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3 Emerging Industrial IoT Opportunities Ushering in 4IR

3 Emerging Industrial IoT Opportunities Ushering in 4IR

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as 4IR or Industry 4.0) will tangibly connect the physical and digital worlds, delivering both business and cultural gains. The World Economic Forum’s Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab is often credited as defining the scope of 4IR, noting that “We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another… It is characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.”

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IoT Insights Report: Connectivity and Carrier Management

IoT Insights Report: Connectivity and Carrier Management

Sourcing IoT connectivity can be one of the biggest challenges for organisations as they embark on IoT projects to drive revenue or transform business processes. The IoT ecosystem is increasingly complex with hundreds of IoT carrier, network, and...

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IoT Insights Report: Application Management and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

IoT Insights Report: Application Management and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

In the next chapter of our ongoing IoT Insights series, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tushar Sachdev and Vice President and General Manager of Location-Based Services, William Sandoval share their expertise on application...

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IoT Strategy and Readiness Part II: Preparing to Execute IoT Strategy

IoT Strategy and Readiness Part II: Preparing to Execute IoT Strategy

More and more companies are utilising the Internet of Things (IoT) to achieve business advantages. However, IoT development is still new terrain for many organisations. As a result, completing IoT projects efficiently and cost effectively can be...

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IoT Strategy and Readiness Part I: Generating a Foundation for IoT Execution

IoT Strategy and Readiness Part I: Generating a Foundation for IoT Execution

The immense promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is matched only by its complexity. To fully realise that promise, businesses must conduct an honest, comprehensive assessment of organisational IoT readiness and generate an IoT strategy. To address...

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Reflections from Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019

Reflections from Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019

 Last week, 100,000 industry leaders from around the globe gathered at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona to share innovations, challenges, and opportunities around mobile, wireless, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

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IoT: From Architecture to Deployment, Key Elements for IoT Success

IoT: From Architecture to Deployment, Key Elements for IoT Success

Businesses across every industry are undergoing a seismic transformation fueled by the capabilities enabled by IoT technologies. However, many organisations are struggling with the complex IoT ecosystem, resulting in downstream challenges associated with...

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Simplify the Complexity of IoT & Optimise the Connected Supply Chain

Simplify the Complexity of IoT & Optimise the Connected Supply Chain

Recently we attended the Connected Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Munich, a two-day event looking at the rise of Industry 4.0 and how manufactures can leverage this connected ecosystem to optimise processes and increase returns on IoT investments. On...

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Preparing for the Largest, Global Mobility Event: Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Preparing for the Largest, Global Mobility Event: Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the largest mobile event in the world, is bringing industry leaders together to share their latest innovations and emerging technologies, participate in world-class conference programmes featuring mobile leaders and...

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What Does eSIM Mean for My Business? Unlocking the Hidden Value of eSIM Technologies

What Does eSIM Mean for My Business? Unlocking the Hidden Value of eSIM Technologies

As IoT has exploded over the past decade, organisations have traditionally relied on cellular connectivity delivered via SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards for their IoT deployments. These SIM cards contain unique information that identifies the IoT...

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A View From The Top: A Point Of View On IoT

A View From The Top: A Point Of View On IoT

We recently discussed challenges preventing organisations from realising the many benefits that IoT can offer. Many of these challenges stem from the fact that it is difficult for most businesses to successfully address the numerous components necessary...

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Why IoT Projects Fail: Six Critical Capabilities You Need to Consider

Why IoT Projects Fail: Six Critical Capabilities You Need to Consider

Despite the rise of the IoT across virtually every industry, its complexity continues to create challenges. Organisations attempting to navigate the IoT ecosystem often experience delays in time-to-market, slow revenue realisation, technology...

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eSIM 101: An Introduction to eSIM for IoT

eSIM 101: An Introduction to eSIM for IoT

Remote Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card provisioning is becoming a reality for IoT devices. Embedded SIM, or “eSIM,” technology is opening doors to new innovations and business benefits enabled by enhanced connectivity and security.

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Looking Ahead: Top 5 IoT Predictions for 2019

Looking Ahead: Top 5 IoT Predictions for 2019

2018 was a year of rapid growth, as IoT continues to revolutionise businesses in virtually every industry, not to speak of consumers across the globe. In the enterprise context, IoT solutions are enabling new efficiencies, creating new revenue...

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Unlocking the Power of IoT Data at Scale

Unlocking the Power of IoT Data at Scale

There are six consistent challenges that are preventing organisations from fully realising efficiency and market differentiation by way of IoT implementations. One such struggle is moving from PoCs and concepts to industrial scale applications. There is...

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A Framework for IoT and Data Analytics

A Framework for IoT and Data Analytics

At the heart of deriving value from an IoT implementation is not just data – it is data analytics. IoT “listening posts,” such as devices and sensors, are throwing off a lot of streaming data, but to make sense of it and take meaningful downstream...

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Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, part II: Addressing the 5 Challenges

Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, part II: Addressing the 5 Challenges

In Part I of our series on Fleet Management and IoT, we examined trends and challenges the industry must address, including logistical issues related to online shopping, driver shortages, driver safety and productivity, fuel price volatility and of...

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Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part I: Understanding 5 Leading Industry Challenges

Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part I: Understanding 5 Leading Industry Challenges

Fleet management professionals are facing logistical, financial, and market challenges that were not present just a few years ago. Some of these challenges are actually the result of new business opportunities and efforts to make the industry more...

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Is V2V the Next M2M?

Is V2V the Next M2M?

The IoT revolution we are currently experiencing was born of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which has unlocked immeasurable capabilities for both businesses and consumers. In the coming years, it is expected that this same communication will...

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IoT Disrupts the Insurance Industry with UBI

IoT Disrupts the Insurance Industry with UBI

Watch any TV channel, and you will find yourself bombarded with a seemingly endless amount of car insurance adverts. Many are funny, with lovable characters telling consumers how their offering is less expensive than the next. While the savings from one...

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IoT Data Opens New Revenue Streams

IoT Data Opens New Revenue Streams

We have recently explored how data collected by IoT applications are unlocking new capabilities and driving the service economy to new heights. One of the leading providers of GPS monitoring services in the U.S., Mexico, and other countries across Latin...

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IoT: Enabling the Executive Car

IoT: Enabling the Executive Car

As busy businesspeople know, the entire world is now an extension of the office. Whether at home, at the coffee shop, or the airport, it is critical to be connected and ready to respond – wherever, whenever. So, it is no surprise that vehicles are...

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Using IoT Data to Proactively Reduce Risk

Using IoT Data to Proactively Reduce Risk

As we recently discussed, the amount of data created by the Internet of Things (IoT) is perhaps just as impressive as the capabilities it can create for businesses. A recent study estimates that the amount of data currently produced in the digital...

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IoT Paving the Way for Safer Roads

IoT Paving the Way for Safer Roads

Driving – or just riding in a car – is one of the riskier activities we participate in every day. According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, more than 25,000 people died in road accidents in the European Union.  While certainly...

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LTE: Unleashing the Power of the Connected Car

LTE: Unleashing the Power of the Connected Car

Last year, for the first time, carriers added services to more cars than phones. Connectivity is no longer a luxury – it is an expectation – and that prerequisite extends to automobiles more than ever before. The connected car industry’s rise reflects...

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Coming Soon: Smart Shopping for Tech Savvy Customers

Coming Soon: Smart Shopping for Tech Savvy Customers

The era of declining high street shopping and decreasing traffic is apparent. In a recent report by the BBC, "Nearly 650 shops and restaurants, run by a handful of major chains, have shut since the start of 2018 or are at risk of closure1." However,...

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IoT Keeps Food Safe for Restaurants and Supermarkets

IoT Keeps Food Safe for Restaurants and Supermarkets

Refrigeration units play an important role in a wide array of retail businesses, including restaurants, supermarkets, and department stores. Retail professionals know the importance of keeping refrigeration units up-and-running, as a failure can cause a...

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IoT and the Service Monetisation Opportunity

IoT and the Service Monetisation Opportunity

At the height of the industrial economy, productivity was something you could see, touch, or feel – think: crops, cars, and other goods. The shift to a service-based economy has changed that. Productivity is less tangible, measured by more abstract,...

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Can High Street Retailers Still Reach Connected Customers?

Can High Street Retailers Still Reach Connected Customers?

Smartphones have become an invaluable shopping asset for consumers. However, real-time access to competitive products, pricing, and special offers have sometimes thwarted sales for high street retailers. Analysts estimate that approximately 70 percent of...

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IoT, Data, and the Changing Business Model

IoT, Data, and the Changing Business Model

We currently find ourselves in the midst of what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. But what does that mean, exactly? In each of the previous three, an innovative spark completely disrupted business models and led to rapid change – though...

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Retail and IoT, Part II: Generating Warehouse Efficiencies

Retail and IoT, Part II: Generating Warehouse Efficiencies

IoT is helping retailers to gain greater control and line of sight of their warehouses. From creating increased operational efficiencies to informing accurate inventory decisions, connected devices are arming the industry with the power to optimise and...

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Retail and IoT, Part I: Optimising Transportation

Retail and IoT, Part I: Optimising Transportation

Perhaps one of the most overlooked areas of retail success is supply chain effectiveness. Disruptions that impede products getting where they need to be – whether from the distributor to the warehouse, or delivered to the customer – can offset strides...

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[Case Study] IoT Safeguards Trains Carrying Hazardous Materials

[Case Study] IoT Safeguards Trains Carrying Hazardous Materials

In the past year, we have heard a lot about how the trucking industry is undergoing significant change, and facing challenges such as the nationwide driver shortage, brexit, and the advancement in autonomous vehicles. But with every challenge comes great...

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4 Considerations for Bringing Your Fleet IoT Application to Life

4 Considerations for Bringing Your Fleet IoT Application to Life

The transportation industry is undergoing unprecedented transformation. Fleet management professionals are faced with new challenges, regulations, and decisions on a rapidly increasing basis.

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Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part II: Addressing the Challenges

Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part II: Addressing the Challenges

In Part I of our series on Fleet Management and IoT, we examined trends and challenges the industry must address, including logistical issues related to online shopping, driver shortages, driver safety and productivity, and fuel price volatility. In Part...

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Developing Your IoT Framework

Developing Your IoT Framework

Many companies, across all industries, face challenges with the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, driving them to continue to deploy "single-point solutions" that focus on the IoT technology and are limited in their business scope and...

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Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part I: Understanding the Challenges

Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part I: Understanding the Challenges

Fleet management professionals are facing logistical, financial, and market challenges that were not present just a few years ago. Some of these challenges are actually the result of new business opportunities and efforts to make the industry more...

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Field Service Management: How to Partner for Success

Field Service Management: How to Partner for Success

We have recently been exploring how IoT has become an essential part of today’s field service workflow and why it is critical to continue to look forward. The fact is, field service has been an early adopter of IoT, and for most field service...

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IoT and Retail, Part II: Enhancing the Customer Experience

IoT and Retail, Part II: Enhancing the Customer Experience

In Part I of our IoT and Retail Series, we explored the many ways IoT is helping retailers to meet the increased demand they experience during the holiday season. In Part II, we are taking a look at how the technology has improved the in-store experience...

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Key Advancements in Field Service Device Options

Key Advancements in Field Service Device Options

As we recently discussed, field service organisations (FSO) have been early adopters in Internet of Things (IoT) technology. So it is no surprise that FSOs are also staying ahead of the curve in adapting their IoT deployments to keep pace with the...

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IoT and Retail, Part I: Optimising Inventory and Supply Chain

IoT and Retail, Part I: Optimising Inventory and Supply Chain

For retailers, there is no busier time than the holidays, and meeting the demand of consumers requires efforts beyond low prices and helpful associates. More and more, retail organisations are leaning heavily on the power of IoT to keep them in the black.

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Managing the Field Service Ecosystem

Managing the Field Service Ecosystem

The future of IoT for Field Service Organisations (FSO) is now. FSOs have been early adopters of IoT technologies to quickly troubleshoot onsite issues across a range of industries. While most FSOs have been using some form of IoT for years, the...

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IoT Security: More Connections, More Risks

IoT Security: More Connections, More Risks

According to a recent Ponemon study, only 30 percent of respondents said their organisation dedicates an appropriate segment of its budget to secure mobile applications and IoT devices. As the number of IoT endpoints skyrockets, this low attention to...

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Powering Field Service with IoT

Powering Field Service with IoT

Field services are a critical part of many industries – from healthcare and insurance to utilities and fleet.  These field service organisations (FSO) are relying on the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure optimum efficiency. That said, there are...

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Water Sustainability and IoT

Water Sustainability and IoT

In April, we have been examining ways the Internet of Things (IoT) is assisting industries to be more sustainable. Water utilities is certainly a sector that benefits greatly from IoT technology that assists in preserving this precious, natural resource,...

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Streamlining Home Security Connectivity

Streamlining Home Security Connectivity

For all the convenience and ‘cool’ factors IoT can bring, one of the more important uses of the technology is safety and security. With the advent of exciting IoT-enabled applications like smart keys and home alarm systems, businesses and residences are...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Through IoT

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Through IoT

Sustainable development and agriculture go hand-in-hand. For any farming operation – regardless of size – preserving valuable resources is key to maximising ROI. However, the need for greener practices is not only good for the environment and profit...

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IoT and Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry

IoT and Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry

In April, we are taking a closer look at the impact IoT has on sustainable development. Mining is one sector where marked improvements have been made as the result of networks of connected devices and systems. With more stringent regulations and a...

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IoT and Sustainable Development Goals

IoT and Sustainable Development Goals

In today’s business environment, implementing environmentally sustainable practices is no longer viewed as on option, but as a requirement. Besides being the ethically right thing to do, being green – or at least greener – is expected by customers,...

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Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part I

Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part I

In the first of a three-part series, we explore the five stops along the IoT journey and how they apply to the Healthcare industry: 

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Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part II

Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part II

In our last post, we explored the importance of having access to multi-carrier connectivity and platform capabilities. In this instalment, we will apply healthcare use cases to examine the importance of devices and solutions as well as device...

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Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part III

Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part III

In this three part blog series, we have been taking a closer look at how healthcare organisations can navigate the IoT journey to optimise the patient experience, expand treatment options, and increase operational efficiencies. 

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