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The Transforma Insights Blog is where our analysts share their insights on the world of Digital Transformation

MAY 29, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Huawei Analyst Summit 2020: If all you have is a hammer…

Our views on the Huawei Analyst Summit 2020 as it showcased its IoT abilities and forays into AI, Edge and Digital Transformation.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity Artificial Intelligence Edge Computing
MAY 27, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Infographic: Real world lessons in the Internet of Things

In a recent webinar we highlighted some lessons from real-world IoT deployments, and released an infographic. Here's a bit more detail.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
MAY 26, 2020 | Jim Morrish

Where does the growth in connected devices come from?

Transforma Insights recently forecast 24.1 billion connected devices by 2030, but where do these devices come from?
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
MAY 22, 2020 | Matt Arnott

Global IoT revenue set to grow just 5% in 2020 compared to 16% in 2019

An exploration of the first two years of Transforma Insights' new IoT forecast and the impact of Covid-19 on Use Case revenues.
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MAY 21, 2020 | Matt Hatton

The IoT in 2030: Which applications account for the biggest chunk of the $1.5 trillion opportunity?

On 19 May Transforma Insights published its first full IoT connections and revenue forecast, setting the benchmark for the industry.
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MAY 11, 2020 | Matt Hatton

If you want a vision of the future of smart home, imagine an industry shooting itself in the foot forever

Following last week's Wink announcement it has become increasingly clear that the failure of the smart home to capture the imagination is largely self-inflicted.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
MAY 06, 2020 | Matt Hatton

The 7 internal factors you need to consider to take advantage of IoT and other Digital Transformation technologies

The biggest challenge when implementing IoT, AI or other Digital Transformation technologies is the operational and organisational changes. This blog post explores the main considerations.
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APR 29, 2020 | Matt Hatton

The search for a standard for IoT connectivity continues

During the 2010s a host of new technologies promised to make IoT easier and cheaper to deploy. What is still lacking is an emerging winner in narrowband wide area connectivity. Matt Hatton asks why?
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity
APR 28, 2020 | Jim Morrish

How technology adoption will accelerate in a post pandemic world: A first discussion with the IET Future Technology Panel

A summary of the presentation given by Jim Morrish at the inaugural meeting of the IET's Future Technology Panel looking at the implications of COVID-19 for the adoption of new technologies.
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APR 21, 2020 | Matt Hatton

The First IoT Winter?

The world of Artificial Intelligence talks about going through ‘AI Winters’; we’re probably on the cusp of the third. Could the current doldrums that IoT finds itself in be described as The First IoT Winter?
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
APR 17, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Amdocs launches new fixed broadband device Doxi, but it’s the HomeOS that promises the most

Amdocs has launched a new product line which it hopes can provide some new capabilities for broadband providers. But it's the software rather than the hardware which will probably take off.
sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity Artificial Intelligence
APR 09, 2020 | Matt Hatton

IoT survey shows strong adoption but a need for more strategic thinking by adopters to really harness the opportunities presented by IoT

Transforma Insights has partnered with Internet of Business to conduct a survey of enterprises and their approaches to, and perspectives on, IoT deployment.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
APR 07, 2020 | Matt Arnott

Forecasting IoT in a world turned upside down by Covid-19

As we build our IoT market forecasts at Transforma Insights, the arrival of Covid-19 has caused massive disruption and triggered wider economic and societal changes. Predicting the future has never been harder. In this blog post we look particularly at the automotive sector which is both a major IoT sector and uniquely disrupted by Covid-19.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
MAR 31, 2020 | Matt Hatton

AI gets a mixed scorecard in helping tackle Covid-19

We leave the medicine and epidemiology to the experts. But it is worth exploring how AI has been applied, with mixed results, to the Covid-19 outbreak.
region: ALL sector: ALL technology: ALL
MAR 24, 2020 | Matt Hatton

What Intel announcements say about the need for an interdisciplinary approach to looking at new technology

Intel's recent eye-catching announcements demonstrate the interconnectedness of disruptive technology areas.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity Artificial Intelligence Edge Computing
MAR 11, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Detailed analysis of IoT deployments reveals significant aversion to risk

Our first analysis of real world IoT deployments, as captured in the Best Practice & Vendor Selection Database, reveals challenges
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
MAR 03, 2020 | Jim Morrish

Monetising the unknown unknowns in Digital Transformation

Selling Digital Transformation solutions solely on the basis of a specific limited business case can miss a lot of the value for both buyer and seller.
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FEB 24, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Every company needs a C-level executive focused on Digital Transformation (and it should not be the CIO)

Having a CTO is a given for tech companies. If every company is now a tech company, surely they all need a CTO now, to do the things the IT department probably shouldn't.
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FEB 21, 2020 | Jim Morrish

AI and IoT grab the attention at Bosch Connected World

Jim Morrish attended Bosch's major event. He, and the other attendees, heard about its forwarding looking views on AI and a continuing evolution of IoT.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence
FEB 14, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Vodafone positions its IoT pieces with a focus on know-how and scale

Vodafone's evolving approach to IoT puts one of our analysts in mind of Independence Day (the movie, not the holiday).
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity Edge Computing
FEB 07, 2020 | Jim Morrish

Financing IoT

Today Calisen Group floated on the London Stock Exchange. It's success offers some potential learnings for financing IoT.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
FEB 06, 2020 | Jim Morrish

Achieving scale in IoT

The Internet of Things will see greater take-off with the emergence of specialist scale platforms better able to drive out the complexity of the horizontal elements of IoT.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity
JAN 31, 2020 | Matt Hatton

It’s not software or hardware that counts in IoT and Digital Transformation, it’s the flairware

It is becoming increasingly apparent that products are less important in supporting client DX initiatives than hard-earned experience.
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JAN 29, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Forget the superlatives, but 5G does represent a paradigm shift

Latency reductions could, and should, trigger a change in architecture, but it’s going to be difficult to realise.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity
JAN 27, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Keep an eye out for The Evolving Enterprise

Transforma Insights supports the launch of new title The Evolving Enterprise
region: ALL sector: ALL technology: ALL
JAN 24, 2020 | Jim Morrish

Lesson from our DX Investment Forecast: Selling Digital Transformation isn’t simple

Transforma Insights recently published its first forecast of the Digital Transformation market, this post explores how there are substantial challenges to selling into the space.
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JAN 16, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Having their eyes on the unicorn prize can blind IoT companies to commercial realities

Valuations for IoT software platforms are sky-high, so every company should strive to be a software company, right? Wrong.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
JAN 10, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Sierra Wireless acquires M2M Group for a pittance, pointing to a wider IoT malaise

This week Sierra Wireless acquired Australian MVNO M2M Group posing some tough questions for IoT connectivity
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things
JAN 06, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Who else can take a seat at the deep learning top table?

Following on from the last blog post on approaches by major technology players in AI, this looks at which other companies might be able to claim a place at the top table.
region: ALL sector: ALL Artificial Intelligence
JAN 03, 2020 | Matt Hatton

Is AI simply a numbers game?

Deep learning demands enormous training data sets. But is it that simple? In this blogpost we examine the approaches of Microsoft and IBM.
region: ALL sector: ALL Artificial Intelligence
DEC 19, 2019 | Matt Hatton

The most important considerations in data management today relate to sharing

Why is 'Data Sharing' one of our DX12 technoloy families? This blog post explores the reasoning.
region: ALL sector: ALL Data Sharing
DEC 17, 2019 | Jim Morrish

Additive Manufacturing: To infinity, and beyond

Digital Transformation goes interplanetary with additive manufacturing in space.
region: ALL Manufacturing Construction Government Health & Social Care 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
DEC 13, 2019 | Jim Morrish

Might the market for Cellular IoT applications turn upside down?

Are public cloud-based connectivity platforms, such as those from Affirmed Networks and Aeris about to shake up the cellular IoT space?
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Hyperconnectivity
DEC 11, 2019 | Matt Hatton

The telecoms sector is just another vertical when it comes to Digital Transformation

The telecommunications sector is just another vertical sector whose digital transformation experience is really not so very different from any others.
region: ALL Information & Communication technology: ALL
DEC 10, 2019 | Jim Morrish

Edge means different things to different people

There’s a lot of discussion within the ICT world of edge technologies, and processing at the edge. This blogpost explores the various definitions.
region: ALL sector: ALL Edge Computing
DEC 09, 2019 | Matt Hatton

Digital Transformation means technology vendors too!

We all know Digital Transformation is mostly about people and processes rather than technology. But that means you too beloved vendors. (A blog that starts with a bit of a rant)
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DEC 06, 2019 | Jim Morrish

Too much Trustworthiness

Following on from the previous blog post on Trustworthiness in Digital Transformation, this one looks at how it's possible to have too much.
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DEC 04, 2019 | Jim Morrish

Trustworthiness in Digital Transformation

Trustworthiness in the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation (DX) is a concept that has been pioneered by the Industrial Internet Consortium. This blog post explores this innovative concept that is destined to make much of today’s debate about simple ‘Security’ seem out of date.
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DEC 03, 2019 | Matt Hatton

How to avoid being a slave to the algorithm in AI? Implement a robust Oversight Layer.

Blaming AI algorithms for their offensive behaviour is unacceptable. As explored in this blog post, the key to avoiding such horror stories is to ensure that there is a rigorous review process.
region: ALL sector: ALL Artificial Intelligence
DEC 02, 2019 | Jim Morrish

Digital Transformation is a spectrum

Digital Transformation (DX) is the topic du jour but as with most technology concepts that are on the ascendant, a lot of different things tend to get swept up under the same banner. This blog unpicks some of the ideas and concepts that sit within DX.
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NOV 27, 2019 | Jim Morrish

An abundance of Digital Twins

There is a lot of discussion of Digital Twins in the Digital Transformation (DX) space. The concept might at first seem like a simple one, but the underlying detail reveals a lot of complexity.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of Things Human Machine Interface Artificial Intelligence Data Sharing Product Lifecycle Management
NOV 25, 2019 | Matt Hatton

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital Transformation is a useful umbrella term for a diverse set of technologies that can be applied in specific ways to effect a change in the way that an enterprise operates.
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NOV 25, 2019 | Matt Hatton

Why does the world need Transforma Insights?

Obviously when you’re starting a new company there needs to be an unmet need that you’re addressing, otherwise what’s the point? In our case, there were three things that we thought needed doing that other firms in the space weren’t really doing.
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