IoT world study: cybersecurity, scaling, implementation

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Internet of Things World, the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT conference and expo, released findings from its latest survey of more than 100 IoT decision makers on a variety of concerns related to scaling, implementation, cybersecurity, and blockchain. These findings come at an especially important time for IoT strategy and deployment in the industry. “We have reached an inflection point where IoT is starting to accelerate to commercial mass scaling from the POC experimentation stage, so it’s imperative for organizations to have a coherent IoT deployment strategy and not…

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SURE Universal predicts telcos will take over IoT

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As the IoT continues its explosive global growth, “smart” hardware devices have been taking up all the media headlines. However, smart devices are only as valuable as the software that runs them. The smart money is migrating to software, recognizing the benefits and services software brings to consumers, and the business opportunities it creates for vendors. “The IoT can’t reach its potential without a standard-based solution and a sustainable economic model,” says Viktor Ariel, PhD, Founder and CEO of SURE Universal, makers of the first universal software platform for IoT…

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Skills shortage in agritech sector holding back IoT innovation (Inmarsat)

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The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity in the agricultural sector is at risk, as agritech businesses must urgently upskill current employees and embark on recruitment drives to ensure they have the capabilities to deliver the technology. According to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, while the vast majority of agritech companies are moving towards IoT, a significant proportion lack the staff and skills needed to take advantage of the technology. Market research specialist Vanson Bourne interviewed respondents from 100 large agritech businesses…

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7 New Year’s resolutions for the Internet of Things – Analysis

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The New Year is traditionally a time for taking stock and, for some, committing to focus on improvements to our lives in the form of resolutions. The IoT could stand some improvement, too – so here are just 7 resolutions that the IoT industry might think of making for 2018. #1 – Develop enough humility for interoperability The IoT is still young and this means that standards, protocols, network functions and all points of interconnectivity may still be forming. All vendors need to exhibit enough humility to appreciate and perceive…

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Analysis: Energy harvesting holds out promise of ‘self-powered’ IoT

As we look forwards to 2018, energy harvesting technologies look set to solve one of IoT’s greatest challenges: power supply. The millions of tiny sensors and meters that make up the IoT all need power. In many cases, they require batteries that must be purchased, maintained and disposed of if they are to continue to measure location, temperature, humidity, gas flow, vibration and so on in IoT applications ranging from smart buildings to precision agriculture. If predictions are correct, the number of sensors worldwide looks set race past the one…

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Cisco survey finds divide between IoT Value

Cisco has announced the findings of its first IoT Value/Trust Paradox report, based on a survey of 3000 consumers, designed to provide businesses with actionable insights on how to increase consumer confidence in and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) services. The survey results show that, while most consumers believe IoT services deliver significant value for them, very few understand or trust how their IoT data is being managed and used. This conclusion has revealed an interesting paradox: despite their lack of trust in IoT data security, consumers on the…

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IoT Council co-chair provides 2018 IoT predictions

Coming to an IoT deployment near you: blockchain, fewer generic IoT platform options and a growing role for data governance, according to an exec’s IoT predictions. Last year, Don DeLoach sat down to predict what trends would characterize the Internet of Things in 2017. A board member of Centri, an advisory board member of Microshare and the co-chair of the Midwest IoT Council, DeLoach foresaw that machine-learning-driven IoT deployments would gain market momentum in general and in healthcare in particular. He foresaw an expanding role from drones for non-consumer applications…

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23 billion IoT devices to live in connected spaces

Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, and global analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan,have published a new whitepaper outlining that more than half of the 45.4 billion IoT devices expected to be in use by 2023 will be implemented in connected spaces, including homes, buildings and cities. While IoT plays a significant role in shaping the future of connected spaces, the successful transformation of connected homes, buildings and cities is dependent upon simple, frictionless and dynamic security. Security Essentials for IoT Deployments in Connected Spaces examines IoT cybersecurity challenges…

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Connectivity challenges threaten to derail logistics sector´s iot efforts, says Inmarsat

Unreliable communication networks may render logistics businesses unable to capture full value from the Internet of Things (IoT). This is according to the 100 global transport and logistics companies interviewed by Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) the global mobile satellite company for its The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017 report. The research suggests that while 96 per cent of transportation and logistics organizations believe that the success of their IoT deployments is based on reliable ubiquitous connectivity, many businesses are still struggling to access the connectivity they need. 40 per…

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IIoT adoption increases, but projects still early-stage, says Bsquare

A new survey from Bsquare finds that few industrial companies are using advanced analytics to make sense of IoT data. Almost nine out of ten (86 percent) of industrial organizations are currently adopting IoT solutions and 84 per cent believe them to be ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ effective, according to a new survey from IoT specialist Bsquare. The IIoT Maturity Study finds that even more (95 percent) believe that IoT has a significant impact on their industry – but it also shows that most IIoT investments remain focused on connectivity (78…

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New report envisions the connected IoT future of 2030 and barriers to adoption

Report by Wipro Digital and Forum for the Future finds that 98% of business leaders see IoT contributing to sustainable future; but only half are taking action. Wipro Digital released a new report titled “Vision 2030: A connected future” that highlights the opportunities that experts and business leaders see for data and connectivity in creating a sustainable future. The report, jointly developed with Forum for the Future, an international sustainability non-profit organization, outlines a future vision for Internet of Things (IoT) driven connectivity and highlights the barriers that need to…

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Number of connected IoT devices to hit 125 billion by 2030, says IHS Markit

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices will jump on average 12% each year from 27 billion this year to 125bn in 2030, according to new research from IHS Markit. The eBook, titled ‘The Internet of Things: A Movement, not a Market’, explains how the IoT is creating competition by transforming day-to-day business practices and bringing in new opportunities. It is expected that over the next 15 years, worldwide data transmissions will increase yearly from 20 to 25% to an average of 50% every year. Jenalea Howell, research…

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Connected Traffic Signal Systems Reduce Congestion and Costs for Sonoma County Taxpayers

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Situated between San Francisco Bay and Northern California, Sonoma County is home to almost half a million residents. The county is over 1500 square miles of natural resources, wineries and tourist destinations. Over 26 departments provide a full range of services to the community. Business Challenge Each of Sonoma County’s traffic intersections are “hard-wired” to county’s operations using landlines. This wasn’t without its challenges, and proved increasingly unreliable with breakdowns every few days. Sierra Wireless Remote Monitoring Solution The county was able to configure the RV50 out of the box,…

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Telcos need to take full advantage of their infrastructural assets

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Telcos are keeping a keen eye on the IoT. There are new segments to be explored such as smart metering and smart buildings; and there are others that can be infused with new life, such as the automotive and retail industries. The IoT market looks profitable; but it also looks highly competitive, due to the involvement of players from other sectors. Vendors will have to quickly adapt their technologies to new business demands and work on platforms open to developers and other parties. The leading telcos and web infrastructure providers…

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10 Case Studies for the Industrial Internet of Things

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It’s still early days for the IoT but everyday a little part of its burgeoning ecosystem becomes a factor in our lives, whether we know it or not. From industrial tools to farming to cities to grocery aisles and everything in between, the IoT is there. Here are 10 IoT case studies that show just where some of these technologies and applications are being applied. 1) Bytes and Bushels – Farming on an Industrial Scale Farming and IoT seem to be the leading implementations on an industrial scale. I wrote…

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