Assessing 2017 in the Internet of Things, AI and connected cars – and what 2018 has in store

It won’t come as much surprise that 2017 was a major year for the Internet of Things (IoT). Nor will it come as any surprise that 2018 is expected to be another banner year. Here, IoT News looks at the key trends of last year, and asks a series of experts what they expect to see in the coming 12 months.

2017 – three key areas

Industrial IoT: According to Grand View Research, the global industrial IoT market is expected to reach $933 billion by 2025. Yet a lot of the research which came this publication’s way in 2017...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

Berg Insight assesses how telematics systems for construction equipment are on the rise

An estimate provided by Berg Insight has shown that the installed base of active construction equipment (CE) OEM telematics systems globally will hit 4.6 million in 2021, compared to 1.8 million units in 2016.

The estimated target of the 4.6 million units will be achieved by registering a CAGR of 21.3%. This includes all CE telematics systems marketed by CE OEMs, either formulated in-house or supplied by the CE manufacturers in conjunction with third-party telematics players.

According to Berg Insight...

By IoT News, 02 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

Five key IIoT predictions for 2018: Collaboration, customer success, edge computing, and more

The global industrial IoT market is set to reach $933 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research. Here, Sastry Malladi, CTO of FogHorn Systems, outlines what he think will happen in the space in 2018.

Momentum for edge analytics and edge intelligence in the IIoT will accelerate in 2018

Almost every notable hardware vendor has a ruggedized line of products promoting edge processing. This indicates that the market is prime for Industrial IoT (IIoT) adoption. With technology giants announcing software...

By Sastry Malladi, 15 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Alchemy IoT launches with $4 million seed funding to ease IIoT via the use of AI

Alchemy IoT has launched with $4 million seed funding from Aweida Venture Partners to help make the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) easier via the use of AI.

Clarity, Alchemy IoT’s cloud-based application, is said to provide small- to mid-sized industrial customers with better returns on industrial assets by analysing asset performance through unsupervised machine learning and adopting proactive measures to boost productivity of industrial fleets and machinery.

The cellphone-enabled application...

By IoT News, 14 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Adoption of IoT platforms to lead key trends dominating Asia Pacific technology market in 2018

Hitachi Vantara has highlighted 10 key trends that will dominate the Asia Pacific technology market in 2018 – with adoption of IoT platforms in pole position.

Hitachi Vantara’s CTO Hubert Yoshida and Asia Pacific CTO Russell Skingsley have worked together to predict the key trends. Some of the key trends highlighted by the Hitachi subsidiary are:

Adoption of IoT platforms by the IT sector to facilitate the application of IoT solutions 

IoT solutions are really fast in turning out to be a...

By IoT News, 05 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Enterprise, IoT.

Augmented reality for the industrial enterprise: A hands-on introduction to rapid AR development

O’Reilly Media explores how AR can help organizations gain unique insight into many different processes; from manufacturing, assembly and construction to real estate and education

Many companies today are using AR to achieve significant time and cost savings, while expanding the skills of their employees.

In this eBook from O’Reilly Media, you will:

  • Look at a business justification for AR through a detailed case study
  • Learn why AR is a key tool for digitally transferring the knowledge of skilled workers and for gaining cross-domain skills
  • Learn about the technology leaders who are...

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

AR: Improving efficiency across the value chain with digital product visualisation

ABI Research explores the business benefits of Augmented Reality for product development and sales

Design review and demonstration have become increasingly important for product development and sales. However, there are several obstacles that can prevent a company from fully realizing their product’s potential.

ABI Research explores how Augmented Reality improves product development and sales in three key areas:

  • Product Visualization and Interaction: Reduce the time required to design, iterate and sell products
  • Real-Time Collaboration and Remote...

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

Baidu and Xiaomi partner to use combined powers of AI and IoT to offer smart user experience

Chinese web services company Baidu has partnered with Chinese electronics and software company Xiaomi to establish in-depth cooperation that will amplify their strengths and capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership will bring to table a more compelling user experience in consumer electronics and smart devices.

Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, said: "Xiaomi has achieved significant breakthroughs in core artificial intelligence technologies and...

By IoT News, 29 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Enterprise, IoT.

Connected cars: The road to security and flexibility

Connected cars are driving the IoT revolution. BI Intelligence expects 381 million connected cars to be on the road by 2020, up from 36 million in 2015. Total revenues generated throughout the same period are estimated to reach $8.1 trillion.

With such opportunity, however, comes the prospect of unprecedented security and logistical challenges. This article explores the development of the connected car market alongside these emerging...

By Remy Cricco, 24 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

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.