Google, Apple, Samsung…who among today’s front-runners is most likely to dominate the IoT ecosystem?

For nearly a decade industry analysts and technology enthusiasts have been discussing “Internet of Things” (IoT) and the art of the possible.  Early on it seemed like a pipe dream or a luxury only the rich could the physical world around you reacting to your unique needs and preferences to provide a contextual, relevant and

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Santander takes the first steps to being a truly integrated Smart City

With any new and fast-developing technology area, definitions and future growth paths often get blurred as everyone sees things from their own often narrowly-focused perspectives. As Alun Lewis says, this is critical in our space where concepts like the ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Smart Cities’ often mean different things to different people.

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Deutsche Telekom and IBM collaborate to help build Smarter Cities

Deutsche Telekom and IBM announced a collaboration to provide an integrated solutions portfolio that enables cities to make smarter use of their services through intelligent data capture and analysis

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IBM, STMicroelectronics and Shaspa enhance IoT control of home heating, lighting and security

IBM (NYSE:IBM), STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Shaspa have announced a collaboration to use cloud and mobile computing to enable consumers to manage and interact with their homes’ functions and entertainment systems.

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IBM and Vodafone advance smarter home initiative

IBM and Vodafone announced a collaboration to combine mobile communications and cloud computing for the remote management of ‘smart home’ appliances.

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Smart cities inhibited by slow IT-based modernisation, warns Ovum

London, UK – The huge and diverse market for ICT-based smart city initiatives is driving a flurry of ‘smart’ and ‘intelligent’ vendor solutions, says Ovum. Yet this market’s potential is being inhibited by immature standards, rigid and siloed infrastructures, limited budgets, and fragmented and politicised decision-making, warns the global analyst firm.

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Smart Energy Collective initiates design of five smart grid projects

Arnhem, The Netherlands – All 26 partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed coop-eration agreement approval the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands.

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Connected energy, fleet and industrial sectors are accelerating M2M growth, says Yankee Group report

By 2016, global cellular M2M connections will balloon to 313 million, says a Yankee Group analyst, as more enterprises and consumers realise business benefits and improved experiences from connected devices.

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Eurotech and IBM contribute software to connect next generation of wireless and mobile devices

Eclipse contribution to create new standard that connects Internet of Things

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New M2M Industry Working Group aims for interoperability

Sierra Wireless, IBM, Eurotech, and the Eclipse Foundation establish an M2M Industry Working Group to ease the development, testing, and deployment of Machine-to-Machine technologies.

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IBM opens smarter planet facility in Australia

IBM has officially opened its first ever R&D laboratory in Melbourne, Australia, representing an investment of over A$100 million. The facility will focus on accelerating progress towards a smarter planet.

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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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IBM to accelerate smart city data analytics with acquisition of i2

Armonk, New York USA — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to acquire i2 to accelerate its business analytics initiatives. These will be designed to help clients in the public and private sectors address crime, fraud and security threats.

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Cable & Wireless and IBM collaborate on UK smart meter programme

IBM and Cable & Wireless Worldwide are collaborating to support the UK’s smart meter implementation programme, which aims to rollout more than 50 million smart meters in the UK.

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