Software AG’s 2017 IoT predictions: Chatbots, smart buildings, and more

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2017 will be the year of the chatbot while architects will need to turn to hardware and software vendors to gain a better understanding of their needs, according to predictions issued from German firm Software AG.

Bart Schouw, Internet of Things solution director at Software AG, said, “There is a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things and especially increased device-to-device communication. Much of this mobile, virtual and instantaneous connectivity is built on seamless...

By IoT Tech, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Does the IoT have the potential to break the internet?

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In 2016 we saw a limited number of IoT-related botnet attacks; but those that did carry out their plans were large enough to make everyone sit back for a moment and contemplate the impact millions of connected devices could have on the internet as a whole.

DDoS hits scale

First there was the attack on the site of IT security journalist, Brian Krebs. In a simple, yet ingenious move, the attacker mobilized hundreds of connected devices, mostly security cameras, and used each one to make a request...

By Alex Vilner, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Brazil to focus on smart lighting with Gooee and Lumicenter partnership

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US-based smart lighting start-up Gooee is going international by partnering with Brazil’s Lumicenter Lighting Group that will allow the latter to integrate and further develop Gooee’s IoT-enabling technology within its lighting products.

Lumicenter’s clients in corporate, industry, shopping malls, retail outlets, hospitality and the home, will have a range of internal/external lighting solutions that offer better value for money and increased functionality...

By IoT Tech, 13 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

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

Mercedes-Benz partners with NVIDIA to bring AI-powered car to market

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Mercedes-Benz has announced a partnership with visual computing and GPU provider NVIDIA at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to bring an NVIDIA AI-powered car to market.

During the Mercedes Benz Inspiration talk at the event, Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, told delegates AI was ‘the future of computing’.

“When our teams came together there was instant chemistry, and we share a common vision about how AI can change your driving experience, and...

By IoT Tech, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Why building smart cities in 2017 will begin with transportation infrastructure

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The smart city concept is not a new one. The main attraction at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair was the General Motors Pavilion’s Futurama ride that ferried visitors past incredibly detailed models, accompanied by the narrator’s welcome “and now, we have arrived at this wonder world of 1960.” Of course, because GM was the sponsor, the focus was on transportation. But if the entries to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2016 Smart Cities Challenge...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Nokia, Vodafone and Telit team up to expand ecosystem using NB-IoT technology

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Nokia, Vodafone and wireless technology provider Telit are entering a partnership to expand the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem using Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology, the companies have announced.

Using the radio access network and elements from the Cloud Packet Core solution, Nokia deployed a fully integrated NB-IoT system at Vodafone's Open Lab in Dusseldorf, Germany. The system uses the IoT technology from Telit and will be used by the firms to expand the IoT ecosystem.

During...

By IoT Tech, 09 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

IoT predictions for 2017: Big data, orchestration, standardisation, and more

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2016 has certainly been an exciting year in the burgeoning IoT space. Yet 2017 is expected to be even better; a recent note from 451 Research argues that seven in 10 enterprise IT buyers are now gathering IoT data, a figure expected to rise even further in 12 months’ time.

Below, IoT Tech News has put together a series of predictions from experts at the sharp end of the industry. Agree or disagree? Let us know in the...

By James Bourne, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Is your business ready to capitalise on IoT in 2017?

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Staying one step ahead of the market is what separates the companies that sustain growth from those that optimise their growth by continually taking it to the next level. Businesses with a growth mindset are not resting on their laurels; they are not satisfied with keeping up the status quo – instead, they are actively looking for ways to up their game.

Just in case you have been so buried in your day-to-day that you haven’t come-up for air in the past year – here is a...

By Alex Vilner, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Kudelski Group launches IoT security centre of excellence

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The Kudelski Group, a digital security provider, has launched its Internet of Things Security Centre of Excellence to help and guide companies to secure their IoT innovations during a product’s lifecycle.

The centre will provide services that not only include hardware and software evaluations and assessments, but also recommendation and implementation of effective design and control frameworks, countermeasures to reduce risks, protect investments and legal advice.

The Kudelski...

By IoT Tech, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Industrial IoT keeps moving: Three hardware predictions for 2017

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to develop at a rapid speed, it’s always interesting to take a moment to pause and reflect on the fact that we’ve yet to scratch the surface of its impact.

We’re leaving 2016 behind and with that comes the opportunity to gauge where this technological revolution will take us in the upcoming year. While my guess is that no one person can answer that question, here’s a look at the top three buzzworthy trends I...

By Rich Catizone, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why the automotive industry must take the wheel on software security

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Security is the new must-have car accessory. This doesn’t refer to door locks or car alarms, but rather software security. When you hear about software security you tend to think of computer software, not software in cars.

However, software is not new to vehicles. As the connected cars become more of a reality, manufacturers can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to software and app security, as evidenced by the hacking of the

By Jim Ivers, 04 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Gemalto and AT&T to team up for IoT remote subscription management

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Gemalto will be providing its LinqUS On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution to AT&T to help the latter’s worldwide customers deploy new and highly secured Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the company has announced.

Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution and GSMA M2M 3.1 compliant Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) streamlines logistics of providing mobile...

By IoT Tech, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The data management implications of the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

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The recently published Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides regulatory guidelines for autonomous – or self driving – vehicle development. While autonomous technologies have been rapidly advancing in recent years, regulatory laws had not kept pace.  This policy resolves the regulatory uncertainty and provides a clear roadmap for deploying autonomous vehicles on public...

By Kieran Maloney, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

How IoT is set to change the digital marketing landscape in 2017

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The most commonly discussed trend in technology circles this year has been the Internet of Things (IoT). Most of us have seen the predictions made by giants like BusinessInsider, Forrester and Gartner. BusinessInsider’s latest reports predict that there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 and that nearly $6 trillion will be spent in the IoT sector over the next five years.

Forrester’s predictions for the near-term are a little darker – in 2017,...

By Alex Vilner, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.