Hitachi Vantara looks to intelligent maintenance with latest releases

Hitachi’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hitachi Vantara recently introduced data-driven, AI-based Lumada Maintenance Insights IoT solutions at the NEXT 2018 event.

Thanks to the use of highly precise, prescriptive and predictive algorithms that these solutions help customers in anticipating breakdowns and guide them on important maintenance repairs, improving operations and avoiding equipment downtime. These enhancements allow...

By IoT News, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Porsche investing €150 million in startups – focusing on AI and blockchain technologies

Porsche has announced it is increasing its total investment in venture capital activities by €150 million for the next five years.

By making this move, the German automobile manufacturer intends to gain access to new technologies, trends and business models. Porsche Ventures, being a strategic investor, is aiming to invest in business models that involve mobility, digital lifestyle and customer experience, along with...

By IoT News, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Eight technologies that are changing IoT – and how they can benefit you

It’s fair to say that IoT has seen a fair few buzzwords roll through over the years, but there is a fresh batch of cutting-edge technology that will really change the way businesses and consumers alike interact. We’ve picked out eight critical areas where this change will be most marked and disruptive to the IoT networks we know today:

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By Martin Keenan, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

AT&T and Ericsson partner up for IoT cybersecurity

AT&T and Ericsson are teaming up to provide comprehensive testing for organisations to safeguard connected devices.

According to AT&T, only 10% of its surveyed organisations say they are confident about their devices having sufficient security measures in place. The operator has seen an increase in vulnerability scans of IoT devices at the company in the last two years.

By IoT News, 27 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Opinion: Television still has the power to connect the home

When it comes to the home, and specifically the technology at the heart of most people’s homes, the television has a big role to play.

On average, people spend more time interacting with television than any other single activity. Of course, we aren’t all sitting down to watch scheduled programmes in the way families did in previous decades, at least not most of the time, but rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

If an argument was to be made for the single medium at the centre of the...

By Jeff Hunter, 24 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

Nodle.io raises $1.5 million to help bring cryptocurrency to app developers

Nodle.io, a crowdsourced IoT network firm, has announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency for monetising IoT connections, applications and data, along with an amount of $1.5 million that it raised in a recent seed funding round led by Blockchange Ventures.

Blockhead Capital, Bootstraplabs, Olymp Capital, Mark Pincus with Work Play Ventures and Yeoman's Capital, also participated in the funding round.

By IoT News, 17 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Why the IoT needs more of an edge: Edge computing and the data centre

You know it’s 2018 when you are woken by your smart home to find your Google Assistant working on your shopping list, while Alexa informs you of your plans for the day.

While talking to machines and delegating our least favourite tasks is undoubtedly progress, the Internet of Things takes us into a whole new category of connectivity. Here, machines talk to other machines and are even creating cities that are smart enough to administer themselves, without human intervention.In fact, the EU has the...

By Andrew Brinded, 13 September 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities.

Munich Re acquires IoT middleware platform provider Relayr for $300 million

German reinsurer Munich Re, through its subsidiary Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), has acquired 100% of IoT middleware startup Relayr, at a valuation of $300 million.

Relayr, which has partnered with HSB and Munich Re since 2006, will continue to function as an independent entity to maintain its distinct company culture, drive innovation and attract IoT talent. What’s more, the companies noted that Relayr will benefit from...

By IoT News, 05 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Smart, connected products: How to set up a successful service paradigm

Smart, connected 'things' can report their current state and send alerts when problems appear. However, these products are still not intelligent enough to work without human participation, and a certain degree of monitoring, control, and maintenance is needed anyway, which can be an additional burden for vendors.

In such a situation, vendors can resort to independent service providers who focus on similar products from different vendors. Service organisations, in their turn, may find new opportunities...

By Boris Shiklo, 29 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.