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November 30, 2015

What two main areas are LPWAN technologies best suited to?

For ‘Internet of Things’ Engineers and Decision Makers.

Low power, wide-area  networks (LPWAN) are  not a new phenomenon however, they are becoming more popular due to the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT).

LPWAN is often used when other wireless networks aren’t a good fit—Bluetooth and BLE (and to a lesser extent, WiFi and ZigBee) are often not suited for [...]

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November 27, 2015

How intelligent device manufacturers are using embedded software to grow revenue

The ‘Internet of Things’ turns all hardware and appliance OEM vendors into software providers. Licensing and entitlement management technology serves as the key mechanism that enables these manufacturers to protect and monetise the embedded intellectual property running as software on these connected devices or the external software applications associated with them.

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October 6, 2015

Smart utilities and smarter homes – still waiting for the paradigm shift

The idea of the ‘Smart’ utility has been around for almost a decade. What was first envisioned as a swift and radical revolution has however turned out to be a much more lengthy transformation of an industry that already faces a multitude of economic, political, technological and environmental challenges.

The energy sector is seemingly incapable of keeping up with the pace [...]

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October 2, 2015

Procurement decision makers expect predictive analytics and IoT to have biggest technological impact – says survey

Xchanging plc, a business technology and services provider, has issued the third set of results from its 2015 Global Procurement Study, focused on how technology is transforming supply chain operations. The study is a major international project that surveyed 830 procurement decision makers across the UK, Europe and North America.

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August 17, 2015

Ways to avoid the threats to M2M/IoT communications systems

Any discussion of security is dependent on context. This report will discuss security issues associated with migrating M2M/IoT communications to cellular technologies or creating a new M2M/IoT product using cellular communications. Historically most M2M communications were focused around proprietary protocols, private networks, leased lines and POTS.

Some [...]

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August 6, 2015

Apple ranked most recognisable IoT brand, with Google least recognised among consumers

TAIPEI, Taiwan – ThroughTek, an Internet of Things (IoT) & an Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider, announced findings from its “IoT Makers’ Battle Report” that highlights consumers’ brand and device preferences across IoT.

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July 23, 2015

Recent IoT investments show telecoms operators (gradually) moving up the value chain

In mid-2014, when Analysys Mason reviewed more than 100 Internet of Things (IoT) investments and M&A deals, only 5 involved telecoms operators (and 4 of these were Vodafone investments).

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July 10, 2015

Smart Cities, Smart Silos: Examining the building blocks of the smart city

Towards the end of the last decade, our planet achieved three remarkable feats. First, human population crossed the seven billion mark. Second, over 50% of the world’s population is living in urban areas. And third, there are now more connected devices than humans. To achieve and sustain this level of growth, to take advantage of the technological infrastructure, and to account for [...]
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July 8, 2015

Don’t be fooled, this M2M report isn’t just a case of ‘Small earthquake far away, not many hurt’

Sometimes we hacks (and probably some readers too) are swayed by a big headline. So when there isn’t an eye-popping conclusion, says Jeremy Cowan, a report can be dismissed as inconsequential. That might have been the temptation with yesterday’s Vodafone M2M Barometer 2015, but it would have been a mistake.

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July 7, 2015

Vodafone Barometer shows growth of M2M with projects live at 37% of firms within two years

London, UK. July 7, 2015 — Vodafone today published its third annual M2M Barometer Report, a global survey of the machine-to-machine (M2M) sector. The survey is based on interviews with 659 executives in 16 countries.



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