Innovation in private networking: Set up and change bandwidth and duration on the fly

Data runs at Gigabit rates on the IPX (IP eXchange) backbone network; it doesn’t touch the public internet, so it’s totally secure, says Bob Emmerson, freelance technology writer. Bob looks at private networking ahead of next week’s webinar, “Why Wait for 5G? How Private LTE Solves Enterprise Connectivity Challenges, Now“.

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Take-home messages from the ‘Why IoT projects fail’ webinar

A recent webinar on Beecham Research’s 100-page “Why IoT projects fail and what to do about them” research report was hosted by IoT Now. Beecham CEO, Robin Duke-Woolley zeroed in on three topics that emerged from interviews with various companies and vendors, as Bob Emmerson reports.

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Why do IoT projects fail?

There was a time when the fact that large IT projects went way over budget and were delivered well past the delivery date wasn’t particularly unusual; it was almost par for the course. So why should the Internet of Things (IoT), which encompasses computing and communications technologies be any different, asks freelance technology writer, Bob

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Double takes on AI and 5G: Over-hyped or under-reported?

There are two versions of AI and 5G. One is over-hyped, the other is under reported. History tells us that over-hyped technologies were long on promises and short on delivery, but right now there is a more significant issue.

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Will IoT’s growth hit a chipset wall?

Forecasts of the number of IoT devices that will be deployed in the foreseeable future indicate healthy growth, but there are very wide variations and the “experts” employ different timeframes. For example: 18 billion by 2022; 26 billion by 2020; 75 billion by 2025 and 125 billion by 2030.

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart parking relieves traffic congestion

Market overview Facilitating parking in city centres is good for the local economy. If the political will is there it’s relatively easy to deploy smart parking systems and many authorities see them as the logical first step of large smart city projects.

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WKM appoints Annie Turner as Editor of IoT Now Transport as the brand expands

WKM Global, the publisher of IoT-Now.com and sister site, IoTNowTransport.com, has appointed Annie Turner to the newly-created post of Editor of IoT Now Transport.

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Cool IoT Use Cases: New security mechanisms for networked cars

Market overview Vehicles are employing software updates as well as an increasing number of on-board systems and sensors that communicate with each other.

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Fagerberg adds Consulting Editor role at IoT Now Transport to his leadership of analysts Berg Insight

IoT Now and IoTNowTransport.com are pleased to announce that, in addition to his position as founder and chief executive of Internet of Things (IoT) analysts, Berg Insight, Johan Fagerberg has taken up a newly-created, part-time advisory role as Consulting Editor of IoTNowTransport.com.

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Hyperconvergence and computation at the edge: Part 3

The adoption of edge and fog computing models is enabling enhanced efficiency, says Bob Emmerson. Data is generated at the edge and bringing processing power close to the source generates real-time information on which informed decisions and actions can be taken.

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Hyperconvergence and secondary storage: Part 2

Hyperconverged secondary storage looks set to play a pivotal role in enterprise IoT environments. It allows enterprises to better manage the increasing amount of data created by devices.

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Hyperconvergence and the Internet of Things: Part 1

Hyperconvergence is a relatively new marketing term, says Bob Emmerson. Unfortunately, it can come across as a hyped-up version of regular voice/data convergence, which became an overused term many moons ago. 

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Book Review: Digitise or Die

This is a very big book. The review copy was a PDF file that ran to 251 pages. The title is somewhat dramatic but the author does make a convincing case for that statement, citing companies such as Kodak and Nokia. However that is a relatively easy task.

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Book review: Working with blockchain

“Working with Blockchain: all the basics” is a concise, clear explanation of Bitcoin and Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) that is ushering in a groundbreaking way of conducting business.

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Book Review: Implementing the Internet of Things

Implementing the Internet of Things by Boban Vukicevic and Bob Emmerson is not a technical manual, although the title might suggest otherwise. It’s a business-focused and practical guide to “Strategy, Implementation and Considerations”,

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Two industrial IoT value chains

The IIoT is predicated on a simple concept:  acquire device data and leverage its value. That is the basic business model. Vendors package the various hardware, software and service components into bottom up solutions that go from networked devices through to enterprise environments.

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