Category: Technology

Read the latest ideas from Cycle30.

Jul 17 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Setting Standards for the Internet of Everything

As we noted last week, one of the biggest takeaways from IoT World 2014 was openness in regards to the Internet of Things. What’s that mean? Our world is getting filled with more and more smart devices that are controlling our homes, cars and hospital equipment. More…

Jul 11 2014

Major Takeaways from IoT World 2014

Great keynotes, breakout sessions and about 800 attendees gathered in Palo Alto for IoT World 2014 last month. Our Cycle30 team roamed the floor, met with some great media analysts and took in everything that’s going on in this connected space. We’re still digesting, but here are some major takeaways from this year’s IoT World. More…

Jun 03 2014

Company Culture and the Internet of Things

Last week, we convened in Seattle for an all-hands meeting to talk through everything that is going on with Cycle30 and the exciting things happening in the Internet of Things space. More…

May 21 2014

Three Opportunities for the Cable Industry in M2M and Commercial Services

The cable industry has really mastered being able to deliver content and broadband services out to their customer base. What I think is new, innovative and very interesting is the ability to expand that customer base to include commercial services. You do that by bringing value in things like machine-to-machine (M2M) services into that customer base. More…

Apr 29 2014

The Rise of Customer Experience in the Cable Industry

The art of customer service is evolving all the time. Customer service will always be at the core, but now it’s all about giving your customer a positive experience. More…

Apr 18 2014

Top Three Risks for Companies in M2M

The Internet of Things is alive and kicking, and all types of companies are seeing the value in adding machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT products and services to their offering.  Here are three of the biggest challenges we see companies in the M2M space facing today: More…

Apr 07 2014

How Cable Operators are Approaching M2M the Wrong Way

Operators more and more are looking to machine-to-machine services (M2M) and the “Internet-of-Things” as a new source of revenue. But they’re often trying to “put a square peg in a round hole” in regards to using their old systems to launch M2M businesses. More…

Feb 21 2014

Cycle30 at Connected World and the Fall of the Internet of Things

Okay, so it’s not necessarily the fall of the Internet of Things—more like the evolution of how we describe it. Last week we trekked east to the land of ice and snow for the Connected World Conference inside the Chicago Auto Show. More…

Feb 11 2014

Three Challenges Cable Operators Face When Launching M2M Products

Technology and market forces are coming together to transform what has long been characterized as the “machine-to-machine (M2M) services niche” into a defining aspect of what it means to be a broadband service provider. More…

Jan 24 2014

Three Things to See at Connected World 2014 in Chicago

With Connected World 2014 coming up in tandem with the Chicago Auto Show in a couple weeks, we’re getting excited for not just the conference, but what’s in store for M2M and the Internet of Things in 2014. More…

Jan 22 2013

Problems Being Addressed at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Cable and Telecom Association

Part of our Cycle30 team is down in Bermuda for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Cable and Telecom Association. Trust us, this is no Beach Boy song—we’re here for serious business. Although we may enjoy ourselves along the way. More…

Jan 15 2013

Telecommunications Companies Taking on the M2M Vertical

More and more telecommunications companies are looking to increase their revenue through M2M, but have trouble understanding just how they do it. This was a common theme after talking with multiple companies recently at TM Forum Management World Americas. More…

Sep 21 2012

What to Look Forward to at the CCA Annual Convention

The Competitive Carriers Association, formerly RCA, is kicking things off this month with a fresh new brand, and you can feel it in the schedule of events for CCA’s 20th Annual Convention. Here’s what to look forward to in Las Vegas September 23-26. More…

Sep 07 2012

Why Launching the iPhone is Challenging for Smaller Operators

When the iPhone was released in 2007 exclusively to AT&T, it left all other operators in the dust, salivating at the mouth. The iPhone became a sink-or-swim device for operators. More…

Jul 10 2012

Lower IT Spending While Still Doing What’s Best for the Customer

Last month at The Cable Show in Boston, we announced iPhone 4s support of our order-to-cash billing services. But what we didn’t mention is the process that it took to get there. More…

Sep 08 2011

Google + Motorola Spells Intrigue for Cable

It’s not all about the cell phones. Watch your TV change next year. Over the past few weeks, Google’s announced purchase of Motorola Mobility turned a lot of heads (news lists) and got bloggers going about what it means for original cell phone manufacturer (CNET link) to sell out to the information giant. But what’s even more interesting is what it could mean for the cable industry as Google acquires Motorola’s massive cable modem business. More…

Jun 27 2011

The Top 3 Questions to Ask When Considering A New Billing System

Every year, communications service providers kick off projects to determine whether improving their back-office infrastructure makes sense. It’s often a time-consuming and financially exhausting process for the provider as well as the vendors involved. Before you take on this kind of effort, consider the three questions below.

If your business support systems are the heart of your business, then replacing back-office infrastructure like billing is something like open-heart surgery More…

May 20 2011

Why the Smart Grid is a Data Project for Utilities

The data discussion is heating up for utilities. Anyone who isn’t paying attention after this week’s news may want to start.

The smart grid renovation of… More…

Apr 29 2011

Forget Technology — It's All About the Customers

In 2011, it’s an amazing time to be in business, especially in the technology business. New speeds, systems and protocols we never imagined 10 years ago are being launched all the time. It’s a time of sweeping change in the telecom, cable and utility industries, and yet More…