CompuCom Systems acquires Extensys’ IoT division

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Technology infrastructure services company CompuCom Systems has acquired the Internet of Things (IoT) business of Extensys, a provider of IoT and managed IT services, for an undisclosed amount, with the transaction expected to be finalised in 45 days.

The move boosts CompuCom’s global infrastructure strategy and furthers its ability in delivering IoT solutions to its existing and new clients.

CompuCom CEO Don Doctor said, “With more than 6.4 billion IoT devices in operation...

By IoT News, 22 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Infiswift buddies up with Intel for more effective enterprise IoT integration

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Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform company infiswift has announced it has become a part of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, with the move seeing the integration of Intel's hardware with infiswift's software platform, swiftLab, to speed up implementation of the deployment of intelligent devices and systems across various industries.

Arup Barat, chief commercial officer at infiswift, said, “The IoT market is growing at an incredibly rapid pace...

By IoT News, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Intel launches Joule: Analyst notes “respectable” post-PC performance

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Among the plethora of releases, announcements and titbits to come out of Intel’s Developer Forum this week was the Intel Joule compute module, a developer platform aimed squarely at Internet of Things (IoT) development projects.

It perhaps didn’t garner the same amount of column inches as Project Alloy, Intel’s new virtual reality headset. Indeed, VR formed the...

By James Bourne, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

John Deere: On partnerships, collaboration and security in IoT for agriculture

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“For us, it starts with the ability to precisely guide a machine – and then we are trying to put more and more smarts into everything we build.”

That one sentence from Lane Arthur (left), director of the Information Solutions Group at agricultural manufacturing giant John Deere, adequately sums up the company’s technological manoeuvres. For a firm which was...

By James Bourne, 15 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Berg Insight: IoT platform revenues to hit £2.6bn by 2021

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Analyst firm Berg Insight argues that the global third party IoT platform market grew 36% to €610 million (£520.4m) in 2015, and expect revenues to see a 30.8% CAGR to €3.05 billion (£2.60bn) by 2021.

There exist a number of software platforms on the market today aimed at cutting cost and development time for IoT solutions with the provision of standardised components that can be applied across many industry verticals to integrate devices, networks and...

By , 11 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Why IoT is bringing many benefits to agriculture – but with mixed results

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According to the latest note from analyst firm Lux Research, while a number of companies, from John Deere to Verizon, are looking to make a play in IoT for agriculture, there are still question marks over certain projects.

The benefits from the adoption of IoT systems range from double-digit increases in yield to single-digit reductions in inputs like water, fertilizer, seed, or other chemicals. A rise in adoption among growers is directly proportional to the amount of cost savings or...

By IoT News, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Realising the full potential of energy harvesting and the IIoT

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The market for industrial wireless devices is exploding, with wireless technology becoming central to a wide range of applications that will be essential to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These applications include AMR/AMI for utility metering, wireless mesh networks, structural sensors, machine to machine (M2M) and system control and data acquisition (SCADA), data loggers, measurement while drilling, oceanographic measurements, and emergency/safety equipment, to name a...

By Sol Jacobs, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

AT&T to provide connectivity for Biotricity remote monitoring solutions

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AT&T has become the preferred network partner for Biotricity’s biometric remote monitoring solutions, the healthcare technology provider has announced.

At present, AT&T is supporting a pilot of the solution. The development will see the telecommunications giant supporting Biotricity’s wearable medical devices with near real-time connectivity for data transmission. Connectivity will be initiated following the rollout of Biotricity’s flagship...

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

New report shows how organisations are adopting IoT as part of strategic initiatives

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More than 70% of respondents in a new research report from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) say the IoT is ‘essential’ or ‘important’ to their organisation’s business and technical strategies.

The report titled, “The Rise of the Internet of Things: Connecting Our World One Device at a Time”, is based on criteria defined by John Myers, managing research director of business intelligence and data warehousing at EMA, and Lyndsay Wise,...

By IoT News, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

CyberX gets $9 million boost to secure the Industrial IoT

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CyberX, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for the Industrial IoT, has raised $9 million (£6.8m) in a funding round led by Flint Capital.

The funding round included existing investors Glilot Capital Partners, Swarth Group, GlenRock, newly joined ff Venture Capital (ffVC) and additional angel investors. CyberX was founded by Omer Schneider and Nir Giller, both veterans of the Israeli Elite Cyber Security Unit.

With the advent of the Industrial Internet along with a rise in...

By IoT News, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.