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Salesforce IoT Cloud promises to create meaning from M2M talk

Internet of Things flat iconic illustration

Salesforce has launched its Internet of Things (IoT) offering with IoT Cloud, which promises to convert machine to machine conversations, digital content and customer information into useful intelligence that sales staff can act on.

Intel, Wipro join IoT, M2M trade body to boost deployments

Intel and Wipro are joining the IMC

Intel and Wipro have this week joined the International M2M Council (IMC), a global trade association set up to represent Internet of Things vendors and service providers and boost volume IoT deployments.

Four-fold cellular IoT connections predicted by 2019


IT analyst firm 451 Research has forecasted the growth of cellular network-based connections for IoT-devices as anticipation surrounding the tech continues to grow. It also reckons wearable tech as a major enterprise tool will become reality in the next 12 months. According to the firm, the telecoms industry can expect a nigh on four-fold boom […]

Juniper: Connected cars to be 20% of car market by 2019

Juniper claims connected cars will be the fastest growing M2M segment

Analyst firm Juniper Research has forecast the connected car market to grow faster than any other M2M segment and to account for a fifth of total passenger car revenue by 2019.

Telstra, Komatsu sign $23m cloud, IoT deal

Komatsu is tapping Telstra for its cloud, comms and M2M strategy

Telstra inked a deal with mining and construction equipment provider Komatsu to help the company deploy and manage its ICT and IoT strategy over the next three years.

Huawei’s details connected car partnerships with Audi, Volkswagen

Huawei is pushing forward with a number of connected car partnerships this week

Chinese networking giant Huawei is going big on the connected car market this week with the announcement of partnerships with German car makers Audi and Volkswagen, reports

The Internet of Things: Where hope tends to triumph over common sense

The Internet of Things is coming. But not anytime soon.

The IoT will not change the world in 2015. It will take at least 10 years for the IoT to become pervasive enough to transform the way we live and work, and in the meantime it’s up to us to decode the hype and figure out how the IoT will evolve, who will benefit, and what it takes to build an IoT network.

Internet of Things startup Konekt raises $1.3m to bolster mobile connectivity between things

IoT startup Konekt has raised $1.3m for its M2M platform

Konekt, a startup behind a toolkit that helps device manufacturers and Internet of Things service managers connect devices over mobile networks, has raised $1.3m in its latest round of funding.

Google Glass creator jumps to Amazon

Babak Parviz, the brains behind Google Glass

The brains behind Google Glass, Babak Parviz, has left one internet giant for another, this week revealing his departure from Google and new employment at Amazon. The move comes as interest in the wearable computing space continues to heat up.

LogMeIn acquires Ionia to bolster Internet of Things strategy

LogMeIn acquired IoT service integration specialist Ionia and plans to merge it with IoT PaaS company Xively, which it acquired in 2011

LogMeIn announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ionia Corporation, a company specialising in IoT service integration with Salesforce and Amazon Web Services-based platforms. The company said Ionia, which will be merged with another M2M / Internet of Things-focused company acquired by LogMeIn in 2011, Xively, will bolster the company’s strategy in the fledging Internet of Things space.