SAP announces €2bn IoT investment plans

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Enterprise software giant SAP has announced plans to invest €2 billion (£1.54bn) over five years to support businesses and government bodies with the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as accelerate innovation in its portfolio.

SAP is aiming to provide IoT solutions to help organisations to implement machine learning and integrate with the core business applications of SAP S/4HANA. The company is looking to enable connected business and connected society, addressing urban and...

By IoT News, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Cellular M2M shipments to hit 5.7 million by 2020, argues Berg Insight


According to M2M and IoT analyst firm Berg Insight's new report, cellular M2M terminal shipments will grow at a CAGR of 16.1% to reach 5.7 million units in 2020.

The report defines cellular M2M terminals as standalone devices for connecting M2M devices to a cellular network. They include general-purpose cellular routers, modems and gateways enclosed in a chassis and with at least one input/output port. They, however, exclude telematics devices, trackers and other specialised...

By IoT News, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Netclearance releases mBeaconVend, aims to give vending machines IoT boost

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The humble vending machine, like so many other big, dumb machines, is ripe for disruption through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Coca-Cola is leading the revolution, putting connected technologies in its machines to gauge temperatures, assess stock levels, and work out what brands are most popular. Indeed, according to a TechWeek Europe article last year, connecting a vending machine...

By James Bourne, 28 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Companies moving from proof of concept to scalable IoT deployments, argues IDC


According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest global IoT decision maker survey, almost a third of respondents have launched IoT solutions, with a further 43% considering deployment in the next 12 months.

The analyst firm’s yearly study helps gain insights from enterprise IT and business decision makers about their understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as their early deployments or plans for deployment of these solutions.

According to IDC,...

By IoT News, 26 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Bosch and SAP partnering for IoT Industry 4.0 collaboration


Germany-based SAP and engineering behemoth Robert Bosch have entered a strategic partnership for Industry 4.0 and IoT, the two companies have announced.

As part of this partnership, customers may be enabled to use the SAP HANA database from the Bosch IoT Cloud, to process large data sets in real time for IoT applications. SAP and Bosch will also combine their cloud and software expertise in the future.

The SAP HANA Cloud Platform will offer Bosch IoT micro-services in order to connect...

By IoT News, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

New research argues APAC building momentum in cellular IoT market


The growth in cellular IoT connections is being further driven by the APAC (Asia-Pacific) market as well as the traditional bases of western Europe and North America, according to a new study from Beecham Research.

The report, the research firm’s latest global assessment of the cellular IoT connectivity market, argues that the number of cellular IoT connections, from 2G to 5G, will approach 1.22 billion in 2021, up from 261 million at the end of last year.

The study also shows...

By James Bourne, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How the eSIM can help turn the IoT from incredible potential to a reality


It’s predicted that by 2020 there will be 11.6 billion mobile devices, according to Huawei, connected by over 500 mobile network operators (MNO) worldwide.

With this growth in connectivity fuelled by trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), attention is switching to the hardware and whether it is capable of meeting demand. In addition, as connected devices get smaller with...

By Emmanuel Legros, 22 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Yodiwo announces new version of IoT workflow creator Cyan


Yodiwo, a major IoT cloud and fog platform provider, has released a new version of its flagship product, Cyan.

Cyan is a graph-based IoT application development and deployment tool that supports seamless connectivity between dispersed and diverse network devices with web and mobile applications storage systems and analytics. The new version adds features that enhances physical asset management and introduces unique reporting and device management capabilities.

The new Cyan offers Live...

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

New study argues sharing data – even with competitors – key to IoT success


A new global study by MIT Sloan Management Review suggests that associating and exchanging device data with other businesses strengthens existing relationships between organizations and forges new ties.

The study was released as a report, titled “Data Sharing and Analytics Drive Success With IoT”, involving survey data of more than 1,400 executives and managers from different industries and organisations of all sizes. Two-thirds (66%) of the respondents who are actively...

By IoT News, 19 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why IoT creates a generational leap in efficiency for companies like Siemens


Here at Teradata Partners 2016 in Atlanta, we’ve heard a lot about how the IoT could be used to make businesses more efficient, but today we’ve heard of how it’s already causing a generational leap in efficiency for some companies.

Richard Hackathorn, president of Bolder Technology, and Daniel Graham, director of technical marketing at Teradata, guided us through proceedings in a session entitled ‘Why should executives care about IoT?’

“This is a market...

By Ryan Daws, 15 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.