Graphene – a wonder material for future IoT applications

 

At Mobile World Congress 2016, in Hall 8.1, the last hall in the endless Catalan event, immediately close to the IoT Pavilion, there was a section dedicated to graphene, strongly supported by the EU Graphene Flagship. The Graphene Flagship (http://graphene-flagship.eu/) is the second largest Future and Emerging Technology Flagship programme by the European Commission aiming to bring together academia and nanotechnology industry and moving graphene from laboratories into real applications. The programme was launched in 2013 with an investment of €1bn. This substantial investment is illustrative of the importance of graphene and nanotechnology. As for the IoT vision, the graphene embraces a transformational vision that impacts all areas of society, write Dr Therese Cory, senior analyst and Saverio Romeo, prinicipal analyst at Beecham Research. (more…)

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June 8, 2016

Posted by: George Malim

Blockchain and its meaning for the IoT community

In the first of a new series of articles on emerging IoT trends by Beecham Research – Phill Pexton, senior analyst, and Saverio Romeo, principal analyst, with the firm examine blockchain (more…)

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May 17, 2016

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Why is UAV (drone) adoption not rapidly lifting off?

With so many potential applications in such a cost effective package, why isn’t drone use sky-rocketing, asks Matthew Duke-Woolley, a market analyst with Beecham Research? (more…)

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May 5, 2016

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Smart home education enters UK retail market

Last week John Lewis, one of the UK’s leading retail chains, claims that it has opened the UK’s largest smart home high street shopping experience, writes Olena Kaplan a senior analyst at Beecham Research. The retailer allocated part of its 5th floor electronics space to smart home products at its flagship Oxford Street store. (more…)

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April 12, 2016

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Robin Duke-Woolley

IoT users don’t care about technologies – They want solutions and services

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is increasingly being viewed as the next great development of the internet, writes Robin Duke-Woolley, the founder and chief executive of Beecham Research. This has prompted many to get rather carried away with the potential size of the market opportunity, but that is another story (see for example Beecham Research urges industry to ’get real’ about IoT predictions).

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March 30, 2016

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Robin Duke-Woolley

KORE acquires Wyless: Connectivity for IoT takes centre stage

KORE’s announcement today of its acquisition of Wyless has been a while in the making, but hugely significant now it is here, writes Robin Duke-Woolley, the chief executive of Beecham Research. (more…)

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March 9, 2016

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Robin Duke-Woolley

MWC 2016: At last the M2M/IoT community takes a pragmatic look at the future

Mobile World Congress 2016 did meet expectations: a relentless show with people walking endlessly between halls for meetings, seeking opportunities, and listening to the latest announcements from the industry, write Robin Duke-Woolley, the chief executive of Beecham Research, and Saverio Romeo the firm’s principal analyst. Over 100,000 visitors this year – the most ever – and the food at the show was even more atrocious than last year. How do they get away with it at such high prices? (more…)

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March 8, 2016

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Are accident free roads in our future?

The humble automobile has come a long way since the first public test – which saw the very first car, crash, into a wall, due to human error. Our cars have become increasingly more complex over the past 100 years, but that original point of failure still exists today: The ‘problem’ of human capability, writes Matthew Duke-Woolley, an analyst with Beecham Research. (more…)

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February 29, 2016

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Saverio Romeo Beecham Research

Looking for a Benchmarking Framework for IoT platforms

Our counting of IoT platforms has exceeded 300, writes Saverio Romeo, the principal analyst at Beecham Research. There are now more than 300 solutions that identify themselves as IoT platform offering a variety of services, from device management to data management passing by API management. (more…)

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February 16, 2016

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Beecham Research publishes new IoT in Retail sector chart

Beecham Research has been working with specialist IoT event organiser Vinelake to create a new series of IoT events organised specifically around business users (see outline of events at this link). The aim of these, explains Robin Duke-Woolley, the chief executive of Beecham Research, is to be user centric and to explore the opportunities that M2M and IoT have for business users by assessing the business benefits they can gain from introducing connected device solutions. (more…)

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February 10, 2016

Posted by: George Malim