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 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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Cellular and M2M: A checklist of cellular considerations for M2M deployment

If it seems like everyone has a cell phone these days, that’s not too far from the truth. A recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report estimates that the total number of global, mobile-cellular subscriptions is approximately 6.8 billion—similar to the estimated world population.

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Five reasons the ‘Maker Movement’ will drive the Internet of Things

(Blog) June 30, 2014 — Making things is cool again! Looking into retail, big chains are out and homemade kitsch is in. In the gaming realm MineCraft and several thousand ‘build your own’ game clones are sweeping the internet. 

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Beating the barriers to mass M2M adoption

M2M technology has the potential to completely change the way we live and work. Take healthcare technology communicating information to remote medical professionals for instance, what sounds like science fiction, is actually becoming reality.

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Move over Moneyball. M2M Geeks take shots in the NBA too!

I have a strong passion for M2M as it’s what I have done for most of my adult life.  Equally, I have a strong passion for sports. So when the chance to write about both things at the same time comes up…well, I can’t pass up the chance.

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Apple takes a slice of The Internet of Things

So, this week we saw a big announcement that will cause the Internet of Things (IoT) to be much more prevalent in consumer culture.

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Sometimes it’s best to start over

Despite considerable success, as evidenced by the plethora of innovative M2M solutions for consumers, companies and society, there is a fundamental issue that the industry ignores.

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Communications Service Providers gear up for the Internet of Things

Every year Machina Research conducts a study on best practice for communications service providers such as AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Vodafone in M2M and IoT. The research involves detailed interviews with those operators about strategy with a view to determining best-practice in the sector. It also provides an invaluable guide to the key issues

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The Ultimate Guide for Selecting an M2M Service Provider

From an Aeris whitepaper. INTRODUCTION The selection of a service provider for your machine-to-machine (M2M) program is a critical step in the application’s deployment. Your choice to manage your M2M initiative can make the difference between success and failure.

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Google Nest, Google Glass and the Infinite Growing Potential of the IoT

If you had asked the general population of the United States what the Internet-of-Things (IoT) was five years ago, I’d be willing to bet that 90 percent of people would not have had any idea what you were talking about. Now, while they might not immediately recognise the Internet-of-Things term or know the exact definition,

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IoT: It’s Déjà vu Time

I’m old enough to have been writing about cellular data shortly before the Internet bubble burst 14 years ago.  There was a lot of nonsense being sprouted at that time.  Fridges would have GSM connectivity and tell you when you had run out of milk.  Does that sound familiar? Nokia and other mobile phone vendors

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Wearable technology $50 billion investment frenzy

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available.

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Can your toaster help solve a major hurdle to M2M’s success?

No, I haven’t “lost my marbles” and the title of this blog is actually not a joke. It stems from an interesting article (can’t find it online = sorry) in a recent issue of MacLife, where Rik Myslewski suggested exactly that. While the idea does sound a bit wacky, it may have some merit.

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Nine teams compete in the Logic PD Hackathon but what was the result?

Logic PD held its first IoT Hackathon, the ACME-thon, April 23 and 24. Nine teams competed in the two-day event, four student teams from the University of Minnesota and five teams from Logic PD. As with most hackathons the teams took on challenges reflective of the theme of improving people’s lives through the innovative application

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M2M World Congress – the hot topics that everyone was talking about

The warm spring sunshine in London at the end of April certainly seemed to echo the mood of the 400 or so attendees at World Media OnLine’s M2M World Congress. With around thirty fast-paced presentations and four panel discussions spread over two days, a wide range of speakers managed to encompass just about every aspect

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