User Interfaces: “User experience is becoming more important”

Dr. Michael Burmester has been a professor of ergonomics and usability at the Stuttgart Media University since 2002. In an interview, he explains why the user experience for user interfaces is becoming more important and how virtual reality and computer voice commands will drastically change the way we work. Find out more

M2M standardization: “The world is no longer black and white. It is at least gray, if not a coat of many colors.”

An interview with Professor Dr. Axel Sikora, Scientific Director of the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK) at the University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Deputy Member of the Board of the Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, Villingen-Schwenningen, and Board member of the M2M Alliance e.V. Find out more

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“Unclear standards inhibit willingness to invest”

An interview with Professor Dr. Axel Sikora, Scientific Director of the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK) at the University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Deputy Board Member of the Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, Villingen-Schwenningen, and Board member of the M2M Alliance e.V. Find out more

Data protection on the Internet of Things: Interview with Dr. Volker Lüdemann

We need a data protection authority along the lines of the food inspection agency, says Dr. Volker Lüdemann, Professor of Commercial and Competition Law at the University of Osnabrück and since November 2014 chairman of the university’s Ethics Commission, in an interview with All about M2M. On the Internet of Things everything can communicate with everything; it connects the physical world with the world of information. In sharing sensor data smart devices chat incessantly and imperceptibly about users’ behavior. Find out more

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Smart City: Fitting the pieces together

Smart Cities do not take shape from one day to the next. They are formed more like mosaics. The initiatives of individual departments, for example, need to be connected in order to realize the full potential of the Internet of Things and create synergies. Which other obstacles might occur and how they can be solved is the topic of the second part of Ralf Nejedl’s blog post about the future of our cities. Find out more

Interview with Alexander Lautz: "Reliable and inexpensive from the machine to the server"

The Internet of Things is on the advance in nearly all areas of life. Until now it has often been telecommunications companies like Deutsche Telekom that have taken development forward via wireless-based M2M solutions, but this is now changing. All about M2M discussed with Alexander Lautz, Senior Vice President M2M, Deutsche Telekom, the role of telcos and joining the connected economy. Find out more

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Welcome to the Smart City

Today’s cities face tremendous challenges – from rising populations and shrinking budgets to the need to economize on the use of resources. The term Smart City is called upon increasingly in order to tackle these challenges and to support the evolution of urban environments. Ralf Nejedl, Senior Vice President B2B & ICT/Sales&Service of Deutsche Telekom Europe & Technology, explains on All about M2M what’s behind and what’s in for cities and its citizens. Find out more

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Smart Home Summit – how do we all capture value from the connected home?

The recent Smart Home Summit was certainly a hotbed of debate. Our own Jon Carter, UK head of business development, took to the stage to encourage all players to partner and embrace openness, so that every company has the opportunity to benefit from the connected home sector, gain market share and drive growth. Find out more

What happens when all the things become part of mobile networks?

By 2024, wireless networks are forecast to handle 2.3 billion M2M connections a year, generating 3.2 exabytes of data traffic. Are our current mobile networks prepared for this onslaught? All about M2M discussed this with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld, head of the Communications Networks Department at the TU Dortmund University. Find out more

M2M Forum CEE on June 9 in Vienna showed what the ‘Internet of Things’ can do

When a stolen bicycle reveals its location. When a fabric bag takes delivery of a parcel even if the recipient is not at home. That is when M2M is involved. Automated communication between devices makes many innovations possible and changes work and daily life, the economy and society. Find out more

Home Automation: “When you collaborate, it takes the world further forward”

When 12-year-olds experiment with switchable power sockets, most parents will probably break out into a cold sweat, but Kai Kreuzer’s parents weren’t scared. Today, Kreuzer is a developer evangelist at Deutsche Telekom. In this interview with ‘All about M2M’ the Connected Home expert talks about the development of home automation and the advantages of open source projects. Find out more

How the Industrial Internet of Things is Influencing the Growth Potential of Corporations

Digitization is increasingly changing the business world. The car rider service taxi app Uber, for example, is in the process of transforming the taxi business. Similar changes lie ahead for industry with the Internet of Things, says Prith Banerjee, Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at Accenture. Find out more

Electromobility: Batteries of the Future are Connected

Efficient batteries are one of the greatest challenges that electromobility faces. In cooperation with Deutsche Telekom, e-bility has developed an M2M solution for the battery of its Kumpan scooter. Sensors check the battery’s status and an app helps the scooter’s owner to take care of it. The Kraftpaket 2.0’s prototype was unveiled at the Intermot trade show in Cologne. All about M2M discussed the next generation of batteries with e-bility CEO Patrik Tykesson. Find out more

Communicate instead of command

Computers are pervading more and more areas of life, changing communication between humans and computers in particular. On the one hand, classical input and output media such as keyboards and monitors are declining in importance; on the other, connectedness and the sensory capabilities of devices are on the increase. So how are we as humans supposed to communicate with all these machines? What shape is natural interaction for applications on the Internet of Things to take? Find out more

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“We wish to see a plug-and-play standard for the Internet of Things”

The Internet of Things has reached day-to-day business. Companies rely on cloud-based platforms to manage the growing amounts of data and rising numbers of devices and users in accordance with needs. They not only help with management but also serve as a construction kit for the Internet of Things. Cumulocity is one of these platforms. All about M2M here discusses the development of applications and standards with Cumulocity’s CTO Stefan Vaillant. Find out more