Machina Research’s white paper explores implications and challenges of ‘open-ness’ to connectivity

Cities are increasingly aware of the benefits of an ‘open’ approach to becoming ‘Smart’. So says a new white paper from the UK-based IoT research firm, Machina Research.

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SIGFOX extends its Internet of Things network to Mexico

SIGFOX, the provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), WND, the company launched to extend SIGFOX’s network across Latin America, and IotNet Mexico announced they have launched the network’s deployment in Mexico.

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IoT: Hype or get left behind

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.

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IoT solutions becoming a top concern for US enterprise decision-makers, says Machina Research

Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are one of the hot button topics of the technology space for 2016. To better understand the dynamics involved with the adoption and deployment of IoT solutions

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IoT to make up almost half of IT budgets by 2020, says TIA survey

A white paper for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) from Machina Research emphatically reveals the coming importance of enterprise IoT and the central role systems integrators are playing in the commercial development and deployment of IoT services.

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Fog computing could take IoT to the next level, but it will dissipate without interoperability

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

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Are IoT partnerships more important than IoT standards?

Recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has witnessed multiple partnerships. Some of the noteworthy alliances are listed below:

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Smart cities could waste US$341bn by 2025 on non-standardised IoT deployments

Machina Research analysis shows that using non-standardised versus standards-based solutions for IoT will increase the cost of deployment, hinder mass scale and adoption, and stifle technology innovation for smart city initiatives worldwide.

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Machina Research expands scope of its IoT forecasts and highlights US$4tn in 2025

Machina Research, a provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet of Things (IoT), is reportedly extending the coverage of its forecasts to include almost the entirety of the Internet of Things revenue opportunity. It predicts this will rise from US$892 billion in 2015 to US$4 trillion in 2025.

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Who’s been watching my puppy?

Having set up petcams in my home to remotely monitor my new puppy’s behaviours with my 4G smart device when I am out, I was reminded about Shodan, the search engine that looks for IoT devices such as webcams and makes their streams available for viewing by anyone on the internet.

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We need to stop thinking about the Internet of Things as a thing

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

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New IoT landscape emerging as KORE buys Wyless to optimise ‘scale, technology and global reach’

KORE has agreed to buy Wyless for an undisclosed sum, “making close to a quarter of a billion dollar player” in the Internet of Things (IoT). So says KORE’s CEO, Alex Brisbourne, talking to IoT Now today prior to the announcement.

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Machina Research study finds LPWA connections trebled in 2015 to reach 23.2m globally

Machina Research, a provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet of Things, launched a new market tracker to follow the developments in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks.

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Machina Research’s predictions for the Internet of Things in 2016

Every January, Machina Research, the advisors on the Internet of Things, publishes its predictions for IoT in the coming year. This year promises to be an eventful one.

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Chief IoT Officers, enterprise wearables, an LPWA casualty, and virtual reality to get real in 2016

IoT Now salutes the industry pundits who are avoiding safe predictions for 2016. Machina Research is one that states, “there is little point in doing these kinds of predictions if you’re not going to be outspoken and take a few risks.”

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What’s on the agenda for IoT in 2016?

Inevitably in early January thoughts turn to what the new year has in store for the world of IoT. In the next few days we will be publishing both our research agenda and our predictions for 2016. Below are some of the key themes that will dominate both.

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