More than 80 journalists from thirty countries visited Ericsson’s third annual Business Innovation Forum, held May 10-11 in Silicon Valley, California. Ten speakers with diverse backgrounds – ranging from a firefighter to a venture capitalist – joined Ericsson executives and specialists for an agenda that touched on all aspects of the Networked Society and its potential to improve the lives of people, business, and society.
In the latest film in our Tech Talk series we hear from Håkan Djuphammar who heads up our architecture and portfolio function. He will give you a short history lesson and talk about the challenges with cloud computing that we are addressing at Ericsson.
One of the greatest benefits of connectivity is that it doesn’t discriminate. In the past, generational changes could almost be defined by who used different technologies. It separated teenagers from parents, and parents from grandparents. Connectivity is different. It benefits senior members of society as much as digital natives, as the cases of two Irish pensioners prove.
Anyone doubting the impact that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology can have on business should look at what it has done for global hygiene and paper company SCA. The largest private forest owner in Sweden uses an Ericsson CDMA 450MHz network, from niche operator Net 1, to optimize efficiency across its forest-based operations – with direct business benefits.
The environmental benefits of machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity are an attractive proposition for industry and business. Global hygiene and paper company SCA utilizes CDMA 450MHz coverage across its forest-based operations to meet sustainability and environmental targets, setting an excellent example.
In the vision of more than 50 billion connected devices, everything that can benefit from a connection will be connected. People are already online, connected and interacting. The next step is to get things and places online and interacting. And we are moving fast in that direction. The vision of more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020 may seem ambitious today, but with the right approach, it is within reach.
The data explosion is on everyone’s minds at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this year, and they anticipate a burst of partnerships and business opportunities.