The 'Internet of Things'

Esmeralda Swartz

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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. Commercial vehicles and fleet management Scania President and CEO Martin Lundstedt joined Ericsson's MWC keynote as one of the company's 5G partners, currently transforming the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Scania is a leader in the automotive space as a manufacturer... (more)

A Must-Attend Event: @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #BigData #RTC

Are We Nearly There Yet? Moving from Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. EsmeraldaS... (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)

Monetizing Machine-to-Machine #M2M | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #BigData #API]

There is a burst of creative ideas emerging in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) space or what has become more affectionately known as the Internet-of-things world. With so many opportunities around the globe to connect devices and assets, many companies are starting to stake out claims in the M2M space. However, while much of the attention has been focused on the machine part of the equation, people are the ultimate stakeholders. After all, it is the individual who will benefit and have the power to act on the information through smart apps. Some of the most promising opportunities a... (more)

Mobile, Social, Global Connectivity By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

MWC2015 Recap: Mobile, Social, Global Connectivity Push the Edge of Innovation Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) has come and gone, but it seems like just yesterday when colleagues, customers, partners and competitors converged in the always beautiful city of Barcelona as it played host to the annual event. Amid the tapas, jamón and sangria, amazing advances in technology were unveiled, including the latest innovations in mobile technologies, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the next week, we'll look at the show's most prevalent trends and explore how they foreshadow ... (more)