Internet of Things

MWC19 Insights Part I: An industry in motion, but where to?

By |2019-03-22T14:18:57+01:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Mobile, Telecoms|

I’ve been in the telco industry in various guises for the last 22 years and attended mobile world congress since 2011 and usually I have left vaguely disappointed – this year I left hopeful for the industry – interestingly none of it had anything to do with the major announcements around 5G. Instead, there were [...]

IoT Study Results: Principles for effective engagement

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+01:0012 October 2015|Internet of Things|

It is widely recognised that Internet connectivity will present significant opportunities and savings for a broad range of businesses and organisations. So here at CIC we conducted a survey (sponsored by IBM) to investigate the role of connectivity and the Internet of Things across a range of industries and markets, especially those that produce smart, [...]

From CIC’s burgeoning Internet of Things vault: signposts for the value chain

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+01:0025 June 2015|Cloud, Internet of Things, Mobile, Networking, Platforms and Operating Systems, Security|

The mother of all conferences! That is how Mobile World Congress (MWC) is often billed.  Although in reality there are certainly one or two other conferences that can certainly live up to that grandiose title - the Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas every January being one such example. However, anyone who has travelled [...]

CIC Mid-term Roundup 2015

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+01:0025 June 2015|Analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things, Mainframe, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems, Storage|

Late spring is always a busy time for conferences and events, and it sometimes feels that we are away more often than we are back in the office. Having said that, these events are the lifeblood of what we as analysts do, and it offers us an opportunity to identify the trend, issues and opportunities [...]

MWC15 In Review

By |2015-03-20T15:02:18+01:0020 March 2015|Analysis, Internet of Things, Mobile|

This year's Mobile World Congress seemed less frenetic than the last (seemed to be less dancers). Perhaps this was due to it being CIC’s second visit. However there also seemed to be less major announcements and less that was very new. Phones, wearables, cars and connected appliances had all been seen before and we're getting [...]

What will become of the wearable?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+01:0010 March 2015|Internet of Things|

At the end of last year I was asked by a technology publication for my 2015 predictions. My first was that consumer wearables would fail to gain traction despite there being a slew of new hardware. Barely a couple of weeks into the year and Google announced the demise (sort of) of Glass. CES was [...]

What’s compelling about ARM and IBM’s IoT partnership?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+01:006 March 2015|Analysis, Internet of Things, Software Development|

In 2014 IBM launched its Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation, a cloud based service within its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering Bluemix. The aim was to attract developers to IoT by making it easy to utilise the cloud as a platform for building applications based on data coming from devices (things). Of course for [...]