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The EU’s Audacious IoT Moon Shot
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

There are many ways to approach the topic of ‘achieving monetization success’ in the Internet of Things (IoT), and I’ve endeavored in recent years to explore potential avenues. The recommended approaches tend benefit individual business units, not the functionality of the IoT as a whole. It can’t be emphasized enough […]

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This Week in Monetization – 2017 Predictions
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

The new year is here, so this week we will take a look at 2017 predictions for the IoT, connected car revenues, self-serve software, and questionable meat products. Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s to a successful and satisfying 2017. Snap into a Slim Jim (subscription)! OK, this box-full-of-Slim Jims is […]

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2017 Software Trends That Matter to Your Business
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Nearly every industry is in a state of upheaval from forces varying from digital transformation to the IoT to finding new recurring revenue streams. In a world where consumers are demanding experiences over ownership, your company, no matter what it does, is expected to know its consumers next move, even […]

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Backing the Right Horses in the Race to 5G Revenue
By: Sean Kirk

Sean Kirk

Speed. It’s one of the defining attributes of the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G, or fifth generation wireless, will make 4G LTE look like a worn-out old nag when it trots out its warp speed connections between billions of smart objects and devices. For communications service providers (CSPs) that provide […]

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3 Ways Telecoms Will Monetize 5G
By: Sean Kirk

Sean Kirk

If you are looking forward to 5G so you can stream movies while downloading Madonna’s discography and controlling a dozen IoT devices from your phone, you might want to slow your roll. Wide-scale deployment of 5G, or fifth generation wireless, is not expected to happen for another 8 to 10 […]

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GoPro Stock Slide Shows MoT™ Isn’t About the ‘Thing’
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

In the years since Aria coined the term Monetization of Things™ (MoT), we’ve been pretty relentless in our efforts to inform the players (and would-be players) in the Internet of Things of a single critical point: To make money in the IoT, don’t look to the margin earned from selling […]

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Why the IoT Needs Artificial Intelligence – Part 2
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

In the previous installment of this blog, we discussed the critical role Artificial Intelligence (more specifically, Machine Learning) has to play in the all-important “Analyze” phase of IoT services. To expand upon that point, let’s begin by examining simple hypothetical versions of a service both with and without the benefits […]

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Why the IoT Needs Artificial Intelligence to Succeed
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article appeared at insidebigdata.com At its core, the Internet of Things is about sensors embedded into devices of all kinds, which provide streams of data via internet connectivity to one or more central locations. The purposes for transmitting sensor data are myriad, but the assumption in all cases is […]

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Three Things to Replace Telecom Voice Revenue
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

It’s no secret that voice and messaging revenue have been in rapid decline as attractive OTT options have nabbed customers and diverted significant recurring revenue from telecoms. What’s startling is how much of an impact this has had—telecom companies could be missing out on $386 billion in revenue due to […]

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IoT of Caffeine: Connecting the Coffee Maker
By: Bob Harden

Bob Harden

While walking through Best Buy the other day I was mildly surprised to see a WiFi-enabled smart coffee machine. The coffee maker comes with an app that allows you to schedule brews, monitor status, change settings, and receive notifications on Apple iOS and Android devices. Does it help you make […]

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