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Operator alliances and the Global M2M Association (GMA)

Let’s talk about operator alliances and one in particular I think is going to be successful. Seems to me operator alliances are a good idea to help propel the IoT ecosystem. Why? We’re at an early stage of IoT development and we have a lot to learn from each other. Operator alliances help enterprises deploy multi-country solutions more simply. If an enterprise needs to work with more than one operator, it is helpful to know […]

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What the World Needs Now is IoT for Small and Medium Businesses

IoT for SMBs. Deploying an IoT solution isn’t for the weak of spirit. Most of the high-profile Internet of things (IoT) deployments are with large multi-national corporations. This isn’t surprising, as it generally takes 4-6 technology partners to plan, test, deploy and manage one IoT solution. There’s a lot of custom development of applications, testing of platforms, unique specification of devices and analysis of communications implications. But we are entering a new era for IoT; […]

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Cisco, IoT and the Year 2014

Cisco has jumped into the Internet of things (IoT) waters with both feet. In 2013 it highlighted its research, solution development and partnership efforts around the Internet of Everything (IoE) with an announcement that the IoE has a USD14 trillion worldwide economic value (i.e., profit boost for global business). In October, 2013 Cisco hosted a technology and partner event in Barcelona called the IoT World Forum. Cisco brings considerable expertise and resources to the IoT […]

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The Industrial Internet: Hitachi and Axeda partnership

Key take away: The Industrial Internet of things (IoT) is a huge area of growth worldwide, but especially in Asia, Germany, the Nordic countries and North America. There are a lot of electro-mechanical components that are waiting to speak and they have volumes of information to provide that can make manufacturing processes and products much more efficient. Proof points: There have been three recent announcements that suggest the Industrial IoT is blooming. First, AT&T announced […]

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Quality is Job #1 for IoT Solutions

Quality-led IoT. With the launch of some new industry groups and a drive from the mobile network operators, we will see more enterprise-grade IoT solutions this year. These enterprise-quality solutions must span the IoT value chain from hardware, connectivity, platform and applications. See value chain below. I anticipate some of the newly formed industry groups will fuel some of this enterprise-grade focus. Two of the newer IoT groups are for the industrial sector and consumer […]

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