IoT

2020 vision: What MWC19 tells us about the year ahead

By |2019-03-22T14:36:30+00:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Mobile, Telecoms|

If hindsight is 20/20 vision, can the melee of announcements and exhibitor displays at this year’s Mobile World Congress provide us with the foresight for the year ahead and what to expect at MWC20? As a conference, Mobile World Congress (MWC) has built a reputation for providing a window on innovation and market direction in [...]

MWC19 Insights PART II: Tech Review

By |2019-03-22T14:17:12+00:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Mobile, Telecoms|

In Part I of my MWC19 review, I covered the changes to industrial structure, but no review of MWC is complete without one or two tech highlights from the telco side – one of my main professional loves: - Cloud Telco Cloud – finally seeing some statements of the gob-smackingly obvious emerging around the operator [...]

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

By |2019-03-22T14:18:57+00:0022 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 [...]

A reality for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at HIMSS 18

By |2018-03-08T08:08:06+00:007 March 2018|Analysis, Healthcare|

AI’s conundrum: Is it just correlation or cause? We need to know this. If we know what determines a condition, we will be in a better position to treat and prevent sicknesses. But how can we know? By interpreting the increasing body of data, concludes Lynda Chin in her keynote address at the AI and [...]

Is there a new VMware in the making? Four strategic moves that point to a yes

By |2016-11-29T08:47:24+00:0022 November 2016|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

VMware’s success has resulted in a dominant market position leaving it both searching for new growth opportunities and facing pernicious threats to the market it controls. At VMworld Europe 2015, the company was facing uncertainty from the announcement that its parent company EMC was to be acquired by Dell. Its own long-term strategic vision also [...]

Dreamforce 2015: Less show, more business

By |2015-10-22T14:16:48+00:0022 October 2015|Analysis, Uncategorized|

In the yearly dual between Dreamforce the technology conference versus Dreamforce the show, this year was more tech. There were still big name presenters from fields outside of technology (e.g. entertainment) with a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder playing in Marc Benioff's keynote. But where last year we had Hilary Clinton this year we got [...]

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

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:0025 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 [...]

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

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+00:006 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 [...]

Why developers should embrace the cloud, a discussion with Darren Smith from Salesforce.com

By |2015-03-02T20:37:21+00:0015 July 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

In the latest of our series of podcasts with developer evangelists from leading vendors I spoke with Darren Smith from Salesforce.com. In these podcasts we look at 3 trends that each vendor is seeing within the developer community. In his roles as Director of platform sales engineering Darren regularly interacts with developers around the Salesforce [...]