Global IoT spending to hit $772 billion in 2018, says IDC

A new update released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) projected that spending on IoT globally will increase 14.6% year over year to $772.5 billion in 2018.

IDC’s “Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide” has projected that IoT spending globally will increase at a CAGR of 14.4% through the 2017-2021, crossing the $1 trillion mark set for 2020 and touching the $1.1 trillion mark in 2021.

For 2018, IoT hardware will emerge as the biggest technology category followed...

By IoT News, 11 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Juniper Networks and Telefónica collaborate over self-driving network

Juniper Networks and Telefónica are joining hands to develop the latter’s vision of a self-driving network.

The network will be the next iteration of Telefónica's Fusión Network – a platform built to drive digital transformation for its customers across Spain wherein Juniper will be a key partner. The project will help develop and implement new tools and processes in order to improve the quality of services, which are being offered to Telefónica customers.

The goal...

By IoT News, 06 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development, IoT.

The power of IoT platforms for building AR applications

Learn about the benefits and challenges of using an IoT platform to accelerate Augmented Reality solutions

Combined with IoT-connected data sources and historic product data from CAD files, Augmented Reality enables industries to deliver transformative experiences. Early-stage AR solution developers are seizing market-leader positions, while forcing competitors to reevaluate their business models and play catch up.

ABI research explores the realities of implementing AR solutions to help you:

  • Recognize the benefits and avoid hidden challenges of building AR...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Microsoft: The UK can lead in AI, but the ‘window of opportunity’ is closing

Chris Bishop, Lab Director at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, has voiced his excitement and concern about the AI industry in the UK.

The UK has a long heritage in artificial intelligence and that history is helping establish it as a leader. A new AI startup is founded every week and Silicon Valley giants like Google are paying out large amounts of cash for the likes of DeepMind (acquired for £400m).

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By Ryan Daws, 04 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Development, IoT.

The era of the IoT: How to make a successful entry

Today, the world is on the verge of mass introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) into everyday life and business. It is expected that its serious development is inextricably linked to the new standard of mobile communication, 5G, which is at the final stages of development and testing.

With its help, a great number of smart devices connected to the network can be managed. However, today there are devices, the technical characteristics of which allow even administrating the operation of IoT-devices even...

By Suren Arustamyan, 27 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Digitize or Die book extract: The importance of leadership and middle management for IoT

Even though the digital transformation has been building up for over a decade, most businesses have yet to recognise it as a high priority. This is especially true of larger corporations with solid, apparently unassailable channels and markets.

It is true that some businesses will not be impacted by what IoT brings to the table. But are you truly confident, as you read these sentences, that your business is immune to the IoT revolution?

Many leaders may not see the threats to their business and are blinded by...

By Nicolas Windpassinger, 22 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Deutsche Telekom and Fraunhofer’s open lab has a ‘special focus’ on NB-IoT

Deutsche Telekom has co-founded a new development lab with research organisation Fraunhofer which it says will have a ‘special focus’ on NB-IoT technology.

The first ‘Open IoT Lab’ intends to make advancements in the manufacturing, logistics and aviation sectors. Other firms are welcome to collaborate with the founding companies to develop application-specific IoT prototypes.

By Ryan Daws, 21 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

UK-based IoT device manufacturer Pycom aims to kickstart the New Zealand market

Pycom, a UK-based IoT module manufacturer, will launch its FiPy device worldwide at the end of November and will be presenting a seminar and hackathon in New Zealand.

FiPy claims to be the first to support five different radio communications technologies: WiFi, Bluetooth, LoRa, Sigfox and dual LTE-M (CAT M1 and NB-IoT) and to “contain all the core capability for developing the sensing devices needed by IoT...

By Ryan Daws, 20 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

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.