Category Archives: Connected World

Connected home: about more than just good Wi-Fi

Can your Wi-Fi stream 4K?If like me, you love technology, you can now access all the info needed with the tap of a finger about how much energy your home appliances are consuming – including your washing machine, dryer, Nespresso machine, air conditioner, lights, oven and so on. And you can also see how high your next utility bill will be – days before it arrives. How cool is that? Chances are, if you’ve got a connected home, you’re also wirelessly streaming video to your TV, tablet, and other handheld devices. This brings us to 4k streaming, which as demand and availability for content […]  More >>

Service Agility – In all the right places

vincent-rugbyMy service provider lacked the service agility needed to provide extra network coverage in the stadium. For myself and many of the other 82,000 fans, this was a missed opportunity for service providers to provide an exceptional experience, which would further develop brand loyalty, and left me wondering which service provider I could switch to that would be able to accommodate my needs for always connected high-speed service.  More >>

Can service providers bring value to an IoT world?

Are service providers about to get into the SmartHome game?Service providers have started making inroads into the SmartHome, but face strong OTT competition. However, service providers have some big advantages over their competition.   More >>

The Critical Role of IoT Service Providers

Auto manufacturers will turn to service providers to enable the IoTWhen consumers think about the Internet of Things, perhaps they think about a SmartHome, with all their appliances, lights and security tools embedded into a single application on their phone. Others imagine medical devices that help them stay in constant control of an elderly parent’s health situation, while some might envision a smart city that communicates where the nearest available parking spot is located. And while these apps seem to function easily for the consumer, there is a critical role being played by the IoT service provider to maintain the illusion of simplicity. Take the connected car, for example. Car […]  More >>

How Sweet M2M is…Horizontally

Jelly beansIt’s time that the M2M platform industry focuses on horizontal capabilities. M2M application components will become increasingly productized as the overall M2M application development environment evolves.  More >>

How Sweet M2M Is

Kid in a candy shopM2M is here. It’s generating big revenues and endless opportunities. However, the focus has been on increasing application deployment efficiency, and not on development of IoT-style applications.   More >>

AT&T Drive and the Changing Road

The road is changing, but excitement over getting keys is eternalAT&T packaged connectivity, billing, data analytics and infotainment to car manufacturers. They backed it up with industry-leading partners, and an investment in the AT&T Drive Studio, a 5,000 square foot innovation center, garage, lab, and showroom, where they will work with auto experts from around the world. Amdocs contribution to this project centers on split billing.  More >>

Things I Saw at Israel’s “Internet of Things” Conference

One day soon you'll get a notification telling you if he brushed...and how long it tookIsrael’s first Internet of Things conference had wearables, wifi devices, bluetooth devices, and something for everyone. With 50 billion devices expected to connect in the coming years, you can bet there is a lot of room to grow.  More >>

On my way to the Internet of Things

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/This Wednesday Amdocs will be at the first Internet of Things conference in Israel. The conference, which will take place in Tel Aviv, will feature speakers from around the world, talking about connected cars, wearables, 3D printed, and more, in a M2M world.  More >>

The Machine Era is Here… Are you Ready?

Set in fictional Orbit City in the year 2062, The Jetsons foretold, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, of a futuristic world where smart machines handled the day-to-day activities of George and his family. This 1960’s cartoon featured many things we take for granted, including mobile phones, the Internet, video conferencing and even connected devices that are just hitting our radar, such as Home Health Monitoring and the Connected Home. Described as a phenomenon, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is part of a larger initiative to create an “Internet of Things”; a global and ubiquitous network that extends smart connectivity to encompass everyday objects, such as […]  More >>