Xbox and Apple execs criticise the ‘metaverse’

Recent comments from Xbox and Apple executives suggest the companies remain deeply critical of the metaverse.

Most current "metaverse" experiences are just online games looking to capitalise on the hype around the term. More technological advancements are needed to fully realise the metaverse.

One core principle of the metaverse is that it will mix elements from the real world with the virtual. A “digital twin” of a factory, for example, could enable workers to...

How innovative organisations are creating new products in their IoT journey

For manufacturers, enterprises and industrial OEMs, it is still early days in the overall IoT journey. But the most innovative organisations are going past deriving insights from their data to creating new products and lines of business.

What do you need to get there? A strong business plan, the right culture and leadership, and a little bit of patience.

A study from research firm Omdia in August emphasised the latter. The report, ‘Today’s Needs and Tomorrow’s...

Zuckerberg believes Meta’s duty is to promote an open metaverse

During yesterday’s annual Meta keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his belief that the metaverse must be open.

Zuckerberg called out closed ecosystems—a clear dig at Apple, without mentioning the company directly.

“Closed ecosystems focus on tight control and integration to create unique experiences and lock-in, although most of that value ends up flowing to the platform over time,” explained Zuckerberg.

“Open ecosystems create value and grow through...

Eseye: The IoT is helping to counter the economic slowdown

Research from Eseye highlights the importance of the IoT in countering the global economic slowdown.

A quick look at the amount of red across the financial markets over the past year shows the scale of the global economic problems faced. Many countries are facing record inflation from pandemic measures and war once again rearing its ugly head.

The pandemic highlighted to many enterprises the benefits of the IoT in supporting operations in the most uncertain of times....

Sternum debuts IoT attack simulation platform

IoT cybersecurity specialists Sternum have released the first real-world attack simulation and evaluation platform.

Last year, a report by Fortune Business Insights found that 67 percent of enterprises have experienced an IoT security incident.

Furthermore, 84 percent of security professionals believe IoT devices are more vulnerable than computers—a concerning statistic given that 69 percent of enterprises have more IoT devices on their networks than...

Inmarsat ELEVATE packages everything needed to accelerate IoT growth

Inmarsat has launched ELEVATE, a programme consisting of three critical pillars to accelerate IoT growth.

According to Omdia, the number of global satellite IoT connections is set to continue growing at a 25 percent CAGR. Inmarsat intends to support and further accelerate this rapid growth.

“The satellite IoT market has been steadily growing for years – and now is the time to up the ante and kickstart its next stage of more rapid growth. Inmarsat ELEVATE will help...

Inmarsat reveals the drivers and challenges of IoT deployments

Research from satellite telecoms giant Inmarsat highlights the factors driving IoT adoption in addition to what is hampering successful deployments.

Over half (54%) of respondents said that cost-efficiency is their leading reason for adopting IoT technologies. This was followed by environmental sustainability and greater supply chain insight—both at 48 percent.

Organisations with a formal IoT strategy are reaping the most benefits in terms of those leading drivers of...

Survey: Adoption of digital transformation tech is accelerating

According to a survey of UK leaders conducted by bluQube, the adoption of digital transformation technologies is accelerating.

“So-called ‘future’ technologies, such as robotics or the Internet of Things, have now firmly entered the mainstream for businesses looking to grow and stand out from the chasing pack,” commented Simon Kearsley, CEO of bluQube.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of business leaders report their organisations have adopted mobile technology. An...

Brian Cerchio, Losant: On fully tapping the IoT’s potential

IoT News caught up with Brian Cerchio, Director of Solutions at Losant, to discuss how enterprises can fully tap the IoT’s potential.

One of the first examples of the IoT was in the early 80s when students from Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science department connected a Coke machine so people could track whether drinks were available and how cold they are.

The capabilities of connected devices – including Coke machines – have come a long way since...

Inmarsat finds businesses are not using IoT data effectively

Satellite communications giant Inmarsat has found the vast majority of businesses are not using their IoT data effectively.

For its research, Inmarsat interviewed representatives from 450 organisations across the agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, and transport and logistics sectors.

86 percent of the respondents admitted their organisation is not using the data from IoT projects as effectively as possible.

Mike Carter, President of...