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Unlocking the Power of IoT Data at Scale

Unlocking the Power of IoT Data at Scale

As KORE recently shared, there are six consistent challenges that are preventing organizations from fully realizing efficiency and market differentiation by way of IoT implementations. One such struggle is moving from PoCs and concepts to industrial scale applications. There is tremendous potential to be unlocked from the data that devices will transmit, but doing this at scale requires some serious design.

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Perspectives from Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

Perspectives from Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) 2018 brought industry leaders together in the media and entertainment capital of Los Angeles to discuss a wide array of challenges and opportunities around mobile, wireless, and Internet of Things (IoT). We are at a...

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A View From The Top: A Point Of View On IoT

A View From The Top: A Point Of View On IoT

We recently discussed challenges preventing organizations from realizing the many benefits that IoT can offer. Many of these challenges stem from the fact that it is difficult for most businesses to successfully address the numerous components necessary...

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MWCA 2018 Day 1: Your Guide to Gaining IoT Insight at the Show

MWCA 2018 Day 1: Your Guide to Gaining IoT Insight at the Show

Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) is underway today, serving as not only a platform for new mobile technologies, but perhaps more importantly, an opportunity to discuss the rapidly advancing innovations in IoT. The KORE Team of IoT experts will be...

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Is V2V the Next M2M?

Is V2V the Next M2M?

The IoT revolution we are currently experiencing was born of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which has unlocked immeasurable capabilities for both businesses and consumers. In the coming years, it is expected that this same communication will...

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IoT Keeps Food Safe for Restaurants and Retailers

IoT Keeps Food Safe for Restaurants and Retailers

Refrigeration units play an important role in a wide array of retail businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, and department stores. Retail professionals know the importance of keeping refrigeration units up-and-running, as a failure can cause...

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IoT Disrupts the Insurance Industry with UBI

IoT Disrupts the Insurance Industry with UBI

Watch any TV show, and you will find yourself bombarded with a seemingly endless amount of car insurance commercials. Many are funny, with lovable characters telling consumers how their offering is less expensive than the next. While the savings from one...

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IoT: Paving the Way for Safer Roads

IoT: Paving the Way for Safer Roads

Driving – or just riding in a car – is one of the riskier activities we participate in every day. According to the National Safety Council, the U.S. experienced more than 40,000 automobile-related fatalities in 2017. While certainly a sizable number, the...

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Retail and IoT, Part I: Optimizing Transportation

Retail and IoT, Part I: Optimizing Transportation

Perhaps one of the most overlooked areas of retail success is supply chain effectiveness. Disruptions that impede products getting where they need to be – whether from the distributor to the warehouse, or delivered to the customer – can offset strides...

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LTE: Unleashing the Power of the Connected Car

LTE: Unleashing the Power of the Connected Car

Last year, for the first time, carriers added services to more cars than phones. Connectivity is no longer a luxury – it is an expectation – and that prerequisite extends to automobiles more than ever before. The connected car industry’s rise reflects...

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Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Still Reach Connected Customers?

Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Still Reach Connected Customers?

Smartphones have become an invaluable shopping asset for consumers. However, real-time access to competitive products, pricing, and special offers has sometimes thwarted sales for brick-and-mortar retailers. In some cases, in-store shoppers abandon their...

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Retail and IoT, Part II: Generating Warehouse Efficiencies

Retail and IoT, Part II: Generating Warehouse Efficiencies

IoT is helping retailers to gain greater control and line of sight of their warehouses. From creating increased operational efficiencies to informing accurate inventory decisions, connected devices are arming the industry with the power to optimize and...

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Enter the Age of IoT Independence

Enter the Age of IoT Independence

Across the U.S., families and friends will gather for barbecues, firework displays, and fun summer activities to celebrate Independence Day. This is all to commemorate how colonists fought for freedom, and ultimately for better lives.

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4 Considerations for Bringing Your Fleet IoT Application to Life

4 Considerations for Bringing Your Fleet IoT Application to Life

The transportation industry is undergoing unprecedented transformation. Fleet management professionals are faced with new challenges, regulations, and decisions on a rapidly increasing basis.

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Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part II: Addressing the Challenges

Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part II: Addressing the Challenges

In Part I of our series on Fleet Management and IoT, we examined trends and challenges the industry must address, including logistical issues related to online shopping, driver shortages, driver safety and productivity, and fuel price volatility. In Part...

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Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part I: Understanding the Challenges

Fleet Manager's Guide to IoT, Part I: Understanding the Challenges

Fleet management professionals are facing logistical, financial, and market challenges that were not present just a few years ago. Some of these challenges are actually the result of new business opportunities and efforts to make the industry more...

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Field Service Management: How to Partner for Success

Field Service Management: How to Partner for Success

We have recently been exploring how IoT has become an essential part of today’s field service workflow and why it is critical to continue to look forward. The fact is, field service has been an early adopter of IoT, and for most field service...

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Key Advancements in Field Service Device Options

Key Advancements in Field Service Device Options

As we recently discussed, field service organizations (FSO) have been early adopters in Internet of Things (IoT) technology. So it is no surprise that FSOs are also staying ahead of the curve in adapting their IoT deployments to keep pace with the...

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Managing the Field Service Ecosystem

Managing the Field Service Ecosystem

The future of IoT for Field Service Organizations (FSO) is now. FSOs have been early adopters of IoT technologies to quickly troubleshoot onsite issues across a range of industries. While most FSOs have been using some form of IoT for years, the...

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Powering Field Service with IoT

Powering Field Service with IoT

Field services are a critical part of many industries – from healthcare and insurance to utilities and fleet.  These field service organizations (FSO) are relying on the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure optimum efficiency. That said, there are...

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Insights from Farmers Edge: IoT Brings Exciting Times to Agriculture

Insights from Farmers Edge: IoT Brings Exciting Times to Agriculture

Having spent over 12 years in the IoT and M2M space I am still amazed at how the many different industry verticals continue to leverage IoT in new and exciting ways, particularly so with agriculture. So much has changed in the world of farming. Prior to...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Through IoT

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Through IoT

Sustainable development and agriculture go hand-in-hand. For any farming operation – regardless of size – preserving valuable resources is key to maximizing ROI. However, the need for greener practices is not only good for the environment and profit...

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IoT and Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry

IoT and Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry

In April, we are taking a closer look at the impact IoT has on sustainable development. Mining is one sector where marked improvements have been made as the result of networks of connected devices and systems. With more stringent regulations and a...

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IoT and Sustainable Development Goals

IoT and Sustainable Development Goals

In today’s business environment, implementing environmentally sustainable practices is no longer viewed as on option, but as a requirement. Besides being the ethically right thing to do, being green – or at least greener – is expected by customers,...

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Using IoT Data to Proactively Reduce Risk

Using IoT Data to Proactively Reduce Risk

As we recently discussed, the amount of data created by the Internet of Things (IoT) is perhaps just as impressive as the capabilities it can create for businesses. A recent study estimates that the amount of data currently produced in the digital...

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IoT and the Service Monetization Opportunity

IoT and the Service Monetization Opportunity

At the height of the industrial economy, productivity was something you could see, touch, or feel – think: crops, cars, and other goods. The shift to a service-based economy has changed that. Productivity is less tangible, measured by more abstract,...

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See You at HIMSS

See You at HIMSS

The annual Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference is March 5-9 in Las Vegas. It is one of the largest and most influential events each year, providing a forum for thousands of industry experts, thought leaders, medical...

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Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part I

Navigating the Healthcare IoT Journey, Part I

We recently explored the five stops along the IoT journey and how they apply to the Healthcare industry: 

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Developing your IoT Framework

Developing your IoT Framework

Many companies, across all industries, face challenges with the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, driving them to continue to deploy "single-point solutions" that focus on the IoT technology and are limited in their business scope and...

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2G/3G to LTE: The (Eventual) Switch

2G/3G to LTE: The (Eventual) Switch

We are just about a year removed from the retirement of AT&T’s 2G network, which serves as a beacon of things to come, as it is expected that the remaining North American carriers will be sun setting their 2G and even their 3G networks over the next...

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IoT and Retail, Part II: Enhancing the Customer Experience

IoT and Retail, Part II: Enhancing the Customer Experience

In Part I of our IoT and Retail Series, we explored the many ways IoT is helping retailers to meet the increased demand they experience during the holiday season. In Part II, we are taking a look at how the technology has improved the in-store experience...

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IoT and Retail, Part I: Optimizing Inventory and Supply Chain

IoT and Retail, Part I: Optimizing Inventory and Supply Chain

For retailers, there is no busier time than the holidays, and meeting the demand of consumers requires efforts beyond low prices and helpful associates. More and more, retail organizations are leaning heavily on the power of IoT to keep them in the black.

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5 Best Practices to Reduce IoT Security Risk

5 Best Practices to Reduce IoT Security Risk

In a recent blog, we explored five must-haves to reduce security risks associated with IoT endpoints. These include: data encryption, access control, continuous monitoring, quality network partners and secure foundation. In this installment, I will dig a...

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IoT Security Reaches Congress

IoT Security Reaches Congress

IoT security now has some influential eyes on it. Earlier this year, U.S. Senators Steve Daines, Cory Gardner, Mark Warner and Ron Wyden introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which seeks to set a baseline of security...

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Streamlining Home Security Connectivity

Streamlining Home Security Connectivity

For all the convenience and ‘cool’ factors IoT can bring, one of the more important uses of the technology is safety and security. With the advent of exciting IoT-enabled applications like smart keys and home alarm systems, businesses and residences are...

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IoT Security: More Connections, More Risks

IoT Security: More Connections, More Risks

According to a recent Ponemon study, only 30 percent of respondents said their organization dedicates an appropriate segment of its budget to secure mobile applications and IoT devices. As the number of IoT endpoints skyrockets, this low attention to...

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IoT for the Greater Good

IoT for the Greater Good

We recently explored some of the interesting lines of discussion at this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. While we talked quite a bit about the ways IoT will help transform businesses, there was also significant insight shared...

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3 Reasons to Consider a Smart-Content Strategy

3 Reasons to Consider a Smart-Content Strategy

Content and media have long been the primary forces behind advertising, marketing, and brand reputation; but with the evolution of mobility and the IoT, companies can now leverage these tools with unprecedented levels of efficiency enabling smarter...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to blur the daily lines between our physical and digital worlds. This move forward is commonly referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and was a hot topic at this year’s Mobile World...

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Integrated Solution Partners Simplify ELD Implementation

Integrated Solution Partners Simplify ELD Implementation

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued the electronic logging device (ELD) rule — also known as the ELD mandate. The new rule, which goes into effect in December, requires those with a commercial driver’s license to keep...

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The ELD Mandate Checklist

The ELD Mandate Checklist

The ELD mandate, which will require those with a commercial driver’s license to keep a Record of Duty Status (RODS) using an electronic logging device to record the information, is now less than three months away. Here are some important things carriers...

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Low Power LTE for IoT

Low Power LTE for IoT

When you think about how LTE has furthered the capabilities of IoT applications, what features typically come to mind? Speed, advanced capabilities, and bandwidth are likely at the top of the list, and are commonly associated with the higher speed...

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IoT Has Room to Grow

IoT Has Room to Grow

In a recent blog, we explored some of the hot topics at last month’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. Related to IoT, we had many “what’s next?” discussions, and it is an exciting question to consider given how quickly IoT adoption is...

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IoT Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

IoT Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

We live in a very Internet-connected world.  More than just your laptop to the Internet or your cellphone to your wireless carrier - I’m talking about your toaster.  Yes, the Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us and the big question is, where is it...

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4 Ways IoT Further Revolutionizes Fleet Management

4 Ways IoT Further Revolutionizes Fleet Management

It could be asserted that fleet management is a perfect illustration of how IoT can create efficiencies and reduce overhead. Vehicle scheduling, driver and vehicle tracking, routing, and load management are just a few examples of IoT revolutionizing how...

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Choosing the Right ELD Solution Provider

Choosing the Right ELD Solution Provider

We recently took a closer look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) rule – also known as the ELD mandate. Beginning this December, those with a commercial driver’s license will be required to keep a...

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LPWAN - Licensed vs. Unlicensed

LPWAN - Licensed vs. Unlicensed

Traditional M2M solutions have traditionally remained on 2G and 3G technologies, primarily due to the fact that high cost LTE options used to be the only LTE options.  Similarly, several newer IoT use cases have been slower to adopt due to this same...

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4 Questions to Determine Your IoT Readiness

4 Questions to Determine Your IoT Readiness

Many companies are excited to utilize IoT capabilities for business advantages and new product opportunities. However, since IoT development is a still a new – and somewhat unknown – entity for many organizations, getting started or completing projects...

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IoT Security: Why Encryption is No Longer Enough

IoT Security: Why Encryption is No Longer Enough

Earlier this month, a bipartisan group in the U.S. Senate announced plans to introduce legislation that addresses security vulnerabilities in IoT devices used by the federal government. The measure includes four prerequisites for any IoT device used in...

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Is Your Fleet Ready for the ELD Mandate?

Is Your Fleet Ready for the ELD Mandate?

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued the electronic logging device (ELD) rule — also known as the ELD mandate. It stipulates that by December 2017, those with a commercial driver’s license will be required to keep a...

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Coming Soon: Smart Malls for Tech Savvy Customers

Coming Soon: Smart Malls for Tech Savvy Customers

The era of declining brick-and-mortar shopping and decreasing mall traffic is apparent. Business Insider reported that an estimated 6,400 stores closed in 2017 alone, and more will shut down in 2018. However, technology is poised to re-invent in-person...

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LTE: More Than a Single Technology

LTE: More Than a Single Technology

One of the many common misconceptions around LTE is that it is just one, single technology. In reality – LTE is much more than that; it is comprised of a range of technologies that fall under the LTE umbrella. And, it must be understood that not all of...

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Connectivity: The Most Important Part of Your Business

Connectivity: The Most Important Part of Your Business

Many organizations don’t consider how secure, managed connectivity plays such a key role in today’s business environment. When I speak with businesses leaders - from both large enterprises and innovative start-ups - I find that wireless failover...

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IoT - The Internet of (Summer) Things

IoT - The Internet of (Summer) Things

Even though we’re right in the middle of summer fun, we’re always thinking about the Internet of Things. IoT is everywhere, so it’s probably no surprise that it’s enhancing many of the activities we enjoy this time of year. With that thought in mind,...

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For Many Industries, Cellular IoT Connectivity is the Only Viable Option

For Many Industries, Cellular IoT Connectivity is the Only Viable Option

Think of it this way: cellular IoT connectivity is the reliable, old Jeep that always gets you where you need to go for a really long time. It can handle challenging journeys.  WiFi is the sleek, cherry red sports car that draws gazes wherever it goes –...

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IoT: Driving the Fleet of the Future, Part I

IoT: Driving the Fleet of the Future, Part I

The Fleet Management industry has been an early adopter of IoT, and for good reason. Geolocation tools have been useful in helping any number of transportation-related businesses —ambulatory services, taxis, trucking and parcel delivery, to name a few –...

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IoT from Point A to Point B: Enter External IoT Service Providers

IoT from Point A to Point B: Enter External IoT Service Providers

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzzword, though in reality, it’s still very much in its infancy. According to Gartner, IoT applications remain “an early adopter investment.” With that said, new research shows that the adoption rate is on the...

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KORE Blog Series: Anatomy and Focus of an IoT Solution, Part II

KORE Blog Series: Anatomy and Focus of an IoT Solution, Part II

In the first installment of this two-part blog series, we explored the three components of IoT DNA: devices, networks and applications. In this blog, we’ll look at where your efforts should be focused to ensure a deployment that meets your organization’s...

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