I have recently assisted a conference given by the CEO of AdP. I was really impressed by the way he handled the questions. Where most would avoid the direct answer, this person stepped in. What amazed me was his technique of answering without blaming anybody. With such manners, he could easily become UN secretary.
In just under twenty minutes, he used a words from many areas of expertise and presented the past, present and future of AdP.
1. By moving the HQ from Paris to Roissy, he cut off the travel distance for key personnel.
2. By using a unique color for all the staff, he improved company image and helped passengers to identify staff more quickly. By the way, the color is orange Pantone.
3. By balancing the distribution of flights on the strips. Just like that, the capacity might double overnight.
4. By improving the ROI.
It was like participating to a WWDC presentation under Steve Jobs.
Jasper? Ericsson? Axeda? operator internal development?
Pros and cons?
This is a first post in a long series about M2M around the globe. I’ve chosen Germany because of the special position into the IMC.
Among the four telcos in Germany, the following three are in process of implementing M2M:
I would say that this company is very strong and has started to implement M2M 2.0. That means information starts to flow to the public. According to company’s website, D-Telekom is offering APIs to customers. The circle is complete as customers are able to access transparently the data from M2M devices. This is a very sane approach, like the AppStore. By enabling 3rd party customers to implement their own solutions, Telekom may hit the jackpot.
The world telco giant is one step behind D-Telekom. Still blocked at M2M 1.0 level, Vodafone is doing its best: offering specific solutions to specific problems. The smartest way to do business is to copy a technology just before it hits mass market and shunt competition. Telekom, be aware.
Backed by parent company Telefonica, O2 has yet to reach M2M 1.0 level. O2 offers only basic SIM management ans services. There is not much to say and we will watch its evolution closely in the future, as Telefonica may or may not inject money, technology and people in this company.
The fourth company would have been E-plus, but they may merge with O2, as it has been implied earlier this year.
Google climbs at $1K
Google has surpassed the $1000 level and is trying to consolidate an amazing $1010 position. But is this a real sign of health, or more the consequence of the weakness of the dollar ? Strangely, by comparing the price of gold, respectively oil today and one year ago, when Apple has topped at $700, it would seem that Google is much better position than the “bitten fruit” company.
The market may fluctuate a lot and the share value of today might be just an exceptional one. Given past history, I think the share will remain some time above the mythical $1K bar then it will go under. Stock markets simply don’t like strong companies. Still, with today’s momentum, Google may plan some fine investments around the date of its quarterly results’ announcement.
According to Kore Telematics, The M2M council intends to become an actve player in the adoption of M2M worldwide
Another good m2m-related site: m2m.com.
AT&T has entered M2M council (source: yahoo). The more bigger players support M2M, the quicker the standard will emerge.