Companies don’t make things

Companies don’t make “things”: that is not how most companies view their manufacturing activities. They make products, which is why I prefer the term “Internet of Smart Connected Products”, even though it is a bit of a mouthful.

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Drones could provide operators with both a new market and new insights on driverless cars

Interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones is growing in the telecoms sector, as these machines become suitable for more use cases.

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CSPs must tailor solutions to maximise and monetise IoT value, says survey

A survey by Starhome Mach, a global provider of mobile inter-carrier and M2M/IoT services, shows that CSPs need more info to monetise the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Smart home M2M market in the UK by 2019 analysed by Big Market Research

The report is an extensive analysis of current industry structure prevalent in United Kingdom. It details all existing business verticals along with the prospects of novice additions.

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Think remote diagnostics = IoT? Think again

Especially in trucking but also in a variety of other industrial sectors, many manufacturers have added telematics units to their vehicles in order to collect diagnostic codes and transmit them to cloud databases. Having done so, they’d like to think they have joined the latest technology mega trend—Internet of Things (IoT).

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What do IoT and smart home device makers need to know to connect their devices to the web?

Worldwide, thousands of technology companies are viewing the Internet of Things and the Smart Home as the Holy Grail for their products and profits. Most industry analysts and leaders are predicting that hundreds of millions of homes will want these new technologies.

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Data analytics and IoT – inseparable sources of value

Sadly, we’re a few years away from the Hoff’s ‘KITT’ autonomous Trans-Am supercar in Knight Rider becoming a reality on British roads. But it’s not impossible, as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum across almost every aspect of our lives, cars are in the vanguard, rapidly getting smarter and more connected.

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The Internet of Things and customer segmentation: A game-changer for business

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a pivotal moment in technology evolution, allowing companies to extend the benefits of the digital world across the physical world.

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Revolutionise the modern utilities infrastructure with a dose of analytics

(Blog): Humans are often reluctant to take the steps they need to improve their lives. When our tooth aches we put off the dentist, hoping the pain will subside by itself. We struggle to change our fitness or eating habits even though we know they have lifelong benefits, says Oracle‘s Mike Ballard.

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Utilities need to show return on smart grid investments, Accenture builds on Structure

‘Showing return on investment (ROI) and value from smart grid investments’ is the number one issue to focus on in 2015 for municipal and cooperative utilities in a recent US survey. So says a survey by North Carolina-based smart grid technology provider, Tantalus, in which 37% of the 50 municipal and cooperative utilities rated their top

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Silver Spring Networks to buy utility data analytics solution provider Detectent for US$12m cash

Redwood City, CA, USA – Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has agreed to acquire privately held Detectent, Inc., a provider of utility data analytics solutions for approximately US$12 million in cash.

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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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Oracle buys Cloud-based analytics firm DataRaker to help utilities learn from Big Data

Redwood Shores, California, USA – Oracle has agreed to acquire DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data

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Generali Seguros and Telefónica agree the development of a new automobile insurance

The two companies have announced the start-up of an exclusive pilot programme for Spain in which machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will help users to drive responsibly and allow them to save on their car insurance according to their habits at the wheel.

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M2M service providers: How they stack up in 2012 — new report

Washington, DC, USA / Paris, France. April 24, 2012 — M2M continues as a bright spot in wireless operators’ service growth forecasts. As the Internet of Things takes off, a new report from Current Analysis provides a competitive snapshot of the global network operators and compares their M2M capabilities.

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Arkessa's new application to manage multi-network connections via a single dashboard

Cambridge, UK — The remote internet company, Arkessa, has built a web-based software application to enable a multi-network estate of M2M connections to be managed via a single graphical dashboard.

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