Why Ford is the poster child of Fortune 500 connected technology adoption

Connected technology - a proponent of the all-consuming Internet of Things (IoT) - is, well, connecting to every facet of our lives and cars are no exception. Connected automobiles that can send and receive signals from the world around them, including with other traffic. According to Big Four Accountancy firm PwC, connected services are due to generate sales of $155 billion, making it no surprise that car manufacturers are getting on board.

To some...

By Michal Stencl, 21 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Retailers unsure with IoT investment, new report finds

Retailers remain ‘stuck’ when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), despite being increasingly aware of its impact on customer engagement and competitive advantage, according to a new report from Retail Systems Research (RSR) and Software AG.

The report argues the difficulty comes about due to operational challenges and a lack of supporting infrastructure.

According to the RSR research, 70% of retailers acknowledge that IoT will drastically change the way they do business in the next three...

By IoT News, 21 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

HCL framework outlines three stages of enterprise IoT maturity

Enterprises need to undertake business transformation through the Internet of Things (IoT) in three stages of maturity to increase the value from their investments, according to a missive from HCL Technologies.

The IoT maturity framework, which can be found in MIT Sloan Management Review, has as its first level of maturity increased process efficiency using IoT-enabled data, building new revenue streams as stage two, and business transformation leveraging IoT data-led insights as stage three.

The framework comes off the

By James Bourne, 08 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Win the bidding war with IoT innovation: The proof is in the proposal

Technology-driven innovations in proposal management have already vastly reduced the time sales teams spend on the proposal process, just at the moment this can be anywhere up to a huge 40%. Creating a more streamlined journey that enables sellers to determine which bids they’re most likely to win through quick and insightful data analysis is now possible, which at this time, can already increase win rates by almost a third.

However, the technology available to businesses has been so rapid in its...

By Lewie Miller, 07 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

How ‘brain wearables’ can address 21st century needs

The human brain is the most complex system in the known universe. It is imbued with enormous potential that we have yet to fully understand or to harness. But we’re making progress, for many good reasons.

By studying how the human brain functions and how it responds to stimuli, we can potentially train our minds for optimal performance and, perhaps, overcome physical disabilities or detect neurological abnormalities for treatment. We stand now on the cusp of what has been called ‘The Fourth...

By Tan Le, 06 March 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Healthcare, Wearables.

Internet of Things case study: Boston Children’s Hospital and smarter healthcare

MWC Healthcare is one of the richest areas of opportunity for the Internet of Things. Shwetak Patel, a MacArthur Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University Washington who specializes in developing Internet of Things technologies says, “the next wave of the Internet of Things is going to have a huge impact in healthcare. For example, health sensing in the home is critical for managing chronic diseases.” One of the diseases Patel is targeting with the...

By Kevin Ashton, 28 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

Amazon refuses to hand over data from IoT speaker Echo in murder case

Amazon is refusing to hand over voice recordings from its Echo speaker to prosecutors hoping to use the IoT data as evidence against the suspect in a murder case.

Many IoT devices collect sensor data about the environment around them and even the smallest details could be used to build a picture of present or past events. As more IoT devices enter consumer homes, that data can be used to understand what led to events such as the tragic murder of Victor Collins.

Mr. Collins was...

By Ryan Daws, 23 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

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 Ilan Reingold, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.