Vodafone and Sumitomo Corp unveil strategic 5G alliance

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) and Sumitomo Corporation (SC) today jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate on international technology infrastructure and digital services projects, sharing knowledge and collaborating on new business opportunities in the 5G era.

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New edge gateway launched by Rockwell Automation to accelerate IT/OT convergence

Rockwell Automation has introduced the first capability of its edge strategy with FactoryTalk Edge Gateway, to simplify and accelerate IT/OT (information/operations technology) convergence.

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Brands overlook human touch in drive for resilience, study shows

Brands have embraced agile working practices in the drive for resilience, but are neglecting key contributory factors – including ‘Humanity’ – that could help future-proof them against subsequent crises, according to a new study out today.

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Orange Business Services consolidates healthcare activities within Enovacom

The healthcare sector is a key focus of Orange‘s 2025 strategic plan. As part of this, Orange Business Services is now reorganising its healthcare entities, Enovacom and Orange Healthcare, to fully meet the needs of players in this sector, which is currently undergoing a digital transformation in France and internationally.

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Sigfox and Cube Infrastructure Managers create DACH-wide partnership in IoT infrastructure

Sigfox, the global 0G network and cloud provider for industrial data, has announced a new strategic alliance with Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube), through the sale of its German 0G network to Cube.

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Industrial providers identify cloud as single important solution to thriving in the new normal

Industrial organisations are opting for Cloud, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies to address the complexities of today’s challenging macro-economic environment. This is according to AVEVA, a global provider of engineering and industrial software.

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5G could deliver up to $3.3 trillion of economic and social value in Latin America by 2035

Omdia and Nokia’s “Why 5G in Latin America” report finds 5G will come to Latin America, sooner rather than later. The region lags its peers in productivity and economic growth, both of which will be enhanced by digital transformation. This, in turn, requires significantly enhanced broadband communications, and that leads to 5G which could add $3.3 trillion

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Software AG and du partner to accelerate IoT implementations in UAE

In line with UAEs vision to fast track digital transformation, Software AG and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), signed a partnership to provide a subscription-based licensing model for IoT services to its business customers.

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COVID-19 has sped up digital transformation by 5.3 years, says study

A global survey measuring the impact and outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses’ digital engagement strategies says the pandemic has significantly accelerated transformations. This is according to a study by cloud communications platform, Twilio.

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Digital transformation and UN sustainability goals linked in new whitepaper by IIC and IoT Alliance Australia

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), have jointly published the How Digital Transformation and IoT Can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals White Paper.

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Three questions network operators should ask about IoT security

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic put the reliability and security of communications networks under the spotlight as millions of people reverted to work, care, and learn from home, says Steve Buck, SVP product and operations, security business unit at Mobileum. Many have commented that out of necessity, the digital transformation of many industries

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IoT is transforming the enterprise: Find out how your peers are doing it

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a key element of digital transformation for enterprises around the world. But companies across industries and time zones face challenges that keep them from achieving their goals and realising IoT’s maximum value, says Bill Hurley, chief marketing officer of Syniverse.

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Podcast 1: Digital Transformation: It’s critical, but not all serious

We take a look at the Internet of Things business and Digital Transformation. George Malim examines what’s behind the news that NTT DoCoMo has binned all further work using Narrowband-IoT. Matt Hatton busts some Internet of Things myths. And Jeremy Cowan asks them both to describe how everyone’s business landscape will change after COVID-19. Plus

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Is this the first IoT winter?

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) going through its ‘First IoT Winter’ between 2015 and 2020? Based on his recent book ‘The Internet of Things Myth’ and work by Transforma Insights looking at IoT deployments, says Matt Hatton, founding partner, Transforma Insights.

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The value of training devices at the network edge with AI

Internet of Things (IoT) vendors often tout the plug-and-play nature of their devices: Just connect it to the network and it starts reporting back the required data, says Yasser Khan, CEO of One Tech, Inc.

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Digital transformation ‘fatigue’: Where the channel goes from here

The technology industry has come to a precarious position. Although businesses today understand the importance of technology for achieving their objectives, they are also experiencing ‘digital transformation’ fatigue, says Abel Smit, sales director, data solutions & IoT at Tech Data.

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