How can IoT optimise the bearing supply chain?

In 2020, stock management issues were estimated to cost UK manufacturers 66 billion GBP  because of disruption caused by the pandemic. Consequently, the quest to improve efficiency, cut waste and enhance supply chain operations is one that suppliers know all too well. Here Chris Johnson, managing director at miniature bearings specialist SMB Bearings, explains how the Internet of Things

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Building a deep-tech company with a laser focus

Gartner expects that by 2022 more than 50% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional data centre or cloud. With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), the amount of data devices collect is becoming so vast that it cannot all be stored and monitored in the cloud. This is why

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Smart metering: go digital to enable enhanced oversight

Smart metering Internet of Things (IoT) applications have the potential to solve the efficiency, cost and time challenges of manual metre monitoring and reading. As utilities embrace the full potential of digitalisation and strive to become more sustainable, they will need secure, reliable, and uninterrupted IoT connectivity in addition to a seamless, automated way to

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From minutes to milliseconds: The importance of 5G for a connected world

The global pandemic may have slowed down some industries, but 5G rollouts are continuing across the globe and the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives makes a 5G future seem in touching distance, says Matt Percival, senior director service provider, Gigamon

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What does the edge mean for IoT?

A lot has been written about the IoT revolution and how the technology has the capability to revolutionise industries, transform productivity and unlock new levels of insight. But for those intrigued by the possibilities and looking to dip their toe in the water, the potential myths of high price point, infrastructure and connectivity challenges, as

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How to accelerate industrial performance with a digital thread of information

When looking at the different functions across an industrial enterprise today, think product and machine design, production engineering, plant operations, and supply chain, you will find many legacy software applications where data is locked up. For manufacturers, data siloes typically build up in systems used for day-to-day planning and operations, including enterprise resource planning (ERP),

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Smart poles: Making the city work for its citizens

According to the UN, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As part of this, the number of smart cities is expected to grow by double digits over the coming years. By combining data and digital technology, “smart” cities can improve key quality-of-life indicators by 10 to 30%.

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How IoT security translates from buzzword to opportunity

More and more companies looking for turnkey managed solutions for their IoT technologies, to not only secure their applications but also comply with data security regulations, says Adam Weinberg, co-founder & CTO, FirstPoint Mobile Guard.

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Meet the technology that is building the smart cities of the future

Today’s smart cities are transforming the way we live, work and play. But, according to Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies, far from being just a 21st-century gimmick, there are significant even life-changing advantages to the implementation of smart technology in cities around the world. 

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IIoT: Removing the barriers to smart factories

With recent reports highlighting that 5G-enabled factories could deliver a productivity boost to UK manufacturing of between £2.6 billion (€3.03 billion) and £6.3 billion (€7.34 billion), it is perhaps surprising that smart factory technology simply wasn’t on the radar of 27% of respondents to the Annual Manufacturing Report in 2019.

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The risky new world of work

It’s fair to say that 2020 dramatically changed the workplace. Globally, governments mandated citizens to work from home, where possible. Large office blocks emptied as IT teams scrambled to implement technology and systems to support a predominantly remote workforce. As we start to look beyond COVID, organisations plan to permanently adopt these long-term hybrid and

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What does SpaceX’s acquisition of Swarm say about space IoT?

SpaceX is notoriously quiet when it comes to mergers, and so it came with great surprise that a company had been acquired by the spaceflight company and that company was one that deals in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Sustainability should be the next big priority for wireless technology

Most Europeans believe climate change poses the greatest existential threat. For some industries, this is cause for great concern as customers are becoming increasingly aware of the direct impact that businesses are having on the environment, says Diana Pani, senior director of wireless standards and innovation, InterDigital.

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Making smart grids possible: Distribution automation for a failproof, diversified energy grid

In July 2021, the European Commission announced new ambitious targets for green energy. By 2030, 40% of all the energy consumed in Europe should be generated renewably. While this is great for the planet, it adds another layer of complexity to energy grid management. The solution? Smart grids. Here, Johan van der Veen, an account

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Is this the ‘killer app’ for smart textiles?

The development of new technology often creates opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. It is common for marketers and investors to talk about finding a ‘killer app’, an application of a technology that is so desirable that it defines the core value of the technology area which enabled it in the first

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How connected technology is transforming the water utilities industry

Globally, smart metering is forecast to take off in the water sector. In total revenue terms, the smart share of AMI and AMR (advanced meter infrastructure & automated meter reading) has almost doubled from 28.2% in 2012 to 46.7% in 2020.

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