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With over 25,000 OEMs, enterprise users, and apps developers as Adopter Members, IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade association dedicated to the IoT/M2M sector.

 
Teleena Joins Trade Association IMC to Reach new IoT Markets
London (22 February 2018): Teleena, a global IoT and Mobility enabler based in The Netherlands, has joined the trade association IoT M2M Council to expand its reach among enterprises, particularly Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Chipset manufacturers and OEMs.. For its part, the IMC is the largest community of enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions, with 25,000 members globally, with 35% from North America, 25% from Europe, and the rest dispersed elsewhere.
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HPE, PTC, and Wind River Join Effort to Speed IoT Software Purchasing
Las Vegas, CES - January 8, 2018 - Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT - HPE, PTC, and Wind River (Intel) - have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP Program for IoT Software Platforms, which will be presented at the IMC's conference at CES. Using input from many vendors and more than 100 software buyers in an open-source process, the IMC developed a template reference document that will ease buying of IoT software, and later, hardware and connectivity solutions. HPE, PTC, and Wind River have agreed to have their platforms assessed by the IoT M2M Council which represents 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions. The RFP program will simplify sourcing of IoT platforms for buyers by providing reference documentation and demonstrating capabilities of established software platforms, and for participating vendors, it will ultimately shorten the sales cycle.
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Aeris CTO Hosain Elected Chair of IoT M2M Council
London (December 14, 2017): Syed Zaeem "Z" Hosain, a founder and the Chief Technical Officer at Aeris Communications, was named the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council by the trade association's Board of Governors at their annual meeting, held last month in Boston. With more than 25,000 members worldwide, covering 24 different vertical-market sectors, the IMC is the largest and fastestgrowing trade organization serving the IoT industry.
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Arrow Joins IMC to Support Broad IoT Offerings
London (1 November 2017): The IoT M2M Council has announced that Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), one of the largest suppliers of electronic hardware, software, and connectivity services for the "Internet of Things" sector, has joined its Board of Governors as a sustaining member-company. With 25,000 enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers as members, the IMC claims to be the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the nascent technology sector.
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Google to acquire Xively for $50m
Google is acquiring LogMeIn's Xively IoT platform for US$50m. This acquisition should complement Google Cloud's effort to provide a fully managed IoT service that securely connects, manages and ingests data from globally dispersed devices.
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Nokia and Tele2 sign five-year IoT deal
Nokia and Tele2 IoT have signed a five-year agreement to enable the delivery of IoT services to Tele2 enterprise customers based on Nokia's Wing worldwide IoT network grid.
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Sigfox targets six million connected devices this year
IoT connectivity company Sigfox hopes to build on strong growth in 2017 in what describes as a "landmark year". The Sigfox network now reaches more than 803 million people worldwide and continues to grow by 30 million each month.
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The IMC offers a collection of in-depth case studies for IoT and M2M deployments, spanning the broadset possible range of verticle market applications and geographies. The Use Cases will include critical information concerning ROI, Total Cost of Ownership, enhanced revenue streams, and other tangible outcomes of deployments wherever possible, organized by vertical market categories. It is the considered opinion of the IMC Board that broader adoption of M2M technologies will be fostered by this kind of qualitative research, providing IoT and M2M Adopters with valuable lessons learned from real-life examples.

 

 The IMC is a trade organization for the machine-to-machine communications industry, and it brings a new approach - it will stant for M2M as its own global  industry - it will not see M2M through the narrow lens of a single product category, nor will it see M2M solely as applied to a single vertical industry. The IMC will strive to bring together M2M Solutions Providers and Adopters of M2M technology into a single membership organization.

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