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Recognized experts from the M2M industry share insights and views on the present and future of the Machine-to-Machine markets and technologies

Utopia or Brave New World?

Utopia or Brave New World?

Guest post by Lawrence Lundy, ICT Consultant on connected society and data-driven services at Frost & Sullivan.

The benefits of a connected society will be colossal; companies will need to win consumers trust in order to thrive in this new world.

As William Gibson, the technology writer once said: “The future is already here - it’s just not very evenly distributed.” This is true of the geographic distribution of new technologies, and it is also true of the distribution new technologies across devices. In this...
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Wearable Tech Needs Fashion Collaboration and Business Model Revamp

Wearable Tech Needs Fashion Collaboration and Business Model Revamp

Image source: static.dezeen.com Guest post by Eva Enanoria. While it is true that wearables have created such a buzz these days with new electronic wristbands, health monitors and smartwatches emerging in the market every so often, and with giant tech companies such as Google, Samsung and Apple, leading the battle for the best wearable electronic device in town, there is no question. Yes, wearable technology is indeed the most exciting trend in the technology market today! Statista.com forecasts that wearable devices will reach a...
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Open-source Approaches To Ensure IoT Success

Open-source Approaches To Ensure IoT Success

Guest post by Eva Enanoria. Certainly, the Internet of Thing goes beyond connected television, surveillance cameras, smart gadgets and wearable technology. And as the adoption of the Internet of Things increases and becomes widespread in several different markets, issues on its lack of interoperability and integration cost have been raised along with its consistent escalating growth. Nonetheless, innovators from all over the world try to create different solutions such as Hypercat, in an attempt to bridge these gaps....
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What Drives Internet Traffic?

What Drives Internet Traffic?

Guest post by Eva Enanoria.

Internet traffic is to grow more than 20 percent by 2018, according to Cisco¹.

Cisco found that the global IP traffic for fixed and mobile devices will reach an annual rate of 1.6 zettabytes, which is more than one and one half of a trillion gigabytes per year. Meantime, the annual projected traffic is expected to reach a number greater than the number it has generated globally since 1984 up to 2013, which is 1.3 zettabytes. According to the forecast, IP traffic will come from a mixture...
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A Look Into the Future of Connected Cars

A Look Into the Future of Connected Cars

Guest post by Eva Enanoria, LeadingQuest. Recent market research shows that the Connected Cars market can grow really big. According to these reports, the US market alone will grow at 6.92% CAGR over a period of five years, from 2013 to 2018. We asked how ready the world, the consumers and businesses, is for connected cars. Eventually, we will. But do we know what we are getting ourselves ready for? At the rate that the connected world and Internet of Things are going, connecting virtually everything, from phones, to smart homes,...
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The Challenges of M2M and IoT

The Challenges of M2M and IoT

Guest post by Eva Enanoria, LeadingQuest. One of the challenges in M2M development and the Internet of Things that John Molise, Vice President of Operations at Aeris Communication, pointed is the lack of visibility and information. He mentioned that most IoT programs are missing key elements such as the traditional network troubleshooting and support. As much as fundamental information such as the location of a remote device, other data like RF conditions, device errors and application performance criteria are equally important in...
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Is LTE the Future of M2M?

Is LTE the Future of M2M?

Guest post by Eva Enanoria, LeadingQuest The concept of interconnected devices and smart monitoring systems that require less or no human intervention used to be so limited and mostly powered and operated by either large corporations or the government itself. But as technology shifts its focus on the Internet of Things and M2M technology, manufacturers, application developers and even consumers begin to embrace new trends, and businesses begin to venture into new markets. The consumer’s view of connected products is epitomized by...
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5 reasons the Maker Movement will drive the Internet of Things

5 reasons the Maker Movement will drive the Internet of Things

By James Mack, KORE Marketing & Channel Development Manager Making things is cool again! Looking into retail, big chains are out and homemade kitsch is in. In the gaming realm MineCraft and several thousand ‘build your own’ game clones are sweeping the internet. People are fleeing their safe ‘nine to five’ traditional jobs to start up their own business and in true Internet of Things style the frontier DIY spirit is pushing some great innovation in both the consumer and B2B space. So, why do I think hobbyists and...
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Would the Current Bandwidth Hold Up to the Internet of Things?

Would the Current Bandwidth Hold Up to the Internet of Things?

Guest post by LeadingQuest. Smart Cities and Smart Homes are now gaining momentum. Soon the Internet of Things will connect even the simplest device in your home to the internet. According to Cisco, there will be an estimate of 50 billion connected devices in 2020 and some forecasts even reveal higher numbers. This clearly suggests that there will be considerably more internet-connected devices in the future, three times even four times more than what we have now. But how is the internet really holding up to these changes in terms...
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How Secure is M2M?

How Secure is M2M?

Guest post by LeadingQuest. Several forecasts have been made about the boom of the Internet of Things. As of recent, these innovations in the line of IoT are made possible by M2M communication. As of today, there are 3 billion devices connected to the internet, however, forecasts show that 26 billion of such devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. The goal is to connect everything to the internet and make them all have a certain degree of automation. But the question is, how secure are these connections especially when...
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