Tag archive: internet of things

Predictions

#4 – IoT drives AI to the edge

Although cloud-based AI has been taking the centre stage of media attention, there is another type of simpler and distributed AI emerging – edge AI, driven by the demand from various IoT applications. Running simpler AI on the device itself brings many advantages such as reducing data consumption and providing low latency for real-time decision […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Enterprise guide to connectivity technologies for IoT

Northstream was engaged by an international IoT connectivity supplier to author a report to help enterprises select the most suitable connectivity technology for the Internet of Things. Northstream’s report offered a comprehensive review of traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G/, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more to guide companies towards the optimal choice for each use […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Enterprise guide to IoT business model transformation

Northstream was engaged by an international IoT connectivity service supplier to create a guide for enterprises to transform their business models through IoT. Northstream’s report outlined the opportunities that lie in redefining the business models by moving from a traditional product to a connected ‘product-as-a-service’, and addressed the challenges that accompany such a transformation. The […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Connectivity services business development support

A leading international IoT connectivity service supplier enlisted Northstream’s help to assist in coordinating business development activities related to a number of key accounts. Northstream’s scope of work related to the renewal of existing supply agreements as well as potential supply of new services. Northstream was responsible for setting up the client’s internal organisation to […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Market expansion strategy for edge AI

Northstream’s client is an AI firm focused on developing in-device AI capabilities for a range of applications, leveraging AI on the edge to limit dependency on connectivity. The client engaged Northstream to assist them in developing a market expansion strategy, and to recommend solutions for a scalability challenge which was limiting production capabilities. Northstream analysed […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Study on connectivity technologies for massive IoT

Northstream was engaged by a provider of mesh network connectivity to author a report on connectivity technologies to address massive IoT applications. Northstream’s report, which was aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions, covered key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and commercial merits of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, […]
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Blog, Insights

The convergence of AI and IoT, are we there yet?

Nja, or yes and no. AI is converging with IoT, at least in the context of big data. Machine learning is applied to the massive amount of data collected by IoT devices to identify patterns and detect anomalies. It could be argued that many IoT applications will be worthless without AI to derive value from […]
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Published October 11, 2017 in , , , , , .


Insights, White papers

From product to connected product-as-a-service

A guide to transforming the business model through IoT IoT is high on the agenda for many enterprises. The initial business case for connecting products is usually focused on realizing cost savings and most companies that have deployed IoT are still at this initial stage. However, there is a large opportunity that lies in redefining […]
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In the news, Insights

Affärsvärlden – Enorma förväntningar

Utsikterna förbättras inte av att många av världens operatörer går på knäna. När andra generationens mobilsystem lanserades var operatörerna snabbt växande och mycket lönsamma. Så ser det inte längre ut. William Webb är inte ensam om att peka på operatörernas svaga lönsamhet som en förklaring till att 5g kan dröja. Bengt Nordström, vd på managmentkonsultbolaget […]
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Published August 17, 2017 in , , , , , .


Blog, Insights

Battle without retreat: From Over-the-Top to Under-the-Top disruption

Part 1: The challenge Telcos have been facing disruption from Over-the-Top (OTT) players over the past decade as voice and messaging services migrate to the internet (cloud), ultimately resulting in the decline of telcos’ share of the markets and revenues. Despite some good fights, telcos as a whole have not been able to fully materialize […]
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