ending struggle to keep your mobile environment up to date.
February 7, 2013

2012 Q4 Carrier Earnings Analysis

As part of our ongoing vendor knowledge process, Cannon Group reviews carriers’ 4Q12 earnings. We use this information to get a macro view of carrier financial health.
January 21, 2013

Telecom Service Providers Will Offer More Variety in 2013

Service providers traditionally focus on producing solutions in emerging, high-growth enterprise markets. In 2013, Gartner predicts that telecom service providers will see their networks and managed services mature and commoditize and, as a result, offer more services.
December 17, 2012

Cannon Group increases employee count in 2012

In 2012, Cannon Group increased its employee count by 30 percent. This growth is part of Cannon Group's continued expansion efforts. Cannon Group is the trusted expert in managing complex telecom environments. Its industry expertise and proven methodologies deliver value, efficiency and results. Cannon Group builds long-term relationships by solving telecom problems for dynamic enterprises that face the challenge of doing more with less.
December 10, 2012

Demand for Mobile IT Workers Leaves Gaps

As demand for mobile IT workers continues to grow, organizations are finding themselves in a bind when it comes to quickly filling mobile positions. If you’re one of these businesses in a bind, Cannon Group can help bridge the gap.
November 2, 2012

2012 Q3 Carrier Earnings Analysis

As part of our ongoing vendor knowledge process, Cannon Group reviews carriers’ 2012 Q3 earnings. We use this information to get a macro view of carrier financial health.
October 25, 2012

The Six Biggest Benefits of Cloud Computing

You’ve probably heard it before: Cloud computing is the “next big thing.” But is it already here? Based on the figures in Gartner's new report, it may be time to think about cloud computing. Check out the benefits, and decide what’s best for your business.
September 17, 2012

What Everyone Should Know About BYOD

Everyone knows that BYOD is a big deal. To date, roughly half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone. High-tech equipment is now more affordable and available than ever. Consumer markets – not business markets – are the main driving force behind mobile innovation. And by the end of 2012, U.S. CIOs expect 38% of their workforce to use personal devices at work.
July 24, 2012

BYOD May Not be Saving as Much Money as You Think

Implementing a BYOD policy means lower equipment costs and potentially reducing monthly recurring charges, on the surface. But if you peel back some of the layers, it turns out that BYOD won’t actually save as much as you may expect at the end of the day.
June 14, 2012

Wireless Carriers are Responding to Falling Voice Usage

Some of the largest wireless carriers in the United States are trying to figure out how to maintain their voice revenue -- DESPITE the fact that, because of a so-called "generational shift," studies show that people just aren't buying phones primarily to make phone calls anymore.
June 8, 2012

Cannon Group helps PPG Industries achieve cost savings

Cannon Group has been retained to achieve cost savings for PPG Industries. They will manage wireless services and provide enterprise-wide visibility through monthly reporting. Cannon Group's team will utilize a wireless management tool to optimize the environment, facilitate changes, drive savings and assist with properly allocating wireless spend across PPG’s 13 business units.
June 4, 2012

What You Should Know About Mobile Employees

According to research, more and more employees are going mobile. See how this increase in mobile employees can affect you, and the telecom industry.
April 16, 2012

Cannon Group delivers telecom management to DeVry Inc.

Cannon Group and DeVry Inc. will continue to collaborate on projects that help deliver a better experience for the student and administrative population at campus locations throughout the U.S. Cannon Group’s managed telecom services and responsibilities have broadened to include sourcing strategy, contract negotiation and expense management.
March 22, 2012

Cannon Group provides IT vendor management for PPL Corp.

Cannon Group has signed a comprehensive, results-driven contract with PPL Corporation, expanding the three-year relationship that began in 2009. Services will include IT vendor management, Telecom Expense Management and associated Sourcing support.