Connectivity, components and security start to enable simplification of IoT – at last

This issue of IoT Now is all about simplification. Our reports detail how connectivity, device development and IoT security all need to be made easier for organisations engaging in IoT. Importantly, none of these are the core businesses of the companies that will create the massive IoT market we’ve all been waiting for.

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Aggressive growth in ransomware, rise in IoT attacks, SonicWall research finds

SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers has unveiled third-quarter threat intelligence collected by the company’s more than 1 million global security sensors.

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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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BICS and Gurtam partner to deliver IoT asset monitoring and fleet management worldwide

International communications enabler BICS has announced a new partnership with telematics software provider Gurtam to provide Internet of Things (IoT) asset monitoring and fleet management on a global scale.

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Five UK tech and network providers rebrand to form new industry player

Five UK technology, networking and safety & security providers have come together to form a new company with ambitious growth plans. Together they have secured a £30 million (EUR33.2 million) forward order book since the Covid-19 emergency began.

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Building a World-Class IoT Solution as a Service: How Telecom Argentina and Nokia Create Future Revenue Streams – analyst report

The enterprise IoT market is now developing rapidly, both in terms of numbers of businesses requiring IoT solutions, as well as in the greater sophistication of those solutions. This is because, for an increasing number of businesses, IoT is moving from ‘nice-to-have’ to strategic necessity. At the same time, enterprise use of IoT is broadening

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Energy harvesting brings ‘battery that never dies’ claim for IoT applications

Xidas IoT becomes the first to create a cost-effective solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) market’s major issue: battery life. The increasing benefit of wireless sensors in the industrial and automation world is being restricted by the pain of replacing their batteries.

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The shortlist nominees for the 2020 IoT Global Awards are…

WeKnow Media Ltd, the award organisers, are pleased to announce the shortlist nominees of the 2020 IoT Global Awards! “It’s a sign of the IoT Global Awards’ growth and the maturity of the Internet of Things that the Editors have faced their biggest challenge yet in shortlisting the award Entries,” says Jeremy Cowan, chair of

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Cognizant to buy Bright Wolf, expands IIoT service and Industry 4.0 expertise

Cognizant is to acquire Bright Wolf, a privately-held technology services provider specialising in custom Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. Bright Wolf is certified by all major cloud providers and acknowledged as a specialist in IoT.

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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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Critical comms LTE & 5G network infrastructure a $3bn opportunity, says SNS

SNS Telecom & IT‘s latest research report package indicates that annual investments in critical communications LTE and 5G network infrastructure – for dedicated, hybrid commercial-private and secure MVNO networks – will surpass $3 Billion by the end of 2020, despite the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NGMN Alliance to assess 6G vision and drivers for mobile networks

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Board has launched a project focusing on the Vision and Drivers for 6G.

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Orange and OPPO to deliver OTA provisioning for SIM-free wearables

Orange and OPPO have announced a co-innovation partnership agreement that will help to deliver Orange services to a broad range of OPPO’s smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to Europe. This is with a view to extending the delivery further across the Orange footprint.

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Can the prin­ciples of Zero Trust be applied to IoT?

The perception that security has never been a core component or key consideration for the Internet of Things (IoT) has even been highlighted in the familiar joke: ‘the ‘S’ in IoT stands for security. Yet with tens of billions of connected devices, the safety and financial implications of even small security breaches can be vast,

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Natural Cycles notifies FDA for wearable birth control

Natural Cycles, which claims to be the first and only FDA-cleared birth control app in the United States and CE-marked birth control app in Europe, announced that the company has submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Mobile private networks will connect over 150mn cellular IoT devices by 2030, says report

Transforma Insights has released its forecasts for private network connectivity for IoT for 2019 to 2030, illustrating one of the most dynamic areas of IoT connectivity. Private networks are, of course, already in widespread use with short range technologies such as Wi-Fi and Zigbee currently accounting for around 70% of all connections. What is relatively

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