IoT and machine learning helping to ‘revolutionise’ public sector agencies says Accenture

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The ongoing evolution in advanced analytics and other emerging technologies is transforming the operational processes in government and public service agencies throughout the world. With the help of these technologies, such organisations are trying to address citizen demands, helping to overcome persistent challenges such as regulatory compliance, outdated legacy IT infrastructures and organisational cultures, according to a new study report from Accenture.

In its latest report titled,...

By IoT News, 21 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT, augmented reality, and the digital marketing equation

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Connected technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR): these are all terms used to describe the trend towards joining the real-world with internet world. Digital marketing firms have long tracked how specific audiences navigate these waters and now there are new ways in which AR is being used to provide value to potential buyers outside the store.

How are digital marketers using AR?

It is evident that, for customers, the line between offline and online no longer...

By Alex Vilner, 18 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Altair Semiconductor partners with Check Point for IoT security

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Altair Semiconductor has partnered with Check Point Software Technologies to co-develop a comprehensive security solution for IoT devices.

The partnership will allow routing traffic of Altair-enabled IoT devices through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud solution that will screen all the data, preventing any threats before they reach the devices. The enhanced security achieved through routing Altair’s 1160 CAT-1 chipsets through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud includes advanced...

By IoT News, 17 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

IoT platform startup Particle announces $10.4m series A funding

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San Francisco-based IoT platform provider Particle has announced the completion of a $10.4 million (£8.4m) funding round, vowing to cut through the hype surrounding the technology.

The company takes its total funding to $14.6m from two rounds, with only O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures remaining from the lead investors previously. For the latest series A, the round was led by O’Reilly, Root Ventures, and Rincon Venture Partners. The company also launched with a Kickstarter...

By James Bourne, 17 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon acquires LQD WiFi to “redefine the urban space”

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Verizon has acquired New York-based private firm LQD WiFi for an undisclosed amount.

LQD WiFi provides street-smart kiosks, called Palo unified technology hubs, which provide essential information like local community information, wayfinding, public safety announcements, transit updates, and upcoming events to citizens on the street. Palo also provides free public wi-fi, security cameras, emergency calling, and area lighting which further add value to communities.

Verizon...

By IoT News, 17 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

GE Digital acquires ServiceMax for $915m in Industrial Internet play

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GE Digital has announced the acquisition of cloud-based field service management provider ServiceMax for $915 million (£736.6m) in order to enhance its Industrial Internet capabilities.

GE estimates that there is a market-wide opportunity to improve service productivity by USD 25 billion through the use of analytical tools. And by acquiring ServiceMax, it plans to add analytics and insights into the ServiceMax logistics, workforce optimisation and deployment models. It is also...

By IoT News, 15 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Half of technology professionals fear automation taking their jobs

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Almost half (45%) of technology professionals surveyed by Harvey Nash fear a ‘significant’ part of their jobs will be automated within 10 years making their skills redundant.

The study, which polled more than 3,200 technology professionals from 84 countries, carries something of a pessimistic tone throughout. 94% of respondents say their career would be ‘severely limited’ if they do not teach themselves new technical skills, while self-learning was cited more...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Sigfox claims to develop world’s first ultra-low cost IoT communication modules

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Sigfox, a provider of global communication solution powering the IoT, with its ecosystem of partners, have produced what is claimed to be the first ultra-low cost IoT communication modules.

These modules significantly reduce the cost barrier, with modules up to twenty times cheaper than LTE cellular modules and five times cheaper than the closest competing technologies. In order to lower the cost barrier, Sigfox and its partners optimised every feature of the design and...

By IoT News, 09 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

‘First of kind’ industrial insurance launched for IoT infrastructure investments

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Relayr, an IoT end-to-end development solutions developer, has partnered with specialty insurer Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a part of Munich Re, to develop new insurance products for IoT investments.

This new breed of 'IoT-enabled' insurance products aims to help protect the financial investments of companies in the Internet of Things.

Relayr co-founder Josef Brunner believes that the HSB collaboration will change the IoT landscape. “People have long talked about the...

By IoT News, 07 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.