Research argues half of UK businesses will appoint ‘chief IoT officer’ in 2016

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Whenever a new technological trend arrives, it is often de rigeur to create new job titles for them; CMO can refer to chief mobility officer as well as chief marketing officer, for instance. Now, a report released by Webroot and IO argues more than half of UK organisations polled plan to employ a chief IoT officer in the coming year.

54% of the 500 UK CEOs and senior decision makers polled said they would invest in the Internet of Things by looking to appoint a chief IoT officer. The...

By James Bourne, 18 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

MemSQL showcases potential of industrial IoT with real-time analytics

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Real-time database provider MemSQL will unveil PowerStream, a new application using the Industrial Internet of Things to power real-time analytics, at Spark Summit East.

PowerStream utilises a real-life dataset of close to 20,000 wind farms and 200,000 individual wind turbines equipped with sensors generating over a million transactions per second. The application manages to absorb the data and generate actionable insights in real time.

PowerStream is based on MemSQL Streamliner, an...

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

Have IoT predictions been premature?

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It might be an understatement to say there’s a lot of hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT). The predictions have varied wildly, but most seem to agree that we’re only a few years away from a fully connected world. As an example, one prediction from Cisco states that the number of web-connected devices will reach a whopping 50 billion by 2020.

The Internet of Things was a big...

By Rick Delgado, 16 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

QoS platform for IoT devices launched by Gemalto

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Gemalto, an international digital security company, has announced the launch of a Quality of Service (QoS) platform for the IoT to provide monitoring of smart devices running on cellular networks. The 'LinqUs' platform aims to highlight problems in real-time, to ensure a high-level of service.

A QoS platform like the...

By Ryan Daws, 15 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Exploring the emerging business models within enterprise IoT

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There is an opportunity for today’s businesses to grow exponentially smarter through the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT).

As the IoT develops, it will usher in the next wave of innovation, which will utilise existing technology and take it to the next level – interoperability and optimisation. For example, in the future all cars will communicate with each other, as well as with smart roads and smart cities, to co-ordinate and optimise journey times and avoid...

By Dr. John Bates, 15 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Open Interconnect Consortium aims to help developers with IoT toolkit

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The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) has launched a new developer toolkit in order to further standardise the Internet of Things (IoT) and help organisations take advantage of its potential.

The updated developer tool offering comes with a new resource model tool, known as oneIoTa, which facilitates rapid downloading of OIC resource models for utilisation in development. It contains both OIC and UPnP Forum resource models in both JSON and RAML formats.

The update also includes the API...

By IoT News, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Review: Welcome home Netatmo

Netatmo’s security camera, Welcome, is getting better with age. Last month, the Welcome received an update with improved facial recognition, smoke alarm detection, and personal FTP storage. The update has prompted us to give the device a proper test, and see how it's getting on in the increasingly crowded market. 

"Welcome is a game changer, making smart homes even smarter," claims Fred Potter, Founder and CEO at Netatmo. "It is the most...

By Ryan Daws, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

IoT security: How device manufacturers and security providers need to gain user trust

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The conversations around security and the Internet of Things (IoT) will not go away any time soon - but if the fears are put off for much longer, it could be too late. A report issued last month by Telefonica argued this very case; the cyber security industry lags behind the proliferation of IoT devices, and the effects are potentially catastrophic.

So what needs to be done in the meantime? Axel Hansmann, VP portfolio and strategy for Gemalto’s M2M business, argues device...

By James Bourne, 11 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

IoT devices may be used to spy on you, claims US intelligence chief

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Little is a surprise when it comes to government surveillance, but it seems there are simply no boundaries as to how or when citizens' privacy can be invaded. It was only a matter of time, but the US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has said that security agencies may snoop on citizens using Internet of Things devices. 

Connected devices often have a range...

By Ryan Daws, 10 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

HCL Technologies opens IoT incubation centre in Redmond for greater enterprise adoption

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HCL Technologies has unveiled an Internet of Things incubation centre in Redmond, aimed to leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT suite and speed up enterprise IoT adoption.

The facility will develop vertical solutions aimed at the industrial and manufacturing verticals, as well as life sciences and healthcare. The work will be centred on applications in industrial automation, remote patient monitoring and fleet management, among others.

The centre will make use of real-time analytics,...

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