Rinnai Corporation the first to feature Amazon Alexa integration with its products

Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, is the first tankless water heater manufacturer to feature Amazon Alexa integration with its products.

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Dr. Helmut Reisinger named CEO of Orange Business Services

Dr. Helmut Reisinger is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Orange Business Services, taking over from Thierry Bonhomme, who becomes special advisor to the chairman and CEO of Orange before retirement later this year.

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Siemens AG extends contract with Orange Business Services for global SD-WAN infrastructure to support its digital transformation

Siemens AG, a global electronics and electrical engineering company, has extended its contract with Orange Business Services for a global “Siemens Digitalisation Network” (SDN) built on an SD-WAN infrastructure, connecting 1,500 sites in 94 countries. The increased performance of its communications infrastructure will enable Siemens to take full advantage of further digitalisation to improve its Industry 4.0

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Sensor City bolsters design productivity with £750K Altium partnership

Sensor City has partnered with the international software company, Altium, to give SMEs access to specialist design software that will rapidly prototype their innovations and reduce time to market.

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PTC accelerates the global rollout of its subscription business in most markets

PTC’s new software licences for its core solutions and ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform will be available globally only by subscription, effective January 1, 2019. There will only be six countries that are exceptions. The exceptions where PTC has not announced plans for a complete transition from perpetual licensing to subscription are China, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey.

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Itron completes acquisition of Silver Spring Networks to drive innovation and growth in IoT

Itron, Inc (ITRI), a provider of technology and services dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. With this acquisition, Itron strengthens its ability to deliver a broader set of solutions,

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Apple’s innovations continue to provide superior user experiences, finds Strategy Analytics

Apple’s launch of the original iPhone in 2007 was a game changer – Apple turned the smartphone into a mainstream consumer device through great hardware design and an intuitive user interface. Since its launch, Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple’s global wholesale iPhone revenues now exceed three-quarters of a trillion US dollars while shipment volumes have

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Broadcom completes acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems

Broadcom Limited, a semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security to global customers

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Symantec has chosen AWS as its strategic infrastructure provider for the vast majority of its cloud workloads, leveraging AWS’s infrastructure scale and maturity to deliver cloud security to its global customers.

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TM Forum extends its partnership with the Labcities’ Smart City business network and marketplace

TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, has extended its partnership agreement with Labcities, the global smart city business network and marketplace. While Labcities will continue to operate as an independent entity, this partnership expands TM Forum’s global collaboration

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New white paper shows SMEs nine routes to meeting their innovation needs in the Internet of Things

A new report from industry analysts IoT Analytics GmbH sets out to show small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) how to find a suitable model for digitalisation. With so many options for innovation in the IoT age, says Jeremy Cowan, the authors aim to help SMEs navigate their way through the complexities of the Internet of

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US smart home shoppers favour home protection features over automation, says Strategy Analytics

US consumers are more 12 times more likely to choose Fire Alerts and Emergency Notifications than programming their irrigation systems according to research just released by Strategy Analytics.

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Getting down to business with IoT

The role the Internet of Things (IoT) will play in the coming years is at the forefront of technological innovation and public imagination. However, while we all know how exciting the IoT boom is, there are also a number of inherent dangers with IoT adoption enterprises should be aware of.

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ISACA issues guidance on how to navigate Blockchain,‘the technology that could change everything’

New guidance from ISACA in Rolling Meadows, Illinois shows how blockchain — the foundational technology behind Bitcoin — has the power to become a major force for innovation and change across several industries.

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An IoT epiphany

I’ve been reading and writing about Moore’s law for many years: it’s been driving the IoT evolution and it continues to progress exponentially, rather than the gradual or linear way of earlier technology developments.

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Renesas R-Car starter kit adopted as a standard reference platform for automotive grade Linux

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has adopted the Renesas R-Car Starter Kit as one of its standard reference platforms for software development.

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