Communications platforms as a service (CPaaS) have lots of different names depending on what the service providers and vendors choose to call them but the principle of offering a standardised, global connectivity platform that is composed of network access and a management system is of appeal to IoT service providers, writes George Malim.
George Malim worries that, as automation gathers pace, the single point of failure might turn out to be himself
With live commercial consumer connected car offerings, called Telia Sense, in Sweden and Denmark, enabled by partner Springworks, Telia is making substantial commitments to IoT applications and services. Jens-Peter Meesenburg, the head of global IoT verticals at Telia, tells George Malim why it has targeted connected cars and how he sees the company developing further IoT opportunities in [...]
Too much choice can be a dangerous thing but, the vast diversity of IoT applications and business models depend on appropriate functionality being available at varying price points. George Malim examines the options.
For years technology marketing has revolved around the central principle of centralising intelligence in the cloud and rolling out commodity hardware at the edge. This has seen the costs of operating enterprise IT and telecoms networks start to fall as deployed devices get cheaper and cloud delivers on its efficiency promises, writes George Malim.
Identity and access management (IAM) is now recognised as a capability that providers of Internet of Things (IoT) services need to address if they are to offer secure services. After all, finds George Malim, if you can’t control access to a device or service, you can’t secure it.
Rakesh Kushwaha is the head of the IoT Product Unit within Nokia’s Applications and Analytics business group. Here he tells George Malim how he sees the connected cars ecosystem developing as the market moves on from retrofitting point solutions to traditional vehicles using long-established technologies to one where many services utilise the same, flexible platform to federate connected [...]
Mike Bell is the executive vice president of IoT & Devices at Canonical. He joined the company in October 2016 from car maker Jaguar Land Rover’s connected car and in-car entertainment business. This background gives him great familiarity with embedded devices as Canonical focuses its IoT and devices efforts on the mobility, industrial, networking and digital signage sectors with its [...]
What an IoT platform is and what it should do plagues the greatest minds in IoT. In short, a platform is simply something to base something else on but that doesn’t necessarily help organisations looking to decide which platforms to use, writes George Malim.
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