Social value, procurement and a smart city vision

“Smart cities are cities that utilise the Internet and Digital Technology to enhance the quality of life, performance of services and reduce costs by optimising energy consumption. The focus is on creating a framework with good connectivity and access to real time information for setting up an efficient management system that establishes a relationship between

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Ukrainian businesses must invest in the local IT sector to prevent cyberattacks

We are living increasingly connected lives, with almost half of the world’s population, in addition to several billion ‘things’, reliant upon online networks. As Stepan Chernovetskyi, president of Chernovetskyi Investment Group says, the latter contribute to the ever expanding Internet of Things (IoT), which now includes regular household items.

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Should ‘secure’ solution vendors be excited at sales impact of US Senate’s IoT Cybersecurity Act?

As we reported on August 2 (US senators planning bill to ‘secure’ the Internet of Things but users are a weak link, say experts), US senators are demanding tougher security for the Internet of Things (IoT). Draft legislation called the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, will mean that smart devices have to meet basic standards to be

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Inmarsat and SkyWave achieve M2M success as 12,000 IsatData Pro Terminals are sold in year-to-date

London, UK. October 24, 2012 – Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and its partner SkyWave Mobile Communications report that SkyWave has secured sales of 12,000 IsatData Pro M2M terminals in the year to date.

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Vodafone is first non-US supplier to be awarded M2M and mobile services contract by US Government

Newbury, Berkshire, UK. June 15, 2012 — Vodafone Global Enterprise, the business within Vodafone which manages the communications needs of its largest multinational customers, has become the first non-US mobile network service provider to be granted US Government supplier status under GSA Schedule 70.

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RACO Wireless signs up Apriva and partners with Enterprise Mobile

RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) provider for T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that Apriva, a provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, will utilise RACO Wireless to support Apriva’s Point of Sale (POS) customers that use 2G payment terminals.

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Barcelona transport strike 'will have little if any impact' on Congress, GSMA insists

London, UK. February 17, 2012 — Metro and bus workers from TMB, the main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, Spain are continuing with their plans to strike during Mobile World Congress (pictured) which is being held from February 27 to March 1, 2012.

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IBM to acquire Q1 Labs and build security intelligence

Armonk, New York, USA: IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to acquire privately held Q1 Labs, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based provider of security intelligence software. The move aims to accelerate IBM’s efforts to secure its clients’ enterprises more intelligently by applying analytics

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Frost & Sullivan identify the next layer of M2M revenue opportunities

Following our report (Sept 2, 2011) that IBM is to accelerate smart city data analytics with the acquisition of i2, comes a new report from Frost & Sullivan. According to their analysis, the next layer of M2M revenue opportunities

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