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The Internet of Things Moves from Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces At first glance, the idea of more connected things suggests simply that there will be more devices around and, as such, more products for manufacturers to make and sell. Of course that's true, but increasingly the industry is realizing that there is actually more value in the services related to connected things than the things themselves. As more things get connected, analyst projections forecast a global market of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the range of service opportunities is expanding at an exponential rate. And as those services are presented online, they become available for use, re-use and re-purposing. It's easy to imagine the rich service possibilities when sensors have the ability to report on their status and environment and tell us what they are doing and plan to do. ... (more)

Mobile Fuels Smart Things & Secure Transactions By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Catch up with all the news from Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) by reading part one of this series. At the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) in Barcelona, we heard operators and vendors discuss the future of mobile network connectivity around the globe. While we look forward to new updates on this subject (and updates from these major players), the conference was also ripe with examples of how mobile technology is driving other areas of innovation. In our second blog of this series, we'll explore this impact on the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), financial tr... (more)

The 'Internet of Things' Reality: Today’s Smart Cities By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

In the last blog, we looked at the impact of Internet of Things on industry and society, just like the Industrial Revolution did before it. But to date most smart city projects, such as green areas, smart trams, bike-sharing schemes and smart electricity grids, have been of relatively modest scale. In the not so distant future, we will reach a point where a city's data infrastructure will be as important as its transportation, utilities and roads. How far are we from science fiction to reality? Below are some examples of what is already happening. Smart Santander: As one of the... (more)

Internet of Things Becomes High Fashion By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Catch up with all the news from Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) by reading parts one, two and three of this series. The recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 saw innovations in the worlds of cloud, mobile, social and global connectivity, but new developments in personal technology and security really drove home how the increasingly connected technology sphere is impacting users on an individual level. Below are a few examples of these trends. Wearables become fashion accessories Wearable technology was dominant at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and... (more)

The Internet of Things, Cloud and Big Data By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

In 2015 Predictions, Application Economy, Cloud and Vertical-Specific Marketplaces Meet IoT, Big Data As we enter 2015, it is time to dust off the crystal ball once again for our annual predictions forecast. The parade of new technology innovations and breakthroughs is unfolding across many fronts. In some cases the convergence of technologies themselves provides the breakthrough. The cloud, Internet of Things, mobile platforms, social media, Big Data and analytics, vertical-specific marketplaces and even wearables all have a part to play to transform industry and society and sh... (more)