Oz-based Hansen Tech snaps up Sigma to build create-sell-deliver software for telcos, media and high-tech firms

Global provider of catalogue-driven software, Sigma Systems, announced today that it is being acquired by Hansen Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Hansen is a specialist in billing, data management and customer care solutions for the energy, water, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries.

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Utility spending on blockchain-based platforms is expected to reach $3.7bn by 2026, according to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research analyses the market for blockchain-based platforms in the utilities industry, providing forecasts for wholesale energy trading, EV charging and integration, and transactive energy platforms through 2026.

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Case study: Energy transparent machines cut consumption by one-third

A few weeks ago the World Climate Conference was held to discuss sustainability targets for lower energy consumption and less pollution. Few organisations have embraced the goals but Festo, at its Scharnhausen Technology Plant in Germany, has already shown its support for them in the Industry 4.0, energy efficient, IoT-enabled factory

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Case Study: ‘Intelligence on tap’, inside Veolia Water’s smart grid for water services deployment

Inside Veolia Water’s utilisation of Actility’s ThingPark Energy to power a smart grid for water services

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Energy storage can improve the delivery of smart energy solutions in smart cities, according to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research examines the relationship between energy storage and smart cities, providing an overview of relevant applications as well as drivers and barriers.

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Nokia focuses on delivering carrier-grade networks for transportation, energy, public sector, finance, web services and healthcare

Nokia is strengthening its approach to serve key enterprise markets and large ‘webscale’ customers. As of September 1, 2017 Chris Johnson has joined the organisation from HPE to lead the push into vertical industries while company veteran Mike Calabrese will oversee the webscale and large enterprise customer segments.

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Hansen Technologies acquires Enoro

Hansen Technologies Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of Enoro Holding A/S, the Nordic market provider of Customer Information Systems (CIS) and Metre Data Management (MDM) systems for the energy sector.

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British-based Geo receives queen’s award from Lord-lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

Geo, the Cambridge based developer of smarter home energy products has celebrated the formal presentation of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

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People Power closes its Series B funding, with funds from innogy SE and Origin Energy

Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) software company, People Power, announced its Series B-1 financing.

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Problem of inefficient room utilisation tackled at Dutch university with intelligent building technology

Scientia, a provider of academic planning, scheduling, and resource management solutions for the Higher Education sector, is partnering with Netherlands-based Lone Rooftop, provider of cloud software applications designed to optimise the utilisation of university buildings.

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Vivint, ADT, AT&T and Comcast head a US list of ‘Top 10 smart home service providers’

Strategy Analytics has released the results of its competitive analysis of US providers of fee-based smart home services such as self-monitoring, notification, automation and energy management services — apart from or in addition to professionally-monitored interactive security.

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Hitachi and ELES agree common smart grids and smart communities action for Slovenia

Hitachi, Ltd. and ELES, d.o.o. announced that they have agreed to undertake a joint project on smart grids and smart community business in Slovenia.

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Kit enables first consumer application of 3D printing and energy harvesting for self-powered IoT

element14 is now stocking the EnOcean Switch Design Kit, developed in collaboration with element14 and 3YOURMIND,

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Technology vs. Humanity

A review of the latest book by Gerd Leonhard, futurist, keynote speaker and author. I’ve been writing about technology for many, many years and along the way I’ve come to the conclusion that guru-type predictions tend to be pretentious and all too often they turn out to be wrong.

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Manchester chosen to host the inaugural exhibition, Industry 4.0 Summit

With manufacturing industry preparing for a significant step-change, the world’s first truly industrial city has been chosen to host the inaugural exhibition, Industry 4.0 Summit.

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Three ways the energy sector is transforming with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought digital connectivity to the physical world, disrupting both industrial business practices and the ways in which consumers interact with these organisations.

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