New report shows how organisations are adopting IoT as part of strategic initiatives

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More than 70% of respondents in a new research report from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) say the IoT is ‘essential’ or ‘important’ to their organisation’s business and technical strategies.

The report titled, “The Rise of the Internet of Things: Connecting Our World One Device at a Time”, is based on criteria defined by John Myers, managing research director of business intelligence and data warehousing at EMA, and Lyndsay Wise,...

By IoT News, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

CyberX gets $9 million boost to secure the Industrial IoT

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CyberX, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for the Industrial IoT, has raised $9 million (£6.8m) in a funding round led by Flint Capital.

The funding round included existing investors Glilot Capital Partners, Swarth Group, GlenRock, newly joined ff Venture Capital (ffVC) and additional angel investors. CyberX was founded by Omer Schneider and Nir Giller, both veterans of the Israeli Elite Cyber Security Unit.

With the advent of the Industrial Internet along with a rise in...

By IoT News, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Arxan Technologies cites IoT adoption as key to latest financial results

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Arxan Technologies has witnessed a record-breaking corporate growth, strong industry recognition and product innovation in H1-FY2016, thanks to rapid adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications.

In H1-FY2016, Arxan saw a growth of 400% and 300% in mobile banking industry and mobile payments, respectively, on a y-o-y basis. Arxan added twice as many new customers in the first half of 2016 as compared to 2015. Moreover, the company secured large deals with customers in...

By IoT News, 04 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

CompTIA argues how the channel can benefit from IoT offerings in new research

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New research from technology industry trade association CompTIA has found that companies across the information technology (IT) channel are aware and making use of revenue prospects related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The report, titled “Internet of Things Trends and Opportunities”, has revealed that the number of channel companies gaining revenue from IoT offerings grew from 8% in 2015 to 23% in 2016. Additionally, one-third of channel firms anticipate revenue from...

By IoT News, 02 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why the IoT is a ‘tech breakthrough megatrend’…along with VR, AI, and more

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) has named the Internet of Things (IoT) alongside virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 3D printing as one of the eight core technological breakthroughs that the C-suite should “absolutely” consider.

Admitting that none of the technologies picked – including augmented reality, blockchain, drones, and robotics – would be of any surprise to CEOs given the “breathless” coverage often afforded to...

By James Bourne, 01 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

IoT failing to gain traction among federal government agencies, research argues

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The Center for Data Innovation has released analysis that reveals that federal government agencies have fallen behind in terms of adoption of IoT technology - as only a few have shown openness to innovation.

The analysis argues that agencies need to push through a number of reforms in order to dispel restrictions that hold back more adoption of IoT technology.

Daniel Castro, the Center’s director and the report’s lead author, said: “A few early adopters in the...

By IoT News, 28 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Robotics, automation, and how a strong network is needed to connect it all up

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Cutting-edge robots and other advanced smart machines are set to be added into the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, which is projected to reach 25 billion devices by 2020. Robotics has already been used in manufacturing to great effect for over a decade, performing delicate and precise tasks with a higher success rate than humans. With advancements such...

By Manish Sablokk, 27 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Netclearance boosts workforce IoT space with “mBeaconCard” smart badge

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Netclearance has introduced a wearable identity card that facilitates access control, indoor location tracking and contactless payments.

Known as the mBeaconCard, the smart badge contains Bluetooth LE and NFC chips that work with designated readers to facilitate workforce analytics. The mBeaconCard is an application of workforce IoT with its features covering employee safety.

The mBeaconCard aims to make smartphone apps or key fobs redundant as it allows employers in institutions...

By IoT News, 27 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Why combining software monetisation and IoT is the future of manufacturing

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In an increasingly connected world, where every business is now trying to be a technology company, manufacturers are at a crossroads. Those on the hardware side are waking up to the realisation that their industry is starting to embrace software, and the benefits it brings to themselves and their customers, and they must decide if they want to follow suit.

This transition to software brings with it the opportunity for manufacturers to unlock previously untapped revenues and technologies...

By Jamie Longmuir, 26 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Sopra Steria offers comprehensive support to IoT projects with IoT Line

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IDC projects that the market for connected objects will be worth $7 trillion by 2020 – and in view of this, Sopra Steria, a European IT consultancy firm, has launched a comprehensive solution that provides general support for connected objects.

The company’s offering facilitates digital transformation in order to boost growth and ensure implementation of agile business models. Guillaume Roy, IoT digital practice director at Sopra Steria, said: “With the launch of...

By IoT News, 26 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Impinj outlines details of IPO as shares soar

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Impinj has provided details on the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO). The company is a provider of solutions for identifying, locating and authenticating everyday items using RAIN RFID. A month ago, the company had filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

The IPO concerns 4,800,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share. Additionally, Impinj has...

By IoT News, 25 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Revenue growth in US consumer tech driven by emerging technology and IoT adoption

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The Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) semi-annual forecast revealed that retail revenues in the US consumer technology industry will total $286.6 billion ($224 billion wholesale) in 2016 on account of increase in adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and fervour for emerging technology. The report holds that sales of technology products such as wearables, smart home devices and drones will see a 1.3% year-on-year increase.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, said:...

By IoT News, 22 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why developing smart agriculture via the IoT is set to become key

Developing smarter agriculture tools through IoT technologies is vital, according to analysis from Libelium and Beecham Research, if a forecast from the food and agriculture arm of the United Nations (FAO) is to be believed.

The FAO argues that worldwide food production should see a 70% increase by 2050 to cater to the needs of 9.6 billion people and that developing smart agriculture with IoT technologies is crucial to meeting this goal. As a result, the two companies have released a whitepaper that details...

By IoT News, 21 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How airlines are taking advantage of the potential of the Internet of Things

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Air travel may be a normal part of life for most people, but it can often get unpleasant. Complaints regarding flights, airports, and airlines have become a common occurrence, making the drive to the nearest airport one filled with dread. Many travellers wonder what will go wrong this time or simply dislike the idea of being crammed in a tiny space for several hours.

While there is no magic bullet that will transform air travel into a pleasant, enjoyable experience, there’s a...

By Rick Delgado, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

The first open source hypervisor for the Internet of Things is unveiled

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The prpl Foundation is set to debut its prplHypervisor – an open source hypervisor developed to secure embedded devices in the IoT via separation – at the IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas. The foundation, in its security guidelines, holds that the use of separation in security can play an important role in resolving the fatal security flaws that negatively impact the IoT.

Art Swift, president, prpl Foundation, said: “From theft of personal information and financial...

By IoT News, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

GE’s Predix platform to feature on Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses

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General Electric (GE) and Microsoft have announced a collaboration to make available GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses.

The development will provide customers with more alternatives and flexibility to make use of the data from machines and systems of intelligence. As a result, companies across the globe will be able to integrate operational and information technologies that comprise the Industrial Internet of...

By IoT News, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

AT&T to power Squadle's service management solution bringing IoT to restaurants

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Telco giant AT&T has announced it is working with Squadle, a company which develops wireless technology for the restaurant industry, to simplify restaurant management using Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

The AT&T Control Center will power Squadle Checklists, Squadle's service management solution, which remotely monitors tasks, inventory and even refrigerator and freezer temperatures.

Squadle develops tools and apps towards automating back of house tasks for...

By IoT News, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

New research assesses IoT landscape in healthcare and transportation

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A new report from Grand View Research has revealed that the healthcare IoT market will be worth $410 billion by 2022. Key drivers over the forecast period include the launch of advanced connected medical devices, penetration of smart phones and use of software automation to facilitate rapid patient testing and improved accuracy, ease of use and portability. On the demand side, the main drivers are prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart failure, obesity, diabetes and...

By IoT News, 12 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

SIGFOX expands IoT network to Mexico with rollout in Mexico City

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SIGFOX has expanded its Latin American IoT network to Mexico in collaboration with WND and IotNet Mexico, which is the exclusive SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO) in the country. Initially, IotNet Mexico will focus on applications for utilities such as remote metering for water, gas and residential electricity.

Machina Research argues that Mexico City will account for one-third of all low-power, wide-area (LPWA) connections in the country with its population of 21 million. The...

By IoT News, 08 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Cypress officially closes Broadcom IoT wireless acquisition

Cypress has officially announced the closure of Broadcom’s wireless Internet of Things (IoT) arm.

The closure of the $550 million deal, announced back in May, ensures the latter boasts leadership in the consumer IoT market, a segment that includes wearable electronics and home automation solutions.

Cypress’s offering now includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT product lines, along with supporting intellectual...

By IoT News, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.