Tag: IoT

Is the future of billing – evolution, revolution or devolution?

Is the future of billing – evolution, revolution or devolution?

Written by on August 13, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 4 Comments

Billing used to be the center of the BSS universe. At least that’s what I used to think. Nowadays I’m not even sure whether it’s just a distant planet or even in the same galaxy! What used to be deemed the crown jewel of every telco operator, billing is hardly mentioned these days, seemingly overwhelmed […]

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The IoT delivers disruption to Healthcare – pain free

The IoT delivers disruption to Healthcare – pain free

Written by on August 12, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Internet of Things: Spurring a $117B Disruption in Healthcare The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting a broad spectrum of industries. None more so than healthcare. According to a recent report by Mind Commerce, healthcare will experience the fastest growth in IoT adoption of any industry segment over the next five years, with deployments […]

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GE serious about industrial IoT – very serious

GE serious about industrial IoT – very serious

Written by on August 5, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Wednesday it is developing a cloud-based service tailored for industrial customers, the latest step in the U.S. conglomerate’s effort to gain business from data generated by machines. GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt has bet on developing analytics and software for customers of the company’s jet engines, power-generating turbines, […]

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In new verticals, Telstra shows the way

In new verticals, Telstra shows the way

Written by on July 30, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

When moving into new strategic verticals, #DigitalTelco have a various go-to-market strategies in front of them.  These strategies often range from “dipping in the toe” by partnering with companies that have vertical expertise, to going the “whole hog” and building the expertise internally.  When Australian incumbent Telstra decided that eHealth was going to be a […]

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Cunning Sigfox emerges as IoT network of choice

Cunning Sigfox emerges as IoT network of choice

Written by on July 28, 2015 in Opinion with 2 Comments

At our end of the industry, we tend to concentrate on the ‘back office’ systems and processes that, in reality, are the customer facing ones. We have spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about business models that will allow operators to add value, and therefore see a return on investment, in a range of […]

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Want to make money from IoT ? Buy into a law firm.

Want to make money from IoT ? Buy into a law firm.

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Opinion with 1 Comment

I had the great honour of being part of an expert panel at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai last week discussing the pros and cons of M2M, IoT and big data – and all that in just ninety minutes! In keeping with the current optimism around all three topics, moderator Godfrey Chua, from Machina Research; […]

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Lies, damned lies and the success of the IoT

Lies, damned lies and the success of the IoT

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

With the growing hype around almost everything at the moment, it is with sadness that DisruptiveViews feels it must dust off the ‘cynical hat’ for a moment. Apparently WiFi will be (almost) everywhere – and soon. Apparently connected cars will be ready to roll – soon – and apparently operators will be ready to monetise the […]

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Even airlines set to embrace IoT starting with beacons

Even airlines set to embrace IoT starting with beacons

Written by on July 15, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge over the next three years as airlines invest in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). According to the SITA 2015 Airline IT Trends Survey, the vast majority of airlines (86 percent) expect that the IoT will deliver clear benefits in the next three years and already […]

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Privacy – another journey into the unknown?

Privacy – another journey into the unknown?

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The thing about progress is that you really cannot stop it. Someone invents something, someone subverts it, finally we live with it or embrace it. Examples are everywhere. We split the atom and after that cycle of subversion and acceptance, it powers spacecraft to Pluto (and beyond) and helps power our planet. We decoded DNA […]

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China is global leader in IoT deployment

China is global leader in IoT deployment

Written by on July 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA today issued a new report highlighting China’s leadership in the worldwide machine-to-machine (M2M) market. According to the report, “How China Is Scaling the IoT”, China is the world’s largest M2M market with 74 million M2M connections and has now become the global leader in the deployment of the […]

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