Worldwide revenues for augmented and virtual reality forecast to reach US$162bn in 2020

According to the new Worldwide Semiannual Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) market will grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020.

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Three IoT lessons from the Softbank acquisition of ARM

The news that Softbank, one of Japan’s leading telecoms operators, has made a move to acquire ARM, one of the strongest technology companies to come out of Britain has shaken the world and come as a bit of a surprise.

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Taming the Internet of Things with the Cloud

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept almost as loose in definition as the two terms that make it up: “Internet”, which has come to denote, in whole or in any part,

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What is the future of wearables in the enterprise?

Wearable devices like fitness bands, digital glasses, medical devices, smart watches, smart clothes and various other devices that augment our reality promise to radically change the manner in which information is collected, stored, processed, delivered and used.

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Worldwide wearables market increases 67.2% amid seasonal retrenchment, says IDC

A combination of device releases, price reductions, and company rationalisations marked the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) in the worldwide wearables market.

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Who’s been watching my puppy?

Having set up petcams in my home to remotely monitor my new puppy’s behaviours with my 4G smart device when I am out, I was reminded about Shodan, the search engine that looks for IoT devices such as webcams and makes their streams available for viewing by anyone on the internet.

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Managing connected devices to avoid disconnected customers

According to a research from analyst firm IDC, two-thirds of the world’s largest 2,000 companies will have digital transformation at the heart of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017. Central to this transformation is the Internet of Things.

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IoT for durable goods manufacturing: an exercise in business transformation

The Internet of Things (IoT) movement is upon us. Devices are increasingly becoming connected to the Internet, and analysts are making big predictions. By 2020, Gartner says 21 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, and IDC says IoT spending will reach $1.7 trillion.

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Microsemi and D-Link to provide an IoT-enabled smart alarm detector

Microsemi Corp, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance; and D-Link, providers in the design, development and manufacture of networking and connectivity products worldwide, announced a collaboration.

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Wolff to lead SIGFOX’s-APAC expansion for the next three years

SIGFOX, a provider of global communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Roswell Wolff has joined the company as president of SIGFOX-APAC.

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Combining IoT connectivity with 3D printing for new applications Part 2

Best foot forward Several of the most significant deployments of 3D printing technology have been in medical applications.

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The Internet of Things is more than just a buzzword

According to Gartner, IoT revenue from products and services will exceed $300 billion in 2020. IDC forecasts that the worldwide market for IoT solutions will grow to $7.1 trillion by 2020. Every major player from the software industry is investing in IoT. Platform companies such as Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are building platforms to

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Securing the IoT: Is it possible to protect billions of devices simultaneously?

To understand why there is so much excitement surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), look no further than smart home appliances.

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Sensor-enabled support: why the Internet of Things could move the help desk beyond IT

From calendar-equipped smart watches to remote thermostats, consumers are increasingly looking to connected technologies to manage various aspects their lives.

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The future of Intelligent Vending

The origins of coin-operated vending hark back to 215 B.C in Alexandria when it was used to dispense holy water in temples. 2,000 years later, vending is a billion pound industry, with nearly half a million machines operating throughout the UK.

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Inmarsat launches open technology strategy

Open technology platforms have revolutionised the technology industry, increasing levels of innovation and opening up new opportunities for developers and businesses alike.  As part of the development of the next generation of the global mobile satellite technology and applications, Inmarsat, will harness this culture of innovation by opening up its platforms to developers to encourage

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