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2020 is year to evaluate 5G business use cases

5G is fast shifting from a hyped potential technology to real world delivery. It is widely accepted that 5G will be productised in 2021, which means that 2020 is when business use case evaluation should occur. This is a technology worth investing the time to review, as early adopters will be positioned to gain a competitive edge.

First business use cases on horizon

Australia’s two leading carriers already have a 5G footprint across major urban areas and consumer adoption will escalate when Apple deliver a 5G iPhone – expected in April 2020.

For Australian businesses, 5G will be an enabler for many emerging technologies through the delivery of increased speed and decreased latency. Telstra estimates a 50-100% improvement in speed for end users and a reduction in latency of 96%. In business-critical processes when every millisecond matters, delivering close to real time data will transform the decision-making of humans and machines.

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AUGMENTED HUMANS

It is time to leverage wearables in the workplace

One third of IT organisations will have a ‘Wear Your Own Device’ policy by 2023 to address augmented humans in the workforce.

This prediction from Gartner reflects the rush of businesses globally to leverage use cases for augmented humans. Human augmentation is the use of technology to enhance a person’s cognitive and physical experiences. Physical augmentation changes an inherent physical capability by implanting or hosting a technology within or on the body. It’s already moving past wearables…

It’s already happening…

Consumers have lost any reticence or fear of being ‘tracked’ and have embraced wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers in large numbers. This trend is only escalating with IDC forecasting a 30% increase for the worldwide wearable market by 2023. It’s time that Australian enterprises consider how physical augmentations can be leveraged to benefit their business.

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THE EMPOWERED EDGE

Half of enterprises will deploy edge computing by 2021

By the end of 2021, more than 50% of large enterprises will deploy at least one edge computing use case to support IoT or immersive experiences, versus less than 5% in 2019.

The empowered edge refers to the shift of compute power from centralised cloud to edge devices. This allows data collection, information processing, and delivery to be placed closer to the sources of the information. The benefits are keeping traffic local to reduce latency and providing some form of autonomy for edge devices. Empowered Edge is also referred to as Device Democracy. Over the next few years, IT services at the edge will evolve rapidly.

Extending digital reach to the edge

By 2023, more than 50% of new enterprise infrastructure deployed will be at the edge rather than corporate data centres, and through 2028, there will be a steady increase in the embedding of sensor, storage, compute and advanced AI capabilities in edge devices.

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INTERNET OF EVERYTHING

Next wave of Internet growth

The Internet of Everything is the next wave of Internet growth. It takes the Internet of Things to the next level – the level of integration not just with ‘things,’ but with people, processes and data. The promise of IoE is bridging the physical and digital worlds.

IoE moves from data to action

IoE intelligently joins people, process, data and things in one vast distributed network to make connections more relevant and valuable. Rather than the IoT passive approach of retrieving data from sensors, IoE moves the conversation to a far more active approach where action in the physical world is what matters i.e. the data retrieved from sensors is analysed and the insights are translated into a physical action as a consequence. It improves business and industry decision-making, and is more relevant to people’s lives than IoT.

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DISTRIBUTED CLOUD

Cloud everywhere and nowhere

The next conceptual shift in the evolution of cloud is ‘distributed cloud.’ To stay competitive in the digital-first economy, digital services must be able to run anywhere and anytime. Organisations are responding by re-thinking the placement of applications and data analytics, based on network latency, customer population clusters and geopolitical limitations.

How to get ahead of the curve

The best way to get ahead of the curve is to start looking at the cloud as anything you can control and scale from a web browser, not just a data centre or virtual machine, and to begin mapping application requirements against the three types of cloud architectures – Centralised, Overlay and Distributed.

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VMWare Workspace ONE®, previously known as AirWatch, is a unified endpoint management software environment providing device security and app management. MobileCorp has proven capability in the design and build of VMWare instances, profile configuration, and ongoing platform management.

Microsoft Intune seamlessly integrates with the Microsoft 365 environment to deliver an integrated endpoint management platform. MobileCorp has enterprise-level capability in building and managing Microsoft Intune environments for company-owned and BYO devices. The MobileCorp fleet runs on Intune.

SOTI is an enterprise mobility management platform for business-critical mobile and IoT devices. Secure and manage all endpoints, build apps in minutes, and eliminate downtime. MobileCorp can design, build and manage your SOTI environment.

MobileIron is a unified endpoint management platform that makes the mobile device the ID and enabler of secure access to the enterprise. MobileCorp offers a managed service for design, build and management of your MobileIron platform.

Android Enterprise zero-touch enrolment allows bulk provisioning of Android devices with zero-touch required of the end user by pushing an initial configuration profile to remote devices at point of deployment. MobileCorp is the only Australian company accredited to manage Google Touch deployments across Australia and New Zealand.

MobileCorp is an Apple Reseller, an Apple Authorised Service Provider, and administers the Apple Device Enrolment Program (DEP). Apple DEP simplifies initial device set-up by automating MDM enrolment for a zero-touch deployment for iPhones and iPads.

Knox is Samsung’s device security platform protecting against intrusion and malware for smartphones, tablets and wearables. MobileCorp offers Knox configuration, deployment and ongoing management.

Wandera is a mobile threat detection and defence software, protecting endpoints, users and corporate applications. The focus is on both malicious mobile cyber threats and malware, as well as stopping employee usage risks. MobileCorp offers Wandera management as a managed service.

MobileCorp is a Telstra Platinum Partner: Mobility; and a Telstra Accredited Partner: Data & IP. Our shared history spans 31 years and MobileCorp provides solutions and support to hundreds of Telstra Enteprise and Business customers. MobileCorp’s managed services can be charged as a monthly fee on the Telstra bill.

Cisco Jasper delivers automated connectivity management for IoT devices including low power devices and connected cars. MobileCorp offers solution design, build, deployment and ongoing management of the Jasper platform.

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service allows rapid deployment and dynamic management of networks at geographically distributed locations. MobileCorp utilises Cradlepoint routers and the NetCloud Platform as an option in its NextDay Connect solution for interim and permanent business network connectivity.

Jamf is a leading Apple MDM solution delivering security, app management, zero-touch deployment and ongoing device management. MobileCorp offers Jamf design, build, deploy and management managed service.

TIPT offers an all-in-one cloud collaboration solution. It brings together voice, video and data for a scalable, secure solution underpinned by the Telstra network. MobileCorp designs, project manages, and provides ongoing support for TIPT solutions.

Microsoft 365 is a best-in-class cloud-based unified communications suite. It brings together the Microsoft Office suite of productivity products, along with email, file-sharing, video and chat apps. MobileCorp uses Office 365 in our own business and specialises in 365 deployments and migrations.

Microsoft Azure is an enterprise grade cloud computing platform with an ever-expanding set of cloud services. Back-up and disaster recovery, host web and mobile apps, integrate with AD, monitor devices with the Azure IoT hub. MobileCorp offers strategic solution consultancy for Azure.

Cisco Meraki’s vision is 100% cloud-managed IT. It is a global leader in cloud-controlled WiFi, routing, and security. Secure and scalable, agile network configuration and management, and track and monitor assets. MobileCorp offers Cisco Meraki strategic solution design and consultancy.

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