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Esmeralda Swartz

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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)

‘Internet of Things’ and Smart City Living By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

‘Internet of Things’ Transforms Smart City Living In the last blog, we explored real world examples of smart cities and highlighted one such example in the São Paulo state of Brazil. What makes this an exciting model for other cities to evaluate and perhaps emulate is that it touches many city services that we can all relate to. It also makes the impact of a smart city on industry and society highly visible. Where does it all start? With infrastructure. Although it may not be the sexiest word that comes to mind, it is the underlying structure that supports common city services. W... (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)

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 Is Not Another Subscription Service | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things Is Not Just Another Subscription Service | Part 1 Companies that until recently had never heard of the Internet of things (IoT) are now excited to find that they've been IoT players all along. Businesses involved in home automation, security services, vehicle tracking and health monitoring to name a few have been around for a while. They all provide services that involve devices (now known as "things") that communicate with each other, with their owners, and sometimes with control centers. Increasingly that channel of communication is via the Internet. There... (more)