Encryption, data and government: Lessons learned from the KRACK vulnerability

The KRACK vulnerability has been one of the many highly publicised cyber security weaknesses that are more frequently making it to the front pages of news papers and websites.

KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attacks allow attackers to break the encryption that protects your traffic while traversing the air between your device and its connected wireless access point.

The recent news and subsequent publicity around the KRACK vulnerability has meant that many more people now know what WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)...

By Dan Brown, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Software AG will report cloud and IoT revenue separately in 2018

Software AG has given an update on its financial and strategic operations – and it says its IoT and cloud arms are doing so well it will begin reporting that revenue under a separate business line as of January.

During the calendar year, the company successfully formed a number of new strategic partnerships in IoT and Industry 4.0, which include the newly founded ADAMOS joint venture with global market leading manufacturing companies such as DMG MORI, Dürr, ZEISS and ASM PT as well as other...

By IoT News, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Nokia teaming up with Bosch for industrial IoT play

Nokia has entered into a strategic partnership with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to make it feasible for enterprises and communications service providers to easily deploy industrial IoT solutions from sensors through to applications.

The initial work will focus on asset tracking, predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring use cases. Both companies are currently conducting several customer trials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and commercially available solutions expected in early...

By IoT News, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why the IoT in healthcare could cause serious problems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving into a widespread phenomenon that touches all industries and lifestyles, creating what is supposed to be a world of unprecedented convenience and connectivity. When we look at the immediate advantages of linking our fitness, home security, travel, entertainment and many more facets of our lives to computers or internet networks, it seems like a good idea.

The IoT allows us to do things like check on our homes from remote locations, track our progress on fitness goals...

By Rick Delgado, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT, Security.

IoT growth gives opportunity for better air quality monitoring, research says

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to new possibilities for air quality monitoring in the context of smart cities, according to a new report.

Navigant Research has released a new report titled “Air Quality Monitoring and Management for Smart Cities”, which analyses the market and technology trends within the industry, as well as city technology and policy solutions for managing air quality. It also examines significant air quality monitoring projects and case studies of deployments...

By IoT News, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

China Telecom and Huawei team up for NB-IoT smart gas whitepaper

Shenzhen Gas, China Telecom, GoldCard and Huawei have joined hands to release a whitepaper that analyses the problems and challenges faced by China’s gas industry.

The document proposes a smart gas solution, involving the solution value, business model, and practice, which are based on the IoT platform and NB-IoT technology.

Gas services in the cities have made great progress, yet they have to struggle with safety issues, customers’ service satisfaction, enterprises’ profitability, and...

By IoT News, 18 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

How IoT will fuel the next revolution in farming technology

New research from global mobile satellite company Inmarsat has found that the agriculture sector is interested in embracing the power of IoT and will spend significantly on the technology over the next five years.

The study, titled ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’, contains responses from the world’s 100 largest agritech companies and found that the sector is rapidly taking to IoT technologies. It shows 62% of the surveyed firms had already fully or partially deployed IoT-based...

By IoT News, 16 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

WISeKey reports consolidated preliminary revenue of $14.4 million for Q3 2017

Cybersecurity and IoT solutions provider WISeKey International has estimated that its consolidated preliminary revenue for the third quarter of 2017 will be nearly $14.4 million.

The primary source of the revenue is strong demand for its IoT technology and cybersecurity software as a service (SaaS) products, and a larger client base resulting from strong synergies between these two main verticals. The semiconductor IoT Segment generated revenue of approximately $8.4 million while revenue from the...

By IoT News, 06 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Intel secures and upscales IoT devices with new secure device onboard launch

Intel has announced the launch of its Secure Device Onboard (SDO) technology, which aims to automate and bring IoT devices online within seconds as opposed to hours.

Announced at the IoT Solutions World Congress, the Intel SDO is being offered to IoT platform providers as a service they can provide their customers, who are willing to take thousands of connected devices onboard. Its “zero touch” model allows devices to dynamically discover the customer’s IoT platform account at power-on for...

By IoT News, 04 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Cloudleaf secures $13 million funding to bring patented Sensor Fabric to market

IoT startups in Silicon Valley are in the news every time when they receive a financial push. This time it is Cloudleaf – a designer and developer of a location-aware sensory platform for automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and industrial manufacturing companies.

The company has secured a total of $13 million (£9.7m) in a series A funding round from IndusAge Partners, Bold Capital Partners, Tandem Capital, Mahindra Partners and other seasoned angel investors.

Cloudleaf will...

By IoT News, 28 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Vodafone: The number of large-scale IoT projects has doubled in the past year

Vodafone has released its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report providing further insights about the current state of the industry.

The most notable statistic is that the number of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices has doubled in the past 12 months.

Businesses in the Americas are leading the pack with 19 percent of companies having more than 10,000 devices — compared to 12 percent in Europe, and just 7 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to Vodafone, the biggest adopters of...

By Ryan Daws, 27 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Dealing with the endpoint security weaknesses of the Internet of Things

From vending machines that can autonomously send in refill orders to standalone surveillance cameras, the IoT is showing dramatic growth, and some authorities expect that by 2025 there may be over 75 billion IoT devices in use worldwide. Unfortunately, this poses a great challenge for endpoint and network security monitoring practices, as the exponential...

By Rick Delgado, 22 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

BT and Hitachi Vantara collaborate on industrial and enterprise IoT

BT, a communications services and solutions provider, and Hitachi Vantara have formed a partnership to develop innovative solutions in industrial and enterprise IoT.

The collaboration will aims on driving better business outcomes for their customers worldwide, including greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings. In the beginning, they will explore and design asset intelligence and predictive maintenance solutions to deliver the desired outcomes for customers in manufacturing and transportation.

Bas...

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

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...

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.