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Booming Growth Means Enterprise IoT Security Imperative

1 Dec

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a bright future. And we have posted on this topic many times. One huge field is Enterprise IoT. Thus, we discuss it in the first part of our post. Then, we look at the enterprise IoT security imperative.

According to TechTarget.  “IoT relates devices, objects, animals, or people with unique IDs. And it offers the ability to transfer data over a network. As such, it works without human interaction.”

Now, let’s review the IoT:

 

Background: Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT)

To begin, what is the Enterprise Internet of Things?

According to John Greenough for Business Insider:

“The EIoT will be the largest IoT sector — enterprise, home, government. Because firms have the funds to buy IoT devices and services. Their EIoT benefits will accrue and spur adoption. IoT devices range from robot-like units to chips that hook into machines. They let users control the device or collect specific data.”

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“Connected IoT products allow for in-depth knowledge of how their use. Besides new ways to interact with customers over the product life cycle. And to deliver large amounts of product data and information.”

In sum, McKinsey states:

“EIoT is rather new. Yet, 98% of survey respondents said most firms in their industry have EIoT plans. And they lift service operations and make operations clearer. Thus, they enable new business models and create new product offerings. For instance, a firm can create IoT services for better product quality. Besides lowering customer costs, these uses could transform business models.”

To understand this better, look at the McKinsey chart.

Booming Growth Means Enterprise IoT Security Imperative. Infographic Tips.
 

The Enterprise IoT Security Imperative

With the importance of EIoT comes the need for strong security. And at all costs, we must protect data.

Steve Hashman is Director of Marketing at CUBE. In that capacity, he has prepared the following infographic. And he titled it: Are we creating a secure Enterprise Internet of Things?”

Our thanks for the infographic. As you see, it cites valuable tips. So, be secure with your EIoT!

By clicking the infographic, see a larger view.

Booming Growth Means Enterprise IoT Security Imperative. An Infographic.
 

Top Authentic Global Brands — Credibility Pays

29 Nov

As we noted in August: Why do most people trust those whom they know and .org Web sites? And distrust mass media and .com Web sites? In a word: credibility (authenticity). People’s trust is hard to earn and to retain. Thus, today’s post highlights the top authentic global brands for 2017. See how popular these brands are.

Before reading further, look at these past posts:

 

2017’s Top Authentic Global Brands

Cohn & Wolfe is a communications firm. Each year, it publishes a report on brand authenticity. For the 2017 report, it says:

“The Authentic Brands study covers authenticity in business.  And it reviews attributes associated with an authentic brand. Also, it studies authenticity from diverse viewpoints. These include consumer, investor, and employee attitudes and behaviors. We surveyed 15,000+ consumers across 15 markets. And we asked about perceptions of 1,400+ brands. Then we applied our proprietary algorithm to determine the Authentic 100. In sum, this index ranks global brands by perception.”

“In addition, We determined the top authentic brands in 15 countries.” [We note these in the next two sections.]

The top ten global brands show this listing. From a global consumer perspective, American brands dominate.

  1. Amazon.
  2. Apple.
  3. Microsoft.
  4. Google.
  5. PayPal.
  6. Adidas.
  7. Intel.
  8. Lego.
  9. Hewlett-Packard (HP).
  10. Rolex.

Click the image to view the top 100 global brands.

Top Authentic Global Brands -- Credibility Pays. Authentic 100.

 

2017’s Top Authentic Brands in the U.S.

With the 2017 study, Cohn & Wolfe identified 50 U.S. brands. “In the U.S., 62% of respondents said they would buy or be interested in buying a brand viewed as authentic.” And the top five among U.S. consumers:

  1. Amazon.
  2. PayPal.
  3. Burt’s Bees.
  4. Crayola.
  5. M&M’s.

To access the U.S. list, click the Amazon logo. Then, scroll down the page to the United States.

 

Top Authentic Global Brands -- Credibility Pays. Authentic 100. U.S. Top 50 Listing.
 

2017’s Top Authentic Brands Outside U.S.

Also In the 2017 study, Cohn & Wolfe identified the top 20 brands in 14 other counties:

  • Brazil.
  • Canada.
  • China.
  • France.
  • Germany.
  • Hong Kong.
  • India.
  • Indonesia.
  • Italy.
  • Singapore.
  • Spain.
  • Sweden.
  • United Arab Emirates.
  • United Kingdom.

To access the global list, click the Ikea logo. Then, scroll down the page. And choose a country.

Top Authentic Global Brands -- Credibility Pays. Authentic 100. Top 20 by Country.ng.

 

Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

6 Nov

The iPhone X is one of the most anticipated new products in years. Pre-orders closed early. And production delays will cause a huge order backlog. And all of this for a product with a starting price of $999. This post focuses on: repairing Apple iPhone X costs what? Don’t be surprised in the next sections! Apple’s announced iPhone X repair costs also set records.

First, review a few of our recent iPhone posts. Then see what iPhone X repair costs will be. iPhone Dominance and Pricing Over the Years.   As We Celebrate 10 Years of the iPhone, What Can We Learn from Apple?   iPhone 7 2017 Prices Around the Globe.

 

Background: Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Please remain calm in reading what follows. 🙂

According to Apple:

“Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty. And there is up to 90 days of complimentary support. The Apple Limited Warranty covers your iPhone and Apple-branded accessories. It protects against defects for one year from the date of purchase. Our warranty [complements] rights provided by consumer law. It doesn’t cover accidents or unauthorized modifications.”

“Complimentary hardware support provides phone support. This includes basic setup, installation, assembly, and connectivity. Complimentary software support also provides phone support. This includes installation, launch, or reinstallation (not data recovery). Your hardware must meet minimum requirements for the software.”

What does this mean? Do not accidentally drop any new iPhone and crack the screen. If you do, you must pay for the repair. And even if you drop the phone within one month of purchase.

 

The Specifics: Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Now, let’s discuss the repair costs for the iPhone X. Remember, the warranty info above applies to all iPhones.

Again, let’s turn directly to Apple for basic conditions and costs of iPhone repair:

“Screen repair prices apply if you need to replace your screen due to accidental damage or mishandling. Accidental damage isn’t covered by the Apple warranty. Not covered if your iPhone screen breaks while under warranty and you don’t have AppleCare+ coverage. Not covered if your screen stops working and your iPhone isn’t covered by the Apple warranty, consumer law, or AppleCare+. If your iPhone has damage not limited to the screen, see the ‘Other damage’ fees.”

For the iPhone X, these are the costs. “Screen repair only — $279. Other damage — $549.”

iPhone X repairs cost much more than prior models. Why the big jump? CNBC observes:  “That makes sense. The iPhone X includes a glass-covered chassis and OLED display.”

Track the evolution of iPhone repair costs.

Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Buy AppleCare+coverage and repair costs drop. According to Apple, $199 gets you this for the iPhone x:

“AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Each incident incurs a service fee of $29 for screen damage, or $99 for any other damage, plus applicable tax. In addition, get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone.”.

“How to get AppleCare+. Add it to your bag during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone. Or buy it within 60 days of your iPhone purchase. Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order.”

 

In Conclusion: Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Our comparison: (1) Damage the screen two different times. Repairs are $558 without Apple+. And $199 + $58 = $257 with AppleCare+. (2) Damage the phone beyond the screen two different times. Repairs are $1,098 without Apple+. And $199 + $198 = $397 with AppleCare+.

There are many videos about the prices of iPhone X repairs. Here’s one. The video notes the iPhone X release date of November 3, 2017. And it covers a whole range of costs.

iPhone X buyers take a deep breath. Next, decide whether AppleCare+ is worth it.


 

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