Sensing the opportunities with next-generation IoT beacon technology

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Beacons have so far been a slow-burn technology. It was back in 2009 when SIG announced Bluetooth version 4.0, which included Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the basis of beacon technology although it took another four years to become mainstream. This came in 2013 with Apple announcing iBeacons at its developer conference. Android standardisation took longer, and it was not until July 2015 that Google released Eddystone. Google is however constantly expanding its capabilities, the most...

By Jonathan Duffy, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

The key to monetising IoT and getting true value out of data

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It is hard to find any piece of equipment that can’t be hooked up to the all-consuming IoT. The problem is that while these devices are low cost, they are also low value unless organisations find a way to capture and leverage the created data.  And these devices, by their sheer number, are generating huge volumes of data.

How many organisations will have the required in house infrastructure to store or analyse this information? Or the people with the skills to determine how...

By Peter Ruffley, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Senrio’s IoT cybersecurity platform comes out of stealth with first round of funding

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Portland-based Internet of Things cybersecurity provider Senrio has officially emerged from stealth to launch a platform which provides defence in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and retail environments.

Stephen A. Ridley, CEO and founder of Senrio, is a veteran with regard to vulnerability research and reverse engineering in support of the U.S. Defense and Intelligence community. He then decided to use his experience towards the development of a holistic solution to deal with...

By IoT News, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

More than nine in 10 companies will be utilising IoT by 2018, claims survey

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A new survey of business leaders undertaken by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) found that over 90% of companies will be utilising IoT technologies by 2018.

TIA serves as the face of manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks. The survey found that nearly half of US businesses are actively using IoT while another 43% are set to deploy IoT solutions within the next two years.

Andy Castonguay, principal analyst at Machina Research and author of...

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

Valuation of global IoT healthcare market set to hit $410bn by 2022

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The global IoT in healthcare market is set to hit $410 billion by 2022 and be driven by demand for technologically advanced medical devices on account of the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart failure, obesity, diabetes and hypertension, according to the latest release from Grand View Research.

Other supplementary factors playing their role in the market’s growth include the launch of advanced connected medical devices, penetration of smart phones, and use of...

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

Inside the tornado: How to thrive in the perfect storm of IoT

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The widespread deployment of high bandwidth mobile networks in tandem with the creation of a vast array of low cost sensor devices has created a perfect storm. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now both viable and affordable. But while organisations are flocking to device vendors in a bid to get involved, there are two major stumbling blocks: defining the business outcome and creating the business case.

The business outcome is, of course, easier to define in some markets than...

By Nick Sacke, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Majority of businesses lack clarity on IIoT adoption strategy, says survey

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The benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are obvious – increased visibility and better insights into the performance of equipment and assets, process improvements, and better quality and productivity among others.

Yet a new study undertaken by the Genpact Research Institute and IndustryWeek, in collaboration with GE Digital and the Industrial Internet Consortium, has as a result found that 81% of business executives believe in the importance of adopting...

By IoT News, 08 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

IBM collaborating with Cisco for IoT analytics

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IBM is collaborating with Cisco to provide customers with IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities.

Certain businesses are unable to benefit from the interconnectivity of devices and sensors, which generate real-time data, and the storage capacity of cloud computing. This is on account of their presence in remote and autonomous locations. However, the new IBM and Cisco partnership aims to change this.

Mala Anand,...

By IoT News, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

How the Internet of Things is set to revolutionise Euro 2016 and beyond

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to completely revolutionise the organisation and experience of major sporting tournaments over the coming decade. And, what with an exciting summer of football in store with the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016, it’s an apposite time to consider the future of the beautiful game.

Euro 2016 starts on June 10 and runs for a month at 10 major stadiums across France with over 2.5 million spectators expected to attend the 51 matches of the...

By Manfred Kube, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.