Altruism or advertising? Treading a fine line on corporate COVID-19 support

WEEK IN IoT – I get twitchy at times of national or international crisis when I hear companies telling us how much they are doing to support people who are truly suffering. It’s not that I wish they wouldn’t offer assistance – far from it, says Jeremy Cowan, I admire their altruism. I just don’t believe we

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Hitachi Capital, Yokogawa and amnimo partner to view IIoT equipment status

Hitachi Capital Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and amnimo Inc., a subsidiary of Yokogawa, have struck a new partnership agreement. The aim is to provide new services by adding Industrial IoT (IIoT) to each company’s technologies, know-how, and lease equipment.

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Veeva data cloud to deliver new approach for patient and prescriber data

Veeva Systems, has announced Veeva data cloud to help support the industry by bringing greater innovation and choice to the data market. Veeva data cloud will include longitudinal patient and prescriber data offerings that will cover retail and specialty distribution channels, initially tailored for commercial use cases such as launch planning, patient segmentation, commercial analytics,

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SIGFOX Germany expands its sales portfolio of smart IoT Sensors

Sigfox Germany is expanding its product portfolio of smart, 0G network-based IoT sensors with solutions from its new line card partner Connected Inventions. Connected Inventions is a company of the Finnish and Estonia 0G network operator that develops its own smart 0G sensors.

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Germany deploys its largest LoRaWAN network for energy and water utility

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and ZENNER IoT Solutions GmbH, a LoRaWAN system integrator and solution provider in Germany, have collaborated on the largest LoRaWAN deployment in the country. The deployment includes up to 3,000 Kerlink Wirnet LoRaWAN gateways.

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Device Management Platforms, a critical layer as managed IoT devices reach billions

The total number of managed IoT devices will reach 4 billion in 2026. Are we underestimating the sheer size and scale of IoT devices that need to be managed through Device Management Platforms? Sophisticated cyber-attacks, the growing role of IoT in mission-critical processes, securing enterprise infrastructure and the diversity and rapid expansion of connected devices

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ITU backs launch of global platform to protect telecom networks during COVID-19 crisis

Never before have telecommunication networks been so vital to our health and safety, and to keep our economy and society working, as during the COVID-19 crisis we are living through, says Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU. As a result, I have instructed my team to leverage without any delay ITU’s existing regulatory and policy-maker platform to help

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First IoT buttons shipped for rapid response to cleaning alerts

Visionstate Corp, has shipped its first Internet of Things (IoT) buttons to hospitals in Vancouver, Canada, marking the initial deployment of the new technology developed by the company.

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The IoT revenue promise that was never cashed in

Expectation and reality do not always match – and this is even more pronounced when it comes to projected revenue streams. For example, says Carsten Rhod Gregersen, CEO and founder of Nabto, industry insiders and investors were certain that making money in the connected space of the Internet of Things (IoT) was not limited to physical product sales. Rather, other

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What separates success from failure? Insight report reveals why only 12% of IoT projects are fully successful

74% of companies consider their IoT projects to be unsuccessful and only 12% of IoT projects are seen as fully successful. Where are things going wrong? An in-depth study conducted by leading analysts, Beecham Research, sought to understand Why IoT Projects Fail and what to do about it. This insight report reveals the key findings

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NCI announces empower platform to accelerate AI adoption

NCI Information Systems, Inc. (NCI), a provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. federal government agencies, announced the launch of the NCI Empower platform to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in the public sector.

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CloudApp announces instant video sharing and do-not-disturb mode

CloudApp, recently named a leader by G2 for the 5th quarter in a row, released a new feature that makes its video sharing product up to 5x faster. CloudApp, which enables capturing instantly shareable videos, GIFs and screenshots, also added, do not disturb mode during recording, enhanced editing, and the ability to add a call to action

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Free telemedicine solution launched by CompuGroup as people told to stay at home

As the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to stay home and avoid public gatherings, CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) offers its CGM ELVI Telemedicine service free to medical providers.

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IoT Contract Hot List – January/February 2020

It’s free to be included in The Contract Hot List, which shows the companies announcing major contract wins, acquisitions or deployments. Email your contract details to us now, marked “Hot List” at j.cowan@wkm-global.com

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Growing demand from Chinese telcos for 5G-enabling networking system, says Ethernity

Ethernity Networks reports it has seen growing demand from Chinese telecoms companies for its solutions based on FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array),a 5G-enabling network circuit. The increased demand marks a shift away from software-only User Plane Functionality (UPF) solutions and is said to demonstrate a growing movement towards disaggregation within the Chinese market.

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Infineon launches OPTIGA Connect 5G-ready eSIM turnkey solution for mobile consumer devices

Infineon Technologies AG has extended its embedded SIM (eSIM) portfolio with the new OPTIGA Connect eSIM solution for mobile consumer devices. This solution supports all GSMA standards from 3G to 5G and securely authenticates the device to the subscribed carrier network of choice.

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