Research: Gartner predicts spending on IoT security will reach $348m this year

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Analyst powerhouse Gartner has predicted that global spending on IoT security will reach $348 million this year, up almost 24 percent from the $281 million spent last year. Furthermore, the firm believes spend will reach $434 million in 2017 and $547 million in 2018. 

This momentum is set to continue, and...

By Ryan Daws, 26 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Otis to use AT&T IoT technology to enhance lift connectivity

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Telco giant AT&T and Otis Elevator, a unit of United Technologies, have announced a partnership aiming to utilise IoT technology to improve connectivity of its lifts and escalators.

The collaboration will also ensure the provision of mobility to over 30,000 service employees at Otis companies across the globe.

Otis companies will utilise AT&T IoT technology to gather data from cell networks and connect to a new enhanced cloud environment. Otis will be able to make...

By IoT News, 25 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Reinventing mail with the new industrial revolution

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a reality. Google has driverless cars, and we can control our TV, our heating and hot water remotely. The more digitally connected our lives become, the more data we generate. By 2020, 212 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, according to IDC.  And the opportunities, the possibilities and the boundless potential generated by being part of a digital, data-driven world are truly inspiring. Things are better, faster, and more...

By Grant Miller, 21 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Prism and Axis Communications explore IoT partnership for retailers

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Axis Communications and Prism have announced the details of their new partnership on IoT-managed solutions.

Under the partnership, Prism software has been directly integrated into the new AXIS M30 Series camera line, popular in the retail space, from Axis Communications. The AXIS M30 line is priced from $199 and supports the complete Prism platform, including dwell, traffic mapping, counting, path-mapping and heat-mapping.

Prism combines visualisations of stored data as well as privacy...

By IoT News, 21 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

How the IoT is set to transform the healthcare industry

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A report from Lux Research argues that digital solutions such as predictive analytics, diagnostics, and monitoring will form the organisational core of future healthcare.

The company set up a disease-connection framework by identify six key elements of digital health: behaviour augmentation, assistive technology, therapeutics, predictive analytics, diagnostics and monitoring.

The framework found over 65 connections among 12 unrelated conditions with a wide range of symptoms, causes and...

By IoT News, 18 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

CloudOne secures $9 million series E funding for growth in IoT development

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CloudOne, a company which provides cloud-based enterprise applications and IoT solutions, closed its Series E venture funding round with $9 million making a total of $21.9m in total investment.

Plymouth Ventures led the funding round, with Hercules Technology Growth Capital as the primary participant. Other existing investors participated in the round, including Elevate Ventures, Chatham Ventures, Ryan Diem and Bootstrap Venture Fund.

The investment will go towards...

By IoT News, 13 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Three in five mobile users are worried about IoT, argues MEF

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A new Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) report has highlighted major concerns among mobile users about a world of connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, finding three in five (60%) are worried.

The MEF report surveyed over 5,000 mobile users in South Africa, India, China, Germany, France, Brazil, US and UK, supported by AVG Technologies. Concerns about the perceived threats and risks are high despite consumers clearly seeing tangible benefits in IoT, the report argues, with just one...

By IoT News, 12 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why the network is the cornerstone of smart cities

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Research by Gartner predicts a 30% rise in connected “things” to 6.4 billion devices in 2016. These machine to machine (M2M) devices, networked into the Internet of Things (IoT), are starting to appear in urban, industrial and city environments - from security cameras and utility-monitoring sensors, to ticket barriers at stations and healthcare equipment in hospitals. All these applications require the support of 24/7 network...

By Johan Ragmo, 11 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

The IoT and the network: Why Wi-Fi is the horse to bet on

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We have all heard the statistics about the Internet of Things (IoT): 200 billion connected devices by 2020 according to Gartner; the global market to hit $1.7 trillion (£1.2tn) by the same year according to IDC. Yet the network capability underpinning it remains to be decided.

The industry has tried to plough some ideas and investment into the issue – in January, the Wi-Fi...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Why device management presents a risk to IoT adoption at scale

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IoT firm DevicePilot has said that managing internet-enabled devices is a major challenge for the success of the Internet of Things.

The company presented the results of its survey of 50 companies planning IoT application deployments at various scales across different industry sectors, including smart homes and cities, elderly care/wellness, industrial monitoring, retail and public services, refrigeration and energy management.

According to the survey, 'risk to growth' was...

By IoT News, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Securing IoT: Taking the pulse of the network

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Manufacturers and developers from a diverse range of industries are already developing and integrating IoT devices into their products, and in the process are creating new and compelling services and business models. From connected cars and smart homes, to connected ‘wearables’ such as Fitbit and Jawbone, the IoT has already established itself.

As increasingly...

By John English, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Verizon report asserts 2016 is the year IoT goes mainstream

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The enterprise is beginning to eclipse the consumer space for investment in IoT startups, according to the latest research from Verizon.

In the company’s latest State of the Market report, which collates usage data, interviews with Verizon customers and research from Oxford Economics, the telco argues enterprise IoT investment outstripped the consumer side by 75% in 2015; a major difference when compared to the previous year. The report also asserts that IoT will ease regulatory...

By James Bourne, 06 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

VDC Research argues IoT adoption is at an all-time high

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VDC Research has released a report highlighting that IoT adoption is higher than ever at present.

Of the IoT engineers surveyed for the report, 51% are currently working on a project that requires cloud support and internet connectivity. Over 75% reported that their organisations are either planning to deploy IoT-capable applications or devices by 2020 or are already deploying them.

However, engineers remain somewhat sceptical of the benefits of the new engineering paradigm within their...

By IoT News, 05 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

More IoT device security woes in latest Bitdefender research

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New research shows that the move to smart homes is actually putting householders at risk of privacy theft after the discovery that a number of commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) consumer devices are vulnerable to cyber attack.

The study, by security provider Bitdefender, showed that four products – the LIFX Bulb, MUZO Cobblestone audio receiver, LinkHub and WeMo switch were all susceptible to breaches.

How each device connected to the Internet and the cloud, as well as the...

By IoT News, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Outlook for utilities IoT providers looking up, argues Navigant Research

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Navigant Research has released a new report titled “IoT Enabled Managed Services” which argues the landscape for organisations incorporating the Internet of Things for utilities will improve, enabling them to develop trusted advisory relationships with customers.

The report covers the US IoT market while focusing on technology trends, customer adoption, utility rollouts, and the vendor scenario. The report also provides cost curve projections and adoption forecasts through...

By IoT News, 01 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT market valuation slated to reach $1.88tn by 2022

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The valuation of the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to hit $1.88 trillion (£1.25tn) by 2022, according to an analyst note from Hexa Reports.

Growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected on account of a rise in internet connectivity and the pervasiveness of technology. Additionally, the venture-capitalist investments of technology companies in industry startups have created new opportunities of growth in the market.

Industry growth is also set to be...

By IoT News, 31 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Review: Netatmo Weather Station helps to master your surroundings

We're obsessed with the weather, especially us Brits whose stereotypical icebreaker is to discuss it. Creators of innovative smart home solutions, Netatmo, are helping us to at least offer more precise measurements during our awkward conversations with their dedicated Weather Station. 

The main Netatmo Weather Station kit consists of a mains-operated base station for indoor use, along with a smaller battery-operated unit for outdoor measurements. We also have with us a couple of the additional...

By Ryan Daws, 29 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

How bridging the OT/IT divide is a sticking point for IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has arguably taken business by surprise. Gartner predicts that nearly 6.4 billion connected ‘things’ will be in use in 2016 – and the reality is that some industries have been exploiting the value of connected devices for some time to transform operational performance, although not always in a strategic fashion.

Yet the difference between this operational technology (OT) environment and traditional IT is stark. How can an...

By John Pepper, 24 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Review: Philips sets the mood with Hue White Ambiance

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When it comes to smart lighting, Philips' Hue range is a leader due to its vast amount of integrations with third-party apps and devices. Your options when it comes to what Hue lighting you want is now bigger, with the launch of their "White Ambiance" lights earlier this month. 

Philips' White Ambiance starter kit is similar to its standard kit – with a bridge hub and two lightbulbs to get you going. The only...

By Ryan Daws, 23 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Security for 80% of connected devices not in place, says AdaptiveMobile

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Mobile network security provider AdaptiveMobile argues that up to 80% of connected devices do not possess sufficient security requirements, with a similar proportion of devices liable to hacks and data breaches.

An excerpt from Gartner’s research report ‘Predict 2016: Security Solution’ says: “[The] security market will continue to evolve alongside new requirements from the Internet of Things, cloud computing and sophisticated targeted...

By IoT News, 23 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.