Most Global Fortune 2000 enterprises facing hurdles when executing IoT, says Software AG

IoT deployment is considered as one of the most important initiatives by one in four Global Fortune 2000 enterprises - however, 90% of them have to face hurdles while implementing and expanding IoT across their organisations due to lack of expertise and skills.

In an independent survey conducted by UK-based market researcher Vanson Bourne, and sponsored by German firm Software AG, surveyed 800 senior IT and business decision...

By IoT News, 11 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Alibaba Cloud ramps up IoT partnerships for adoption and turnkey solutions

Libelium, a manufacturer of wireless network devices, has joined hands with Alibaba Cloud to deliver connectivity via the Meshlium IoT Gateway, which will help organisations to leverage Libelium's sensor network platform with Alibaba's cloud computing solutions to expedite IoT adoption.

Enterprises will be provided with compelling solutions by Alibaba Cloud that will help them meet their cloud computing requirements....

By IoT News, 09 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

SoftBank continues spending spree with $35m investment in IoT analytics platform

Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group International recently led a funding round for HEED – a new consumer platform that uses IoT analytics and AI to transform sports and entertainment experience.

The round raised $35 million which will be used to strengthen the company’s expansion as it ties up with sports clubs and leagues across the world to create deeper connections with mobile fans.

By IoT News, 08 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Honda demonstrates ‘smart intersection’ technology

Automotive giant Honda has demonstrated ‘smart intersection’ technology which should increase safety, especially in the age of driverless cars.

Roads can be wildly unpredictable things, and intersections account for around 40 percent of collisions. Pedestrians or animals could run into the street, emergency vehicles may need to be let by promptly, or another driver could make a risky manoeuvre like running a red light.

Honda’s V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) technology passes data from...

By Ryan Daws, 05 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

SK Telecom launches rental car service on its IoT network

South Korea is getting a car rental service which uses the IoT network of the nation’s largest operator, SK Telecom.

SK Telecom’s affiliate, SK Networks, is launching the car rental service. The former will be providing its LTE Cat M1 network for checking the status of cars in real-time.

Being a Cat M1 network, data transfer speeds are low but also require little power. With a rate of 300kbps, it’s just enough to monitor...

By Ryan Daws, 04 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Connected car M&A on track to hit 100 deals in 2018, says Hampleton

Connected car innovation continues apace - and according to the latest note from technology M&A analysts Hampleton Partners, the market is set to hit 100 transactions at the end of 2018.

The finding appears in the company's latest Automotive M&A Market Report, which notes that deal values were up 54% in the first half of 2018 compared with the same time last year. The official figure for total transactions is $2.9 billion, although this does not include undisclosed figures. Hampleton argues the...

By James Bourne, 03 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

How to ride the wave of digital disruption: A manufacturer explains

There is no ‘silver bullet’ technology to guarantee growth for manufacturers, but there is a winning attitude. Businesses that keep an open mind to all possible technology options and take the time to review them will stand a better chance of making the right investment – one that will power the business ahead of its competitors. For that, you need an open enterprise strategy that enables you to maintain that sort of open mind.

By Darren Duke, 03 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Enterprise, IoT, Manufacturing.

Volkswagen teams up with Microsoft to create an automotive cloud

Volkswagen wants to transform itself into a digital services-driven company – with the help of Microsoft.

The German automaker has joined hands with the Redmond giant to develop the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, which will aim to combine popular third-party applications to provide a seamless experience for drivers.

The Volkswagen Automotive Cloud will be powered by...

By IoT News, 01 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, IoT.

General Electric’s CEO shuffle: Assessing the road to this point – and its digital future

Less than a month after becoming chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE) last year, John Flannery wrote a LinkedIn missive outlining the company’s future strategy. In short, it was full steam ahead for digital.

“We have fully embraced the digital industrial transformation, and we believe in its potential to change the world,”

By James Bourne, 01 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Manufacturing.

Hitachi Vantara looks to intelligent maintenance with latest releases

Hitachi’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hitachi Vantara recently introduced data-driven, AI-based Lumada Maintenance Insights IoT solutions at the NEXT 2018 event.

Thanks to the use of highly precise, prescriptive and predictive algorithms that these solutions help customers in anticipating breakdowns and guide them on important maintenance repairs, improving operations and avoiding equipment downtime. These enhancements allow...

By IoT News, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Porsche investing €150 million in startups – focusing on AI and blockchain technologies

Porsche has announced it is increasing its total investment in venture capital activities by €150 million for the next five years.

By making this move, the German automobile manufacturer intends to gain access to new technologies, trends and business models. Porsche Ventures, being a strategic investor, is aiming to invest in business models that involve mobility, digital lifestyle and customer experience, along with...

By IoT News, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Eight technologies that are changing IoT – and how they can benefit you

It’s fair to say that IoT has seen a fair few buzzwords roll through over the years, but there is a fresh batch of cutting-edge technology that will really change the way businesses and consumers alike interact. We’ve picked out eight critical areas where this change will be most marked and disruptive to the IoT networks we know today:

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By Martin Keenan, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

AT&T and Ericsson partner up for IoT cybersecurity

AT&T and Ericsson are teaming up to provide comprehensive testing for organisations to safeguard connected devices.

According to AT&T, only 10% of its surveyed organisations say they are confident about their devices having sufficient security measures in place. The operator has seen an increase in vulnerability scans of IoT devices at the company in the last two years.

By IoT News, 27 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Arrow and Colorado Smart Cities Alliance team up for innovation lab

Arrow Electronics has teamed up with the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to launch the Colorado Open Lab, which will be located within the company’s global headquarters in the city of Centennial in Colorado.

The Colorado Open Lab, which is an IoT engineering workspace for customer development showcase and innovation collaboration to expedite development of OEM IoT appliances and AI-enhanced applications, is supported by...

By IoT News, 25 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

UK: Driverless car makers face jail if they cause harm

UK government spokesperson Baroness Buscombe confirmed driverless car makers will face jail if their vehicles cause harm.

Buscombe was responding to a parliamentary question on the subject. She asserted that existing health and safety law "applies to artificial intelligence and machine learning software".

The response helps to settle a debate between academics and legal circles about responsibility when it comes to AI. Some believe the fear of prosecution may drive people away from developing...

By Ryan Daws, 25 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Opinion: Television still has the power to connect the home

When it comes to the home, and specifically the technology at the heart of most people’s homes, the television has a big role to play.

On average, people spend more time interacting with television than any other single activity. Of course, we aren’t all sitting down to watch scheduled programmes in the way families did in previous decades, at least not most of the time, but rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

If an argument was to be made for the single medium at the centre of the...

By Jeff Hunter, 24 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

IoTium raises $13.6 million in series B funding to push forward 'zero touch' for IIoT

IoTium, a Santa Clara-based software provider for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has raised $13.6 million in series B funding to help fuel market expansion in the US and abroad.

The company, which provides a managed secure network infrastructure for the IIoT, has secured funding led by March Capital Partners, with Honeywell Ventures, JC2 Ventures, Hanna Ventures, GE Ventures and Jupiter Ventures also participating.

The company's ethos is around 'zero touch' - in other words, the ability to scale to...

By James Bourne, 21 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT.

It is high time for IR sensor 2.0 – driven by the IoT

The IR sensor is a crucial component in many everyday products, ranging from medical equipment to mobile phones. But the technology is 50 years old and in serious need of an upgrade. The next generation IR sensor 2.0 for IoT will be much thinner than old sensors and cheaper to manufacture.

Today's manufacturing industry is highly dependent on sensors. Whether it is heavy industrial products or smaller consumer products – they are all more or less dependent on well-functioning sensors that control...

By Robert Ekström, 19 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Manufacturing, Standards.

How cellular will be key to sorting the IoT standardisation wars

A new study conducted by the GSMA and InterDigital has highlighted some important transitions in the field of IoT that have started to become a reality with everyday deployment of the technology.

The report, titled ‘Mobile and the Internet of Things: Unanimity Around Fragmentation, Surprises In Connectivity And Geography’, notes that the various transitions include: the key role of the 3GPP standards-based...

By IoT News, 18 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Nodle.io raises $1.5 million to help bring cryptocurrency to app developers

Nodle.io, a crowdsourced IoT network firm, has announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency for monetising IoT connections, applications and data, along with an amount of $1.5 million that it raised in a recent seed funding round led by Blockchange Ventures.

Blockhead Capital, Bootstraplabs, Olymp Capital, Mark Pincus with Work Play Ventures and Yeoman's Capital, also participated in the funding round.

By IoT News, 17 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.