Microsoft teams up with Electric Imp for secure IoT

Secure edge-to-enterprise IoT connectivity provider Electric Imp’s IoT platform will now offer Azure-based managed services to speed up IoT deployments on public and private clouds after the two companies announced a partnership.

The new offering, widens the IoT connectivity provider’s cloud options to include a public impCloud on Azure, allowing existing as well as fresh Microsoft customers to implement Azure-based IoT solutions.

Hugo Fiennes, CEO and co-founder of Electric Imp, said: “With...

By IoT News, 09 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Samsung enlists HARMAN to help expand SmartThings ecosystem

HARMAN International has announced an engineering partnership with Samsung SmartThings to enlarge the scope of the SmartThings ecosystem.

As part of the partnership, a group of HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) engineers will work together with the R&D team of Samsung SmartThings to develop and design the SmartThings app. In addition, the HCS team will integrate third-party sensors into the SmartThings ecosystem; work on feature development for SmartThings Cloud and drive initiatives for the IoT platform...

By IoT News, 19 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Philips Lighting, Acuity Brands and OSRAM leading IoT for lighting market

Philips Lighting, Acuity Brands, Eaton, and OSRAM are among the leading players in the Internet of Things (IoT) for lighting market, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

The report, which can be found here, assesses 16 vendors in total, including larger vendors, such as Cisco, Intel, Schneider Electric, and Siemens. These players are all placed as challengers, as opposed to contenders or leaders.

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

VMware furthers IoT strategy with new edge computing solutions

MWC VMware has unveiled an advancement of its IoT strategy focusing on new edge computing solutions for specific use cases including Asset Management and Smart Surveillance at Mobile World Congress 2018.

To be featured at the new edge computing solutions are VMware vSAN hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software, VMware vSphere and VMware Pulse IoT Center. For the formulations, VMware will collaborate with several partners including Axis Communications and Wipro Limited.

Targeting the surveillance industry,...

By IoT News, 01 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

IoT by name or nature? Delivering experience over appearance

The last few years have seen a whole raft of IoT vanity projects, where connectivity for connectivity’s sake was the order of the day. Everything from connected loo-roll holders that warned when paper levels were low (if only there was a pre-existing, simpler way), to flip flops that had IoT capability crammed in and called ‘smart shoes’.

The practical use of these types of products being next to zero,...

By Tim Cox, 16 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT identity and management revenues to hit $21.5bn by 2022, says ABI Research

ABI Research projects that revenues from IoT identity and management are heading to hit the $21.5 billion benchmark by 2022, driven by IoT platform services together with security, cryptography, digital certificate management and data exchange services.

According to predictions put forward by the advisory firm in its report “​Thing Identity and Management Services”, IDoT (Identity of Things) services will realise robust growth over the next five years driven primarily by the industrial,...

By IoT News, 12 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Editorial: Alibaba CEO believes AI could trigger WWIII

While many technology leaders are bullish about the positive aspects of AI, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has warned it could trigger World War 3.

Ma points towards previous technological revolutions triggering some of the darkest periods in history.

“The first technology revolution caused the First World War, and the second technology revolution caused the Second World War,” said Ma, according to

By Ryan Daws, 25 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Why IoT in agriculture is set to see ‘incredible’ growth until 2025

The use of IoT solutions in agriculture can bring in a revolution to the industry by enhancing productivity, minimising agriculture wastage, and overcoming climate related natural calamities, according to a new missive from Transparency Market Research.

Enhanced agricultural productivity implies a decline in the number of undernourished individuals, the count of which stands at 795 million between 2014 and 2016, as per the Food and Agriculture Organization data. 

The need for IoT in the agricultural...

By IoT News, 24 January 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Manufacturing.

Arrow Electronics announces technology collaboration with AT&T IoT Foundry

Arrow Electronics has announced a team-up with AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) Foundry to leverage its whole range of “sensor-to-sunset” technology solutions and help customers get their products to market quickly.

Aiden Mitchell, VP of IoT global solutions at Arrow, said: “The AT&T IoT Foundry is a world-class facility designed to help companies bridge the technology gap and simplify the process of bringing connected products to market. Arrow’s capabilities, ranging from...

By IoT News, 22 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

The core skills needed for businesses adopting Internet of Things technology

It’s clear that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers many exciting opportunities, from increased efficiency to enhanced customer engagement, and that now is the time for businesses to get involved. However, a huge challenge in implementing IoT technology will be gathering all the necessary skills together.

It is highly unlikely that the existing workforce will be equipped with the many technical skills needed, which means that trying to carry out the transformation in-house will involve a significant...

By Craig Smith, 22 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.