Emerald Technology

Possibly showcasing the largest and most dramatic shift in structure of all the technology markets, Communications and Mobility – incorporating disruptive emerging technology areas such as IoT and Workforce Collaboration –  is an incredibly exciting area to be involved in right now.

72.7% of IoT users are using IoT data to optimize operations (through preventative maintenance or reduced downtime for example), while 66.9% are using it to reduce risk (through security and compliance initiatives).

More traditional communications and mobility technologies – albeit dramatically evolved iterations – remain a priority for large enterprises. Network infrastructure (whether wired or wireless, 3G or 4G, public or private) underpins every aspect of mobile communications and IoT. BYOD is increasingly prevalent and employees collaborate via multiple devices and apps, all over a company’s WiFi network. Consequently, a robust mobility strategy is critical for any large business and many are rethinking the very foundation of their networks in order to reduce costs, improve performance, and introduce innovative new devices.

The Communications and Mobility division of Emerald Technology was created through the growth of the Telecoms business unit within the organisation. Our client base has evolved with the market, and the increasing demand for M2M technology promises an exciting future for this sector.

[Source: 451 Research, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Forbes]

Key Statistics


  • Global Internet of Things market is expected to grow by more than $5 trillion over the next six years
  • Workforce Management market is estimated to grow to $7.37 billion by 2021, driven by an increased focus on workforce optimisation and mobile applications
  • The unified communications software and services space remains a growth category and is expected to reach $143 billion by 2024