Could the IoT transform customer engagement in insurance?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) stepped up a gear in the automotive world earlier this month, as 02 became the first mobile operator to offer a car insurance service with the launch of 02 Drive, a service that uses IoT technology to encourage safe driving. By installing a telematics device called Box on Board, the driver’s behaviour is monitored to build up a log of data. This will indicate how safe they are on the roads – which may...

By Karen Wheeler, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Addressing the challenges of Industrial IoT with cellular IoT

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With over 12 billion devices currently connected to the Internet, and an estimated 50 billion to be connected by 2020, the Internet of Things continues to affect ever-increasing aspects of our personal and professional lives. Not least in the industrial sector, as smart devices evolve to become active contributors to the business process.

Despite the numerous benefits which Industrial IoT will bring, manufacturers in...

By Eran Eshed, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

How to find your role in the IoT data flood

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The march towards a connected world is bringing forth a new breed of analyst. Just as connecting towns and cities with highways brought on the need for roadside diners, rest stops and increased police presence; connecting individuals and their behaviours with devices, programs and businesses creates a need for an information mediator.

A report released by Cisco refers to this role as the ‘Data Infomediary’; a role that is necessary “within the big data...

By Alex Vilner, 26 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

IoT trends, opportunities, and education: What’s on the horizon?

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A growing utilisation of sensors and the expanding IoT continue to make meaningful and useful impacts on society. Today, there are numerous examples of applications that not only make our lives easier, but that also bring both economic and environmental benefits, as well as setting the stage for more low-cost and easy-to-deploy future solutions. From an engineering perspective, moving forward there’s a real opportunity to identify new smart applications and develop solutions...

By Nicholas Kirsch, 25 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Rentokil gets into IoT game, tackling pest infestation with help of Qlik platform

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British pest control and business services group Rentokil Initial has joined hands with US-based software company Qlik to use the latter’s cloud-based analytics platform ‘Qlik Sense’ to gain better insights from its product and global company operations data. This partnership supports Rentokil’s wider global deployment of new innovative digital pest control products and next-generation services.

Qlik has partnered with Google and PA Consulting Group to help...

By IoT News, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Intel introduces responsive retail platform alongside planned $100m investment

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Intel has announced the launch of a ‘responsive retail platform’ at the National Retail Federation (NRF) event, which aims to bring together retail hardware, software, APIs and sensors in a standardised way.

At the show, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered a speech to retailers highlighting the importance of data and smart and connected solutions in the advancement of retail industry. He demonstrated Simbe Robotics’ Tally, the world’s first robotic autonomous...

By IoT News, 18 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Skyworks expands LTE solutions for IoT applications

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Skyworks Solutions has introduced its next generation LTE Category M-1 and NB-1 front-end solutions targeting machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications requiring embedded cellular connectivity.

The new multiband modules leverage half-duplex RF operation to deliver a highly integrated, turn-key solution that addresses Release 13 specifications of the 3GPP LTE standard – providing dependable, secure, low power connectivity in a compact package....

By IoT News, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Artificial intelligence: The future of autonomous driving

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Artificial intelligence has experienced rapid advancements in the last five years, enabling new technologies previously only imagined in Hollywood films or best-selling novels.

The advent of deep learning - high performance computing combined with big data and sophisticated neural networks - has spurred an avalanche effect in AI development for a variety of product domains.

As technology improves, researchers then design prototypes,...

By Árpád Takács, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics.