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Last week saw the sophomore year of Connect Expo a new tradeshow in Melbourne. In a lot of ways Connect was a vast improvement from the 2014 show, it felt bigger and more impactful with nearly double the exhibitors and a lot more content. Overall I thought the show was a good one, I’d have liked more focus on M2M/IoT but hey I’m biased…read more
Yesterday (09/03/15) Apple held it’s first media event of the new year; “Spring Forward” was heavily focused on Apple’s push into the wearable gadgets space – The Apple Watch. We also got some MacBook and iOS news but the most interesting news from an IoT perspective was the unveiling of ResearchKit a macro IoT information gathering application that works with Apple’s HealthKit.read more
Can you feel it? That swelling, bubbling torrent of hype? It started as a gentle nudge, maybe you saw it in an article, maybe a friend mentioned it over dinner or maybe one of your colleagues suggested you start looking into it… “The Internet of Things (IoT)” – But what does it mean for businesses? And how can you separate the hype from the value?read more
The other day a friend and I were talking about smart watches, more specifically how neither of us had any interest in buying one. It wasn’t that we didn’t think they were cool, and I’ve got to admit this Metal Gear Solid theme for the Moto 360 makes my inner nerd far too happy, but the fact is we couldn’t see any real benefits to having one.
This got me thinking about what makes a successful B2B M2M app or a successful B2C IoT app, then I realized, it’s the same thing… Control!read more
Well it’s that time of year again, the decorations and coming down, the left overs are being thrown away, and bloggers, journalists & enthusiasts are either getting nostalgic and writing summaries of 2014 or looking forward and making their annual predictions for 2015, and who doesn’t love a list right? – So without further ado here are my 5 predictions (in no particular order) for M2M/IoT in 2015.read more
In a recent blog post, Australia’s largest network has announced that they will close down its 2G GSM network by the end of 2016, and this announcement to shut down the 2G/GSM network has implications for M2M One customers with 2G 900MHz GSM/GPRS modems.read more