How IoT will fuel the next revolution in farming technology

New research from global mobile satellite company Inmarsat has found that the agriculture sector is interested in embracing the power of IoT and will spend significantly on the technology over the next five years.

The study, titled ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’, contains responses from the world’s 100 largest agritech companies and found that the sector is rapidly taking to IoT technologies. It shows 62% of the surveyed firms had already fully or partially deployed IoT-based...

By IoT News, 16 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

WISeKey reports consolidated preliminary revenue of $14.4 million for Q3 2017

Cybersecurity and IoT solutions provider WISeKey International has estimated that its consolidated preliminary revenue for the third quarter of 2017 will be nearly $14.4 million.

The primary source of the revenue is strong demand for its IoT technology and cybersecurity software as a service (SaaS) products, and a larger client base resulting from strong synergies between these two main verticals. The semiconductor IoT Segment generated revenue of approximately $8.4 million while revenue from the...

By IoT News, 06 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Intel secures and upscales IoT devices with new secure device onboard launch

Intel has announced the launch of its Secure Device Onboard (SDO) technology, which aims to automate and bring IoT devices online within seconds as opposed to hours.

Announced at the IoT Solutions World Congress, the Intel SDO is being offered to IoT platform providers as a service they can provide their customers, who are willing to take thousands of connected devices onboard. Its “zero touch” model allows devices to dynamically discover the customer’s IoT platform account at power-on for...

By IoT News, 04 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Cloudleaf secures $13 million funding to bring patented Sensor Fabric to market

IoT startups in Silicon Valley are in the news every time when they receive a financial push. This time it is Cloudleaf – a designer and developer of a location-aware sensory platform for automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and industrial manufacturing companies.

The company has secured a total of $13 million (£9.7m) in a series A funding round from IndusAge Partners, Bold Capital Partners, Tandem Capital, Mahindra Partners and other seasoned angel investors.

Cloudleaf will...

By IoT News, 28 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Vodafone: The number of large-scale IoT projects has doubled in the past year

Vodafone has released its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report providing further insights about the current state of the industry.

The most notable statistic is that the number of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices has doubled in the past 12 months.

Businesses in the Americas are leading the pack with 19 percent of companies having more than 10,000 devices — compared to 12 percent in Europe, and just 7 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to Vodafone, the biggest adopters of...

By Ryan Daws, 27 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Dealing with the endpoint security weaknesses of the Internet of Things

From vending machines that can autonomously send in refill orders to standalone surveillance cameras, the IoT is showing dramatic growth, and some authorities expect that by 2025 there may be over 75 billion IoT devices in use worldwide. Unfortunately, this poses a great challenge for endpoint and network security monitoring practices, as the exponential...

By Rick Delgado, 22 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

BT and Hitachi Vantara collaborate on industrial and enterprise IoT

BT, a communications services and solutions provider, and Hitachi Vantara have formed a partnership to develop innovative solutions in industrial and enterprise IoT.

The collaboration will aims on driving better business outcomes for their customers worldwide, including greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings. In the beginning, they will explore and design asset intelligence and predictive maintenance solutions to deliver the desired outcomes for customers in manufacturing and transportation.

Bas...

By IoT News, 21 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Hitachi unveils new entity Vantara, launches first commercial Lumada IoT platform offering

Hitachi has launched a new business entity named ‘Hitachi Vantara’ to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.

Hitachi Vantara will bring together the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara, which will capitalise on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both...

By IoT News, 21 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

DHL and Huawei team up for inbound to manufacturing logistics IoT solution

DHL Supply Chain and Huawei Technologies, have launched a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application in partnership at an automotive site in Liuzhou focused on manufacturing and logistics.

The NB-IoT is designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site. The execution of this IoT solution was done at a minimum by leveraging the existing infrastructure and limited investments. The proof...

By IoT News, 18 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT economics ‘increasingly compelling’, argues Verizon in new report

A new market research report titled “State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017” published by Verizon, states that IoT is at the core of digital transformation in 2017, 73% of executives either researching or currently deploying the technology.

There are 8.4 billion connected devices in use today, up 31% from 2016, the study adds.

The report suggests that the economics of IoT are increasingly compelling and the B2B space will benefit first, generating nearly 70% of potential value enabled by...

By IoT News, 14 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

IDC argues huge opportunities afoot for the global IoT services market

Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities exist for service providers of all types across every global region, according to the latest analysis from research firm IDC.

In its latest market report, titled “Worldwide Internet of Things Services Forecast, 2017-2021”, IDC argues the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions represented 52.2%, 34.4% and 13.4% of the worldwide IoT services market opportunity in 2016. It states that project-based services represented the highest percentage of market opportunity in...

By IoT News, 11 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The Internet of Things in agriculture: A guide

Agricultural technologies with data support include sensors, communications, data storage and aggregation, optimization equipment, big data and analytics, IT and mobile platforms. "Analytics and big data" were named as their priority among 46% of all surveyed executives. In second place in popularity is "product safety and traceability of products" (29%), and biological science (29%).

Agricultural technologies

The task of information technology is to maximize automation of all stages of...

By Suren Arustamyan, 06 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT data deluge forcing organisations to invest in storage and server infrastructure

From the edge to the cloud, the massive amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) are already having a noticeable impact on enterprise IT, according to the latest note from analyst firm 451 Research.

According to the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects report, organisations deploying IoT are planning increases in storage capacity, network edge equipment, server infrastructure, and off-premises cloud infrastructure in the coming 12 months.

The study, which...

By James Bourne, 05 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Oracle collaborates with Mitsubishi Electric to develop IoT platform for smart manufacturing

Software giant Oracle has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, a manufacturer of electrical and electronic products, to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing.

Mitsubishi Electric developed its new FA-IT Open Platform for factory automation using Oracle Cloud. The platform uses edge computing between devices and business applications to enable rapid collection, analysis, and utilisation of data at production site.

Toshiya Takahashi, corporate executive group senior vice president,...

By IoT News, 01 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

WISeKey announces revenue surge with integration of VaultIC into platform

Switzerland-based cybersecurity and IoT firm WISeKey announced that it has completed the integration of IoT-integrated circuit solutions and semiconductor business VaultIC, into its platform.

WISeKey acquired VaultIC from INSIDE Secure in September 2016.

The integration covered the transfer of products, technology, customer agreements, and certain patents from INSIDE Secure to WISeKey including the...

By IoT News, 29 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

ZingBox raises $22 million in series B round led by Dell Technologies and Triventures

IoT security solution provider ZingBox has announced it has raised $22 million (£17.2m) in a series B funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital and Triventures.

The company says it will use the money to ‘meet strong demand’ for IoT Guardian, its product first launched in February which, as this publication reported at the time, was claimed as the industry’s first to...

By James Bourne, 24 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Oil and gas 4.0: Making excellence operational

Even by recent standards, the rapid pace of change has been enough to give the oil and gas industry whiplash. New geopolitical realities are disrupting common operating practices. Increasingly complex operating conditions threaten already squeezed margins. There’s relentless pressure to cut costs whilst increasing productivity. Hazardous events have induced more rigorous compliance requirements and amplified public scrutiny.

All these factors make the drive for operational excellence critical. The need...

By Scott Lehmann, 14 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Oil & Gas.

New investments emphasise continued momentum for US IoT space

The IoT investment gravy train continues to run, particularly in the US: California-based MagicCube has secured $8.5 million in series A funding, while Vognition, a smart voice control solution provider out of New Jersey, has raised $700,000.

According to John Koetsier, a mobile economist at TUNE, 2,888 businesses in the US building the IoT employ 342,000 workers, have raised $125 billion in funding, and have created $613 billion in value. Moreover, 95 of them are now unicorns: billion-dollar...

By IoT News, 10 August 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Manufacturers embracing the IIoT set to rise dramatically by 2022, new report argues

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to transform manufacturing – and according to a new report from Zebra Technologies, the number of organisations achieving a fully connected factory will rise ‘dramatically’ in the coming five years.

According to the company’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, almost two thirds (64%) of manufacturers say they expect to be fully connected, using a combination of technologies including RFID, wearables and automated systems, by 2022. Half of...

By James Bourne, 08 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Wearables.

New research warns of skills gap threatening IoT innovation in energy sector

The dreaded skills gap threatens to scupper many technological innovations with the Internet of Things (IoT) not alone – and according to a new report from Inmarsat, the energy sector could face problems down the line if it doesn’t shape up.

The research, commissioned by Inmarsat and conducted by Vanson Bourne, polled 100 large energy companies around the world and found that while almost nine in 10 (88%) organisations expect to deploy IoT technologies in the coming two years, more than a third...

By James Bourne, 03 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.