IoT is making strides, but it’s still in short trousers

REVIEW: Events like last week’s Smart IoT London (March 15-16, ExCeL, Docklands) can be a salutary reminder of how far the Internet of Things (IoT) has come in a few short years. But they also show how much work remains to be done, says IoT Now‘s editorial director, Jeremy Cowan.

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Capitalising on the Industrial Internet of Things requires new business models and processes

Global players in many industries such as telecommunications, medical, industrial and manufacturing, and transportation are changing their business models to create new offerings and to capture their share of the trillion dollar Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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Climate change and the IoT

By Jeremy Green With the Paris Agreement on climate change on track for full ratification, there is at last a chance that the ‘biggest risk to the global economy’ might finally get some of the attention it deserves. That almost certainly means that there will be renewed pressures on enterprises to cut their own carbon

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Connected service app offers preventative maintenance for IoT devices in multiple markets

In what is said to be the first live demo of its kind, EPAM Systems, Inc. has shown an IoT connected services app that enables a vehicle to automatically communicate with multiple platforms.

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A great way for IoT companies to cross the chasm

Crossing the chasm is hard for start-ups, as Geoffrey A. Moore explained so well in 1991. It is also well-known that going from a consulting business model to a product model is really difficult, says Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneur, Magnus Melander.

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Multi-functional one-chip wireless platforms

Chips continue to get smaller and operate faster, thereby enabling the development of amazing devices like smart phones. But, their intrinsic functionality hasn’t changed: they process data at blinding speeds.

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IoT: Hype or get left behind

If you were at some of the conferences I attended recently, you couldn’t help but get hyped around the hype of IoT. Customers lined up session after session to speak about how their business had transformed and tried to convince others that the future is now.

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Alun Lewis, Editor of IoT Now magazine passes away

Kings Hill, Kent, UK. May 17, 2016 — It is with the greatest sadness and regret that we have to report that Alun Lewis, the editor of IoT Now print magazine has passed away.

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On IoT Day one CEO asks ‘What are the challenges of connecting more Things to wireless networks?’

As you may know, Saturday April 9th is the 5th annual IoT Day 2016. Who would have believed a decade ago that the Internet of Things would have a dedicated day, says Jeremy Cowan?

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Why the Internet of Things is a can of worms and how to keep it sealed

Innocuous devices that the Internet of Things search engine Shodan recently found to be vulnerable to cyber attacks include a teddy bearable to remotely send voice messages and a doorbell with a video monitor that can be remotely accessed by a phone. Unchanged default passwords and poor app configuration were discovered as the most prominent

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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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How to select the optimum service type for the smart home

One of the most daunting tasks for any platform or device vendor in the smart home market is identifying which type of company offers the best opportunity for long-term success – security providers, multiple service operators (MSOs), smart home specialists, do-it-yourself (DIY) smart-home systems or utilities.

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Chief IoT Officers, enterprise wearables, an LPWA casualty, and virtual reality to get real in 2016

IoT Now salutes the industry pundits who are avoiding safe predictions for 2016. Machina Research is one that states, “there is little point in doing these kinds of predictions if you’re not going to be outspoken and take a few risks.”

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What’s on the agenda for IoT in 2016?

Inevitably in early January thoughts turn to what the new year has in store for the world of IoT. In the next few days we will be publishing both our research agenda and our predictions for 2016. Below are some of the key themes that will dominate both.

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Global survey shows comms service providers losing 13.1% of revenues to leakage and fraud

Revenue losses and fraud may be higher on the agenda for communication service providers (CSPs) following independent research released by Neural Technologies. A new global survey of 113 CSPs has found that these losses have now reached 13.1% of gross revenues.

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