Deploy Your I/O Data to the Cloud

With more and more field devices being connected to the industrial IoT (Internet of Things), the need to keep all those “things” continuously connected to the Internet has put a premium on networking products that can deliver continuous connectivity without human intervention. To deploy your I/O data to the cloud easily and effortlessly, you first

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Cellular Modules for IoT: Key Elements for IoT Market Development

A new report from Beecham Research Cellular Modules for IoT 2017 explores some of the significant changes now taking place in this market.

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Communications Service Providers in IoT in 2017: where unicorns fear to tread

Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO, Machina Research Every year Machina Research puts together a set of predictions for what we expect to see in the new year in the Internet of Things. This year is no different. These predictions span everything in the ecosystem including enterprise end users, consumer products, regulation and device trends. One

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Innovation by automotive manufacturers

By Pierce Owen, Analyst, Machina Research As Samsung’s acquisition of Harman last month demonstrated, the automotive and connected car ecosystems are in a period of constant evolution. This was not always the case and is not something with which the OEMs are entirely comfortable. However, one aspect of these ecosystems will not be changing anytime

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Privacy in IoT: The impact of Brexit and the US Election

On November 9, 2016, the day after the US presidential election, people all over the world woke up to the same surprise they had when they woke up on June 24, the day after the Brexit referendum: the polling data they thought they could believe was, in fact, irrelevant. That data, so assiduously collected and analysed,

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Climate change and the IoT

By Jeremy Green With the Paris Agreement on climate change on track for full ratification, there is at last a chance that the ‘biggest risk to the global economy’ might finally get some of the attention it deserves. That almost certainly means that there will be renewed pressures on enterprises to cut their own carbon

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IoT Communications Service Provider Benchmarking Report 2016 issued by Machina Research

Another year has passed analysing CSPs across the globe as they evolve their strategies in IoT and look to capitalise on the fast growing opportunity. This year, we have talked about the consistent leadership in the industry and key themes of bifurcating strategies and solution based selling.

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Telco’s connected objects strategies: how to compete with OTT players

The connected object market today shows a real complementarity between the OTT and Telco players in terms of their current positionings, aligned with their core business. In the longer term, however, IDATE anticipates a fiercer competition, around the platforms and services which are set to be the next source of revenue.

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While growth remains very strong in mobile IoT connections, delays in regulation, technology evolution and fragmentation, and changing user behaviour all give cause for revising expectations

The IoT market is becoming ever more complex, throwing up new opportunities on an annual basis and the occasional dead-end. Earlier this month Machina Research published its IoT Global Forecast & Analysis 2015-2025 report, our annual snapshot of our expectations for the global IoT market for the next 10 years.

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IoT Evolution Conference and Expo

IoT Evolution Conference and Expo, held July 11-14, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, concluded its 16th iteration of the show with a robust four days of best in class programming, case studies, awards, live demos, keynotes, exhibits and networking events.

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CSPs and VARs are set to pursue new routes to international opportunities

A select group of Communications Services Providers (CSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) are positioning themselves to more aggressively target the global IoT opportunity rather than limit themselves to their ‘home’ markets. While they are adopting different approaches, the trend is clear: facilities-based footprint should be no barrier to ambitions.

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IoT: Hype or get left behind

If you were at some of the conferences I attended recently, you couldn’t help but get hyped around the hype of IoT. Customers lined up session after session to speak about how their business had transformed and tried to convince others that the future is now.

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Fog computing could take IoT to the next level, but it will dissipate without interoperability

Recognising its potential to transform the use of IoT in the enterprise, we at Machina Research published recently a series of three research notes about fog computing. They explored what it means as a technology concept, where its impact will be felt the most, and how the supplier community is starting to address it. The

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We need to stop thinking about the Internet of Things as a thing

In the last few weeks, the author found himself several times talking with people about the “Internet of Things Market”. The fact is that there really is no such thing. IoT is a way of thinking about the use of remote monitoring and management of devices to achieve a particular goal. As such it exists

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MWC is a conference you should not miss if you are in IoT

Every year Machina Research’s analysts are out in force at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year’s event marked an important milestone as attendance surpassed 100,000 for the first time. MWC is now a showcase for a much wider ecosystem of operators, technology players, service professionals, developers and customers. In particular it has become a

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3GPP’s new NB-IOT standard adds much needed choice to M2M landscape

Last week saw one of the year 2015’s most far-reaching developments in M2M connectivity, as 3GPP’s plenary meeting in Phoenix, Arizona reached a decision on the standardization of a new “NarrowBand IoT” (NB-IOT) technology. It means that there is now a common standard for rolling out and operating cellular-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks,

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