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April 21, 2016

We need to stop thinking about the Internet of Things as a thing

In the last few weeks, the author found himself several times talking with people about the “Internet of Things Market”. The fact is that there really is no such thing. IoT is a way of thinking about the use of remote monitoring and management of devices to achieve a particular goal. As such it exists within a technology environment that includes things like crowd-sourced data, enterprise [...]

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August 19, 2015

Which way next for CSPs in IoT?

Every year Machina Research publishes its CSP Benchmarking Report, analysing what the world’s major Communications Service Providers are doing in the world of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things. The 2015 edition of the report is due out in just a few weeks. In this article we provide a glimpse of just a few of the key areas that are influencing CSP thinking.

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July 23, 2015

Is the IoT suffering due to sky-high company valuations?

At its annual PTC Live event in Boston in May, the company announced the acquisition of data analytics firm ColdLight. This USD110 million purchase comes on top of two other very prominent deals in the last eighteen months in the IoT field, specifically the acquisition of ThingWorx (USD112 million) and Axeda (USD170 million).

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May 29, 2015

IoT promises to disrupt a lot of existing industries

At the Stream IoT conference in April, the author spent some time discussing the impact that IoT might have on existing industries and business processes. During that session I hypothesised that IoT has the potential to substantially disrupt the capitalist system as we know it. In much of the research on the Internet of Things, the focus has been on the incremental value provided by [...]

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February 4, 2015

How big is the IoT market opportunity?

For years Machina Research has been sizing the market opportunity associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Our M2M forecasts are widely acknowledged as the most granular and rigorously researched in the business. However, we are increasingly asked about the market opportunity associated with the wider Internet of Things. For us the two things are different.

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January 12, 2015

The highlights of CES 2015: IoT dominates the show, but we’re not there yet

Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO, Machina Research

At CES in 2011 a former colleague of the author quizzed me on why we had set up a research and advisory firm to look specifically at IoT and M2M. At the time the show was dominated by tablets, smartphones and 3D technology. By CES 2015 the situation had changed dramatically: everything at the show was about the Internet of Things. [...]

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January 8, 2015

Regulation, and particularly permanent roaming, promises a significant impact on M2M and IoT in 2015

Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO, Machina Research

At the start of January 2015, Machina Research issued its predictions for the ten defining trends in M2M and IoT in 2015. One such prediction was that there would be a “crunch on regulation” in 2015. Specifically, regulators are set to focus much more attention on M2M and IoT this year. As noted in the predictions, this is both good [...]

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December 15, 2014

Machina Research predicts that the European M2M Service Provider market place will heat up in 2015

Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO, Machina Research

Over the last few months Machina Research has been looking closely at the market for M2M Service Providers. This is our term for those companies that are sometimes known as value-added resellers, MVNOs, and a host of different other terms. It comprises the likes of Aeris Communications, Kore Telematics, Maingate Solutions, Numerex, [...]

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August 7, 2014

Does the IoT need standards? The clue is in the name

On 31st July Machina Research published “Standards for the Internet of Things”, a report which examines existing and emerging standards for communications, connectivity, networking, service layers, data abstraction and discoverability; all elements critical for the success of the IoT. It was interesting to place this standards work in the context of our wider research on M2M and IoT. In [...]

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July 3, 2014

Servitisation heralds greater importance for M2M and a more fraught decision-making process

Today, Vodafone publishes its annual M2M Barometer, supported by Circle Research, which undertook the surveying, and Machina Research, which provided market insight on the results.



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