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.

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.

Datacentres: In the driving seat of the connected car revolution

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When I started driving, cars were generating very little data. They got you from A to B without the addition of gadgets or gizmos. Connected cars as we know them today were certainly not a thing.

Today many vehicles are computers in their own right, connected to the Internet and data is flooding in. In fact, it’s estimated that a single connected car uploads 25GB of data to the cloud per hour.

With a quarter of a billion smart vehicles set to be on the road by 2020, that’s over 6 billion...

By Jorge L. Balcells, 16 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics.

Preparing to monetise your IoT service: What needs to be done from here?

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What if you want to get into the IoT game but do not have a connected device in-mind? What if you already have a great device and now it is time to leverage that all-important recurring revenue?

With all of the data and ecosystems that the IoT revolution is already beginning to spawn, it is smart to take a look at how to monetize your IoT service as soon as possible.

The inherent problem with IoT services is that most R&D groups can devise fantastic ways to leverage the...

By Alex Vilner, 07 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Our devices may be talking – but are we listening?

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More and more, the devices we buy are talking to one another. Consumer and industrial original electronics manufacturers (OEMs) alike are building ‘smart’ devices that are connected to the internet. From devices that we wear, to those in the cars that we drive, in our homes and the buildings we work in, all the way to smart cities. They are all talking. It’s predicted there will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide in 2020, so...

By Adam Meyer, 05 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Why IoT needs data solutions: The what, how, and why of data

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Much of the focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the “Things” themselves – the sensors and the everyday (or not so everyday) objects to which they connect. From connected home products that promise energy-savings and on-demand responses to personal health trackers to keep track of our diets and exercise, connected products are both big news and big business.

As described by the Harvard Business Review, products like health trackers have three core aspects:...

By Alex Vilner, 02 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

New data shows disconnect between IoT priorities and data utilisation

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Only one in five executives say they have the necessary physical access to Internet of Things (IoT) data, according to a poll from rapid app development platform provider KnowledgeKube.

The study, which polled almost 50 attendees of the IoT Show Asia in Singapore last month, found a disparity between accessing data and the importance of the IoT to organisations. 70% of respondents cited the IoT as either ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to their business.

Plenty of research has touched...

By James Bourne, 24 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Why the IoT is neither ‘new’ nor ‘revolutionary’ – and why data security is the highest priority

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Jim Hunter, chief scientist at Greenwave Systems, has told delegates at the recent Broadband World Forum that protection of consumer and security of data should be taken seriously and should be at the heart of developing propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The presentation, titled “The Internet of Things about you: Evolving from data to content and what you can do”, advised the audience that the IoT is all about personal data, as the real opportunity is in...

By IoT News, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

Verizon launches airborne LTE IoT initiative

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Verizon has announced the launch of its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative as part of its strategy to drive innovation and widespread adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity. The Verizon team started working on the technology in 2014 and throughout 2015.

To further develop the project, Verizon collaborated with American Aerospace (AATI) and Sierra Wireless to test connectivity between aerial platforms and Verizon's 4G LTE network. As part of the process, It...

By IoT News, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Why Internet of Things data is harder to use than it seems

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Considering the possibilities of connecting various items and devices to the Internet, the hype surrounding the IoT certainly appears to be justified. We’re already starting to see the IoT become more mainstream through things like wearable devices and smart homes.

All of these things, however, rely on data, and that means needing to collect and analyse it to make the most use of it. It seems straightforward enough, and businesses have been using big data analytics for a few...

By Rick Delgado, 28 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.