Eseye: Hardware design leads IoT deployment barriers

A survey of more than 750 IoT professionals finds that hardware design is the number one perceived barrier to deployment.

The survey, conducted by Eseye in association with Kaleido Intelligence, set out to uncover the main pain points for IoT deployments.

Here are the key findings:

84% stated hardware design is the number one barrier56% who’ve adopted cellular IoT are finding maintaining commercial relationships with multiple providers “too complex”51% of...

Juniper Research: Vodafone Business leads IoT roaming vendors

According to Juniper Research, Vodafone Business is the leading service provider in the IoT roaming space.

The research giant assesses vendors based on a number of key indicators which include: capacity and capability, solution positioning, size of operations, financial performance, and product sophistication.

Here are Juniper’s top six IoT roaming vendors:

Vodafone BusinessTata CommunicationsTNSBICSSyniverseiBasis

“Vodafone Business is delighted to have...

Smart locks installed by over 12M US households

The rapid proliferation of smart locks in the US means they've now been installed by over 12 million households.

Parks Associates released a whitepaper today highlighting the adoption of smart locks in the US alongside the reasons why they’re so desirable.

“The majority of residential door locks installed in the US are mechanical, but an increasing number of exterior locks are being replaced with smart door locks,” said Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research,...

Berg Insight claims 8.6M Europeans were using connected healthcare in 2021

Research from Berg Insight suggests 8.6 million Europeans were using connected healthcare solutions in 2021.

The figure relates to the end of 2021 and consists of traditional telecare, next-generation telecare, and telehealth solutions in EU27+3 countries.

“As lockdowns and quarantines were imposed all around the world, healthcare providers were motivated to adopt remote patient monitoring and telehealth solutions,” said Samuel Andersson, IoT Analyst at Berg...

Inmarsat reveals the drivers and challenges of IoT deployments

Research from satellite telecoms giant Inmarsat highlights the factors driving IoT adoption in addition to what is hampering successful deployments.

Over half (54%) of respondents said that cost-efficiency is their leading reason for adopting IoT technologies. This was followed by environmental sustainability and greater supply chain insight—both at 48 percent.

Organisations with a formal IoT strategy are reaping the most benefits in terms of those leading drivers of...

Survey: Adoption of digital transformation tech is accelerating

According to a survey of UK leaders conducted by bluQube, the adoption of digital transformation technologies is accelerating.

“So-called ‘future’ technologies, such as robotics or the Internet of Things, have now firmly entered the mainstream for businesses looking to grow and stand out from the chasing pack,” commented Simon Kearsley, CEO of bluQube.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of business leaders report their organisations have adopted mobile technology. An...

Apple retains lead in record year for the smartwatch market

According to Counterpoint, Apple retained its lead in a record-setting year for the smartwatch market.

The research giant’s analysts noted how the smartwatch market barely grew in 2020 as COVID-19 still had the world firmly in its grip. However, in 2021, the market staged quite a comeback.

Counterpoint Research’s Global Smartwatch Model Tracker found the market recorded 24 percent YoY growth in 2021. Q4 was the most impressive with more than 40 million units shipped;...

Inmarsat finds businesses are not using IoT data effectively

Satellite communications giant Inmarsat has found the vast majority of businesses are not using their IoT data effectively.

For its research, Inmarsat interviewed representatives from 450 organisations across the agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, and transport and logistics sectors.

86 percent of the respondents admitted their organisation is not using the data from IoT projects as effectively as possible.

Mike Carter, President of...

The cellular IoT market will exceed $61B by 2026

Juniper Research predicts the value of the global cellular IoT market will exceed $61 billion by 2026.

The value of the global cellular IoT market in 2022 is $31 billion. If the researchers’ projections are correct, it means a 95 percent value growth over just four years.

Growth will be driven by the rollout of 5G and cellular LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) technologies.

Charles Bowman, a co-author of the research, said:

“Operators must educate users...

Gartner: 25% of consumers will spend 1 hour daily in the metaverse by 2026

According to Gartner, a quarter of consumers will spend one hour per day in the metaverse by 2026.

The metaverse is a virtual world in which people can play, socialise, and work. Some of these virtual worlds can be adaptations of real-world places – including landmarks or workplaces – while others are dreamt up by creative individuals.

Marty Resnick, Research Vice President at Gartner, said:

“Vendors are already building ways for users to replicate their...