Building the YouTopia – after all, it’s where most of us will end up living

Funny things, cities. After wandering out of Africa around one hundred thousand years ago, our ancestors seem to have been perfectly happy existing in hunter-gatherer communities until something like 7000 years ago, writes M2M Now’s Alun Lewis.

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The ‘other’ vital SaaS – Simplicity as a Service

There’s always a danger when you get too closely involved in any new technology movement that you can be accused of ‘having drunk too deeply of the Kool Aid’. For the IoT sector of sectors – an accurate term given its huge and continually growing diversity – those early visions are now turning into commercial

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To IoT and beyond: Connecting the internet of things with mesh technology

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a technological trend that is becoming extremely prevalent in the world we live. The IoT market is expected to grow at a rate of 31.72% from 2014-2019. The exponential pick up of IoT is largely due to newly developed technologies that have allowed connected

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Q&A – What you didn’t know about the Internet of Things

What exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT) and why is it important to business?

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Creating an Uber model for IoT – Stream shares the vision

That almost all new technologies eventually come to subvert the established order is clearly evident for anyone looking at the last few decades of history. Soon most humans on the planet will own the equivalent of a 1980s supercomputer – a smartphone – and businesses will increasingly benefit from advanced applications and services through cloud-based

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Connecting the Enterprise to the Edge

Boundaries – whether in the physical world or the digital one – are always problematic. Countless conflicts over the centuries have revolved around inappropriate or inaccurate lines drawn on maps; restrictions on goods or people crossing those boundaries; or subversive challenges to established frontiers. Over recent years, convergence technologies have seriously eroded many types of boundaries in both our public

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How the Internet of Things is transforming the boardroom

As telecoms services have moved away from basic voice and data to become all-pervasive aids, supporting new ways of living and working, it’s increasingly important that the industry itself embraces and adapts to human challenges implicit in this technology revolution. In particular, it has to find ways to learn from the new generation of female pioneers in management and engineering

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Next gen connectivity platform becomes an IoT ecosystem for enhanced service margins

Nigel Chadwick is chief executive of Stream Technologies, provider of state-ofthe- art, end-to-end wireless network services for connected devices, globally. The company has recently launched IoT-X, a next generation connectivity enablement platform. As Chadwick tells M2M Now, Stream’s IoT-X is enabling network operators and multi-national organisations via creation of a fast expanding, value enhancing and unique IoT ecosystem spanning

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Utilities must transform their business from technology-driven to customer-centric

Smart grids require smarter, more sophisticated billing systems. Many power utility companies struggle with an antiquated metering estate that makes it hard to introduce new kinds of dynamic pricing and realtime charging. To find out more about these issues, and how a centralised billing system can help to address them, Principal Analyst at Machina Research, Jeremy Green spoke to Wolfgang Kroh (pictured), CEO of Orga Systems, a software vendor bringing its expertise in telecoms convergent

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Complexity is good for business

Compared to other sectors of the communications industry – or indeed any other business area – the sheer variety of technologies, standards, applications, and commercial models possible in the M2M space can make it a daunting environment for users to navigate. For Dan McDuffie, CEO of M2M/IoT connectivity platform specialist Wyless, that complexity is actually good for business.

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Vertical integration means service providers could miss out on a market of millions

Cyril Zeller is the vice president of global telematics at Telit, which is working to assemble a standardised back end infrastructure for fleet management and asset tracking to complement its well-established portfolio of cellular and GNSS modules.

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Fast forward to connected vehicles

Once the preserve of the executive limousine, connected vehicle technology is reaching ever deeper into the car market. But what are the challenges faced in connecting vehicles to the internet and in vehicle-to-vehicle communications? M2M Now talks to Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit, a company with the stated goal of becoming the market leading supplier of automotive-grade modules.

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To virtualise is to normalise – how digital services are a level playing field for all organisations

Keith Willetts is chairman of TM Forum, the global trade association trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, service providers and suppliers to help them continuously transform to succeed in the digital economy.

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Talking Heads: Big data challenges and crisp replies as Oracle and partners leverage its platforms for IoT devices

As we enter the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) Jeremy Cowan asks Oracle’s Dave Hofert how we can benefit from the burgeoning data streams now available to service providers. What lessons in device and data management have been learned in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications?

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Talking Heads: mHealth gains ground as one-stop shops and M2M with ‘wired safety net’ bring efficient patient monitoring

For years analysts have touted mobile healthcare as a huge opportunity for those offering machine-to-machine communication (M2M) services. Truth be told, the progress so far has been patchy, at best. So M2M Now asked Alexander Bufalino, SEVP Global Marketing at Telit, to describe the hurdles in the way of M2M mHealth, how they are now being overcome and what

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Talking Heads: The M2M Doctor is in the House

Mobile health is M2M at its most rewarding. So says, Dan MacDuffie CEO of Wyless (left). And he should know, his managed services company has achieved 50% yearon- year growth recently and a growing portion of that is in mHealth and Wellness services. He’s certain we’re standing on the threshold of a new generation of health services that cut delivery costs, extend the reach

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