Rentokil gets into IoT game, tackling pest infestation with help of Qlik platform

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British pest control and business services group Rentokil Initial has joined hands with US-based software company Qlik to use the latter’s cloud-based analytics platform ‘Qlik Sense’ to gain better insights from its product and global company operations data. This partnership supports Rentokil’s wider global deployment of new innovative digital pest control products and next-generation services.

Qlik has partnered with Google and PA Consulting Group to help...

By IoT News, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Exploring an overlooked opportunity to make connected car security airtight

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With 75% of new cars expected to come equipped with wireless connectivity by 2020 according to BI Intelligence, these vehicles will ultimately become integral components of our digital world. More specifically, they will have a dominant role in the Internet of Things (IoT), with the potential to transform the driving experience.

This opportunity does not come without considerable risk, especially as connectivity expands to include untrusted networks and embedded automotive operating...

By Muzaffar Khurram, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

IoT and mobile app attack fears on the rise, new research argues

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The fears over a security attack against mobile and IoT apps in the workplace continues to rise, according to new research.

The study, from Ponemon Institute, IBM Security, and Arxan Technologies, argues that, of the almost 600 survey respondents, 60% are aware that their organisation has suffered a security incident through an insecure mobile app. Of that number, 11% of overall respondents know with ‘certainty’, 15% opted for ‘most likely’ and 34% went with...

By James Bourne, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Three key IoT trends from CES 2017

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Now that CES 2017 has come to a close, I wanted to take some time and reflect on some of the key takeaways from the event.  First and foremost, it was a really good one for the Xively team.  Despite feeling like a single slot machine at the Venetian at times (you really don’t know...

By Ryan Lester, 17 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Homes.

Software AG’s 2017 IoT predictions: Chatbots, smart buildings, and more

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2017 will be the year of the chatbot while architects will need to turn to hardware and software vendors to gain a better understanding of their needs, according to predictions issued from German firm Software AG.

Bart Schouw, Internet of Things solution director at Software AG, said, “There is a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things and especially increased device-to-device communication. Much of this mobile, virtual and instantaneous connectivity is built on seamless...

By IoT News, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Skyworks expands LTE solutions for IoT applications

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Skyworks Solutions has introduced its next generation LTE Category M-1 and NB-1 front-end solutions targeting machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications requiring embedded cellular connectivity.

The new multiband modules leverage half-duplex RF operation to deliver a highly integrated, turn-key solution that addresses Release 13 specifications of the 3GPP LTE standard – providing dependable, secure, low power connectivity in a compact package....

By IoT News, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Nokia, Vodafone and Telit team up to expand ecosystem using NB-IoT technology

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Nokia, Vodafone and wireless technology provider Telit are entering a partnership to expand the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem using Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology, the companies have announced.

Using the radio access network and elements from the Cloud Packet Core solution, Nokia deployed a fully integrated NB-IoT system at Vodafone's Open Lab in Dusseldorf, Germany. The system uses the IoT technology from Telit and will be used by the firms to expand the IoT ecosystem.

During...

By IoT News, 09 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

IoT predictions for 2017: Big data, orchestration, standardisation, and more

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2016 has certainly been an exciting year in the burgeoning IoT space. Yet 2017 is expected to be even better; a recent note from 451 Research argues that seven in 10 enterprise IT buyers are now gathering IoT data, a figure expected to rise even further in 12 months’ time.

Below, IoT Tech News has put together a series of predictions from experts at the sharp end of the industry. Agree or disagree? Let us know in the...

By James Bourne, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Is your business ready to capitalise on IoT in 2017?

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Staying one step ahead of the market is what separates the companies that sustain growth from those that optimise their growth by continually taking it to the next level. Businesses with a growth mindset are not resting on their laurels; they are not satisfied with keeping up the status quo – instead, they are actively looking for ways to up their game.

Just in case you have been so buried in your day-to-day that you haven’t come-up for air in the past year – here is a...

By Alex Vilner, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Industrial IoT keeps moving: Three hardware predictions for 2017

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to develop at a rapid speed, it’s always interesting to take a moment to pause and reflect on the fact that we’ve yet to scratch the surface of its impact.

We’re leaving 2016 behind and with that comes the opportunity to gauge where this technological revolution will take us in the upcoming year. While my guess is that no one person can answer that question, here’s a look at the top three buzzworthy trends I...

By Rich Catizone, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Gemalto and AT&T to team up for IoT remote subscription management

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Gemalto will be providing its LinqUS On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution to AT&T to help the latter’s worldwide customers deploy new and highly secured Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the company has announced.

Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution and GSMA M2M 3.1 compliant Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) streamlines logistics of providing mobile...

By IoT News, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The data management implications of the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

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The recently published Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides regulatory guidelines for autonomous – or self driving – vehicle development. While autonomous technologies have been rapidly advancing in recent years, regulatory laws had not kept pace.  This policy resolves the regulatory uncertainty and provides a clear roadmap for deploying autonomous vehicles on public...

By Kieran Maloney, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

How IoT is set to change the digital marketing landscape in 2017

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The most commonly discussed trend in technology circles this year has been the Internet of Things (IoT). Most of us have seen the predictions made by giants like BusinessInsider, Forrester and Gartner. BusinessInsider’s latest reports predict that there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 and that nearly $6 trillion will be spent in the IoT sector over the next five years.

Forrester’s predictions for the near-term are a little darker – in 2017,...

By Alex Vilner, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

New research shows how IoT continues to gain momentum in US

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A recent report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) reveals the exact picture of Americans who are getting used to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The report, which was conducted by MARU/VCR&C and polled over 1,200 US adults, argues that nearly every device, appliance, and even apparels are entering the ‘connected’ domain.

Around two-thirds of Americans, i.e. 62%, own at least one Internet of Things connected device (connected car, connected/smart TV, fitness...

By IoT News, 23 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Microsoft announces partnerships to become major supplier of autonomous car technology

The US Transportation department recently issued proposed rules that all cars and small trucks must be equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology wherein cars will be able to talk to each other, along with traffic lights, cameras, and other infrastructure. These technologies will be necessary for safe and fully autonomous cars.

Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft’s global managing director for manufacturing...

By IoT News, 16 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise.

Sigfox to expand its network to Slovakia and Estonia

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France-based IoT connectivity provider Sigfox has partnered with SimpleCell Networks to introduce the Sigfox network in Slovakia, as well as branching out to Estonia with the help of Connected Finland.

Sigfox already has a presence in Slovakia, but operates with the help of Towercom, a company owned by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4. Nearly 30% of Slovakians are currently using the Sigfox network.

Jan John, Group Director of SimpleCell, said: “We see a great opportunity...

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

Software AG acquires Zementis for AI and deep learning expertise

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Germany-based enterprise software firm Software AG has acquired US-based Zementis, a provider of deep learning software.

Deep learning is a key ability in machine learning and data science, and a fundamental technology driving the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Software AG considers the current machine learning and AI advances as the basis for the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as...

By IoT News, 05 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Our devices may be talking – but are we listening?

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More and more, the devices we buy are talking to one another. Consumer and industrial original electronics manufacturers (OEMs) alike are building ‘smart’ devices that are connected to the internet. From devices that we wear, to those in the cars that we drive, in our homes and the buildings we work in, all the way to smart cities. They are all talking. It’s predicted there will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide in 2020, so...

By Adam Meyer, 05 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.