How the IoT is set to transform the healthcare industry

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A report from Lux Research argues that digital solutions such as predictive analytics, diagnostics, and monitoring will form the organisational core of future healthcare.

The company set up a disease-connection framework by identify six key elements of digital health: behaviour augmentation, assistive technology, therapeutics, predictive analytics, diagnostics and monitoring.

The framework found over 65 connections among 12 unrelated conditions with a wide range of symptoms, causes and...

By IoT News, 18 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

CloudOne secures $9 million series E funding for growth in IoT development

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CloudOne, a company which provides cloud-based enterprise applications and IoT solutions, closed its Series E venture funding round with $9 million making a total of $21.9m in total investment.

Plymouth Ventures led the funding round, with Hercules Technology Growth Capital as the primary participant. Other existing investors participated in the round, including Elevate Ventures, Chatham Ventures, Ryan Diem and Bootstrap Venture Fund.

The investment will go towards...

By IoT News, 13 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Three in five mobile users are worried about IoT, argues MEF

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A new Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) report has highlighted major concerns among mobile users about a world of connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, finding three in five (60%) are worried.

The MEF report surveyed over 5,000 mobile users in South Africa, India, China, Germany, France, Brazil, US and UK, supported by AVG Technologies. Concerns about the perceived threats and risks are high despite consumers clearly seeing tangible benefits in IoT, the report argues, with just one...

By IoT News, 12 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why the network is the cornerstone of smart cities

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Research by Gartner predicts a 30% rise in connected “things” to 6.4 billion devices in 2016. These machine to machine (M2M) devices, networked into the Internet of Things (IoT), are starting to appear in urban, industrial and city environments - from security cameras and utility-monitoring sensors, to ticket barriers at stations and healthcare equipment in hospitals. All these applications require the support of 24/7 network...

By Johan Ragmo, 11 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

The IoT and the network: Why Wi-Fi is the horse to bet on

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We have all heard the statistics about the Internet of Things (IoT): 200 billion connected devices by 2020 according to Gartner; the global market to hit $1.7 trillion (£1.2tn) by the same year according to IDC. Yet the network capability underpinning it remains to be decided.

The industry has tried to plough some ideas and investment into the issue – in January, the Wi-Fi...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Why device management presents a risk to IoT adoption at scale

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IoT firm DevicePilot has said that managing internet-enabled devices is a major challenge for the success of the Internet of Things.

The company presented the results of its survey of 50 companies planning IoT application deployments at various scales across different industry sectors, including smart homes and cities, elderly care/wellness, industrial monitoring, retail and public services, refrigeration and energy management.

According to the survey, 'risk to growth' was...

By IoT News, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Securing IoT: Taking the pulse of the network

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Manufacturers and developers from a diverse range of industries are already developing and integrating IoT devices into their products, and in the process are creating new and compelling services and business models. From connected cars and smart homes, to connected ‘wearables’ such as Fitbit and Jawbone, the IoT has already established itself.

As increasingly...

By John English, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Verizon report asserts 2016 is the year IoT goes mainstream

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The enterprise is beginning to eclipse the consumer space for investment in IoT startups, according to the latest research from Verizon.

In the company’s latest State of the Market report, which collates usage data, interviews with Verizon customers and research from Oxford Economics, the telco argues enterprise IoT investment outstripped the consumer side by 75% in 2015; a major difference when compared to the previous year. The report also asserts that IoT will ease regulatory...

By James Bourne, 06 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

VDC Research argues IoT adoption is at an all-time high

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VDC Research has released a report highlighting that IoT adoption is higher than ever at present.

Of the IoT engineers surveyed for the report, 51% are currently working on a project that requires cloud support and internet connectivity. Over 75% reported that their organisations are either planning to deploy IoT-capable applications or devices by 2020 or are already deploying them.

However, engineers remain somewhat sceptical of the benefits of the new engineering paradigm within their...

By IoT News, 05 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

More IoT device security woes in latest Bitdefender research

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New research shows that the move to smart homes is actually putting householders at risk of privacy theft after the discovery that a number of commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) consumer devices are vulnerable to cyber attack.

The study, by security provider Bitdefender, showed that four products – the LIFX Bulb, MUZO Cobblestone audio receiver, LinkHub and WeMo switch were all susceptible to breaches.

How each device connected to the Internet and the cloud, as well as the...

By IoT News, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.