IT security professionals expect increase in IIoT security attacks in 2017

The vast majority of IT professionals say they anticipate an increase in cybersecurity attacks on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), according to a new study from Tripwire.

The survey, which quizzed more than 400 participants with responsibility for IT security as a ‘significant’ part of their job, saw more than half (51%) of respondents say they did not feel prepared for security attacks that exploit or abuse insecure IIoT devices, while almost two thirds (64%) say they already recognise...

By IoT News, 27 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security.

Why customer experience and retail can become IoT-enabled – but with security a question

A new piece of analysis from Frost & Sullivan argues that IoT has ‘the potential to enhance an organisation’s ability to understand the customer journey’, but warns around security remaining a ‘vital’ concern.

According to the missive, companies globally lose more than $300 billion on an annual basis due to poor customer experience, which makes it a top priority for such organisations. IoT helps these organisations to understand the customer and proactively engages with them....

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

Huawei and Software AG team up for ‘complete Internet of Things solution’

Huawei has announced a new partnership with Software AG to deliver what the companies describe as a ‘complete, one-stop-shop Internet of Things (IoT) solution’.

The plans will entail combining Huawei’s hardware and software portfolio for cloud and edge computing as well as the company’s open IoT platform and network infrastructure, alongside Software AG’s streaming and predictive analytics to “allow for maximum speed and flexibility in operational and strategic decisions...

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

Gartner muses on importance of algorithms for Industry 4.0 projects

Algorithms are vital for Industry 4.0, and as Thomas Oestreich, managing vice president at research company Gartner puts it: “…the connected world of cyber-physical systems has to deal with the sheer volume, real-time velocity and diversity of data; and in order to drive new value and differentiating innovations, new algorithms need to be developed. This is making algorithms the pulse of Industry 4.0 initiatives.”

Gartner predicts that at least 30% of Industry 4.0 projects will source their...

By IoT News, 23 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Opinion: For unobtrusive wearables, consider the UX from all angles

Unobtrusive wearable tech used to be an oxymoron, but some of today’s technologies are getting close to achieving this lofty goal — devices that function so naturally, wearers don’t even notice they have them on. And it has potential to alter the healthcare industry in major ways. 

Monitoring patients for overall health and to track recovery has become a round-the-clock endeavor. Unobtrusive wearable devices are able to gather some of the highest quality data available, and their mostly...

By Shanon Marks, 21 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, Wearables.

More than 250 smart city projects exist today – with focus on government and energy

More than 250 smart city projects exist in 178 cities around the world, with the majority focusing on government and energy initiatives followed by transportation, buildings and water, according to Navigant Research.

The analyst firm has released a new report titled “Smart City Tracker 1Q17” that examines the current state of global smart city development, covering the related aspects of the smart energy, smart water, smart transportation, smart buildings, and smart governments sectors, segmented...

By IoT News, 17 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Bosch collaborating with NVIDIA for AI self-driving car computer system

Bosch has collaborated with NVIDIA to develop an AI self-driving car computer built on the latter’s deep learning software and hardware that enables vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features and capabilities.

The alliance was announced by Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner during his keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at Bosch Group’s annual Internet of Things conference.

The Bosch

By IoT News, 16 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise.

New Asia Pacific IoT study highlights potential for greater customer insights – but in time

Countries in southeast Asia scored slightly lower in IoT-enabled customer experience (CX) maturity compared to the rest of Asia Pacific, but were equal in terms of deployment in readiness, according to a new report.

Genesys, in partnership with Frost & Sullivan, surveyed nearly 500 leaders across six key industries within 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) nations to examine how organisations view IoT as a key enabler in enhancing customer experience and their readiness to get benefitted from this emerging...

By IoT News, 15 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3bn, looks at automotive leadership

Intel has announced it is to acquire autonomous driving systems provider Mobileye for $15.3 billion (£12.5bn) as it aims for market leadership in the connected car space.

The two companies have previously partnered with BMW, announcing a deal in July last year with the aim of fully automated driving in series production by 2021. Through the partnership, the trio aimed to create...

By James Bourne, 13 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

The evolution of software monetisation: From protecting revenue to enabling growth

Fuelled by the growth of cloud computing, advancements in mobile technology, virtualisation and applications that are hosted on the internet, modern businesses are moving away from outright purchasing software.

In the past, vendors sold software as ‘all-in-one’ packages, designed to tackle numerous use cases. Now, however, there is a need for software to only tackle specific issues, meaning that consumers and businesses do not require the restrictive packages vendors traditionally offered. Regardless...

By Jamie Longmuir, 10 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

San Diego gets smart(er) with intelligent lighting network

San Diego is on a path of transformation: the Californian metropolis has recently joined forces with Current, powered by GE, to power the city with smartness of IoT sensor platform.

Current specialises in creating intelligent environments for commercial buildings and industrial facilities. The company will install its CityIQ sensor nodes on 3,200 of the city’s street light poles as an upgrade to the present 14,000 light fixtures to new Current’s Evolve LED luminaires.

The $30 million open data...

By IoT News, 09 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

C3 IoT closes Series E financing round at $1.4 billion pre-money valuation

C3 IoT, a fast-growing leader in platform as a service (PaaS) enterprise software for big data, AI, and IoT applications, has announced a Series E financing round at a $1.4 billion pre-money valuation. The company had previously closed a $70 million Series D equity financing led by TPG Growth in September of 2016.

The funding round was led by Breyer Capital, a global firm with investment interest in long term-oriented entrepreneurs and teams working in artificial intelligence (AI), the funds will be used to...

By IoT News, 08 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

HCL framework outlines three stages of enterprise IoT maturity

Enterprises need to undertake business transformation through the Internet of Things (IoT) in three stages of maturity to increase the value from their investments, according to a missive from HCL Technologies.

The IoT maturity framework, which can be found in MIT Sloan Management Review, has as its first level of maturity increased process efficiency using IoT-enabled data, building new revenue streams as stage two, and business transformation leveraging IoT data-led insights as stage three.

The framework comes off the

By James Bourne, 08 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Win the bidding war with IoT innovation: The proof is in the proposal

Technology-driven innovations in proposal management have already vastly reduced the time sales teams spend on the proposal process, just at the moment this can be anywhere up to a huge 40%. Creating a more streamlined journey that enables sellers to determine which bids they’re most likely to win through quick and insightful data analysis is now possible, which at this time, can already increase win rates by almost a third.

However, the technology available to businesses has been so rapid in its...

By Lewie Miller, 07 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, has entered into an agreement with AT&T to support designers in the development and production of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices with global cellular connection. The agreement allows Avnet to seamlessly integrate AT&T’s cloud application development which is supported by flagship platforms AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer.

Both companies have previously worked together on Cellular IoT Starter Kit and LTE IoT Add-On Kit, and...

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

HCL's Sukamal Banerjee: On disrupting power centres and snowball effects in IoT

MWC “Any established organisation creates power centres by creating structure,” says Sukamal Banerjee, CVP & Global Head of IoT WoRKS  at HCL Technologies. “What IoT is doing is questioning those power centres – whenever you try and do something like that in a very established organisation with established structures, it is definitely a big disruption.”

Banerjee was speaking to this correspondent at Mobile World Congress (below), following research the company had put...

By James Bourne, 02 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

IoT projects getting better than expected results – with mass adoption due by 2019

MWC A new study from Aruba argues businesses who adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) could experience better than expected results.

The wide-ranging survey, which polled more than 3,000 IT and business decision makers across 20 countries, found almost half of respondents (46%) found business efficiency increases in their implementations, compared with only 29% who were expecting it. Profit gains, with 32% realisation and only 16% expectation, saw the same pattern.

Derek Howard, worldwide IoT marketing manager for Hewlett Packard...

By James Bourne, 28 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Internet of Things case study: Boston Children’s Hospital and smarter healthcare

MWC Healthcare is one of the richest areas of opportunity for the Internet of Things. Shwetak Patel, a MacArthur Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University Washington who specializes in developing Internet of Things technologies says, “the next wave of the Internet of Things is going to have a huge impact in healthcare. For example, health sensing in the home is critical for managing chronic diseases.” One of the diseases Patel is targeting with the...

By Kevin Ashton, 28 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

IoT botnet Mirai becomes more contagious

Mirai, the IoT botnet which caused record-breaking DDoS attacks last year, has become even more contagious due to a Windows variant.

Spotted by Kaspersky Labs, their security experts are in the process of analysing the first Windows-based spreader of the malware which is believed to have attacked 500 systems in the past couple of months. From the initial analysis, Kaspersky believes the new bot was developed by someone with a higher degree of skill than Mirai’s initial creators.

Opening up Mirai to...

By Ryan Daws, 22 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

ARM acquires Mistbase and NextG-Com in NB-IoT investment

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Following the approval of the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard last summer, ARM has announced the acquisition of two leading companies in the field.

NB-IoT offers low power and wide area connectivity designed to connect multitudes of devices at scale over a long range. The approval of the standard was a landmark moment for the IoT industry and ARM is looking to...

By Ryan Daws, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.