A Call For Help
Dial 9-1-1 in North America and you'll connect to one of 6,500 Public Safety Answer Points (PSAPs) in the US (and more in Canada). But you'll connect to an analog system little changed since it was introduced in 1969 for one homogenous landline network.
Hyper User Awareness
No matter the industry - healthcare, higher education, government, infrastructure, etc. - every organization should have a defined user awareness program.
Over the next 18 months, Rocky Mountain Power will deploy 4,000 custom-designed load control units from Kyocera and M2M Communication that will enable the utility to efficiently balance electrical power supply and demand between agricultural and residential customers.
What role will the I.T. executives who are currently managing their enterprises' mobility solutions be asked to play as their corporations move into delivering advertising, marketing and content directly to consumers via mobile phones?
In Case of Emergency
In December 2007, a gunman entered a Louisiana State University (LSU) campus apartment building and killed two doctoral candidates. LSU reacted by sending two text messages to the 8,400 students who had registered for its clearTXT-provided emergency notification service. The only problem? Not everyone who had signed up received the alert.
The auction of "beachfront" 700 MHz spectrum that began Jan. 24, 2008, marked a watershed in U.S. wireless communications, at last freeing a portion of airwaves from the restrictive device and application rules of Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T.