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The security challenge of smart cities

So much has been said and written about smart cities over the past five to ten years that it is tempting to say that there is nothing more to be discussed on the subject. However, in an interesting post earlier this year, Usman Haque talked about the need for smart city experts to go beyond […]

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We are at GITEX Technology Week 2012

GITEX Technology Week 2012 has begun. If you haven’t come across GITEX before, you’re sure to hear more about it this week and in the years ahead, as it is the largest show on new technology in the Middle East, attracting 138,000 visitors. With high mobile penetration and a young population with an appetite for new […]

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Driving convenience and security in a digital USA

Security or convenience? It’s an age-old question in the security world. But in parts of the USA people like you or me can have easy access to both. As part of our mini-series on Digital USA, I want to take a look at automotive innovation and how digital technology is transforming the transport industry to […]

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What connects M2M with McDonalds?

What springs to mind when you think of McDonalds? Happy meals? Brightly colored fast-food chains? Sponsorship of the 2012 Olympics? Vegetarian-only restaurants in India? How about Machine-2-Machinecommunication? Surprised? McDonalds has pioneered a key business concept – extended enterprise – which is going to be the cornerstone of future M2M Communications. What is an extended enterprise? […]

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Machines – will they take over or aid the world?

We’ve all watched (or at least heard of) futuristic movies where robots rule the world. From I, Robot and The Matrix to the aptly named Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, scenarios are painted where machines become autonomous and decide to rule humanity. While these movies primarily aim to entertain and scare, they do call […]

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2013 – the year of connections

Is it the year of mobile advertising? The year of NFC and mobile payments? Well, according to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and AllThingsD.com, 2013 could be the year the ‘Connected Home’ becomes a reality. We have blogged before about smart homes, sharing our perspective on the one hosted by the GSMA at Mobile World Congress […]

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