Why the IoT is set to present an ‘unmanageable’ cybersecurity risk

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In its latest report, titled “Internet of Things for Security Providers: Opportunities, Strategies, & Market Leaders 2016-2021”, Juniper Research found that the consumer IoT installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, which is an increase of 120% over 2016.

It also found that the recent IoT botnets will prove merely to be the tip of the cybersecurity iceberg. Botnets were uncovered as a key factor in the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack ever...

By IoT News, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

Indianapolis moving into smart cities with water efficiency play

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Indianapolis-based Global Water Technologies has announced that its proposal submitted with the city is one of the five winners in the White House Commitment: Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants.

Erik Hromadka, CEO of Global Water Technologies, said: “We have an opportunity to showcase leading solutions in the emerging smart water sector and related data-driven applications for energy and transportation.”

Indianapolis and Philadelphia were the two winning cities to select...

By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

AT&T forges ahead with deployment of LTE-M network for IoT

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US telco giant AT&T says it is ahead of schedule with plans for a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the second quarter of 2017.

The move is against the backdrop of its successful pilot of the LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California. The company switched on North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in October 2016 to support the pilot with other ecosystem players.

Companies...

By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Telit and Yokogawa collaborate to work together on IIoT architecture

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Wireless machine to machine technology provider Telit has announced that it will join hands with electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa to integrate Yokogawa’s technology into an Industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture to deliver new services to its customers.

Telit will contribute a broad portfolio of wireless IoT communication modules, a diverse collection of industrial drivers and edge analytics which enable a robust sensor onboarding capability, and powerful...

By IoT News, 15 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

ZingBox aims for ‘Internet of Trusted Things’, bundles AI into new solution

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Cybersecurity provider ZingBox has announced the launch of a new generation of cybersecurity solutions, called IoT Guardian, which focuses on service protection.

The solution is being claimed as the industry’s first to offer a combination of deep learning algorithms to discern each device’s unique personality and enforce acceptable behaviour. Its self-learning approach continually builds on previous knowledge to discover, detect and defend critical Internet of...

By IoT News, 14 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

IDC: IoT revenues in Central and Eastern Europe to reach $24 billion in 2020

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Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe hit $11 billion (£8.8bn) in 2016 as organisations accelerated their investments in hardware, software, services and connectivity, according to IDC.

The latest update to the firm’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide adds that the IoT revenues in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5% over the 2016‒2020 forecast period, reaching...

By IoT News, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Statistica announces launch of Statistica Edge and new IoT partner program

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Advanced analytics provider Statistica has announced the launch of Statistica Edge and a new Internet of Things (IoT) partner program.

The Statistica Edge is designed to help organizations make informed business decisions, with the new offering also allowing firms to move beyond scoring to deploy advanced analytics and data prep workflows with conditional logic to edge devices and gateways.

Statistica is also launching a new IoT partner program that addresses the industry’s lack...

By IoT News, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT continues to be important for firms – but concepts outpacing reality right now

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More than four in five respondents to a survey from Ventana Research say the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to their future operations.

The research identifies the best practices and trends for the IoT and operational intelligence technologies and processes.

Alongside the 81% who cited the importance of the IoT, 61% said that its use is very important to speed up the flow of information and improve the response time of their business processes. 58% said it is key to speed up the...

By IoT News, 02 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

Security Industry Association supports reintroduction of DIGIT Act

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that it will continue to show its support for the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act.

The DIGIT Act would organise a working group of federal entities that would consult with private sector stakeholders to provide recommendations to the Congress. These recommendations would work on the planning and growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the United States.

The DIGIT Act would provide input from private...

By IoT News, 31 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Security.

New research shows smart cities come in all shapes and sizes

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The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) has released a new survey at the recently held 85th Winter Meeting which shows cities of all sizes are developing and implementing smart city projects.

The survey, jointly developed and conducted with IHS Markit, is a project of the USCM’s Council on Metro Economies and the New American City. From the 54 cities who responded to the survey, 335 smart city projects are currently being implemented and 459 are being planned through 2017. Among the 335...

By IoT News, 30 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Exec warns of further security risks as IoT usage rises

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The expected growth in the IoT market will increase security risks and make organisations and people more vulnerable to hackers, according to Dave Worrall, the CTO of Secure Cloudlink.

Worrall feels that passwords should not be used as a means for authentication as they are outdated and will not be able to cope with the rise of IoT. According to a recent research, the IoT market is expected to increase from $598.2 billion in 2015 to $724.2 billion by 2023. With...

By IoT News, 26 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

US ready to adopt voice control technology, survey argues

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A survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Vivint Smart Home has found that Americans are ready to adopt voice control technology, while many are already using the feature.

The survey revealed that 72% of Americans who have smart home products, controlled connected gadgets, such as a smartphone, table, computer, or by a separate automatic system within the home itself remotely. Among this same group, 81% of parents who have smart home products desire to control them via voice...

By IoT News, 23 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

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.

Gemalto partners with Banma Technologies to produce China’s first internet car

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Gemalto has teamed up with Banma Technologies for the production of China’s first internet car – the Roewe RX5.

Banma is a new joint venture between Alibaba Group and SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.

Roewe is fitted with Alibaba’s YunOS operating system and leverages Gemalto’s Machine Identification Module (MIM) that secures cellular M2M connections for industrial applications and features advanced telematics such as Bluetooth virtual car key, locationing of the...

By IoT News, 18 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Development, IoT.

National Instruments opens new Industrial IoT lab in Texas

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Automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software producer National Instruments (NI) has announced the opening of new NI Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Lab at its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

The lab focuses on developing intelligent systems that connect information technology, operational technology and the companies using the systems. Its operational focus is on areas, including advanced control for manufacturing, microgrid control and communication,...

By IoT News, 18 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

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

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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.