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4 Monetization Opportunities for Wireless Operators
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are confronting threats to their core recurring revenues on multiple fronts. Over-the-top (OTT) services continue to siphon off customers and profits by the millions. The rise of eSIMs, where mobile customers can change carriers at will, have brought the era of the two-year contract to a […]

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Connecting the Unconnected Car
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at LightReading.com About one-third of U.S. adults want connected car features. However, in 2015, only about 5.3% bought a new car, and the average age of cars on the road in the U.S. is 11.4 years old. That leaves a lot of people who want […]

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3 Ways Telecoms Can Complete the Digital Metamorphosis
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Now that everything depends so heavily on connectivity, you would think the businesses that own the communications infrastructure would be on top of monetizing their connections. Instead, Telcos, largely in the communications service providers (CSPs) category, are being run roughshod by faster moving digital service players like Netflix, Skype, and […]

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Why is Everyone Chasing the Connected Car?
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

The hottest thing in the Internet of Things today is the connected car. The connected home, wearables, and industrial automation IoT markets are still chugging along, but not at the speed of the connected car. Is it because cars inspire more passion in people? Are cars just cooler? Yes and […]

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How B2Bs Fit in the IoT Market
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

When it comes to monetizing the Internet of Things, it can appear that consumer scenarios are the only play, connecting people to cars, homes, and kitchen appliances, clothing, and health info. If you’re a B2B company, it’s understandable if you are having a lingering wallflower feeling. Fear not—your invitation to […]

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Subscription Medicine is Coming to a Clinic Near You
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

The latest disruption in the way we pay for goods and services may be coming to a doctor’s office near you. Subscription medicine replaces healthcare’s traditional fee-for-service payment structure with a recurring revenue business model. And while the concept has been around for two decades, it’s only started to catch […]

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The IoT: New Opportunities Bring New Security Challenges
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Note: This article first appeared in Security Sales & Integration. Connected devices are skyrocketing in popularity in all applications. But will the technology used to protect that data be able to keep up? The numbers don’t lie — the Internet of Things (IoT) is every bit as big of a […]

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10 Cool Companies That Are Already Monetizing the Internet of Things
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Note: This article first appeared in IoT Evolution. At its core, the Internet of Things (IoT) is about making connections. It connects smart sensors, devices, and applications that together make a multitude of new services possible—services that offer people greater personalization and more control than ever. The big question is: […]

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The Internet Of Medicine Is Just What The Doctor Ordered
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Note: This article first appeared in TechCrunch. Healthcare reform has eluded Congress for more than two decades. It seems technology, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), could well make the biggest transformation of all. In many respects, IoT is just what the doctor ordered. It holds the key to […]

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Disrupting Healthcare Through the Internet of Things
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Note: This article was originally published on Medical Product Outsourcing. The healthcare and medical device industries are key verticals that stand to benefit tremendously from the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, a number of medical device companies are developing greater connectivity in order to improve communications between healthcare providers and […]

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