The future of the Internet of Things – and the driving force behind the revolution

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To many people, the Internet of Things (IoT) still sounds rather futuristic. However, it is already here and improving lives on a global scale. In 2015, Business Insider reported 10 billion devices were connected to the internet, with the prediction of this figure to increase by 28 per cent to 34 billion devices by...

By Jess Thompson-Hughes, 22 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Netatmo launches Tags for Welcome Cam, integrates Dropbox to offer free video backup

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Netatmo has announced their Welcome security camera is set to receive two big upgrades in the form of 'Welcome Tags' and the ability to connect your Dropbox account for automatic cloud storage of video. We caught up with two Netatmo representatives who explained the significance of these announcements.   

When it comes to smart home security cameras, the Netatmo Welcome holds 

By Ryan Daws, 21 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

VMware among new Dell IoT solutions partners

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Dell has provided an update on the partnerships at its Dell Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Partner Program, with VMware joining at the executive tier and KMC Controls, Eurotech, Nokia, and V5 Systems joining as new associate partners.

DGLogik, Exara, and FogHorn have been promoted from Registered to Associate tier, encouraging advancement in the programme. DGLogik provides an end-to-end platform for Industrial IoT and Building Automation applications by ensuring quick formulation of...

By IoT News, 20 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Majority of enterprises struggling to secure IoT devices on their network

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The U.S. Department of Commerce recently cited findings that held that 200 billion connected devices will be in place by 2020, with the economic impact of such technology expected to be in the trillions by 2025. However, a major concern remains that a majority of enterprises do not possess sufficient know-how on securing IoT devices on their network, according to a survey commissioned by ForeScout Technologies.

The finding highlights the lack of visibility on the enterprise network....

By IoT News, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Hive expands smart home range with Active Light bulbs

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Hive, a British Gas company, has expanded its smart home range with the launch of its 'Active Light' LED bulbs. Adding to Hive's existing thermostat, window/door sensors, motion sensors, and 'Active Plug' products, the addition of lighting capabilities help consumers to build a basic smart home. 

In order to use the Hive Active Light bulbs, you will need a Hive Hub which costs £80 by itself or is...

By Ryan Daws, 15 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

IoT in manufacturing has low awareness – but wireless sensors could change that

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Though the IoT market for the manufacturing sector is still nascent, the benefits are there to be seen – and a new report from iGR argues the use of wireless sensors could help out.

Device sensors on the equipment on the factory floor can provide a huge amount of valuable data for manufacturers that can be channelled through corporate systems to offer substantial benefits via data analytics. Though these benefits are known, adoption is still low in the sector.

Iain Gillott,...

By IoT News, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

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.

SIGFOX collaborating with Connected Finland on roll out of IoT network

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SIGFOX is rolling out its IoT network throughout Finland by 2017 in collaboration with Connected Finland, a company created by veteran Finnish telco professionals.

The communications provider boasts more than seven million devices in its IoT network across all continents and the company has added 14 countries to its global coverage map in the past 12 months alone. The deployment will provide coverage to the country’s largest cities by the summer of 2016 and coverage for 85% of the...

By IoT News, 06 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

How AI adoption is growing on the back of the Internet of Things

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Evans Data’s Global Development Survey has revealed that the Internet of Things (IoT) was the foremost priority for developers working on artificial intelligence across a range of technologies including machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and pattern recognition. Though targets for these technologies remain fragmented, IoT was the foremost target for all of them and in most instances the only target that gained a double digit response.

Non-computer...

By IoT News, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Atari and SIGFOX to partner up on connected devices

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Atari is set to collaborate with communications service provider SIGFOX on the development of a new line of Atari-branded connected devices that will range from simple to sophisticated, allowing customers a convenient avenue to know the location of devices and their status. At present, SIGFOX operates in 18 countries and has registered over 7 million devices in its network.

Powered by SIGFOX’s global network, the products will feature very long battery life and a simple solution...

By IoT News, 02 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Smart homes in Europe and North America total 17.9 million in 2015, says Berg Insight

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A report from Berg Insight claims that the number of smart homes in Europe and North America totalled 17.9 million in 2015.

The smart home market is witnessing strong demand for products such as smart thermostats, security systems, smart light bulbs, network cameras and multi-room audio systems, with prominent vendors including Philips Lighting, Honeywell, Belkin, Nest, Ecobee, MyFox, Sonos, Canary, Netatmo and D-Link.

North America is the market that has witnessed the greatest...

By IoT News, 01 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.