Deciphering the real cost versus benefit of investing in IoT

IoT has the potential to transform companies from simply being product manufacturers, to becoming service providers but a sizeable investment in a new way of working needs to be cost effective and proven to deliver results. Relying on loose concepts won’t ensure success. Plus, every company will have different pain points and business needs for

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Making the move towards tailored M2M connectivity services

As many mobile operators’ voice and text revenues continue to plummet, they’re keen to expand their share of the growing IoT market. However, their strategies vary significantly and, in some cases, go far beyond offering just connectivity services.

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Understanding data privacy in a fully connected society

The IoT community has to ensure that the changes that it’s making to the world are safe and affect people and organisations for the better. One critical issue here involves the ethics of data usage. Saverio Romeo, principal analyst at Beecham Research, recently spoke with Dr. Kat Hadjimatheou, senior research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Ethics

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Policy issues and their impact on the Internet of Things

National and international policy makers and regulators have already played major roles in the history – and success – of the M2M sector. The inspirational role that the EU’s eCall directive played in bringing large scale location service deployments to the automotive sector is widely recognised.

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Unlocking the full potential of IoT through quality assurance

Achieving the kind of digital transformation required to implement a successful IoT initiative requires changes that must span the closely intertwined areas of strategy, processes and technology, breaking down traditional organisational and technical silos. Companies should closely examine every relevant area of their own business processes and commit to an ongoing plan of continuous improvement

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Service-centric network optimisation

Economies of scale and greater technology choices present Internet of Things (IoT) service providers with more options to ensure quality of service and optimise their IoT networks, writes George Malim.

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Assuring quality of service in M2M and IoT connectivity

Despite being a key building block of any wider machine-to-machine solution, there are important differences between M2M connectivity services and traditional mobile services that need careful consideration as these, by definition, can’t provide human feedback. On top of this, many M2M users need global connectivity, which in turn involves international roaming partners.

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