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Telit has acquired cloud-services company ILS Technology (ILST) in a move that should further strengthen its position as a provider of managed M2M services and lessen its reliance on hardware sales.
The financial terms of the takeover were not disclosed, but Telit (London, UK) said that management, engineering and support staff from ILST (Boca Raton, FL, USA) would be integrated with its own m2mAir services unit, which the company set up last year.
Big data is going to be critical to the consumerization of M2M, according to new research from Heavy Reading.
In a blog post on its website, the analyst company says that enterprises will have to turn themselves into value-added players if they are to make the most of the M2M opportunity, and that their ability to manage data securely will be a crucial factor.
Enterprises will also have to be capable of turning the data they gather into “relevant information based on business rules”.
Axeda has said Todd DeSisto is to become its new chief executive and received a fresh injection of funding totaling $12 million.
The company – which develops cloud-based software and services for M2M applications – is promoting DeSisto from his current position as chief financial and operating officer.
Before joining Axeda (Foxboro, MA, USA), DeSisto worked for a variety of companies in the telecoms industry and he boasts more than 20 years of leadership experience.
M2M module maker Sierra Wireless has reported a narrowing of its net loss from continuing operations in its first quarter as a “pure-play” M2M company on the back of strong growth in revenues.
In GAAP terms, the company’s net loss from continuing operations was $6.74 million for the three months ending June 2013, compared with a loss of $8.87 million for the same period last year.
Revenues, meanwhile, grew by an impressive 14.9% over the same period, to $109.6 million.
Developers will invest as much as $2.5 billion in augmented reality (AR) applications in 2018, compared with just $670 million this year, as AR becomes a significant enabler for the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics.
Such is the finding of a new study from ABI Research, which reckons AR will become a more everyday part of mobile experiences over the next few years, especially in the domain of retail and marketing.
The study’s authors point to cloud computing, however, as the most imminent growth driver for AR.
As Superstorm Sandy bore down on the East coast last year, companies with data centers in its path needed another location fast. But moving computer servers is tricky, and usually planned over days or weeks.
Enter a new technology: software-defined networking, or SDN. Such urgent data moves could now be done within a few hours.
Investors, including some of the world's biggest technology companies, are buying into the start-ups behind SDN, a technology that allows users to substitute some of the most complex hardware functions in server switches with software.
M2M managed services provider Wyless has become the latest M2M player to court application developers with its launch of a development kit in partnership with ClearConnex, an M2M device engineering company, and components distributor Symmetry.
The companies claim their Telit-based M2M Quickstart Developer Kit will accelerate the development, testing and deployment of M2M applications by providing “everything an M2M device developer requires to accelerate their time to market”.
Oracle Corp, the technology giant losing market share to younger firms that sell software via the Web, has signed a long-term partnership with archrival and cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com Inc.
The two companies said on Tuesday that Oracle (Redwood City, CA, USA) will integrate some of its cloud-based software programs with Salesforce (San Francisco, CA, USA) products. The companies gave few details on the unprecedented partnership, which also calls for Salesforce to expand its own use of Oracle products.
With the cloud and M2M both integral to Deutsche Telekom’s growth strategy, the German operator is keen to publicize its launch of development kits for cloud-based M2M applications.
The kits consist of Arduino or Cinterion boards with GSM chips, SIM cards and access to the M2M Developer Platform.
Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) is also relaunching its M2M Developer Community – its portal for developing M2M products and services – with new functionality.