Industrial IoT opportunity is behind Intel’s bid to acquire Altera, says IHS

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal (Friday, March 27, 2015) Intel is in talks to buy Altera. Here, Tom Hackenberg, IHS‘s principal analyst, embedded processing, explains that the Industrial Internet of Things is a key motivation for the deal.

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Wireless IoT Forum launches to accelerate development of the Internet of Things

The Wireless IoT Forum has launched to support and promote the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide. The Forum has been created to drive the widespread adoption of wireless wide-area networking technologies in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

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Feeney Wireless acquired by Novatel Wireless for US$25m to broaden IoT portfolio and boost revenues

San Diego, CA & Eugene, Ore., March 30, 2015 — Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:MIFI), a provider of wireless solutions for the IoT, and privately held Feeney Wireless, a US-based provider of end-to-end IoT solutions and services, have announced that Novatel Wireless has acquired FW for US$25 million in a combination of cash and stock.

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Securing the Identity of Things (IDoT) for the Internet of Things

In its recent report, The Identity of Things (IDoT) for the Internet of Things, Gartner lays out how it believes the Internet of Things (IoT), or what is often now referred to as the Internet of Everything (IoE), cannot and will not prosper unless organisations knuckle down and come to grips with how to manage

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US FTC creates new ‘IoT office’ and starts hiring to protect consumers’ connected devices and security

The US Government’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that its Bureau of Consumer Protection is to replace the existing Mobile Technology Unit with a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).

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IoT EdgeAnalyticsBox launched as ParStream’s research shows data analytics potential

Internet of Things (IoT) analytics company ParStream has released the findings of an independent survey on the current state of IoT projects in the enterprise. As Syed Hoda tells Jeremy Cowan, key findings indicate that IoT projects vary widely, but face similar challenges related to the collection and analysis of the IoT data.

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We must settle consumer fears about the Security of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already revolutionising consumers’ lives. Smart meters and thermostats are reducing energy bills, and wearable tech is helping to make us healthier. But for IoT to truly take off, Sean Lorenz at LogMeIn believes the industry needs to allay consumer fears about security.

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Fashion disaster: What the launch of Apple Watch could mean for the health of your network

(Blog): Alessandro Porro, vice president of International Sales at Ipswitch, comments on what businesses should do to prepare the network for the much anticipated launch of the Apple Watch and other wearable technology launches this year.

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Energy sector tops list of US industries under cyber attack, says Homeland Security report

Washington, DC. March 12, 2015 — A report issued today by the US Department for Homeland Security says that in 2014 the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) responded to 245 incidents reported by asset owners and industry partners.

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The ‘Internet of the Senses’ is on the horizon at Wearable Technology Show 2015

With apparently perfect timing – one day after Apple launched its very own watch to an expectant world – this year’s Wearable Technology Show kicked off at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands. Alun Lewis reports.

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A security checklist to protect sensitive customer and user data in the Internet of Things

(Blog): With the recent release of the FTC report on IoT device security, now is the time to start evaluating the security of devices, says Don Schleede of Digi International. This includes how they are manufactured. 

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Huawei says cellular IoT is key to mobile operators’ next five years as it unveils a ‘4.5G’ solution

London, UK — At its pre-Mobile World Congress briefing yesterday for analysts and media, China’s Huawei outlined its new 4.5G strategy and supporting technologies. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the vendor identified cellular IoT (CIoT) as a major way for mobile operators to build new revenues on existing networks.

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Digital technology hits the Shop Floor in the 4th Industrial Revolution

“You have to go back to the dotcom boom to match the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) today.” So says Aidan Quilligan, global managing director at Accenture Industrial Software Solutions (AISS), presenting the Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture, on The 4th Industrial Revolution – when Digital Technology meets the Shop Floor.

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SIGFOX joins project to build earth- and satellite-based system for worldwide Internet of Things coverage

SIGFOX announced it is joining the MUSTANG Project launched by Airbus Defence and Space, in partnership with CEA-Leti and SYSMECA. The goal is to provide worldwide, low-data-rate machine-to-machine (M2M) communication using new earth-based and satellite technologies.

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IMC launches results of new study into the Internet of Things and M2M communications

The International M2M Council (IMC) has today announced the results of an extensive study into the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications. Over 5,000 OEMs and enterprise users that deploy connected devices participated in what could be the largest quantitative study ever undertaken to understand technology buying patterns for the Internet of Things

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No let up in M&As as British Gas acquires AlertMe for £65m and ARM buys Dutch IoT security firm Offspark

London & Cambridge, UK – AlertMe announced on Friday it has agreed the sale of the company to British Gas (part of the Centrica plc group) in a deal said to be worth UK£65 million (US$100 million). This news follows on the heels of ARM’s purchase of Offspark, a Dutch IoT communications security company.

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