Is an age of driverless cars really on our horizon?

Earlier this year, Cisco set out a number of predictions for “connectedness” in the automotive sector: Namely, it said the horizon for driverless cars is likely to be 5–7 years, as by then it will cost more for us to drive our cars than to let them drive us. Cisco also noted that traffic management

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Exchanging location enhanced data between devices and cloud apps is a fundamental goal of IoT

Thomas Seiler is chief executive of u-blox, a provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The company’s products enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video.

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Big Data meets the Moneybus

This is the story of how Edmonton Transit is creating the “Moneybus”. It’s interesting because it cross over three recent blog posts I’ve written: the first was how “Moneyball”, the story/movie about Billy Beane using advanced algorithms / Big Data to find value in Baseball players that other teams were missing. The second was how

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Which industries could benefit from a Trusted Execution Environment for connected devices?

The richness of today’s connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and televisions, is bringing new challenges to service providers wanting to protect their offering against hackers and malware attacks.

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The Engagement Paradox

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Engagement Paradox.

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MTS gives positive report on Russia’s machine-to-machine communications market in 2014

According to estimates by Russian mobile network operator, MTS over the first nine months of 2014 the country’s machine-to-machine communications (M2M) market increased by 14% to reach 5.5 million SIM cards, while the number of MTS’s M2M SIM cards grew by 16% to 2.9 million.

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The IoT is more than Hype

The foundation of the Internet of Things is not new. Connected embedded systems have long been a key component of many mobile, enterprise, and industrial markets. Now, however, the combination of more pervasive connectivity with the evolution of contextual and real-time analytics is (re)defining the IoT market’s potential.

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The power shift that will enable a connected future

In recent years, M2M has transformed from a bold futuristic vision into an enabler that has changed the way business is done in industries from utilities to security, transport to health care. Most companies who have integrated M2M into their business have done so for pure commercial reasons. M2M slashes costs, opens up new revenue

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Managing risk in the era of the Internet of Things

A topic that has been heavily discussed this year, and one that is sure to impress us further in 2015, is the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Gartner’s definition of the IoT is, take a deep breath… “The network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states

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Who knows how big the data is going to get

They say that the Internet of Things has a protocol problem. But the communications bottlenecks are nothing compared to when humans conspire to cock up

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Digital health offerings fixes a flaw in our healthcare system that we never talk about

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Satisfaction Paradox.

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Do we have an ‘Internet of Stupid Things’ problem?

Recently I learnt about an INKTalks speech, says Manfred Kube, where the topic of discussion was the Internet of Stupid Things. It’s not currently online, however, it did manage to create some Twitter buzz from its attendees.

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Better than a crystal ball

Service providers can’t know the future so it must be made easy to add and integrate new features. David Friedman, co-founder and chief executive of Ayla Networks, tells M2M Now why it’s time to stop attempting to re-invent the wheel, endlessly writing specific software for specific applications and devices, and instead turn to easily-configurable, end-to-end platforms that can scale up massively as M2M

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The New Enterprise IoT agenda for CEOs – what are the new challenges?

In a recent webinar for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Machina Research contributed to the presentations and discussions around the topic of “Putting the Industrial Internet to Work.” Shared here are some of those thoughts.

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The Technology Paradox in digital health

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Technology Paradox.

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Is the IoT the Internet of Threat?

The IoT is set to revolutionise the way we communicate with each other and the companies we buy from, with everything from refrigerators to cars to be linked through the Internet. But the security threat needs to be addressed to make sure customers are protected.

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