How IoT-equipped offices foster better employee wellbeing

Benjamin Franklin once said an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. The wisdom of that axiom still holds today at a time when new technologies have brought us to the brink of fundamental changes in how we lead our daily lives, which can be combined with lasting truths to improve our lives.

The real estate and facility management industry is now implementing Industry 4.0 principles that can improve the health and wellbeing of workers in various facilities. Using elements that utilise the...

By Spaceti, 17 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.

Silver Spring Networks introduces IoT developer program to Europe and Middle East

Silver Spring Networks has launched its IoT Developer Program in a large number of European nations and some selected countries in the Middle East.

Presenting at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Silver Spring Networks said that expansion of the Internet of Important Things to the new countries will help in speeding up innovation. The expansion for Internet of Important Things into EMEA includes the following: Developer Portal; Milli Shield Dev Kit for Arduino boards and IoT Edge Router, Dev Edition. While...

By IoT News, 14 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoTAA launches guide to address concerns about B2C IoT services

IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has launched a new guide intended to address consumer-related issues about business to consumer (B2C) IoT services.

The guide titled “Good Data Practice: A Guide for Business to Consumer IoT Services for Australia”, launched at the Comms Day/Communications Alliance IoT Summit in Sydney, is an outcome of a joint effort by industry, consumer representatives and regulatory bodies. While launching the 20-page guide, Gavin Smith, IoTAA Chair and President and Chairman of...

By IoT News, 10 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Why passive optical LANs are the IT backbone to future proof today’s enterprise networks

As businesses undergo digital transformations to remain competitive, they need to provide an IT backbone that is fast, secure and reliable, while exceeding growing bandwidth needs. What they are finding is that existing copper cabling cannot keep pace.

IT executives are constantly being challenged with the need for greater performance and bandwidth in their enterprise networks. The demand for more elaborate security coupled with superior scalability and reliability at lower costs is at an all time high. The...

By Dave Cunningham, 07 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority gets IoT network deployment from Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks has announced the initial successful deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The Dubai-based public service infrastructure company’s network canopy extends throughout the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which is said to offer high performance, reliability, security as well as scalability.

In addition, Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology has been integrated into Honeywell...

By IoT News, 03 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Pitney Bowes and Arrow Electronics team up for public sector IoT play

At a time when public sector authorities globally are facing challenges to make smarter infrastructure, Pitney Bowes and Arrow Electronics have teamed up to help them in the task with the help of Internet of Things (IoT).

As part of an agreement signed by the two companies, they will help public authorities in gathering, processing and analysing data collected through IoT devices to enhance physical infrastructure efficiencies.

The collaboration will introduce to the market a new solution that will help...

By IoT News, 02 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

New report advocates government intervention on IoT security regulations

Is the time right for greater regulation on the Internet of Things – even government-mandated initiatives? According to a new study from Gemalto, 90% of consumers lack confidence in the security of IoT devices while a majority would approve of government intervention.

The study, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which polled more than 1,000 IT and business decision makers and 10,000 consumers, added there was a disparity between IoT device ownership and security knowledge.

More than half (54%) of consumers...

By James Bourne, 31 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

GE’s Digital Industrial Evolution Index shows there is a long way to go for IIoT benefits

How big a difference is there between what is possible with the Industrial Internet and what is being done now; and what changes need to take place in order for organisations to close the gap?

These are the questions General Electric (GE) has attempted to answer in its first Digital Industrial Evolution Index, published this week. The index aims to track the real progress of digital transformation, and gives a total score of 63.0 out of 100.

It’s a meaningless number out of context, of course, so...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Number of connected IoT devices to hit 125 billion by 2030, says IHS Markit

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices will jump on average 12% each year from 27 billion this year to 125bn in 2030, according to new research from IHS Markit.

The eBook, titled ‘The Internet of Things: A Movement, not a Market’, explains how the IoT is creating competition by transforming day-to-day business practices and bringing in new opportunities. It is expected that over the next 15 years, worldwide data transmissions will increase yearly from 20 to 25% to an average of...

By IoT News, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.