Adoption of IoT platforms to lead key trends dominating Asia Pacific technology market in 2018

Hitachi Vantara has highlighted 10 key trends that will dominate the Asia Pacific technology market in 2018 – with adoption of IoT platforms in pole position.

Hitachi Vantara’s CTO Hubert Yoshida and Asia Pacific CTO Russell Skingsley have worked together to predict the key trends. Some of the key trends highlighted by the Hitachi subsidiary are:

Adoption of IoT platforms by the IT sector to facilitate the application of IoT solutions 

IoT solutions are really fast in turning out to be a...

By IoT News, 05 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Enterprise, IoT.

Baidu and Xiaomi partner to use combined powers of AI and IoT to offer smart user experience

Chinese web services company Baidu has partnered with Chinese electronics and software company Xiaomi to establish in-depth cooperation that will amplify their strengths and capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership will bring to table a more compelling user experience in consumer electronics and smart devices.

Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, said: "Xiaomi has achieved significant breakthroughs in core artificial intelligence technologies and...

By IoT News, 29 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Enterprise, IoT.

Connected cars: The road to security and flexibility

Connected cars are driving the IoT revolution. BI Intelligence expects 381 million connected cars to be on the road by 2020, up from 36 million in 2015. Total revenues generated throughout the same period are estimated to reach $8.1 trillion.

With such opportunity, however, comes the prospect of unprecedented security and logistical challenges. This article explores the development of the connected car market alongside these emerging...

By Remy Cricco, 24 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Enterprise, IoT.

Digitize or Die book extract: The importance of leadership and middle management for IoT

Even though the digital transformation has been building up for over a decade, most businesses have yet to recognise it as a high priority. This is especially true of larger corporations with solid, apparently unassailable channels and markets.

It is true that some businesses will not be impacted by what IoT brings to the table. But are you truly confident, as you read these sentences, that your business is immune to the IoT revolution?

Many leaders may not see the threats to their business and are blinded by...

By Nicolas Windpassinger, 22 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Nicolas Windpassinger, Schneider Electric: On why culture trumps technology in IoT adoption

The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into the enterprise; there is no doubt about that. The thought of the work executives have to undertake in their organisation to accommodate digital transformation is only eclipsed by the thought of what happens if their firm gets left behind. In other words, if you don’t digitize, you die.

Not this correspondent’s words...

By James Bourne, 22 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How IoT-equipped offices foster better employee wellbeing

Benjamin Franklin once said an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. The wisdom of that axiom still holds today at a time when new technologies have brought us to the brink of fundamental changes in how we lead our daily lives, which can be combined with lasting truths to improve our lives.

The real estate and facility management industry is now implementing Industry 4.0 principles that can improve the health and wellbeing of workers in various facilities. Using elements that utilise the...

By Spaceti, 17 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.

IIoT revenue to cross $1 trillion by 2027, projects Navigant Research

A new Navigant Research report has projected that the combined cumulative revenue for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, software and services throughout the world will cross the $1 trillion mark by 2027.

The trend will be driven by an increasing number of enterprises as they start realising the benefits of IIoT leading to lower costs and increased equipment maintenance, the research firm added.

The report, titled “Industrial Internet of Things”, analysed the overall emerging IIoT...

By IoT News, 16 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

BlueBorne put billions of IoT devices at risk – including Echo and Google Home

A serious vulnerability affecting billions of IoT devices also put Amazon Echo and Google Home users at risk.

The vulnerability, known as BlueBorne, was discovered by IoT security company Armis and found to put more than five billion devices at risk of attack. Researchers have now confirmed the attack surface included as many as 20 million Amazon Echo and Google Home devices.

If compromised by...

By Ryan Daws, 16 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Medigate aims to take a new approach to IoT healthcare security with $5.35m funding

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all set to revolutionise the end to end healthcare process; from wearables which collect patient data in real-time, to algorithms which can come up with new diagnoses. Yet securing all of these devices is the major risk.

Meet Medigate. The startup, based out of Israel, has just secured a $5.35 million (£4.08m) funding round for its platform, which secures networked devices alongside medical records, device servers, and other enterprise systems. The capital was raised by...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT, Security.

Augury Halo helps predict mechanical failures with the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology firm Augury has introduced a cloud-based diagnostics platform that foretells equipment failures beforehand by keeping a close eye on mechanical equipment.

Augury Halo can predict equipment failures by using sensing technologies such as vibrations and ultrasound. It also provides comprehensive, actionable recommendations for maintaining machine health. In addition, the platform issues reports about the developing problems and suggests maintenance practices....

By IoT News, 13 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority gets IoT network deployment from Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks has announced the initial successful deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The Dubai-based public service infrastructure company’s network canopy extends throughout the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which is said to offer high performance, reliability, security as well as scalability.

In addition, Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology has been integrated into Honeywell...

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

Pitney Bowes and Arrow Electronics team up for public sector IoT play

At a time when public sector authorities globally are facing challenges to make smarter infrastructure, Pitney Bowes and Arrow Electronics have teamed up to help them in the task with the help of Internet of Things (IoT).

As part of an agreement signed by the two companies, they will help public authorities in gathering, processing and analysing data collected through IoT devices to enhance physical infrastructure efficiencies.

The collaboration will introduce to the market a new solution that will help...

By IoT News, 02 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

GE’s Digital Industrial Evolution Index shows there is a long way to go for IIoT benefits

How big a difference is there between what is possible with the Industrial Internet and what is being done now; and what changes need to take place in order for organisations to close the gap?

These are the questions General Electric (GE) has attempted to answer in its first Digital Industrial Evolution Index, published this week. The index aims to track the real progress of digital transformation, and gives a total score of 63.0 out of 100.

It’s a meaningless number out of context, of course, so...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

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.