Top 10 Mobile Technologies and Capabilities for 2015 and 2016

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High-precision location sensing

Knowing an individual's location to within a few meters is a key enabler of the delivery of highly relevant contextual information and services. Apps exploiting precise indoor location currently use technologies such as Wi-Fi, imaging, ultrasonic beacons and geomagnetics. In 2014, Gartner expects growth in the use of wireless beacons using the new Bluetooth Smart standard. In the longer term, technologies such as smart lighting will also become important. Precise indoor location sensing, combined with mobile apps, will enable a new generation of extremely personalized services and information. 

Organizations wishing to unlock the full potential of mobility must master a wide range of technologies and skills, many of which are unfamiliar to IT staff. Nick Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, shares Gartner's top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities that organizations must master in 2015 and 2016. 


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