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 the production cycle...

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.

ZingBox survey finds misconceptions surrounding IoT security in healthcare sector

More than 90% of healthcare IT networks have IoT devices connected to them, while more than two thirds of respondents to a new survey say traditional security solutions are sufficient to secure IoT-connected medical devices.

The survey, conducted by IoT security solutions provider ZingBox, highlights the state of ‘misconceptions’ in the healthcare industry, according to the company.

More than three quarters (76%) of IT decision makers within healthcare organisations were confident or...

By IoT News, 26 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

Five ways healthcare firms can get ahead in the race to the Medical Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception. Five years ago, the medical device connectivity market was largely insignificant, but is now expected to grow at a CAGR of 38% over the next five years by adopting the capabilities of the IoT. With this in mind, here are five recommendations for healthcare organizations to ensure they fully embrace the power of the IoT: 

Embrace the...

By Bhoopathi Rapolu, 25 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

IBM and Arrow Electronics team up to promote Asia Pacific IoT

Arrow Electronics has joined hands with IBM to fuse its services with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform and cloud services, the companies have announced.

With this development, Arrow now offers customers in Asia Pacific access to more than 160 industry-leading cloud services to incorporate ready-to-use capabilities, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, advanced data analytics and cyber security into their latest IoT inventions through the IBM Watson IoT platform via IBM Cloud....

By IoT News, 24 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

EdgeX Foundry adds eight new members and ‘builds momentum’ for IoT interoperability

EdgeX Foundry, a body which aims to provide a common open framework for the Industrial IoT, has expanded its membership with eight new companies getting on board.

The new members are Absolute, IoT Impact Labs, inwinSTACK, Parallel Machines, Queen’s University Belfast, RIOT, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, and Tulip Interfaces.

Each member has different goals through its membership. Absolute aims to enable customers to meet their business goals with secure data protection on their endpoint agents...

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

SAP and Centrica team up to bring efficient energy IoT management

SAP has partnered with energy and services company Centrica to leverage the use of IoT for better energy consumption management.

The partnership will bring together the powers of SAP’s digital innovation system, SAP Leonardo that combines the power of IoT, analytics, big data, machine learning and blockchain on SAP’s cloud platform using design thinking services and Centrica’s energy insights technology, Panoramic Power.

Centrica and SAP aim to provide new business value to customers by...

By IoT News, 12 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Cisco Jasper aims to help organisations get through IoT proof of concept with new Control Center

Cisco Jasper has launched an expanded model of its Control Center connectivity platform to help organisations get past the ‘proof of concept’ stage when it comes to IoT.

The Control Center 7.0, introduced at Cisco’s Live event in Las Vegas, aims to address business’ needs for greater flexibility with a new multi-tiered IoT platform that gives companies various options to meet their specific needs, regardless of their stage of IoT implementation.

The Control Center 7.0 will also offer...

By IoT News, 30 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why IoT is transforming the sum of the parts – not just the whole

Technology is usually the breath on the back of our necks, nudging us to do some process differently. But historically, that’s also been part of the problem – essentially doing the same thing - but faster, better or more efficiently by replicating our existing processes digitally.

Not anymore. In the same way that the Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting business models and business as usual, it is – somewhat ironically – changing the way we must respond to change.

Let me explain. If...

By Tom Raftery, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.