The Incredible Disappearing Ethernet Cable

2020-03-12T18:37:13-07:00October 31st, 2017|

Evidence that the digital transformation in the workplace is under way abounds. In conference rooms, break rooms and other common areas in buildings and around campus, employees are working and collaborating wirelessly using their personal devices and other office equipment.

Connections of new wireless equipment already outnumber wired devices by a 6:1 ratio, and that number is forecasted to grow to more than 30:1 by 2022, FeibusTech forecasts.

There is another more subtle artifact of the transformation. Although Ethernet jacks are still commonplace in offices, conference rooms and other work areas, the cables used to connect devices to the network via those jacks are disappearing.

If you are an IT decision-maker planning your organization’s digital transformation, the growing paucity of Ethernet cables is telling you something. Read the new FeibusTech research brief, and find out what it means for your deployment plans.

Intel, Flex Inject Choice into Home Health Market

2020-02-02T15:47:47-07:00October 19th, 2017|

Intel and Flex revealed today that they have partnered on a remote patient monitoring platform that gives care providers a new level of flexibility and choice.

Flex is now offering the Flex IoT Compute Engine, built around Intel’s Health Application Platform, a compact gateway that remote care providers can use to anchor monitoring kits that are reliable, secure and simple to use.

Remote patient monitoring is one of the fastest-growing segments in healthcare because it has such great potential to slash hospital readmissions and, consequently, lower costs for our overburdened healthcare system. Constant monitoring helps ensure patients are complying with recovery plans, and also helps spot signs of trouble early, so providers can react before things spiral.

Intel and Flextronics believe the openness of the platform will draw remote care providers, because they want to be able to choose which cloud services to use. And they also want to maintain control of their patients’ data from end to end.

I’ll be in Boston next week for the Connected Health Conference, meeting with – among others – remote care providers. I’ll see what they have to say about the potential for this market, and also get a sense for what they’re looking for in home-health gateways that anchor their platforms.

I’ll report back soon. So watch this space!

(produced in cooperation with Intel)