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What’s hot, what’s not: Internet of Things in the new year 2014

Predictions 2014: It’s the time of year when we reflect and prognosticate. 2013 was a fantastic year for the Internet of things (IoT) and 2014 will be better. What’s hot and what’s not for IoT in 2014… Hot The industrial internet — Ok, it’s not sexy, but everyone deserves a little love. Connecting all those electro-mechanical devices in the industrial sectors will drive huge increases in productivity and cost savings. The industrial internet is going to […]

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Are you wearing your IoT bling at CES?

Wearables bling. Engineers can build just about anything even if there is no market for the item — welcome to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). If you haven’t heard, let me be the first to share the news that wearable IoT is all the rage at CES in Las Vegas this week. Did you know that every little bangle and bauble can be connected via Bluetooth, WiFi or mobile technology? It’s true. So why […]

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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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