The Top 5 things that won’t happen in 2015

In 2014, the Internet of Things engaged the imaginations and development strategies of organisations across a range of technology product segments. While its impact is undeniable, there are a number of things that still won’t change in 2015:

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Trade-offs in M2M product development

Long before the phrases M2M and the Internet of Things came to wider attention, we were already making machines talk to each other, says Dunstan Power of ByteSnap Design. Early adopters like General Motors and Hughes Electronics Corporation could see the benefits that machine-to-machine communications (M2M) offered forward-thinking businesses as far back as 1995 but

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Why M2M technology is crucial to delivering next generation healthcare

Healthcare professionals across the globe are turning to wireless technology to improve healthcare practices as they struggle to overcome the challenges faced by national healthcare systems.

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Five key trends for 2015

The M2M industry, as with any market that is exiting its nascent stage, is rife with predictions on device growth and revenue, so much so that, candidly, it tends to lose meaning and intended effect when taken as a whole. With that in mind, we are going to use this traditional early-year space to take

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Paralysed by indecision on the road to the IoT

There’s a bewildering number of options for advancement in M2M. If only we could find a machine to make the navigation decisions for us

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Interoperable connected home platforms will succeed in 2015, predicts Deutsche Telekom

Jon Carter, Deutsche Telekom’s UK head of Business Development – Connected Home, has identified several key expectations for the sector in 2015. Here he shares his thoughts exclusively with M2M Now.

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The Why of IoT

Over the past year, I have had the privilege of speaking with businesses around the world about their plans, hopes and fears for the Internet of Things (IoT). These conversations are always different, always interesting and always underscore the vastness and at times confusing nature of IoT.

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Industry 4.0: Made in Germany

There have been four major industrial revolutions. The first, Industry 1.0, was the introduction of the mechanical loom in 1784. The second, Industry 2.0, was the introduction of the assembly line in 1913 by Henry Ford. The third, Industry 3.0, was the introduction of the PLC (programmable logic controller) in 1969. Now, with recent advances

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‘What’s 5G? Who knows exactly?’ GSMA aims to put flesh on the bones of next gen IoT networks

From the start of the GSMA’s Mobile 360 event in Belgium last week, there was discussion of 5G, says Jeremy Cowan, which was interesting but let’s face it, most of us are still wrestling with 4G and there’s no shame in relying on 2G and 3G.

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Quality assured with the Internet of Things

It is common practice for manufacturers to outsource large portions of their component manufacture to lower costs and reduce time-to-market. However, as Nitesh Jain writes, it’s not without risks.

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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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