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What Enterprises Want to Use Digital Connected Services It is no surprise to anyone that service providers need to find new sources of revenue and increase profitability. The digital, cloud and as-a-service revolution provides a silver lining. As IT organizations feel the tension that comes from a combination of aging legacy B2B infrastructure, changing business mandates and rapidly evolving e-commerce requirements, they are increasingly looking at digital services and outsourcing to trusted providers. They want a trusted partner to deliver connected digital services; including mobile, cloud and M2M/IoT. The pressure is on for businesses to think about an end-to-end ‘order to cash' process that spans multiple applications and systems, engages external business partners as well as taps into data and services that are increasingly located in the cloud. In other words -... (more)

Connected Cars and Connected Clouds By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Catch up with all the news from Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) by reading part one and part two of this series. In recent years, we've watched mobile, cloud technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) enable increased connectivity for every network and every industry, ranging from connected cars to commercial vehicles and fleet management to smart cities to data centers. At MWC, it was clear that professionals in these areas are continuing to make strides in their fields. Below are a few of the major developments we noticed and look forward to hearing more as 2015 progresses. C... (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)

IoT Becomes Internet of Agents | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #M2M #API]

When Does Internet of Things Become Internet of Agents? | Part 2 In my last blog, I discussed how the Internet of Things is really developing into what can more accurately be called the Internet of Agents. These connections and multi-agent systems are resulting in an increasing number of highly applicable, value-added bundled and branded services. The latest Gartner forecast for Internet of Things predicts that by 2020 there will be $309 billion in incremental revenue opportunity for IoT suppliers, mostly in services. The Internet brings us 21st century online versions of other t... (more)

Internet of Things Is Here, Now What? By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Every year, the technology industry gathers at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to see the latest gadgets ranging from home appliances, TVs, wearables, games, cars, etc. We have all come to expect the unveiling of cutting-edge technology that according to the rhetoric of their manufacturers make our lives just a little bit better. Technology has become so embedded in our daily lives that we can use it to outsource common tasks such as home management, personal fitness and family communications. The CES show is always a smorgasbord of cool consumer ga... (more)