Who’s making money in IoT? They’re probably not network operators. They probably are in industry
Do providers of Internet of Things services view the IoT as a new revenue stream or a cost-saving exercise? This is one of the key questions Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now put recently to long-time communications industry observer Robin Kent, director of Adax. (more…)
June 21st, 2017
Contextual-aware driving behaviour: What is it?
The traditional way to assess driving behaviour is to combine quantifiable events such as acceleration, braking, swerving, cornering, etc. with data on the vehicle’s location. That’s the way usage-based insurance operates, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer and telecoms industry observer. (more…)
June 21st, 2017
Industrial IoT makes things Edgy
Some of the buzzwords gaining steam in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) world are “fog computing” or “edge computing.” My preference, says R. Scott Raynovich, founder and chief analyst of Futuriom, is for the term edge computing, because it accurately describes the IoT market, (more…)
June 6th, 2017
The Internet of Things? You’ll find it in your car
Do you remember how simple cars used to be? A dashboard with analogue dials and gauges that measured basic functions such as fuel, temperature and speed? If something was amiss with the engine, the oil light came on so you took your car to the garage (or even fixed it yourself if you were a good enough mechanic). (more…)
May 24th, 2017
Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?
You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their very serious IoT journey along Silk Road 4.0. (more…)
May 13th, 2017
IoT Connectivity: The game-changer for transportation
Wireless connectivity has become a great enabler in defined stationary locations like business parks and warehouses. But, what about the industries and services that are constantly on the go? (more…)
May 1st, 2017
Dell EMC finally finds its mojo in IoT with edge computing for security, cold chain and transport
INTERVIEW – Prior to Dell’s October 2015 acquisition of EMC in a cash and stock deal worth US$67 billion, the company’s profile in the Internet of Things (IoT) was modest, writes Jeremy Cowan. That’s changing now. (more…)
April 6th, 2017
Satellite monitoring: Bringing new dimensions to the technology
Over the last two decades, fleet management software has been steadily gaining popularity around the globe. According to the MarketsAndMarkets report the Fleet Management market is expected to reach US$27.9 billion by 2021. (more…)
March 20th, 2017
Integrating IoT players with e-SIM
The telecom sector is one of the top spenders in IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Investment in the IoT sphere is gradually becoming the core strategy in the digital transformation journey of many telecom operators. (more…)
March 17th, 2017
Do you need a crazy, IT-addicted mayor to develop a smart city?
A high-level network operator panel was assembled on Day One of M2M World Congress 2016 in London last week. Moderated by Tom Rebbeck, research director at Analysys Mason, it covered operators’ future roles and the proposed need for a “crazy, IT-addicted mayor” when creating smart cities.
May 3rd, 2016