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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sprint Owner Softbank To Buy ARM For IoT In Big Post-Brexit Deal

In particular, Cisco said that the new products target distributed and mobile businesses that may need full coverage for headquarters, branch offices, or even employees connecting to the network from the field.

Security is central to protecting as well as leveraging a company’s assets as business models become more data-driven and consumer relationships more data-dependent, Brad Russell, research analyst, Parks Associates, told us via email.

From the article "Sprint Owne ...read more

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cisco Launches Cloud-Based Security Portfolio

In particular, Cisco said that the new products target distributed and mobile businesses that may need full coverage for headquarters, branch offices, or even employees connecting to the network from the field.

Security is central to protecting as well as leveraging a company’s assets as business models become more data-driven and consumer relationships more data-dependent, Brad Russell, research analyst, Parks Associates, told us via email.

From the article "Cisco Launc ...read more

Friday, March 11, 2016

Facebook Reportedly In Talks To Stream NFL's Thursday Night Football

A matchup of the titans of tech and TV would mark a watershed moment for the media and Silicon Valley, whose leading companies are flush with cash and hungry for premium content to attract more eyeballs and ad dollars.

The NFL, in turn, could use those deep pockets to help push up the bidding for its Thursday games, which were introduced 10 years ago.

"The more customers, the higher price the NFL can command," said Brett Sappington, director of research at Parks Associat ...read more

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How Secure Is Apple's ResearchKit?

When we reached Jennifer Kent, an analyst for Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates, she noted that Apple's ResearchKit software has the potential to transform the medical research space, particularly for disease states and conditions that receive little funding or that have relatively small patient populations.

"However," she said, "at the moment, health apps are not regulated in the same way that other medical software and devices are regulated," and that could becom ...read more

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Marriott Agrees Yet Again To Stop Wi-Fi Hotspot Blocking

We caught up with Tejas Mehta, research analyst at Parks Associates. Mehta told us that although Marriott may have been spurred more by financial considerations than security, network security is a valid concern for venues.

"Marriott's motive aside, the whole episode has broader implications and does raise legitimate questions about security, interference and network congestion issues at venues such as conferences, stadiums, and hospitals," Mehta said in an e-mail.

"Thes ...read more

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Smart Home Solutions Keep You Safe and Connected

More than 15% of U.S. homes have a home security system that will alert a monitoring firm in case of incidents, according to Parks Associates. The installations, equipment and recurring fees generate as much as $10 billion annually for the U.S. security industry.

Home security spending is expected to double in the next decade, the research firm estimates, as nearly three in 10 homes are expected to get systems.

The killer app literally driving installations? All-in-one a ...read more

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