Verizon working with Qualcomm for IoT technologies


Telco giant Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to simplify IoT application development.

As part of this joint initiative, Verizon will pre-integrate its IoT Platform as a service (PaaS), ThingSpace, with the MDM9206 Category M (Cat M1) LTE modem from Qualcomm Technologies. This will help deliver next-generation IoT services and products that require low bandwidth and power. In addition, Verizon's 4G LTE network will be utilised as a gateway for...

By IoT News, 08 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Chronicled launches open registry for IoT on Ethereum blockchain


San Francisco-based technology company Chronicled has launched an Open Registry for IoT, based on the Ethereum blockchain. The registry stores the identity of physical items. It initially started with consumer collectibles and goods with NFC and BLE microchips.

The open registry establishes a secure, interoperable digital identity and offers opportunities for proximity-based consumer engagement. The project is open-sourced under the Apache licence.

Ryan Orr, CEO of Chronicled, said:...

By IoT News, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The importance of predictive maintenance in IoT diagnostics


Every device, no matter how connected, has the potential to break. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to permeate every sector of manufacturing, from transportation and logistics to automotive and utilities, businesses are turning to predictive maintenance (PdM) to reduce downtime and maximise efficiencies.

Recent advances in technology have made PdM more affordable and available to manufacturers of all sizes. By using data that connected machines provide to measure damage, wear...

By Saar Yoskovitz, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

China manufacturing IoT market set to hit $127.5bn by 2020, says IDC


A recently released report titled “China Manufacturing IoT Market Forecast, 2016-2020” by IDC forecasts the Chinese manufacturing enterprises’ IoT expenditure to reach $127.5 billion (approximately RMB848.3 billion) at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% by 2020.

The report expects software and services to push fast growth on IoT spending in manufacturing industry in the next three to five years, with a combined market share of over 60%. Thanks to the policy...

By IoT News, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Teradata launches IP-driven IoT analytics


Ohio-based analytics solutions company Teradata has launched four new accelerators to speed up analytics of IoT data. The technology, known as Analytics of Things Accelerators (AoTAs), are derived from the company's field engagements at major IoT companies in the fields of transportation, manufacturing, energy, mining and utilities.

The accelerators feature technology-agnostic intellectual property (IP) and professional services, as well as applied approaches to reduce IoT...

By IoT News, 05 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon committing to Cat-M1 LTE IoT connectivity


US telecommunications giant Verizon has said that it will deploy Category M1 connectivity solutions with an open source environment across its 4G LTE network, as part of its strategy to simplify cellular network connectivity and make it economically viable.

Verizon is working with device, module and chipset partners including Nokia, Ericsson, Gemalto, Sierra Wireless, Telit, U-Blox, Sequans and Altair for this deployment, which will help evolve its ecosystem for...

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

Taiwan Mobile selects Cisco Jasper for IoT initiatives


Telecom operator Taiwan Mobile has chosen the Cisco Jasper Control Center to position the country's businesses to unlock new revenue streams and boost IoT applications.

The platform will enable Taiwan Mobile to offer a comprehensive plug-and-play IoT solution that can be configured to provide diagnostic, automatic and analysis intelligence.

The company will offer solutions across industries such as smart cities, public transportation, manufacturing, mobile payments and connected...

By IoT News, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Tata Consultancy Services aims to give retailers a leg up in the IoT


Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced new software that will allow retailers to utilise data from in-store sensors or IoT devices to create personalised consumer engagement strategies.

The software, 'TCS Customer Intelligence & Insights for Retail', is available from the company's digital software and solutions group.

Seeta Hariharan, General Manager and head of the Digital Software & Solutions Group, noted that IoT is blurring the line between online and...

By IoT News, 30 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

VMware announces IoT alliances with Dell, Deloitte, PTC, and more

VMware has announced major strategic alliances with Bayshore Networks, Dell, Deloitte Digital, Intwine Connect, PTC, and V5 Systems to make it easier for enterprises to deploy, maintain and scale up Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The alliances also aim to bridge the gap between IT and operations.

VMware is looking to address common concerns related to the integration of IoT into organisations and business offerings. The company argues that IoT is primarily driven by the operations side of business at...

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

Companies missing out on IoT data utilisation, research finds


A new study from LogMeIn and Forrester Consulting has found that two-thirds of companies are not fully utilising their IoT data.

The study found that 51% of companies surveyed are collecting data from the connected products they offer. However, just around a third are actually using the data for creating actionable insights to benefit customers and expand their business opportunities.

The results are interesting, especially since 61% of respondents said that product monitoring was a...

By IoT News, 24 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

CompuCom Systems acquires Extensys’ IoT division


Technology infrastructure services company CompuCom Systems has acquired the Internet of Things (IoT) business of Extensys, a provider of IoT and managed IT services, for an undisclosed amount, with the transaction expected to be finalised in 45 days.

The move boosts CompuCom’s global infrastructure strategy and furthers its ability in delivering IoT solutions to its existing and new clients.

CompuCom CEO Don Doctor said, “With more than 6.4 billion IoT devices in operation...

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

Infiswift buddies up with Intel for more effective enterprise IoT integration


Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform company infiswift has announced it has become a part of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, with the move seeing the integration of Intel's hardware with infiswift's software platform, swiftLab, to speed up implementation of the deployment of intelligent devices and systems across various industries.

Arup Barat, chief commercial officer at infiswift, said, “The IoT market is growing at an incredibly rapid pace...

By IoT News, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Intel launches Joule: Analyst notes “respectable” post-PC performance

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Among the plethora of releases, announcements and titbits to come out of Intel’s Developer Forum this week was the Intel Joule compute module, a developer platform aimed squarely at Internet of Things (IoT) development projects.

It perhaps didn’t garner the same amount of column inches as Project Alloy, Intel’s new virtual reality headset. Indeed, VR formed the...

By James Bourne, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

John Deere: On partnerships, collaboration and security in IoT for agriculture

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“For us, it starts with the ability to precisely guide a machine – and then we are trying to put more and more smarts into everything we build.”

That one sentence from Lane Arthur (left), director of the Information Solutions Group at agricultural manufacturing giant John Deere, adequately sums up the company’s technological manoeuvres. For a firm which was...

By James Bourne, 15 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Berg Insight: IoT platform revenues to hit £2.6bn by 2021


Analyst firm Berg Insight argues that the global third party IoT platform market grew 36% to €610 million (£520.4m) in 2015, and expect revenues to see a 30.8% CAGR to €3.05 billion (£2.60bn) by 2021.

There exist a number of software platforms on the market today aimed at cutting cost and development time for IoT solutions with the provision of standardised components that can be applied across many industry verticals to integrate devices, networks and...

By , 11 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Why IoT is bringing many benefits to agriculture – but with mixed results


According to the latest note from analyst firm Lux Research, while a number of companies, from John Deere to Verizon, are looking to make a play in IoT for agriculture, there are still question marks over certain projects.

The benefits from the adoption of IoT systems range from double-digit increases in yield to single-digit reductions in inputs like water, fertilizer, seed, or other chemicals. A rise in adoption among growers is directly proportional to the amount of cost savings or...

By IoT News, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Realising the full potential of energy harvesting and the IIoT

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The market for industrial wireless devices is exploding, with wireless technology becoming central to a wide range of applications that will be essential to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These applications include AMR/AMI for utility metering, wireless mesh networks, structural sensors, machine to machine (M2M) and system control and data acquisition (SCADA), data loggers, measurement while drilling, oceanographic measurements, and emergency/safety equipment, to name a...

By Sol Jacobs, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

AT&T to provide connectivity for Biotricity remote monitoring solutions


AT&T has become the preferred network partner for Biotricity’s biometric remote monitoring solutions, the healthcare technology provider has announced.

At present, AT&T is supporting a pilot of the solution. The development will see the telecommunications giant supporting Biotricity’s wearable medical devices with near real-time connectivity for data transmission. Connectivity will be initiated following the rollout of Biotricity’s flagship...

By IoT News, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

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


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


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.