How service level agreements can ensure real uptime

Large telcos and networking vendors have long used service level agreements (SLAs) to overpromise and underdeliver, leaving customers with serious service issues and substandard connectivity.

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Putting data science in the hands of domain experts to deliver more valuable insights

Emerging technologies such as advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming the manufacturing sector. The factory floor is awash with data driven by the growth in Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. But, says Mike Loughran, CTO for the UK and Ireland at Rockwell Automation, data alone is not a useful commodity. This data needs context and

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IIoT will disrupt the facility management industry, but that is OK!

Over the past 200 years, the world has experienced two major waves of innovation. Firstly, the Industrial Revolution brought us machines and factories, railways, electricity and our lives have never been the same. Then the Internet Revolution brought us computing power, data networks, unprecedented access to information and communication, and again, our lives have never been the same, says

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Going beyond connectivity to give enterprise and industry users the edge

The end of 2019 saw industrial giants like Bosch and Siemens announce plans to invest and test their own private 5G networks. The first half of 2020 has seen further announcements as the likes of Ford UK, Lufthansa and Toyota have all announced that they will work with partners to develop their own private 5G

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Democratising the IoT

What progress has been made in ‘democratising’ the Internet of Things (IoT) and how will next generation satellite solutions provide the key to deliver truly affordable, universal access? Alastair Williamson, CEO at Wyld Networks reports.

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Convenience or corruption? USB media and cybersecurity risk

From hard drives and flash drives to a wide range of other devices, USB media offers a fast, simple way to transport, share and store data when digital transfer isn’t possible.

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How the industrial IoT is creating a safer workforce

“The robots will steal our jobs!” has become a well-worn cry in recent years, as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and automation gain traction. And gain traction they have, says Mikael Schachne, CMO and VP Mobility and IoT Business, BICS.

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VR means business: How organisations can harness the power of virtual reality

Evidence is building that virtual reality (VR) has the potential to supercharge corporate training, says Justin Parry, co-founder and COO of Immerse.

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Six steps to securing embedded systems in the IoT

Security continues to be an overriding concern for a vast array of embedded systems in the Internet of Things (IoT). If infiltrated, systems buried in the electrical grid, power generation, manufacturing, automotive systems, medical devices, building management, gas pumps, toasters and much more, can be a significant risk, Mark Pitchford of LDRA reports.

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Artificial intelligence plays a major role in the IoT

Businesses across the globe are leveraging the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in various industries to create new and optimised business opportunities.

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IoT device management and its role in facilitating IoT deployments at scale

Organisations across the globe are engaged in targeted efforts to assemble moving parts in a digital ecosystem, as Internet of Things (IoT) adoption continues to rise. According to the Visual Networking Index (VNI) released by Cisco in 2018, the number of devices connected to the internet may hit 30 billion by 2020.

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Standards hold the key to unlocking the connected home

In light of the current pandemic, global technology market advisory firm ABI Research estimates that Connected Home devices could see a 30% year-on-year sales surge in the coming months. Not only this, says Daniel Egger, Axiros GmbH and Project Stream Lead for Broadband User Services (BUS) Data Modeling Project Stream, smart home devices are expected to

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How fibre networks can make ‘smart’ motorways safer

Congestion on core road networks is a major problem for many countries around the world. Indeed, according to the largest ever study of global traffic, conducted by INRIX in 2017, congestion in the US alone costs $305 billion (€257 billion).

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The tipping point for SaaS in product development (Part 2)

The first installment of this two-part article by Will Hastings, research analyst manager at PTC. Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption has reached a tipping point in the product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) markets.

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Maximising the value of IoT data

Many technology commentators have talked about data as the ‘new oil.’ In the wake of fallout from the current epidemic, data might also come to be viewed as a utility – like electricity, water and broadband; a vital resource essential to shaping, supporting, securing and optimising, all life.

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The ETSI IoT standard: Are regulators doing enough to protect IoT devices?

The announcement of a new standard for Internet of Things (IoT) security by the ETSI technical committee in June 2020 was very much welcome in the infosec industry. ETSI EN 303 645 puts in place a security baseline for internet-connected products, and lays out 13 provisions outlining the steps manufacturers can take to secure devices and ensure

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