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Capturing The Smartphone Opportunity For Consumer M2M Applications

Blackberry and Google recently announced that the wireless communication protocol, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), will be included in their latest releases in Blackberry 10 and Android platforms respectively. The idea that BLE could become the dominant protocol for wireless communication particularly for establishing machine-to-machine applications w...

Private and Public Investments Foster Infrastructural Upgrades in Support of Smart Cities

By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant GIL 2013 Discusses the Progress of Smart Cities and its Market Implication Multiple terms and definitions have been used to describe smart city. However, motives for infrastructural change are no different from any other retrofit, which are essentially to improve performance, efficiency, and functionality of a...

Invensys engaged in takeover talks with Schneider Electric, offer price of $5.03 Bn

Schneider Electric's proposal to take over British manufacturing company Invensys has been the key focus of several business media outlets this morning. Links below from the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph (U.K.) state that Invensys is considering the offer in a bid to strengthen its industrial automation and software businesses primarily for...

Unintentional Learning Experience...

By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant This past Fourth of July extended weekend, I did what most nuclear families do, namely went on a road trip. With two kids buckled up in the back with their PC-tablet in their hands, we headed to a world “where dreams come true”; destination: Disneyland. As you read this you are probably wondering why I am talk...

The Return of the Russians over the European Skies

 The 50th Paris Air Show this year offered some anniversary surprises, however more or less expected, starting with the large Russian defence industry exposure. While almost hiding out in the static display area, the newly upgraded Russian jet fighter Sukhoi Su-35s stole the thunder several times from other aircraft in the skies. Its high manoeuvra...

The end of Rolls-Royce and Safran Joint Venture doesn't mean the end of their long-lasting partnerships.

  Safran acquiring Rolls-Royce’s 50% share in their joint RTM322 helicopter engine program is not completely unexpected. Indeed, it has been while since both companies were looking at different directions, with Turbomeca concentrating its efforts to expand its engine continuum for medium to heavy helicopters, whereas Rolls-Royce was focusing on sm...

Cloud and Mobile Technology Set to End Innovation 'Drought'

It is often stated by senior management figures within large enterprises, that innovation is a key area of focus for them. Despite this focus, the past 50 or 60 years has witnessed a distinct lack of breakthrough innovations. Indeed, there has been an innovation 'drought'.   Innovations made between the late nineteenth century and about 1950 are th...


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