Smarter manufacturing: How Ubisense aims to bring together the physical and the digital

Adrian Jennings, chief product advocate at Ubisense, has a useful analogy for why implementation of enterprise-focused IoT initiatives invariably struggle. Imaging that you kept losing your slippers, and that every time you found them there would be the innocent yet entirely guilty face of your new puppy staring back at you. What do you do?

By James Bourne, 16 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IIoT, Manufacturing.

Why multi-site facilities cannot miss out on untapped IoT data

When the Internet of Things (IoT) became mainstream in the marketplace, it set off a frenzy within the colocation space as it offered operators a massive potential for savings compared to traditional SCADA and building management systems (BMS). Though BMS style solutions were apt for commercial property and limited multi-site applications; these traditional building technologies lacked the critical holistic view and price point required when deployed across large geographic...

By Michael Skurla, 09 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

IOTAS secures $8.5 million in series A funding to further enterprise ‘IoT as a service’ mission

IOTAS has successfully completed its series A funding of $8.5 million (£6.9m) to boost its enterprise software as a service (SaaS) offering, expand into international markets and bring about a new platform for smart communities.

The funding round was led by TELUS Ventures and included participation by Liberty Global and Intel Capital, an early investor. To date, IOTAS’s total investment exceeds $17m (£14m).

By IoT News, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How German enterprises are moving ahead of the pack in adopting IoT

Germany has long been a hub for enterprise and Industrial IoT (IIoT) initiatives, particularly in Frankfurt and Munich – and a new report from Information Services Group (ISG) has shown how quickly German enterprises are embracing the technology.

The automotive and manufacturing industries are the two sectors leading the adoption race in the country, the report notes. The report states that the auto industry is...

By IoT News, 02 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

How big data and IoT initiatives render the ‘garbage in, garbage out’ theory invalid

Garbage in, garbage out: it’s one of the great truisms of technology. Sure, it’s been eclipsed by “software will eat the world,” as something to say in a meeting when you really don’t know what’s going on, but it’s still probably uttered a few thousand times a month to explain away the failure of a recent technology initiative.

But, like its sister expression “you can’t get...

By Michael Kanellos, 01 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Ericsson’s automated smart factory in China goes operational

Ericsson has achieved an important milestone in its smart manufacturing process in China, with its smart factory in Nanjing now becoming operational.

The Swedish telecommunications giant spent £41m to transform its existing factory in Nanjing, which is now claimed as the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the industry. This facility produces 4G and 5G radio technology products, of which most support...

By IoT News, 18 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

McRock Capital secures $100 million funding focusing on Industrial IoT use cases

McRock Capital has successfully raised $100 million (£80m) for its second fund focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The new fund, McRock Fund II LP, has support from investors like Cisco Investments, Shell and other significant corporate and institutional investors including BDC Capital, Export Development Canada, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, and HarbourVest.

By IoT News, 16 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Healthcare IoT requires stronger security strategies against cyberattacks, says Irdeto Research

Healthcare providers are more vulnerable to cyberattacks – and according to a new report, they need to ensure IoT security strategies are robust enough to ensure the future of care.

The study, from Netherlands-based software firm Irdeto, polled 232 healthcare security decision makers and suggested these care providers should make sure to strengthen their IoT security strategies to safeguard patients’ safety. 82% of...

By IoT News, 03 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT, Security.

Gartner forecasts explosion in enterprise and automotive IoT endpoint usage

Gartner has predicted that the enterprise and automotive IoT market will grow to 4.8 billion endpoints by the end of 2019 – and 5.8bn endpoints in 2020. The current year forecast is 21.5% rise on a year-on-year basis, whereas the next year projection is a 21% year-on-year increase, compared to the present year.

The utility sector will be the highest user of IoT endpoints, as it will total to 1.17bn endpoints in 2019 and...

By IoT News, 02 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

Future cities under risk of cyberattacks due to insufficient security investment, ABI Research warns

Analyst firm ABI Research has sounded out a pessimistic tone in its latest research report, arguing certain industries will be ‘woefully underfunded and incredibly vulnerable to cyberattacks’ as the IoT ecosystem grows.

The company’s latest smart city cybersecurity application analysis report argues that the financial, information and communication technologies, and defence industries will account for 56% of...

By IoT News, 21 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Nordic enterprises see 5G services playing key role in IoT proliferation

A new report from Information Services Group (ISG) suggests that enterprises in the Nordic region consider the deployment of 5G mobile services as a catalyst for the proliferation of IoT solutions.

The report, titled ‘2019 ISG Provider Lens IoT Transformational Services, Technology, Solutions, Platforms, and Industries Report for the Nordics’, sees the IoT trend advancing in the Nordic nations as it is being set...

By IoT News, 19 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, Manufacturing.

Safety improvements becoming key to measuring IoT project success, says IDC

While the vast majority of organisations have a budget allocated towards IoT projects, organisations are struggling with skills issues and infrastructure readiness, according to IDC.

In its latest seventh annual survey report, titled Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, the analyst firm examined the latest investment trends in the IoT, along with the opportunities and challenges facing IoT buyers across the world. For this...

By IoT News, 13 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Arrow Electronics teams up with IBM and National Instruments for predictive maintenance suite

Arrow Electronics has announced that it is teaming up with IBM and National Instruments in order to offer a predictive maintenance suite that enables data-driven operations in oil and gas plants, factories, mines and other rugged environments.

With the integration of National Instruments’ advanced industrial monitoring devices with IBM’s analytics/AI and asset management software, the new Wireless Industrial Asset...

By IoT News, 09 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Balena raises $14.4m in series B funding to help bring the edge to developers

Washington-based software firm Balena has raised $14.4m (£11.52m) in its latest series B investment round led by OpenView, along with existing investors, such as Threshold Ventures, Aspect Ventures, and GE Ventures.

Balena, which was earlier known as resin.io, focuses on unlocking the potential of physical computing by removing friction for IoT fleet owners. The company’s full-stack platform provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that makes it easier for developers to build...

By IoT News, 25 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

IBM X-Force: Mirai is increasingly targeting enterprise IoT devices

Researchers from IBM X-Force have found variants of the infamous IoT botnet Mirai are increasingly targeting enterprise devices.

Mirai caused havoc in 2016 when it was used to flood DNS provider Dyn with unprecedented amounts of traffic. Dyn’s downtime impacted some of the world’s most popular services including Twitter, Spotify, PlayStation Network, GitHub, Netflix, and Soundcloud.

There are more than 60 known variants of Mirai. Typically, these variants have sought to infect easily hackable...

By Ryan Daws, 19 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Security.

Thoughts on MWC Shanghai: Three key factors for IoT growth

There is no shortage of excitement surrounding IoT at MWC Shanghai 2019. As we have seen over the last few years, much of the speculation surrounding IoT, particularly Cellular IoT, has become a reality.

As NB-IoT and eMTC networks are growing across Asian markets, there is a noticeable increase in use cases connecting IoT devices from around the globe.

This year, there will be more than 110 IoT exhibitors, giving us an insight into the development and direction of new...

By Ilan Reingold, 26 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

The future of factories in an IoT-driven world: Budget and data challenges and opportunities

The Internet of Things (IoT), as an acronym, can potentially have a double meaning. Naturally, while the term came to pass and be accepted to describe the process of connecting sensors in physical objects to wireless networks, the industry continues to get to grips with the coming together of information technology and operational technology. So not so much IoT - perhaps more IT/OT.

Nowhere is this IT and OT fusion more pronounced than in a factory setting. An engaging panel debate at

By James Bourne, 20 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Why smart machines are the future of manufacturing

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents integration architecture challenges that once solved can enable use cases that deliver fast-growing revenue opportunities
  • ISA-95 addressed the rise of global production and distributed supply chains yet are still deficient on the issue of data and security, specifically the proliferation of IIoT sensors, which are the real security perimeter of any manufacturing business
  • Finding new ways to excel at predictive maintenance, and cross-vendor shop floor integration are the most promising applications
  • IIoT manufacturing systems are...

By Louis Columbus, 20 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, Manufacturing.

Study reveals majority of organisations finding it hard to understand business benefits of IoT

A new survey has found the majority of organisations - including those who have already implemented IoT projects - are still finding it difficult to undertand the business benefits of the technology.

The study, titled IoT Implementation Trends and put together by Longview IoT,  suggested the enterprise organisations of all sizes and across all vertical industries need proper guidance and learning to realise more specific business results that IoT can help them achieve.

Bridging the gap...

By IoT News, 19 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.