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.

Research: Gartner predicts spending on IoT security will reach $348m this year

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Analyst powerhouse Gartner has predicted that global spending on IoT security will reach $348 million this year, up almost 24 percent from the $281 million spent last year. Furthermore, the firm believes spend will reach $434 million in 2017 and $547 million in 2018. 

This momentum is set to continue, and...

By Ryan Daws, 26 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

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.

Outlook for utilities IoT providers looking up, argues Navigant Research

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Navigant Research has released a new report titled “IoT Enabled Managed Services” which argues the landscape for organisations incorporating the Internet of Things for utilities will improve, enabling them to develop trusted advisory relationships with customers.

The report covers the US IoT market while focusing on technology trends, customer adoption, utility rollouts, and the vendor scenario. The report also provides cost curve projections and adoption forecasts through...

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

Study argues InfoSec workers not able to deal with IoT enterprise security concerns

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Good news and bad news: information security professionals are becoming more aware of the risks presented by the proliferation of endpoints through the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are struggling to prepare to address the growing threat.

That is the verdict from a new piece of research from Pwnie Express. In a report entitled ‘The Internet of Evil Things’, which polled more than 400 global IT security professionals, the researchers argued Coolpad devices were the...

By IoT News, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Growth in Industrial IoT driven by cost, efficiency and safety requirements

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Lux Research, in a new report titled “Defining the Industrial Internet of Things” argues that cost, efficiency and safety requirements are driving growth in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) as companies across the globe, across industries, look to boost connectivity at the workplace. The research firm has classified connected assets into four categories – equipment, people, goods, and environments.

Lux Research has given examples of how companies are making use of IIoT. Daimler...

By IoT News, 09 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Vindicia offers surprising statistics on IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) clearly has huge potential to anyone working in the tech industry, but if the figures are broken down there still may be some surprises, according to Bryta Schulz, senior vice president of marketing at subscription billing provider Vindicia.

Writing in a company blog post, Schulz argues the IoT is growing faster than many are expecting, there is ‘unlimited capability’,...

By IoT News, 03 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

An important question: Who will service the billions of IoT devices?

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In less than five years, Gartner tells us that there will be more than 26 billion different connected devices in our homes, cars and businesses. All designed to make our lives easier and facilitate tasks for us – and that figure doesn’t even include personal computers, tablets and smartphones. 

As the Internet of Things (IoT) converges with servitization, machine to machine learning, 3D printing and cloud adoption, one of the biggest considerations is going...

By Mark Homer, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

451 Research: 300 tech firms up for M&A in 2016 – with IoT a prime target

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Technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will not subside any time soon, according to a report released by 451 Research – with the Internet of Things (IoT), information security, and software niches particular targets for 2016.

M&A activity in software will be propelled by the shift of business applications and IT infrastructure to cloud-based models and the requirement of new data management capabilities to deal with the growing demand on IT resources due to IoT,...

By IoT News, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Altair Semiconductor: On the Sony acquisition and sustainable IoT

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MWC It is safe to say that the critical buzz around chip and LTE technology provider Altair Semiconductor has rarely been higher. Three weeks after the news broke that Altair was to be acquired by Sony for upwards of $212m (£148m), Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP marketing at Altair, sees it as the “ultimate validation” of Altair’s 10 year vision.

“It’s not just the value of an acquisition,”...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.