IoT network launching on New Silk Road to drive socio-economic benefits

ThingPark China, Xi’an Beilin District Science and Technology Bureau, and Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group, announced the signing of an agreement to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) network on the ‘New Silk Road.’

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Worldwide SMB IT spending to top $676 billion in 2021, driven by software and services growth

A new update of the Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021.

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How are applications leading the connected technology revolution?

The world, today, is running with the power of smartphones and with mobile devices nudging towards the connected technology, the apps are becoming the main force behind the acceleration of connected technology.

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Progress acquires Kinvey, the provider of Backend-as-a-Service technology for $49 million in cash

Progress, announced it has acquired Kinvey, a privately-held company based in Boston and provider of Backend as a Service (BaaS) technology. Progress acquired Kinvey for a purchase price of $49 million in cash.

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Internet of Things in a Box – the key to development lag

The expectation around the Internet of Things is truly amazing. The interconnectedness of the devices and services will, eventually, change the way we live and work. With estimates by IDC that we will generate 40 zettabytes of data by 2020, the question is whether there will be IoT devices there to service this data.

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EMEA report predicts how apps will dramatically change the way we live and work

A report on the future of applications, highlighting major trends and projections that will significantly impact society, has been unveiled by F5 Networks application security and cloud solutions specialists.

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Australian businesses slide in mobility maturity stakes as Asian economies surge ahead

Australia slipped to 5th place in enterprise mobility maturity in 2016 in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region according to a recent regionwide study by IDC.

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Worldwide spending on Cognitive and AI to reach $12.5bn in 2017, says new IDC spending guide

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $12.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 59.3% over 2016.

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Maxim’s nanoPower boost regulator to deliver the longest battery life in the smallest form factor

The MAX17222 nanoPower boost regulator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is said to enable the longest battery life in the smallest form factor for wearable and consumer IoT designs.

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Companies join Microsoft HoloLens group to explore how to make the most of mixed-reality

Three companies in the UK have been chosen by Microsoft to help businesses use its mixed-reality headset to transform how they work.

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Cisco accelerates digital network transformation with new virtualisation and security technologies

According to a newly released IDC study, organisations around the world are expected to triple the adoption of modern, automated networks over the next two years. To accelerate the journey to these digital-ready networks, Cisco is introducing new technologies that allow customers to virtualise and secure their networks.

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eleven-x lights up Canada’s first carrier-grade low power wide area network for IoT

To serve the growing Canadian demand for next generation connectivity, Waterloo-based eleven-x launched Canada’s first carrier-grade low power wide area network for Internet of Things (IoT).

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HWTrek simplifies IoT development and manufacturing supply chain collaboration

HWTrek (Hardware Trek), the global open innovation and collaboration platform for hardware creation, has announced an update to its platform that adds cloud-based collaboration features.

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Gaining the edge on IoT connectivity

As the physical space drawing computing and core intelligence ever closer to the data source, the digital edge is far from being on the periphery in terms of traction and attention.

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IoT and M2M: Five top opportunities for the channel

What is the real revenue-generating and growth potential for the channel from IoT and M2M. Craig Smith, director IoT & Analytics, EMEA at Avnet Technology Solutions reports.

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Driving business growth with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen new products and services launching and being developed at pace in the past 12 months. To take advantage of the opportunities from IoT, companies need be open to changing traditional systems, procedures, processes and ways of communicating.

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