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.
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 fog is one of those IoT topics that we are covering on an [...]
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 within a technology environment that includes things like crowd-sourced data, enterprise [...]
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 critical talking shop for all [...]
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, to be included already in 3GPP Release [...]
Every year Machina Research takes a snapshot from its M2M Forecast Database to look at the current state of the M2M market and expectations for how the market will grow over the next 10 years.
The vision of M2M services in the connected car is both compelling and reasonably well understood. The OnStar service, launched by GM as long ago as 1996, has provided a template for communication services for both car and driver that has proven both stable and capable of extension.
At the Stream IoT conference in April, the author spent some time discussing the impact that IoT might have on existing industries and business processes. During that session I hypothesised that IoT has the potential to substantially disrupt the capitalist system as we know it. In much of the research on the Internet of Things, the focus has been on the incremental value provided by [...]
Machina Research predicts that the IoT market opportunity will be worth US$4.3 trillion in 2024. That would position it amongst the top five largest national economies, surpassing such giants as Germany, Brazil and the UK. It will undoubtedly be a contributing factor to many developing economies and industries. But is the figure too high? With global IT spending at nearly US$3.8 trillion [...]
Margaret Ranken, principal analyst, Machina Research
Last month’s article from Machina Research looked at the potential for connected lighting to incorporate sensors that will help drive a range of new smart services in buildings. Connected street lighting has the potential to play a similar role in Smart Cities. As part of our new Smart City Research Stream, Machina Research has [...]
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