Tag Archives: IoT

Coming to terms with terms: digitization, digitalization and digital transformation

By | July 15, 2020

Yes, they’re horrible. One reason they’re horrible is they aren’t exciting. No way would an editor of mine have OKed a story with those words anywhere in it. Another reason is they’re very similar, in both sound, and definition. Nobody seems to agree on what they are, which is usually a good sign you’re veering into marketing/consultant-speak. When… Read More »

The Internet of Things Could Kill You, Or At Least Jab You With A Screwdriver

By | November 27, 2017

  Lucas and his killer robots. Photo: JW (This is the transcript of my BBC World Service piece which ran today. The original Reuters story is here.)  I’m sure you’ve seen those cute little humanoid robots around? They’re either half size, or quarter size, they look like R2D2, and if you believe the ads, they could play with… Read More »

Singapore’s M1 aims narrowband deployment at the sea

By | August 22, 2016

Singapore telco M1 is getting Nokia to install an NB-IoT network atop its 4G one, interestingly with an eye not just to land but to sea.  NB-IoT stands for Narrowband Internet of Things, and is the GSM world’s answer to narrowband technologies such as LoRa and Sigifox that threaten to take away a chunk of their business when… Read More »

Connected cows, cars and crockery prod chip mega mergers

By | June 9, 2015

My Reuters piece attempting to place the recent chip mergers in a longer timeline. Yes, I hate the term internet of things too.  Connected cows, cars and crockery prod chip mega mergers | Reuters: SINGAPORE/TAIPEI | BY JEREMY WAGSTAFF AND MICHAEL GOLD Chip companies are merging, signing $66 billion worth of deals this year alone in preparation for… Read More »