Ovum expands IoT analyst coverage in South Africa

Global market research, data and advisory firm Ovum has expanded its research team in South Africa to better serve the growing needs of the African market.

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The Week in IoT: Samsung invests US$22bn, Sierra swats analysts with results, and Siemens splashes the cash

It’s been quite a week for the tech sector. Some vendors are betting the farm to catch up or just to find a niche in the Internet of Things. Others are smirking as they see a return on earlier IoT investments. Jeremy Cowan reports from a volatile marketplace.

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Promising future for IoT in industrial markets

According to the latest IoT research from Strategy Analytics, The Role of the IoT in the Global Industrial and Manufacturing Market will allow a more analytical approach to the management of the manufacturing function.

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IoT Solutions World Congress announces the first five testbeds to be showcased at its 2018 edition

A smart home gate capable of opening at the owner’s arrival or transforming your garage into a giant letterbox for online shopping deliveries, a real-time analysis and 3D printing solution to design and produce in-store custom made shoes within a couple of hours, a fully connected and sensorised fire truck capable of measuring resources,

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Digital Twins can be the intelligent edge for IoT in the manufacturing sector – Part 2

The first half of this two-part series looked at the concept of digital twins and explored how it can help manufacturers with visualisation. Now, says Sukamal Banerjee of HCL Technologies, let’s explore the second big advantage digital twins can bring,

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Digital twins can be the intelligent edge for IoT in the manufacturing sector – part 1

If your work relates to the Internet of Things (IoT), you are likely to have witnessed a surge of activity around the idea of ‘digital twins’ recently, says Sukamal Banerjee of HCL Technologies.

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Scandit raises US$30mn to bring IoT to everyday objects via computer vision and augmented reality

Scandit, an enterprise technology platform for mobile computer vision, barcode scanning, and augmented reality, has raised US$30 million (€25.71 million) in Series B funding. The funding round was led by GV, with participation from NGP Capital and existing investor Atomico, among others.

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Accenture expands touchless testing platform with AI technology from Real Time Analytics Platform

Accenture acquired an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from Bay Area, California-based Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc. The technology will be integrated into the Accenture Touchless Testing Platform, further strengthening its analytics and cognitive capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 will host workshops to focus on IoT and AI technologies

The IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will conduct three workshops to elaborate on aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Knack Systems to tap into AI-Powered automation with SAP S/4HANA cloud

SAP SE announced that Knack Systems, a niche SAP consulting partner driving digital transformation across industries, will adopt SAP S/4HANA Cloud and leverage its Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities to boost their business.

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Syniverse appoints Philip Celestini chief security and risk officer

Syniverse announced it has appointed respected security and threat management executive Philip Celestin as chief security and risk officer, effective July 16. Celestini brings extensive senior-level FBI expertise that will lead and grow industry awareness of

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New alliance enables high-fidelity real-time analytics and edge-based machine learning in IoT experiments

ADLINK Technology, a global provider of computing solutions, has partnered with FogHorn Systems, a developer of software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The partners aim to bring edge intelligence to ADLINK’s groundbreaking Digital eXperiments as-a-Service (DXS) product,

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Protecting Generation Z from cyber unrest

2017 saw a 140% increase in IoT botnet infections from 2016, and those numbers are expected to increase. To anyone who regularly uses Internet-connected services, says Yossi Atias, GM IoT Security at BullGuard,

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Back to IoT basics: Automating outcomes to improve customer experience

The application of IoT is booming with new use cases arising near enough daily. But, contrary to its growth, the sector risks inertia if businesses lose sight of the key objectives digitisation was founded upon – improving day-to-day experiences.

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Aryaka helps global IoT app provider Makino to respond to customers faster and transition to the cloud

Aryaka, a global SD-WAN provider, announced that Japan’s Makino, a provider of metal-cutting and manufacturing technology, has selected its SD-WAN as-a-Service to respond to customers faster and to enable their cloud migration.

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Alibaba Cloud launches partner programme to drive digital transformation in EMEA

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, launched the EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program, an initiative to further strengthen the collaboration between Alibaba Cloud’s customers and partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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