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 multi-unit...

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.

Two in three enterprises using IoT in some capacity, research finds

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Almost two thirds of enterprises say they use the Internet of Things (IoT) in some capacity, according to a new study from 451 Research.

In its quarterly report, the researchers found that though IoT as a term has come to prominence recently, 65% of respondent organisations make use of data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints and utilise that data for business. The most common source of IoT data is data centre IT equipment (51%), followed by data centre facilities...

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

Why in Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs to be better prepared for cyber attacks

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This year’s Hannover Messe, a leading international trade fair for industrial technology, has once again demonstrated that the idea of ‘smart’ factories is no longer a futuristic vision but concrete reality.

Automation engineers and manufacturing businesses were shown fully developed ‘industry 4.0’ techniques to take the next step on the road to the fully digitised, intelligent manufacturing plant. New developments ranged from mobile ultrasound measuring...

By Mirko Brandner, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

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, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reinventing mail with the new industrial revolution

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a reality. Google has driverless cars, and we can control our TV, our heating and hot water remotely. The more digitally connected our lives become, the more data we generate. By 2020, 212 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, according to IDC.  And the opportunities, the possibilities and the boundless potential generated by being part of a digital, data-driven world are truly inspiring. Things are better, faster, and more...

By Grant Miller, 21 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

How the IoT is set to transform the healthcare industry

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A report from Lux Research argues that digital solutions such as predictive analytics, diagnostics, and monitoring will form the organisational core of future healthcare.

The company set up a disease-connection framework by identify six key elements of digital health: behaviour augmentation, assistive technology, therapeutics, predictive analytics, diagnostics and monitoring.

The framework found over 65 connections among 12 unrelated conditions with a wide range of symptoms, causes and...

By IoT News, 18 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon report asserts 2016 is the year IoT goes mainstream

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The enterprise is beginning to eclipse the consumer space for investment in IoT startups, according to the latest research from Verizon.

In the company’s latest State of the Market report, which collates usage data, interviews with Verizon customers and research from Oxford Economics, the telco argues enterprise IoT investment outstripped the consumer side by 75% in 2015; a major difference when compared to the previous year. The report also asserts that IoT will ease regulatory...

By James Bourne, 06 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.