How Telecom Operators Can Monetise the Internet of Things

Whether visible or not, technology is increasingly enabling commonplace objects to become more and more connected.

By 2020, the ownership of Connected Objects is expected to reach 15 items per person – a number that is likely to include applications that are yet to be invented.

While this presents new opportunities for a vast array of vertical businesses, it will also bring about new monetisation challenges for operators. Continue reading “How Telecom Operators Can Monetise the Internet of Things”

Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing

The objective of making an Intelligent Factory is based on the principle of industry 4.0, a hi-tech strategy of the German Government and industry associations. The purely technical pre-requisites for it must be delivered by cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. From now on even tool and mould making will travel on this path to the future of production technology. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing”

Smart going-on: When Social Innovation meets the IoT

The Internet of Things

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), we tend to think of connected homes and smart devices making our lives easier and more efficient through technology. However when the IoT is applied to manufacturing, the potential for improvements are immense. By connecting multiple machines, a manufacturer can create an intelligent network reducing the need for intervention by operators. This transformation in manufacturing, through the application of IoT sensors, system logic and big data, is known as Industry 4.0 and has even been dubbed ‘the fourth industrial revolution’, says Klaus Dieter Rennert of Hitachi. Continue reading “Smart going-on: When Social Innovation meets the IoT”

Connected Home Players Should Look to Innovative Business Models to Grow, Report Shows

Connected home players should look to innovative business models like micro-transactions in the nascent sector, a joint report from Deutsche Telekom and Strategy Analytics has claimed.

The report has shed light on the European market in particular, predicting significant new revenues for those who succeed.

Across the continent, the connected home market will be worth up to €15.5 billion annually by 2019, according to the report authors. Continue reading “Connected Home Players Should Look to Innovative Business Models to Grow, Report Shows”

New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets

LG has announced that the company will be showcasing the latest smart home technology and products at this year’s IFA 2015. The new announcements will include the SmartThinQ Sensor, which can be attached to existing home appliances, including refrigerators and washing machines, as well as the Smart Lightwave Oven and Smart Air Conditioner with support for AllJoyn. Continue reading “New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets”

IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020

ICT deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions. But beyond that, they are also enabling qualitatively different, “smart” manufacturing operations that could transform the way a number of industries makes products, components and materials. The gradual inroads of the Internet of Things (IoT)  in industrial automation, enabled by M2M communications, will allow the development of “smart manufacturing plants” by the end of this decade. Continue reading “IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020”

How will businesses capitalize on the consumerization of healthcare?

While mHealth and wellness applications may appear to be interchangeable concepts, there are key differences in how they affect the life of the user as well as the business success of their providers. If your doctor advises you to begin a walking regimen for better health, you might choose to track your steps with a device to keep track of your progress. If the device and applications keep the data siloed with the individual, it would be considered a wellness product (e.g. activity trackers such as a FitBit or Jawbone. or diet apps like Lose It). Continue reading “How will businesses capitalize on the consumerization of healthcare?”

KLM, Schiphol Airport Invest in Dutch IoT Start-Up Undagrid

Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) has invested in the Dutch ‘Internet of Things’ startup Undagrid to propel international growth and allow them to enter new markets. MIF as an investment fund is a partnership between KLM , Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rabobank, and the Delft University of Technology. Undagrid is an award winning Dutch startup.
AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL – Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) has invested in the Dutch ‘Internet of Things’ startup Undagrid. Continue reading “KLM, Schiphol Airport Invest in Dutch IoT Start-Up Undagrid”

The world’s waters to be buzzing with inference robots

While the world goes crazy for drones, a hardworking set of marine robots are helping scientists learn more about our global waterways.Aquabots are the most advanced way to measure the reaches of the ocean, rivers and lakes, Matthew Dunbabin, a principal research fellow at the Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology, told Mashable Australia. Continue reading “The world’s waters to be buzzing with inference robots”