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.

Bosch and SAP partnering for IoT Industry 4.0 collaboration

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Germany-based SAP and engineering behemoth Robert Bosch have entered a strategic partnership for Industry 4.0 and IoT, the two companies have announced.

As part of this partnership, customers may be enabled to use the SAP HANA database from the Bosch IoT Cloud, to process large data sets in real time for IoT applications. SAP and Bosch will also combine their cloud and software expertise in the future.

The SAP HANA Cloud Platform will offer Bosch IoT micro-services in order to connect...

By IoT News, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Manufacturing firms investing in IIoT data analytics – even if other areas are slowing down

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The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues apace, but a new piece of research from Honeywell Process Solutions and KRC Research argues that many in the manufacturing industry are pushing ahead with their spending on data analytics – potentially at the expense of other areas.

The research, the findings of which appear in the report ‘Data’s Big Impact on Manufacturing’, found that of the more than 200 North American manufacturing executives...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

How through IoT and analytics data mining becomes efficient mining

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We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a revolution, but the way its data is helping to make the mining industry more efficient is going far beyond expectations. Don Warden, head of business intelligence at Freeport-McMoRan, provided his valuable insights on the matter at the Teradata Partners event in Atlanta.

For industries like mining, the data provided by connected sensors and devices can be used to improve operational efficiency when used in conjunction with the right...

By Ryan Daws, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.