Iranian university opens MENA’s first lab for IoT experiments

The Islamic Azad University (IAU) is a private university system in Iran, and reportedly one of the largest comprehensive systems of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the world. Now, the university is to create what it says is the first ever lab for Internet of Things (IoT) experiments in the Middle East & North

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Here’s some terrible news for journalists – IoT is making the world nicer

The year has got off to a good start. In the same week that Toyota unveiled plans for an IT infrastructure to support a global fleet of connected cars, ISIS showcased its latest driverless car bomb and North Korea set off an earthquake inducing Hydrogen bomb. Three events guaranteed to give the population the willies.

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Glad tidings I bring: 2016 is going to mean Big Data gets sorted

Ask an IT professional at any modern enterprise what new phenomenon both fills them with huge anticipation yet makes them quiver with fear, and their answers could be similar.

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Telematics will ‘Uber-ise’ the auto insurance industry, says PTOLEMUS’ new UBI study

PTOLEMUS Consulting Group has released the 2016 edition of its usage-based insurance global study by offering a free, 125-page abstract. The document reveals the key findings of the 1,000-page telematics insurance market analysis.

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Big data’s solution to the oil crisis

Tumbling oil prices have held centre stage in the media this year with the barrel price dropping to an all-time low across North America and predictions showing no sign of any respite in 2016.

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Open source: Security through transparency

The contrast between proprietary and open source software is as old as the IT industry itself. Software in almost every category is available either from suppliers who develop and market their code by themselves or from developer communities who work with open code.

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Using Big Data to get a visit from the Stork

I remember reading an article where a number of Hollywood actors talked about how uneventful and boring love scenes were in movies. At first glance, the average person shakes their head….I mean, how bad can making out with Brad Pitt or Kate Upton be? Well, when you realise that dozens of people are watching, the

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Big data analytics – it’s big but is it clever?

How to have a data strategy that integrates All the Data, without all the hassle

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Data analytics and IoT – inseparable sources of value

Sadly, we’re a few years away from the Hoff’s ‘KITT’ autonomous Trans-Am supercar in Knight Rider becoming a reality on British roads. But it’s not impossible, as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum across almost every aspect of our lives, cars are in the vanguard, rapidly getting smarter and more connected.

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The business benefits of data analytics

Anything that can give your business the competitive edge is crucial. Analysing your data for business insight gives organisations that competitive edge. Businesses now have more data than ever before. They have always had business critical data, but now Big Data brings sensor data, Internet and social media data too.

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Big Data & IoT in Oil & Gas Canada

Event date: February 16-17, 2016 Calgary, Alberta, Canada If you are an E&P senior manager and wish to employ, explore and understand IoT technologies and how Big Data tools and strategies can not only help you survive but make you profitable and competitive, we look forward to seeing you at the Big Data & IoT

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LPWANs set to take on cellular for IoT applications says Beecham Research report

While traditional cellular networks have dominated the market for machine to machine (M2M) connectivity, this is about to change, according to report published by Beecham Research, Low Power Wide Area Networks for IoT Applications Market Report and Forecast.

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Wouldn’t it be great if more people really understood the Internet of Things?

Maybe we should turn it into a drama. One of the obstacles faced by this industry is that hardly anyone understands it. If Joe and Josephine Public do not quite get it, how can they buy into it?

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IoT for Business isn’t just about efficiency; it can create entirely new opportunities for enterprises

IoT for Business is in phase one of its’ development but phase two and three are waiting in the wings and will enable organisations to transform themselves and achieve a new level of efficiency. They’ll potentially be able to enter new markets, Michael Lynch, the global co-lead of Internet of Things at SAP, tells George

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Silver Spring Networks to buy utility data analytics solution provider Detectent for US$12m cash

Redwood City, CA, USA – Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has agreed to acquire privately held Detectent, Inc., a provider of utility data analytics solutions for approximately US$12 million in cash.

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The Glass Boardroom: A brave new world

The Internet of Things is changing the dynamics of how corporate management works. One example of this, writes Oozi Cats, CEO at Telit Communications PLC, is allowing the older style, traditional graphs and charts – based on months-old data – to be replaced by dynamically assembled dashboards of business context, synthesised in real time with interactive, big data analysis

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