View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Hardware
August 11, 2015

IMC reaches 10,000 members with Intel jumping onboard

London-based M2M organisation celebrates 10,000 members milestone as it publishes its first Quarterly IoT Buyers’ Index.

By Joao Lima

The International M2M Council (IMC) has revealed it has reached 10,000 associated members as the race for global understanding of the IoT spectrum intensifies.

Members are entirely comprised of individual OEMs, enterprise users, and applications developers that buy IoT solutions, according to the IMC.

Intel and Wipro were two of the latest companies to join the group, and will also seat on the IMC Board of Governors alongside with AT&T, Digi International, Verizon and Deutsche Telekom.

The British organisation has been active for 18 months and aims to boost understanding and sales in IoT by proving the business case for the IoT.

The IMC has also unveiled its first Quarterly IoT Buyers’ Index, designed to track the buying patterns of its members over time to provide trending data for the IoT and M2M sectors.

In the index, the organisation revealed that enterprise users are lagging behind OEMs and developers in both the immediacy and size of their plans for IoT deployments. Applications developers heavily favour cellular and short-range connectivity for IoT rollouts, according to the report.

The index also revealed that while the energy sector turns to systems integrators when considering IoT, manufacturing firms use device makers, and the retail sector goes to software providers.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

As for the next six months, the IMC found that the industry sectors most interested in deploying IoT solutions are healthcare, logistics, and manufacturing.

Alex Brisbourne, Chairman of the IMC and CEO of KORE Telematics, said: "[The 10,000 members mark] will provide a statistically significant base for the quantitative research that we provide, which includes not just data about buying patterns, but also crucial demographic information about the members and ad hoc queries into important subjects like security and low-power IoT."

Rose Schooler, VP of the IoT Strategy Office at Intel, said: "The IMC is an industry-leading professional organisation that is reaching out to adopters of IoT technology on a broad scale.

"The organisation is gaining an average of 275 new members per week – members that are developing, buying, and deploying IoT solutions. Clearly, there is a demand in the market to learn more."

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.