IoT EVOLUTION MAGAZINE FEATURES
TMC, IoT Evolution Announce Product of the Year Award Winners
So many IoT devices, so little time.
09/08/2017
The Industrial IoT Hot List
When the Industrial Internet Consortium was formed by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel, IoT was not void of enterprises using machine to machine communication.
09/08/2017
How Smart Businesses Can Help Make Smart Cities
Smart cities are good for business, but finding the right funding model can be difficult.
09/08/2017
Using Kura Wires to Easily Program Edge Devices with Open Source Technology
IoT edge computing pushes data management and analysis from the cloud to IoT gateways for a more efficient solution.
09/08/2017
Thanks for the Hospitality
IoT Makes Short-Term Rental Market, Hotels More Manageable
09/08/2017
Smart Home: Bringing It Together with Bots
Even with 80 million smart home devices delivered worldwide in 2016, according to IHSMarkit, consumers have not made the transition fromturning their regular homes into smart homes with Internet of Things solutions like intelligent thermostats, security systems, and home care offerings.
09/08/2017
Why the Used Car Could Decide the Future of the Mobile SIM
When the first mobile SIM was revealed 1991, it was the size of a credit card.
09/08/2017
A Sign of Things to Come: Telecom of Things
While the merger of Nokia with Alcatel was probably more interesting to Wall Street, the merger of SONUS with GENBAND is an indication about what we should expect to happen at the network layer for carriers working with the Internet of Things.
09/08/2017
How Technology Is Improving Sports
Athletes of the future will be tracked at every moment to know how fast, how focused, and when they are "in the zone". The modern sports experience has become a medley of sights, smells, and experiences being stirred up by technology.
09/08/2017
Connected Transportation: How to Get the Most Out of Your Telematics Solution
In the world of transportation, the Internet of Things has been synonymous with telematics - connected technologies that allow managers to monitor the location and status of their vehicles.
09/08/2017
Smart Cities: The Challenges, The Fragmentation, The Lessons Learned
The movement of the world's population to urban centers, the competition of those cities with one another to attract business and investment, and the fact that devices and networks now make exciting new applications possible have all contributed to growing interest in so-called smart city efforts.
09/08/2017
Connected Insurance Special Supplement
How to Reduce Your Risk with IoT
Insurance executives see three factors as most important to the future of the insurance industry: technology, regulation and market factors, according to a new IBM study.
09/08/2017
Connected Insurance Special Supplement
Evolving Auto Claims Reporting: From Five Days to Nearly Instantaneous
Traditional automotive claims reporting has typically meant a lag time of three to five days from an event to when the insurer receives an initial report via notification to a call center.
09/08/2017
The 5G Hot List
As a former network planner, I have to say that I have been skeptical about 5G and IoT having much to do with each other.
04/20/2017
Money Matters What's Happening with IoT M&A
It has been my contention that many companies are under pressure to provide an exit strategy to their boards as the hype in the IoT has created the expectation that now is the time to acquire or be acquired.
04/20/2017
Open Source Software Frameworks How Om7Sense Used One to Launch Its Solution
IoT has been around for many years now, but is still maturing. Hearing what other companies are doing to implement successful IoT solutions may help you discover lower cost, faster ways to go to market with your project.
04/20/2017
AT&T Sunsets Its 2G Network
AT&T has discontinued service on its 2G wireless network. AT&T's 2G network went dark Jan. 1. That was four years after the cellular service provider initially announced plans to sunset 2G.
04/20/2017
Seven Steps to Securing Your IoT Device
As we become more dependent on network-connected technologies and replace manual processes with digital ones, we are also more at risk to attack.
04/20/2017
What's Happening with Industrial IoT App Development
In 2016, industrial IoT app development made headlines as the technology landscape continued to evolve.
04/20/2017
Why Enterprises Will Need an IoT Operations Center
As things pick up steam, it is only natural that a number of organizations will soon initiate enterprise-wide rollouts. That will require an increased focus on operationalizing IoT.
04/20/2017
Automation, Unemployment & the Skills Gap
The Internet of Things is positioned to change life - and work - as we know it. IoT applications can allow businesses to be more efficient by addressing user preferences, avoiding truck rolls, controlling and monitoring things from afar, fixing problems faster, helping us locate resources more quickly, saving energy, and generally making life more pleasant and productive.
04/20/2017
Where the Money Is: What Verticals, Geographies Are Investing in the IoT
Manufacturing, transportation, and utilities are leading the way, according to International Data Corp.'s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, which was released in January.
04/20/2017
Cover Story
What You Need to Know About the Electronic Logging Mandate
There's a new regulation headed for the trucking and construction industries which will introduce many in the space to the Internet of Things.
04/20/2017
Ethical Data Management in the Age of The IoT
Video surveillance, remote health monitoring, consumer behavior tracking - the list is endless of decades-old capabilities for observing and capturing information about people.
02/02/2017
Cyber Attack: The Next Frontier is the One You Don't See
in a quiet crisis. It is a crisis of security in which we are not the targets, but the vectors.
02/02/2017
Beyond DNS: Why the IoT Industry Should Create Its Own IP Address Registry of Devices
In today's market, segments of the broader IoT ecosystem have been underserved, especially small-to-medium businesses and mid-sized cities. However, this oversight will change over the next several years as these entities seek to embrace the efficiencies and cost reductions that enterprises and government agencies are achieving through IoT implementations.
02/02/2017
The Time for IoT Security is Now
Billions of connected devices are already out there in the world. More are coming soon. And - like people and other resources - these entities can be employed for good or evil.
02/02/2017
Cover Story: Securing the Internet of Things: Telit Explains What's Required
Security is an issue of rising prominence in the Internet of Things arena. In fact, it's the biggest barrier to more widespread IoT deployment, according to 451 Research.
02/02/2017
Interconnecting the Internet of Things: The Key to Fulfilling the Promise of the IoT Age
The over-riding question facing the array of companies and government entities today seeking the benefits of the Internet of Things for their own organizations and their stakeholders is: If you build it, will everything connect?
12/02/2016
The Only Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes, and ...Network Outages?
Ben Franklin certainly didn't have a crystal ball when he wrote "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." But if he were around in today's modern age of connectivity, it's almost certain he would have added network outages to that list.
12/02/2016
Mesh Networks & The Rise of the Robots
It's the stuff of science fiction - robots that can build things, drive our cars for us, talk to us, and work longer, harder and smarter than humans.
12/02/2016
Windows 10 IoT Gets You to Market Faster
The promise of the Internet of Things is substantial. Each week it seems that the various industry pundits are providing increased forecasts on the number of connected, intelligent devices that will be deployed in the not too distant future.
12/02/2016
Compliance: How the IoT Can Assist in Meeting Requirements
As security threats proliferate and safety concerns become paramount, businesses across the globe face an increasing volume of regulation and legislation with which they have to comply.
11/23/2016
Telit EVP Dishes on the Company's New Modules
Telit offers a broad portfolio of modules to enable companies with Internet of Things products and deployments to get the most of out of their solutions.
11/23/2016
Talking Transportation: How Your Business Can Get the Best Return from the IoT
The nature of the transport and logistics sector - and the fact that it integrates across so many other verticals to enable operations in retail, manufacturing, local government, oil & gas, and many other arenas - has seen it take an early lead in IoT investment and adoption.
11/23/2016
On the Move: How the IoT is Helping Drive Logistics, Transportation Forward
The Internet of Things has already reached the business mainstream, and providers are serving organizations across the global economy with services, applications, connections, and technology that are available with minimal initial investment, are mature, secure, and scale up rapidly as each service proposition takes off and gains users.
11/23/2016
Cover Story: Verizon Invests Big in Telematics
Verizon shocked the world when it announced it was acquiring Hughes telematics for $612 million. Many speculated it was to bolster its OEM telematics practice.
11/23/2016
The World is His Oyster: Connected Solutions Enable Daniel Ward to See Food
Ward set out to find a solution that would enable him to track the location and condition of his company's products throughout the value chain - all the way to the point at which it reaches the consumer.
11/23/2016
Accolades
TMC, IoT Evolution Name Smart Grid Product of the Year Award Winners
IoT Evolution magazine and our parent company, TMC, are pleased to announce the winners of the Smart Grid Product of the Year Awards.
09/12/2016
IoT In the Enterprise Supplement – Sponsored by Telit
IoT In the Enterprise
Supplement - Sponsored by Telit
08/29/2016
Cover Story
Where the Investment & Expected Growth is in the IoT
Agriculture, building automation, health care, and (especially) transportation are the hottest areas of investment related to the Internet of Things, says Homaira Akbari, who presented a talk about IoT investment and growth at July's IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas.
08/29/2016
The Hot List: Home Gateways Hot List: The Hype is Deserved
Everyone in the industry has been hearing about intelligent buildings, smart homes, and operator-based gateway services for decades.
06/20/2016
Cover Story
The Internet of Systems: Getting Smart About Cities
It's about creating the systems of things that are going to generate the mass of interconnected data sets that will lead to statistical determinations of efficiencies and make possible the predictive analysis and controls. And that's the ball game.
06/20/2016
Want to Build Smart IoT Infrastructure? Focus on Smart Partnerships First
As the market retunes this year from a hype factor towards value identification, implementing Industrial IoT solutions is starting to appear a bit easier said than done.
06/20/2016
Strong Security Will Underpin IoT Success
The Internet of Things is ushering in a Jetson-like future in which almost every device is capable of connecting to the Internet and is redefining the way humans interact with their immediate environments.
02/11/2016
The Web of Things: Industry Players Aim to Bring Together a Fragmented IoT Ecosystem
Anyone who follows this space is probably aware that while the web of things offers seemingly limitless possibilities, it is also a bit of a Wild West environment in which people and companies have set out on divergent paths to reach their destinations.
02/11/2016
Cover Story
Are You a Unicorn, or Should You Be?
In case you missed it, 2015 was the year of the unicorn. Instead of spotting only one, we ended up with herds of them around the world.
02/11/2016
The Hot List
Beacons: Bridging the App Gap
With the IoT evolution in full swing, it's interesting to see applications, like Uber, that are part of the IoT ecosystem but don't use any additional hardware.
11/25/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Global Reach & Reliability: Clinical Trial Data Collection Firm ERT Taps Vodafone for M2M
Has anybody ever asked you to remember a certain event, and you reply that you can't even remember what you had for lunch yesterday?
11/25/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Beyond the Hype: A LoRaWAN Public Network in Action
The media is overflowing with IoT predictions, specifications, and announcements about low-power wide area networks being deployed in many countries.
11/25/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Numerex Horizontal Platform: M2M Pioneer Offers One-Stop Shop for IoT Solutions
Numerex arrived on the machine-to-machine communications scene well before the popularization of the terms M2M and the Internet of Things.
11/25/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Senet: The Right Choice for IoT Customers that Opt for LoRa
The vast majority of machine-to-machine devices in place today rely on 2G cellular networks for their connectivity.
11/25/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Smart Sensors: Enabling Detection and Ranging for the Internet of Things and Beyond
A key enabler for IoT is the development of next-generation sensors that provide a wealth of quality data from which to build new applications and capabilities.
11/25/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
LTE vs. LPWA: Why LTE is the Clear Winner in Terms of Cost, Quality, and Scale
If you follow the Internet of Things space, you may have noticed all the talk lately about low-power wide area networks.
11/25/2015
Cover Story
Building Value: How IoT is Changing BASs
As the world becomes more intelligent, IoT-enabled building automation systems are a natural progression of this. It doesn't make sense to connect and integrate cities, home automation, and traffic systems and then not make buildings just as intelligent.
11/25/2015
IoT Evolution Expo Announces Program for Fort Lauderdale Event
Program includes content focused on connected home, edge/fog computing, smart buildings, connected transportation and developers
10/14/2015
Study Says Consumers Like Smart Home Tech, They Just Aren't Buying It
Smart Home devices and technology are supposed to make life easier for consumers, but a new report from Argus Insights shows that satisfaction is only slowly rising while overall demand continues the decline.
09/30/2015
Security Special Section
Enterprise Security: You're Not in as Much Danger as You Think
The post-apocalyptic, post-technology hackers took over the world and burned it down because someone took over the IoT. This isn't going to happen. I know; we're all disappointed. I wanted a Mad Max Ford Falcon Interceptor, too.
08/10/2015
Connected Home Supplement
Where We Live: The Connected Home is the Face of the IoT
For those of us working on the IoT every day, the industry is a bit of a hydra. One big data body, with dozens of vertical heads feeding it with supply chain logistics, semiconductor development, cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity, driverless cars and telematics, utilities and all of the other parts of what makes the IoT so important.
08/10/2015
BOARDROOM REPORT
Who Scares You, and Who Do You Scare?
BY CARL FORD The market is full of opportunity right now, which means it's also full of a lot of hype. As a man I consider a friend once said: "Everyone…chattered in millions. Scoffers could scoff and be damned."
08/10/2015
THE HOT LIST
Smart Grid Hot List: Transformers No Disguise
Electricity, plumbing, and weather often are places where my knowledge shows huge gaps. I understand the workings in general, but by in large I accept my knowledge gaps as the world maintaining it's magic, wonder, and awe for me.
08/10/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Heterogeneous is the New Black
The world of connected machines, sometimes called machine-to-machine or the Internet of Things, is now becoming tangible from both a technological and commercial perspective.
08/10/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
IoT Security: Altair Semiconductor Explains Why It's Uniquely Positioned for the Job
The Internet of Things is expected to change life as we know it - making our businesses, cities, and homes more efficient; our energy, industrial, and transportation systems safer; and our people healthier.
08/10/2015
Smart Water and the New Laws of Hydrodynamics Finding Better Ways to Manage our Most Precious Resource
According to The Nature Conservancy, water shortages are expected to rise along with population and food demand spikes as a result of migration, urbanization, and climate change.
08/10/2015
Cover Story
Pipe Dream: AT&T, Partners Help Conserve Water Via Leak Prevention Solution
The country's infrastructure is aging, and our water distribution infrastructure is no exception to that trend.
08/10/2015
Use Cases
IoT in Factory Automation: Evolution or Revolution?
The Internet of Things has become something of a media buzzword (or phrase) of late - leading many to believe the technology behind it is brand new. Of course, anyone with factory experience can tell you this Internet of Things has been building for some time. But the question remains: Is IoT revolutionary?
06/08/2015
The Hot List
IoT Analytics Get Prescriptive
Whether you are starting with a green field of devices, networks, and applications or are adding connectivity to an existing sensor network, the transmission of data is the rationale for the connectivity.
06/08/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Vodafone Expands Portfolio of M2M-Specific Hardware Solutions
This article will talk about how two M2M terminals recently launched by Vodafone make it even easier for the company's enterprise customers to benefit from the Internet of Things.
06/08/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Complex Made Simple: A New Approach to Enabling the Internet of Things
There was a time when machine-to-machine applications relied on a single communications protocol. That time has passed. As M2M communications morphs into the Internet of Things, the technical complexity of applications is growing.
06/08/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
The Wait Is Over: Altair Brings Affordable, Low Power, Robust LTE Connectivity to IoT
It has been clear for some time that a low-cost, high-performance connectivity option for the Internet of Things is on the horizon. According to Altair Semiconductor, that time is now.
06/08/2015
Endpoints
The Future is Autonomous Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
We are living in an age in which the only limitation of technological advancements is time. It is no longer about how we will do something, but simply when we can do it.
06/08/2015
Cover Story
HDG Steps into the Spotlight: CEO Rod Hilton Explains How and Why
IoT Evolution magazine recently interviewed Rod Hilton to learn more about him and his business HDG, which is just now transitioning from a behind-the-scenes IoT and M2M player to taking a leading role.
06/08/2015
Cover Story
Empowering the Customer: How Sprint Helps Businesses Command Control of IoT
Connected devices continue to multiply, and some of these things are in the most difficult to access places. To help keep them within reach of its business customers, Sprint provides the Global Command Center 2.0.
06/08/2015
Boardroom Report
Fasten Your Seatbelts: Winning Strategies Plan for Turbulence Ahead
Executives are constantly being asked to rethink their strategies. Andy Grove used to say, and famously wrote a book with the title, "Only the Paranoid Survive". But what if the issue is not about the tools and technologies, but the politics of the world?
06/08/2015
Strategic Solution Series
Altair Semiconductor Addresses IoT with LTE-Specific Solutions
Altair Semiconductor, a chipset company that's been in business for a decade, offers LTE-only chipsets. This year the company aims to disrupt the M2M/IoT space with the introduction of an optimized LTE-only chipset.
01/22/2015
Cover Story
Why Insurance Telematics is Growing Slower than Most People Expect
As an analyst, one of the questions I routinely get is: How big is the market? The next question is: How fast is it growing? The third: Why?
01/21/2015
Cover Story
Connected Transportation: Where We Are and Where We're Going
The global transportation market is the largest vertical market within the machine-to-machine and Internet of Things movement. But what is connected transportation? Does it have to do with tracking the transportation of goods via land, sea, or air? Does it have to do with safety and security applications like OnStar? What about connecting fleets?
01/21/2015
Network
The Value of Community for Developers
The Kura and Mihini frameworks are all about the transport layer associated with gateways and transmission. The focus on services starts with the smart home and smart grid using Eclipse Scada. From the protocol standpoint it is supporting MQTT, CoAp, OMA and ETSI M2M. In the end of course, it will deliver a development environment.
01/21/2015
Endpoints
Wearables Go to Work
Wrist-based wearable devices have captured headlines recently as Samsung has rolled out an array of smartwatches; Apple has detailed plans for a smartwatch to become available this year; and Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Nike, Pebble, and array of other companies join the increasingly crowded fitness band and smartwatch fray. For the most part, these efforts are consumer plays. But Samsung, already a leader in the smartwatch space, is working to bring the benefits of the smartwatch and other wearables to business environments as well.
01/21/2015
Boardroom Report
Contemplating Consolidation
The consolidation continues. Axeda becomes part of PTC's previously acquired Thingworx. Orbcomm buys Skywave. Raco Wireless is being combined with Kore by ABRY partners. All of this indicates companies are finding that growth is easier when the services are fuller.
01/21/2015
The Hot List
Usage-Based Insurance Strategies: A Real-Time Solution that Lags
Insurance companies are logical early adopters of technologies. Accountability, security, verification, and usage are all drivers for insurance to be raised and lowered. It would also be a key aspect of redesigning services. While the insurance companies are exploring, they are very cautious about the impact. Insurance companies understand that in the Internet of Things, insurance companies can change or modify the nature of policies to expand services. For example, pay as you drive and pay how you drive are services that have come of age because of the adoption of standards and the use of the Internet. While remote patient care and other coverage would equally benefit, automotive has been the first mover.
01/21/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
On Watch: Vodafone Helps to Keep Lively Subscribers Connected
A sense of love and community, a feeling of purpose, and something to look forward to -those are the three keys to happiness, according to Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. That's why staying close to friends and neighbors and retaining a sense of vitality are so important, especially as we get older .
01/21/2015
Strategic Solutions Series
Customer Focus: An Interview with Smart Metering Systems PLC
Smart Metering Systems plc is the leading independent provider of connections, metering, and automated meter reading services to industry and major utility companies in the U.K. In 2009, SMS made a strategic decision to transform its business from a customer service organization to a customer experience business. At the same time SMS introduced smart meter technology and data management services to its customer base, providing a valuable additional service at a very competitive price point.
01/21/2015
Awards
TMC, Crossfire Announce IoT Excellence Award Winners
IoT Evolution magazine, its parent company TMC, and our strategic partner Crossfire Media are proud to announce the winners of the IoT Evolution Excellence Awards. The awards honor innovative products that support the availability of information being deduced, inferred and directly gathered from sensors, systems and anything else that is supporting better business and personal decisions.
01/21/2015
Edit Series
Global Companies Begin to Embrace M2M Technology
Mobile World Congress 2015 is just a couple of months away. I remember I left the conference last year thinking about the dynamic role mobility, and especially the Internet of Things, continues to play for companies all over the world. Now here we are, almost a year later, and I am excited to see the myriad ways companies are using mobile technology.
01/21/2015

MEET THE EDITORIAL TEAM

Rich Tehrani
CEO, TMC
Since 1982 Rich has led TMC © in many capacities. Rich Tehrani is an IP Communications industry expert, visionary, author and columnist. He founded INTERNET TELEPHONY ™ magazine... READ MORE

Paula Bernier
Executive Editor, TMC
Paula Bernier is Executive Editor at TMC where she writes, edits and manages editorial content for INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution, and CUSTOMER magazines... READ MORE

Carl Ford
Partner and Community Developer, Crossfire Media
Today as a partner at Crossfire Media, Carl is developing programs that bring to light an understanding of the issues required for delivering broadband wireless Internet... READ MORE

Erik Linask
Group Editorial Director, TMC
Erik oversees the editorial content and direction for all of TMC. Erik has contributed literally thousands of features during his 5-year tenure, with a focus... READ MORE