The future of IoT depends on UX

Have a conversation with an Internet of Things enthusiast for long enough and you’ll hear these three come up as the hurdles to the Internet of Things reaching widespread adoption and generating massive ROI for every industry, and raise the quality of life and work for consumers and employees.

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Two thirds of drivers are now ‘comfortable’ with vehicle tracking technology, research shows

Telematics is getting the green light from drivers these days. New research suggests there is an untapped opportunity for M2M telematics providers, with almost three quarters of work vehicles yet to have telematics systems installed.

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M2M will be adopted by 50% of organisations by 2015, says Vodafone's new 'adoption barometer’

Newbury, UK. June 26, 2013 — Vodafone today announced the launch of its first annual ‘M2M adoption barometer’ report, which finds that 50% of companies surveyed will have adopted the technology by 2015.

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The $$ cost of M2M hype and false hopes

(EDITORIAL): How often have you looked at M2M research figures and muttered, “Really?” Many of the people I talk to, says editor, Jeremy Cowan, are as unimpressed as I am by forecasts of billions of connected devices and trillion dollar revenues. Eventually such figures become meaningless.

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Shift in motivation for M2M adoption identified by Beecham Research

Cambridge, United Kingdom (BUSINESS WIRE) — Beecham Research has released key findings from its latest research, commissioned by Oracle, investigating solution requirements across the M2M value chain worldwide over the next few years.

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Cloud may boost operator M2M profits five-fold as market hits $373bn in 2020, say Jasper and Machina

Mountain View, USA & London, UK. September 11, 2012 – Research funded by Jasper Wireless, the connected devices platform provider for M2M and consumer electronics, and conducted by Machina Research, shows that mobile network operators (MNOs) that implemented a cloud-based M2M services management platform could see a 500% profit increase by 2020.

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Sam Lucero moves from ABI to senior M2M analyst role at IHS

Englewood, Colorado, USA. September 6, 2012 — Sam Lucero has been appointed senior principal analyst, M2M & Connected Devices at IHS. IHS recently acquired IMS Research.

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'Smart grids' terminology won't cut it, says Budde. It has to be 'smart energy'

July 4, 2012. BUSINESS WIRE — Research and Markets has published a report entitled ‘Australia – Smart Energy – Trends and analyses 2012’ by Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd. BuddeComm, an independent research and consultancy company focusing on the telecoms market, believes that the term ‘smart grids’ is too narrow.

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Strong growth forecast for China's in-car infotainment market

Shanghai, China. February 14, 2012 — Recent analysis from IMS Research forecasts that total revenues for the Chinese market for infotainment systems[1] will increase quickly from US$1.7 billion in 2011 to $5.3 billion in 2018.

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Vodafone takes top spot in Machina Research’s 2012 M2M CSP Benchmarking Study

Vodafone is the CSP best positioned to take advantage of the global M2M market opportunity between now and 2020 according to a new study from Machina Research.

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Analysys Mason ranks 12 global CSPs in M2M performance

The M2M market is set to grow dramatically in the next ten years and some CSPs are better positioned than others to capture high-value business from that growth.

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North America accounts for over $350 million in advanced water meter shipments

The advanced water metering market, estimated at about 5.5 million global shipments in 2010, and anticipated to be roughly 10 million shipments annually in 2016, continues to increase its product share, particularly in North America.

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Utility cyber security in a state of near chaos says senior analyst

The security vulnerabilities facing the electrical grid have been a major topic of discussion as utilities around the world forge ahead with their smart grid deployment initiatives, which utilise information and communication technologies to improve the operating efficiency of the grid.

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Asia-Pacific to become largest M2M market in 2013

Asia-Pacific is forecast to become the largest market for machine-to-machine (M2M) subscriptions in volume terms in 2013, and in 2016 is expected to account for 37 percent of the total market, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

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Pyramid predicts growth for cellular M2M

The number of cellular M2M subscriptions is expected to increase almost fourfold between 2010 and 2016, from 72 million to 282 million, according to a report from Pyramid Research.

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Cellular smart meter growth set to soar

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communications modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research.

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