Tag: Internet of things

‘Internet of Things’ dominates MWC keynotes

If there’s one thing that Mobile World Congress 2013 has taught us so far, it is that ‘the internet of things’ is well and truly here to stay. Listening to some of the speakers at this week’s conference has made it clear that the process of ‘verticalizing’ connections is already underway. Steve Girsky, vice chairman […]

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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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Java – silently powering the M2M revolution

Sometimes the most effective things in life are not those which attract the most attention. Java, the coding language developed by Sun Microsystems in 1996 and now owned by Oracle, is a fine example of this. Java sits at the heart of one of the most significant technology revolutions of our generation: the emergence of […]

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Pacemakers to power plants: is nothing safe?

Those reading the world’s news bulletins over the past few weeks could be forgiven for asking themselves the question, ‘is nothing safe anymore?’. From Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to the power plants that supply the very lifeblood of our global economy, reports emerging recently have given the impression that almost anything is now vulnerable to attack. […]

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The office of the past, present and future – Part…

As shown by our sliding graphic below, which highlights the differences between desks of the 1980s and today, office technology has become increasingly streamlined in recent years. Today’s ultrabooks are certainly a far cry from the computers of the early 20th century. The Colossus, the first programmable computer built in 1943, was the size of […]

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Highlights from CES 2014: Is your car smarter than you?

Cars were invented as a means of transportation – getting from point A, St. Louis, to point B, Kansas City. If you were at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, CES, in Las Vegas then you know we’re not in Kansas anymore! Cars have evolved far beyond travel mode and status symbols. In fact, the hottest […]

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