The industrial retrofit revolution

In 2008, ArcelorMittal found itself stuck between a rock and a financial hard place.

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Power generation in Russia: IoT predictive analytics saves lives not just profits

In western Europe you may think of security of power supply in terms of keeping the regulator happy and avoiding fines. In the extreme cold of Russia and Kazakhstan says Jeremy Cowan, the focus is on saving lives by avoiding unexpected shutdowns in power generation. 

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Geo launches smart energy solution combining monitoring and control of energy usage

Householders will, for the first time, be able to benefit from visibility of their home energy usage whilst at the same time take full control of their heating and hot water following the launch of Trio + Heating, a new combined solution from smart energy experts geo.

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Smarter building: Greener energy, safer roads and improved flood protection for the UK

Protecting and improving the nation’s vital infrastructure – such as energy, transport and digital communications – is about to become easier, as the first successful results of a world-leading computing project are being showcased.

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GoAigua wins the 2019 Digital Water Prize from Water Europe

With its extensive experience in the digitalisation of the water industry, GoAigua has always focused its efforts on innovation and research to boost efficiency in organisations in the sector, accompanying them in their process of digital transformation and developing new solutions to improve communication between people and processes.

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CEO tells IoT Now why Hansen Tech is buying Sigma for £89.4mn

In a cash-only deal announced today, Hansen Technologies, based in Australia, is to acquire Canada’s Sigma Systems for CAN$157 million. The deal took market watchers by surprise and in an exclusive interview with IoT Now, Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma describes what led to the deal. 

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Oz-based Hansen Tech snaps up Sigma to build create-sell-deliver software for telcos, media and high-tech firms

Global provider of catalogue-driven software, Sigma Systems, announced today that it is being acquired by Hansen Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Hansen is a specialist in billing, data management and customer care solutions for the energy, water, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries.

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Parking aids and wearable heart monitors among the start-ups in new accelerator

(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilty as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.

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The 5th smart cities India 2019 expo will host over 100 start-up companies

India claims to have the 3rd largest start up ecosystem in the world with more than 26,000 start-ups. It is estimated that India will have over 1,00,000 start ups by 2025. The Government of India has been aggressively promoting Start up entities, and has created a ‘funds of funds’ of Rs 10,000 crore.

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How to keep hydro-electric power under control: Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants

By tapping into gravity and the water cycle, humans have long taken advantage of one of Earth’s most efficient and naturally occurring energy sources, water.

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The Entries are in! Here are the shortlisted nominees for the IoT Global Awards 2018

Thursday February 22nd, 2018: Finally, the news that many of you have been anxiously awaiting! The shortlist of Nominees for the IoT Global Awards 2018 have been announced and these are being assessed by our global VIP panel of independent judges.

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A Week in IoT: Never mind Predictions, there’s enough to focus on in the Here and Now

At this time of year every editor is drowning in predictions for the year ahead. To be honest, I prefer more solid information, says Jeremy Cowan. There is so much enterprise restructuring going on that we’re frantically busy with hard facts in the inter-related worlds of security, billing, car charging, and data management.

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Energy companies struggling to counter IoT security risks, finds research

While the majority of energy companies are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help them meet growing demands for power and operate with greater efficiency, too many lack the security procedures to successfully deploy IoT solutions.

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BP Partners with AspenTech to improve operations through technology

Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimisation software company, announced that BP, one of the provider of integrated oil and gas companies, has renewed its license agreement for aspenONE® Engineering, a market suite of products focused on process engineering and optimisation, and aspenONE® Manufacturing and Supply Chain, a suite of process operations and supply chain software.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium announces the Digital Solar Plant Testbed led by LTI and GE Digital

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC™), an organisation that transforms business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the Digital Solar Plant testbed.

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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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