5G and Industry 4.0 are the keys to unlocking Europe’s economy

Economic forecasts across the globe make for grim reading. The coronavirus pandemic when it first hit brought countries to a standstill. In June, the World Bank projected that the global economy was on course to shrink 5.2% over the course of 2020.

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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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ABB information systems selects Google Cloud to expand its cloud footprint

Google Cloud announced it has been selected by ABB to further expand the cloud footprint of its Information System (IS) services. The Swiss headquartered global technology provider has chosen Google Cloud as part of the organisation’s ‘Rationalising IT Operations’ (code named: Program RIO) initiative, which seeks to further increase the scalability and resilience of its

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Weka announces cloud-native, unified storage solutions for the entire data lifecycle

WekaIO (Weka), the innovation specialist in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced a transformative cloud-native, storage solution underpinned by the world’s file system, WekaFS that unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps.

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Five ‘must-haves’ from your IoT connectivity partner for successful remote patient monitoring, says Aeris

IoT-enabled remote patient monitoring is rising amid COVID-19 as healthcare providers cut personal contact, according to Internet of Things (IoT) technology partner Aeris Communications. Today Aeris announced a new, free white paper titled, “Five Must-Haves from Your IoT Connectivity Partner to Ensure Successful Remote Patient Monitoring,”.

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Why the intelligent edge is central to tomorrow’s IoT

We’ve all seen the projections about how many devices will soon be connected to the internet of things (IoT), says Gowri Chindalore, head of Strategy, Edge Processing, NXP Semiconductors. IDC, for example, predicted the figure will exceed 41 billion by 2025. Much has been written about the opportunities this will unlock to make our homes,

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Cybersecurity pros embrace automation, yet younger staff fear being replaced by tech

Despite 88% of cybersecurity professionals believing automation will make their jobs easier, younger staffers are more concerned than veterans that the technology will replace their roles. This is according to new research by Exabeam.

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IoT can solve the care home crisis – but better privacy education is essential

We are all getting older, says Dr. Harro Stokman, CEO and founder of Kepler Vision. Not just on an individual level, but the combination of falling birth rates and longer lifespans mean that the proportion of old people versus young people is higher than it has ever been. While this is a great achievement on

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GeoSpock attracts another $5.4mn investment to speed adoption of database tech

GeoSpock has announced $5.4 million (€4.60 million) in additional funding. This is to accelerate the development and adoption of what is claimed to be the fastest, most scalable database on the market. This strategic investment round brings the total GeoSpock has raised to date to more than $32 million (€27.28 million).

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AWS makes Amazon Timestream available for the IoT

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced the general availability of Amazon Timestream. This is a new time series database for the Internet of Things (IoT) and operational applications that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day up to 1,000 times faster than relational databases, and at as low as 1/10th

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Virtualised 5G security solution helps operators protect subscribers’ handsets and IoT devices

Avast, a global provider of digital security and privacy products, has launched Avast Smart Life for 5G, its smart home security solution for 5G, delivered as a virtualised network function (VNF).

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‘Ultra-compact’ Open-Q 865XR system-on-module launched by Lantronix for multiple IoT solutions

Lantronix Inc., a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and hardware for Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), has announced its new Open-Q™ 865XR System on Module (SOM) solution for IoT applications.

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Equinix data centres to connect Nokia to mobile, IoT and cloud ecosystems

Digital infrastructure company, Equinix, Inc., has been selected as a strategic supplier for Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service, in a collaboration to bring next-generation edge architectures and services to market. WING allows operators without an Internet of Things (IoT) footprint to gain fast entry to the IoT market or to help operators expand an existing

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TeamViewer launches AI-supported predictive maintenance solution

TeamViewer, a global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions, has expanded its IoT offering and now offers a way to use artificial intelligence in maintenance.

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Connecterra wins record funding as COVID shows food supply weakness

Breed Reply, a European investor in early-stage Internet of Things (IoT) businesses, has increased its investment in Dutch agritech company, Connecterra. As part of its Series B funding round, Connecterra has secured €7.8 million from existing investors, Breed Reply and Sistema, alongside new investors including AgTech specialists ADM Capital, French food safety enterprise Kersia Group

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Closer to the edge: How edge computing will drive Industry 4.0

We’ve been in the process of transitioning to Industry 4.0 (aka the fourth industrial revolution) ever since the German government coined the term in 2011. It’s proven to be a long and complex journey, and by 2025, the World Economic Forum has estimated that the worldwide impact of Industry 4.0 will reach UK£2.7 trillion(€2.9 trillion)

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