We’re all aware of the benefits of IoT, and how it is set to make tasks quicker and easier. But these intuitively connected cars, fridges and utility devices haven’t really gone mainstream yet, and they won’t until an Internet of Things (IoT) standard is introduced.
Only 19% of households are likely to purchase or use connected home technology over the next five years, according to an EY survey of 2,500 households in the UK. However, further analysis by EY shows that despite this discrepancy, there are a number of opportunities ripe for organisations looking to capitalise on the smart home revolution.
2016 has been a busy year for telecoms operators in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, most notably in low-power, wide-area (LPWA) technologies as narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M (long-term evolution to 4G, machine to machine) approach full commercial deployment.
Samsung Electronics announced it will introduce three new Smart TV services at CES 2017, to be held January 5 through January 9, 2017 in Las Vegas. The new services – including ‘Sports’, ‘Music’ and ‘TV Plus’ – will offer personalised content to consumers based on their TV preferences through Samsung’s Smart Hub platform.
As enterprise customers migrate their applications to Microsoft’s Azure cloud and develop cloud-native apps, one of the capabilities available to them is the IoT platform services provided by the Azure IoT suite.
IBM has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalising the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.
The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organisation focused on making Thread the foundation for the IoT in the home and beyond,
As first reported on IoT Now in July (Cloudian, Dentsu and QCT) claim first smart data-driven advertising model in Japan), Cloudian, Inc., a provider of hybrid cloud object storage systems, has transitioned its HyperStore technology-enabled roadside digital advertising project in Tokyo from a proof-of-concept to production use.
Smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021, with 30% adoption by large companies, according to Gartner, Inc.
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