smart devices Archives - Cannon Group
December 7, 2016

What to Consider Before a Network Upgrade

Upgrading your enterprise network infrastructure is the best way to keep up with an ever-changing technology landscape. Based on time-tested Cannon Group processes, here are a few best practices for planning a network upgrade...
August 2, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About WiFi Calling

When making voice calls, users’ phones can utilize a nearby WiFi network instead of using their carrier's network connection. This can bypass the issue of weak carrier coverage in certain areas where users may be unable to get an adequate signal.
June 15, 2016

Apple Unveils Promising New Updates with iOS 10

With the unveiling of iOS 10 yesterday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a host of new features to come -- along with an updated, more fully-loaded Siri to help users navigate this expanding landscape.
November 11, 2015

Best “Enterprise-Savvy” Smartphones for Business Users

With the ever-present issue of security in mind, experts recommend these smartphones to protect company information while also performing everyday tasks in and out of the office.
October 8, 2015

Microsoft May Struggle in the U.S. Smartphone Industry with Limited Carrier Distribution

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be Microsoft's first ever Windows-powered smartphones, offering Windows 10. However, the software giant might have to think of another way to stay relevant in the smartphone industry: Currently, AT&T is the only carrier that plans to sell the Lumia 950 in the United States.
September 25, 2015

BlackBerry to Release New Android Smartphone for Enterprise Security

When it comes to mobile security, studies show that mobile malware is a rapidly growing concern in today’s increasingly connected world. Enter a new breed of smartphone that’s designed to address these concerns and thus become the new face of enterprise security. At least, that’s what BlackBerry and Android – the duo behind this new device – are trying to accomplish.
May 26, 2015

Windows Switches to Subscription-Based, as-a-Service Model

In May of 2015, Microsoft announced plans to begin offering its Windows operating system as a service. As a result, CIOs and IT organizations will have to change the way they think about updates, creating processes to manage updates on an ongoing basis.
April 7, 2015

Tips for Mobile Business Development

In the years since BYOD entered the business environment, recent legal cases have illuminated much of the gray area surrounding BYOD policies. Going forward, these verdicts will provide valuable insight into the future of organizational BYOD.
March 25, 2015

Learn from Recent BYOD Lawsuits

In the years since BYOD entered the business environment, recent legal cases have illuminated much of the gray area surrounding BYOD policies. Going forward, these verdicts will provide valuable insight into the future of organizational BYOD.
March 19, 2015

How to Reduce Data Consumption (Android)

Constantly worried about exceeding your data limit? It’s time to get the most out of your data plan using the series of important tips below, crafted specifically for users with Android devices.
March 16, 2015

How to Reduce Data Consumption (iOS)

Constantly worried about exceeding your data limit? It’s time to get the most out of your data plan using the series of important tips below, crafted specifically for users with iOS devices.
March 12, 2015

How to Extend Your Battery Life (Android)

Today’s smart devices are modern miracles, with all the built-in capabilities of a super-computer – but with a dead battery, the best device in the world is just a hunk of metal and plastic. Here are a series of important tips for the modern age and its inhabitants with Android devices.
March 9, 2015

How to Extend Your Battery Life (iOS)

Today’s smart devices are modern miracles, with all the built-in capabilities of a super-computer – but with a dead battery, the best device in the world is just a hunk of metal and plastic. Here are a series of important tips for the modern age and its inhabitants with iOS.
February 2, 2015

iPhone Sales Make History in 4Q14

Apple just broke some serious records, thanks to massive sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus at the end of 2014. These sales contributed to Apple’s revenue increase to $74.6 billion, an $18 billion profit that is the biggest ever reported by a public company worldwide.
January 16, 2015

Tablet Sales to Grow in 2015

Tablet sales have been fairly stagnant in recent months, but research predicts big things for tablets in the near future. Worldwide tablet sales are set to skyrocket and double in the next several years, starting with projected growth of 28 percent in 2015, for a total of about 283 million tablets.
January 13, 2015

Making the Case for Enhanced Mobile Security

Mobile malware is a growing concern worldwide – and particularly in the enterprise mobile world. This infographic shows why you should pay attention to mobile security, and how you can fortify your organization’s overall mobile protection in 2015.
December 11, 2014

The Effects and Results of Enterprise BYOD

It's been several years since BYOD entered the business world. Now, after much speculation, comprehensive Gartner research shows that the BYOD strategy generally succeeds in achieving savings.
October 28, 2014

U.S. Mobile Spending Has Quadrupled Since 2001

We know we’ve become attached to our smart devices, but do we know exactly how much our increasing obsession is costing us? Average annual U.S. household spending on cell phone bills has grown by more than four times in the past 13 years.
October 15, 2014

Analyzing LTE Device Growth in 2014

As a testament to the prevalence and unparalleled growth of LTE around the world, the number of LTE-enabled user devices has increased again by 78.8 percent, while the number of LTE device manufacturers has increased by 52.5 percent.
September 29, 2014

How to Enable VoLTE for Your iPhone 6

Lately, VoLTE technology has been a huge driver of innovation and new offerings. Now, Cannon Group's mobile experts reveal how to enable VoLTE for your iPhone 6.
September 18, 2014

How to Update your Apple Device with iOS 8

This particular update offers several benefits over previous versions. There are three ways to install iOS 8 to your device -- unless you have an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2.
September 17, 2014

T-Mobile Offers Free WiFi Equipment to Improve Network Performance

Last week, T-Mobile announced that it would begin providing subscribers with free in-home Wi-Fi antennas, along with phones that can make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi.
August 14, 2014

Security Advice from Cyber-Experts

Top “cyber-experts” talk about avoiding security threats in the digital world. While they point out that there’s no such thing as a catch-all solution, there are many ways to defend against cyberattacks.
July 30, 2014

Verizon Aims to Expand 4G LTE with Q2 Spend

In response to the growing demand of LTE, Verizon reportedly spent about $2.8 billion on wireless capital expenses in Q2 to improve its 4G LTE network capacity.
July 21, 2014

Analyzing Recent LTE Growth

As LTE around the world grows rapidly, carriers are building out their LTE networks, investing more time and resources – facilitating a complete revolution in mobility.
July 17, 2014

LTE Device Market Doubles in Past Year

Demonstrating the unparalleled growth of LTE around the world, the LTE device sector has nearly doubled in the past year. In addition, the number of device manufacturers has grown by 68 percent.
July 2, 2014

Gartner Reduces Global IT Spending Projection for 2014

Why IT spending isn't living up to expectations this year -- Gartner experts are speculating that IT spending worldwide will increase by about 2.1 percent this year, rather than an earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
June 17, 2014

Recent Cyberattack Calls Device Unlocking Policies into Question

At least 500 AT&T customers have become victims of a security breach, exposing sensitive personal information like Social Security numbers and birth dates. But the hackers' intent was reportedly benign: To unlock old, used devices.
May 21, 2014

Tablet Sales Intensify in 1Q14

Thanks to aggressive data promotions for tablets, the growing popularity of data sharing plans and progress in the tablet market, tablets boasted some of the most promising numbers for carriers from Q1.
May 15, 2014

New Kill Switches Will Ensure Smartphone Security

Last month, The Wireless Association (CTIA) began requiring major device manufacturers and network operators to offer the kill option on smartphones manufactured after July 2015.
May 12, 2014

LTE is Quickly Becoming a Global Standard

Experts say that 497 network operators from 150 countries around the world have made firm commitments to deploy LTE networks, paving the road to making LTE a global standard.
April 28, 2014

Your Android Device May Be Vulnerable to Hackers

In the aftermath of Heartbleed, internet security is coming under close scrutiny. But it turns out that being hacked is still a very real threat for certain Android devices, calling enterprise mobile security into question.
April 23, 2014

Android Device Sales Continue to Dramatically Increase

Sales of Google OS devices more than double the sales of any other OS devices this year; however, Apple still earns more market profit. Meanwhile, Microsoft lags as PC sales decrease.
April 21, 2014

Make BYOD Security a Priority, ASAP

As BYOD becomes an increasingly widespread trend in the workplace, a recent survey reveals that employees using personal devices in the workplace could be leaving themselves (and their companies) open to attack.
April 17, 2014

The Smart Device Industry Continues to Grow

Sales of mobile phones, the largest segment of the smart device market, are expected to increase 4.9 percent from 2013 to 2014, reaching a predicted 1.9 billion units.
April 3, 2014

Sprint is Making Moves to Expand its LTE Network

Working in collaboration with rural carriers, Sprint is aiming to build broad LTE coverage through roaming agreements. Overall, this could mean good things for mobile users...
March 27, 2014

Data Revenue Finally Exceeds Voice Revenue in the U.S.

Ever since wireless carriers first began offering mobile data services, widespread data consumption in the mobile industry has skyrocketed, exceeding 50 percent and surpassing voice revenue for the first time.
March 26, 2014

How to Prepare for the Next Wireless Transformation

Wireless has been the single most influential technology development in recent memory. Now we need to upgrade our systems as we speed toward the next step of wireless advancement: ubiquitous mobility.
February 21, 2014

A Closer Look at the Recent Surge in Data Usage

In light of the 2013 study revealing that mobile data usage is happening at an unprecedented rate, research also revealed that a mere 0.1 percent of LTE subscribers are responsible for as much as half of 4G data usage.
February 10, 2014

How to Ensure Mobile Security

While fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet make LTE the next generation mobile technology, LTE devices are also more susceptible to security threats than their 3G counterparts. Defend your mobile device against increasing malware threats...
December 17, 2013

Major US Wireless Carriers Will Allow Device Unlocking

Thanks to an intervention last month by the FCC, cell phone users will soon have the freedom to unlock devices after their contracts expire. Unlocking lets users move seamlessly between networks or use their devices while traveling overseas.
December 6, 2013

Keeping Your Smartphone (And Personal Information) Safe

With an ever-increasing proliferation of smartphones in the market, a problem also emerges: the issue of smartphone theft. It’s a huge-scale problem with hundreds of devices stolen every day across the country, particularly in major cities. Now, the wireless industry is beginning to fight back.
October 7, 2013

The Future of Smart Devices

The devices that connect us – aka our PCs, smartphones and tablets – are now ingrained in our daily lives, and the market for them is still growing. Experts predict that tablet shipments will outnumber total PC shipments in Q4 of 2013...
September 24, 2013

More Time between Smartphone Upgrades Could Mean Slower Mobile Growth

Smartphone users are taking longer to upgrade their older phones with newer models. Since the very health of the “mobile ecosystem” depends on users feeling the need to always have the latest technology, experts say that without a quick upgrade cycle, mobile growth will slow down substantially.
September 4, 2013

Verizon gains full control of Vodafone; Microsoft acquires Nokia

At the beginning of the week, Verizon announced its most recent deal to shell out $130 billion to own Verizon Wireless, aka Britain's Vodafone, its own wireless unit and business partner. And on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed plans to buy out the once dominant phone maker, Nokia, for the equivalent of $7.2 billion.
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.
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.
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.