Tag: Communications

The death of SMS – but more messaging

You may have seen the headlines last week proclaiming the ‘death of SMS’ and positioning SMS as ‘old-fashioned text messages’. Well, we all know that ‘bad news sells’, so let’s look at the good news around this. Based on global predictions from Deloitte, communications aren’t dropping – quite the opposite. In fact, instant messaging is […]

The Internet of Things is here and already improving lives

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things are often talked about as a vision for the future. Imagine a future where billions of devices and machines of all kinds will communicate with each other, automate tasks, enrich our lives, and create big-time business benefits.   The Internet of Things is actually more of a reality […]

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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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The importance of listening – but not too much

We currently live in a world that never switches off. Conversations are happening in person, over communications networks and online at all times. We have multiple distractions: distractions such as cell phones, computers, iPods and 24/7 television. We are constantly talking. Even when listening we are continually chattering in our brain, formulating an answer, or […]

TMCnet recognizes innovation in M2M communications

Innovation is something we value immensely at Gemalto, which is why we’re delighted that our Machine-to-Machine (M2M) unit Cinterion has been recognized for its fantastic work in smart grid deployments. Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com has announced that our EU3 M2M module won a 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award, rewarding innovative technologies within a very competitive industry. M2M Now […]

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