Struggling with Digital Transformation? Meet the experts at ‘The Evolving Enterprise’

Experienced executives in many sectors will tell you that today they face their toughest business challenges ever. Even leaders in successful and well-established enterprises are concerned at what the third decade of the millennium holds for them. Lean new competitors are entering the market, they enjoy lower operating expenses and are using disruptive technologies to tear up the rule

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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Mobileum to acquire roaming, fraud and revenue management company WeDo Technologies

Two specialists in roaming, revenue assurance, and fraud management are joining forces to strengthen their solutions and support for the telecommunications industry. Cupertino, California-based Mobileum Inc., a global provider of analytics-based roaming and risk management solutions, is to acquire WeDo Technologies.

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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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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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Telefonica sees blockchain business opportunities in IoT security, supply chain and fraud control

As Telefonica says, Blockchain is the keystone of cryptocurrencies. And cryptocurrencies are inherently linked to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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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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IMS Evolve brings in ex-banker and E.ON exec Weber as CFO to support international expansion

Milton Keynes, UK. October 2, 2017 – IMS Evolve, specialists in Internet of Things (IoT), big data and machine management solutions, has appointed Arne Weber to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). His brief is to strengthen the company’s finance department, and support its rapid international expansion and business development.

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IoT is still in early stages of development, say investors backing Wireless Innovation and Sabio

Lyceum Capital has been in the news lately. On August 16, IoT Now reported that the company was an investor in customer contact specialist Sabio, which has amassed a €35 million warchest. CEO, Andy Roberts told us exclusively what the company would spend it on. One week later, Lyceum was back in the headlines announcing

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Blockchain system ‘successfully deployed’ to improve logistics connectivity, efficiency and security

A new pilot program from Marine Transport International (MTI) is said to have shown that the logistics industry can improve its connectivity, efficiency and security with blockchain. MTI and Agility Sciences today released a whitepaper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment.

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PTC puts on the pizazz at LiveWorx17, then discussions get serious about IoT’s problems

You couldn’t accuse PTC‘s president and CEO, Jim Heppelmann of a low-key kick-off yesterday for LiveWorx17, the Massachusetts-based company’s annual gathering of customers, industry analysts and a handful of house-trained journalists.

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Microsoft and R3 accelerate adoption of distributed ledger technologies by global banks

Microsoft Corp. and the R3 Consortium announced a strategic partnership that will accelerate the use of distributed ledger technologies, also known as blockchain, among R3 member banks and global financial markets.

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Ease of Use and Mobile First are at the heart of Digi’s new M2M strategy

With IoT Now granted sole access to Digi’s normally closed customer conference, we ask the CEO and COO their strategy for growing an M2M hardware provider. In Part 2 of Jeremy Cowan’s report the new emphasis is on service and scalability.

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What a difference a year makes as Digi CEO remodels business, divests and buys to boost profits

To describe 2015 as a watershed year for Digi International is almost selling it short. A fire wiped out much of its Thai-based production capacity, the company appointed a new CEO and re-structured its management team, it sold a major business unit, acquired a new company, and re-vitalised its finances.

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Cisco’s US$1.4bn acquisition of Jasper shows determination to gain a stronghold in IoT

San Jose, CA, USA. February 3, 2016 – Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) today announced its intention to acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc., a privately-held company based in Santa Clara. Jasper delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetise Internet of Things services globally.

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