And which particular M2M/IoT tribe do you belong to?

When it comes to introducing new technologies to any sector, understanding the cultural issues of the business communities involved can be just as critical as the choice of system or vendor. Alun Lewis, M2M Now magazine’s new editor, ponders whether we need a new breed of ‘digital anthropologist’ to help us navigate this emerging terrain

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PTC’s LiveWorx 2015: Strategic acquisitions announced at the Boston IoT Party

Revolutionary puns aside, an unseasonably warm and sunny Boston played host to around 2,300 developers and decision makers at PTC’s annual get-together this week, as Alun Lewis reports.

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How the Internet of Things is transforming the boardroom

As telecoms services have moved away from basic voice and data to become all-pervasive aids, supporting new ways of living and working, it’s increasingly important that the industry itself embraces and adapts to human challenges implicit in this technology revolution. In particular, it has to find ways to learn from the new generation of female pioneers in management and engineering

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Lighting up future utility models

The concept of prepaid service has long been recognised as a major driver in the explosive growth of mobile communications. With the rising costs of utility services, and the deployment of those services increasing across developing countries, and the availability of smart meters and smart grid infrastructure, Alun Lewis asks how long it will be until pre-paid models

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Industrial operators go in search of a seamless operating model

Industrial automation has been at the forefront of M2M deployment and seen many benefits emerge. However, that has left the sector grappling with legacy technology issues, writes Alun Lewis.

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Cars and Clouds – the rise of the smartphone on wheels?

Connected Cars and the LTE World Summit, Amsterdam – Sharing increasingly common ground, the two worlds of LTE and the Connected Car also met at a conference and exhibition venue last week in Amsterdam under the broad and inclusive banner of the LTE World Summit.

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‘Servitisation’ – Another buzz word or a reality worth billions?

Our industry does seem to have a habit of often using clumsy terms to describe elegant and revolutionary solutions – and the recent addition of ‘servitisation’ to the vocabularies of both the M2M/IoT and engineering sectors is an excellent example. Put as simply as possible, servitisation represents the application of new communications and IT techniques

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GSMA initiative to look into embedded SIMs

As part of an initiative announced in November 2010, the GSMA has formed a task force of mobile operators to explore the development of an embedded SIM

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‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’ – Strategies for success in an M2M world

Richard Feynman, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist and all-round genius, gave a seminal paper back in 1959, There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom, which is now widely seen as heralding the birth of nanotechnology.

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