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With over 20,000 OEMs, enterprise users, and apps developers as Adopter Members, IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade association dedicated to the IoT/M2M sector.

 
IoT Open-Source Project Crafts Software RFPs, Validates Vendors
London (11 May 2017): The largest trade organization serving the Internet of Things sector, the IoT M2M Council, has announced that it will develop RFP documents that can be used as templates to procure IoT software. The group intends to bring together its leadership committee, comprised of senior IoT buyers from Fortune 500s, with solutions providers to develop the documents in an open-source process, hosted by a wiki website. Once finished, the IMC plans to validate participating software vendors as being compliant, and to integrate lists of these solutions providers into the published RFPs.
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Recycler Joins IoT Trade Group, Sees Abandoned Devices as Opportunity
London (23 March 2017): Re-Teck, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Li Tong Group (LTG), which optimizes Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) services for technology, electronics and telecom, has already shown impressive growth, sees huge market opportunities in recycling abandoned IoT devices left in the field. To spread this message, the company has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), with 20,000 members the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the IoT sector, where it hopes to establish relationships with customers and channel partners. Re-Teck currently maintains major operations in USA(HQ), Hong Kong (HQ), Austria, and Brazil.
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RFPs for IoT Software Platforms Developed Via "Open-Source"
London (21 March 2017): The IoT M2M Council - the largest trade group serving the technology sector, with 20,000 IoT buyers as members - announced that it is developing a library of RFPs for IoT solutions in order to assist its membership with procurement. The first product category to be covered by these RFPs will be IoT software platforms, with plans for finished documents to be rolled out in September, and subsequent RFPs covering connectivity services, hardware, and integration services to follow quickly.
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IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member
LONDON, 28 February 2017: The IoT M2M Council (IMC) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the council as a board member. The IMC is a trade association that counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of network solutions known collectively as the "Internet of Things." HPE will take a seat on the Board of Governors of the relatively young trade association.
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Google launches IoT cloud
Google has launched a new cloud platform to connect IoT devices to the Google cloud. Google Cloud IoT Core is designed to be an industrial grade IoT cloud providing secure and robust performance. IoT data collected via Cloud IoT Core can be managed and integrated with Google's data analytics services.
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Sprint ramps up network for IoT
Sprint will complete its roll-out of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017, the company announced at IOT World 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.
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Samsung upgrades IoT platform, announces new partners
Samsung has expanded the range of its IoT platform, added new security features, improved interoperability, announced a new IoT partnership with VMWare and is said to be about to launch a new IoT operating system.
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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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