Internet of Things

Blockchain in telecom: From concept to reality

Blockchain is currently one of the most talked-about technologies. Across industries, organizations are exploring blockchain’s potential impact in their space and how they can benefit from this emerging technology. The communications service provider (CSP) industry is no exception. The biggest questions for CSPs, however, are “Where is the bang for the buck?” and “Where and […]

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IoT monetization by telcos: Hype or hope?

When we talk to telcos about where they’re going to generate new revenue, almost all of them have the internet of things (IoT) high on their list. IoT is going to be huge after all, with billions of connected devices worldwide. Many telco CEOs have made bold statements about how much revenue they’re going to generate from […]

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A History-Changing Moment for the IoT – In Case You Missed It

This week the world crossed a threshold that many people going about their daily lives might have missed. That is, the Internet of Things, which has been touted as the greatest development to connect humanity since the internal combustion engine, went officially from theory to reality. The threshold came in the form of an announcement […]

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Enabling open digital ecosystems @ TMForum {open}:hack

Join us in Vancouver on July 11th & 12th to get creative and build new services to solve challenges that can positively impact people’s lives across the globe! {open}:data + {open}:apis + {open}:platform = {open}:hack   As the world becomes more interconnected, it is also becoming more open.  Leveraging the ‘openness’ and harnessing that for the […]

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The Internet of Things @ TMFLive: Hack It Good!

This week (May 9-12, 2016) in Nice, the team from IBM will be supporting a TM Forum hackathon around cities, climate and the Internet of Things. The buzz is already building around the event, and we’re going to be bringing lots of connected things to hack. We’ll have sensor tags from Texas Instruments, and IBM […]

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Moving towards Edge Computing

In this article I look at the emerging area of Edge Computing: how the compute power of decentralised Edge devices will be open and not only run apps, store content and data and host virtual networks, but also enable new and novel experiences by being autonomous and able to collaborate with each other. The ‘Edge’ […]

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An invitation to `Be the Center of the Connected Ecosystem’

During my trip to Asia in the summer of 2013, I met with the CEO of a Communications Service Provider (CSP). With only a few his direct reports (CTO, CIO and Head of Enterprise/B2B business) and the IBM team in the room discussing key strategic initiatives, he made an interesting comment: “… We’ve been driving […]

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Telco and IoT: Platform, Channel, Medium

A few weeks back I wrote a piece about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and suggested I’d return to the theme to figure out – once we’ve collected the data from all the different sources – how telcos can apply it, how to use it, and how to build businesses from it. Well, […]

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Global Mobile Innovators Tournament

Innovate an IoT Solution Around Smart Homes and Buildings, Connected Travel and Transportation and Smarter Healthcare   IBM is excited to partner with 4YFN (Four Years From Now), AT&T, KPN, Rogers Communications and Vodafone to introduce an exciting new tournament designed for you as developers, and startups, to pave the way to the future of […]

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Big Data and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has the potential to drive incredible innovation in the way we live our lives. That I can know about remote things, like smoke detectors, and security cameras, and healthcare devices, and cars, wherever I am in the world, is really useful. That these things can have programmed understanding to react is […]

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Protecting and Securing Your Digital Assets in the M&E Industry

The Media and Entertainment industry has many “crown jewels” that require protection from hackers and malicious insiders. These jewels include intellectual property like video content and concept art, business data like highly sensitive email conversations and personnel records. They also include the availability of content streams to ensure consistent, accurate delivery of media assets. It’s […]

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Mobile World Congress 2015 – Will the internet of things steal the show? Are organizations prepared to capitalize?

I leave for Barcelona in a week or so, and after a cab ride to the hotel I’m looking forward to soaking up the Catelonian lifestyle for a day before the start of Mobile World Congress, the largest Telco and Mobile conference in the world. I suspect MWC2015 will be much like CES, where Samsung, […]

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