What is the ‘First Receiver’ concept? Is it the ultimate IoT deliverable? Part 1

IoT is progressing faster than many could have imagined so we shouldn’t be surprised when it throws up a new term. I came across the “first receiver” when reviewing a book titled “The Future of IoT” that outlined and then explained the concept in detail, but it took a while before the penny finally dropped.

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Delivering connectivity securely – why a new approach is required to secure IoT

Industrial device makers have in recent years continually looked to connect to the cloud in order to perform tasks such as predictive maintenance, streamlining processes and improving performance of systems.

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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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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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As CEO Immelt steps down GE launches applications, and edge-to-cloud analytics to aid industrial transformation

At Minds + Machines Europe in Berlin, Germany this week, GE unveiled new solutions that are purpose-built for industrial assets, environments and operations. This came at the same time as Jeffrey Immelt stepped down as chairman and chief executive of General Electric Co., says Jeremy Cowan.

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Telcos: when it comes to IoT security, prevention is always better than cure

Smart devices have arguably made consumers’ lives easier, and as they become more affordable, more of us are investing in the IoT. However, all too often, these smart devices are being manufactured with affordability in mind and security as an afterthought.

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Trends in online privacy: Revolution vs Resignation

It’s a myth to believe that the Internet is a free and democratic medium, where anonymous, private information exchange is the norm. Today, says Christian Bennefeld CEO of eBlocker, data is the new fuel.

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Billion 4G/LTE outdoor VPN routers are new LoRa meter backhauls for remote billing

Billion Electric, a global telecommunication technology and IoT solutions provider, has introduced an integration between LoRa smart meters and its 4G/LTE Outdoor SIM Embedded VPN Router – BiPAC 4700ZU.

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IIoT has promise but it’s not a slam dunk

Much has been written about Industrial IoT and its tremendous potential to help businesses improve operational efficiencies, drive down costs and enable new revenue streams. However, while opportunities to apply IoT within industrial settings abound,

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Telco’s connected objects strategies: how to compete with OTT players

The connected object market today shows a real complementarity between the OTT and Telco players in terms of their current positionings, aligned with their core business. In the longer term, however, IDATE anticipates a fiercer competition, around the platforms and services which are set to be the next source of revenue.

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World’s first development environment for the industrial internet and 5G solutions to be built in Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Oulu are building a globally unique technology and pilot environment, in which businesses and researchers can together develop new industrial internet solutions.

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Huawei aims to accelerate digital transformation for promoting IoT

Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei opened its 13th Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen today. The event brings together more than 500 analysts, journalists and business leaders from the telecom, internet, finance, and other industries.

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A safer world made possible by connected, intelligent machines

In our quest to connect everything to the Internet, we are entering a new phase of incorporating machine learning and big data analytics to glean insights and improve decision making.

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Removing the complexity of M2M

“The internet of everything is going to change the world’ said Phil Smith, chief executive of Cisco UK and Ireland in June this year in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. But what does that really mean?

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Predicting and optimising the network’s performance through data analytics

The public internet today is inexpensive and ubiquitous. For the most part, it’s fairly reliable, too: A customer can reliably use in-app purchasing within a game from a smartphone, and an employee has no problem establishing a VPN and logging into SharePoint from a coffee shop.

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Cyberlightning announces $4.2m funding round, accelerating global growth of industrial IoT platform

CyberLightning Ltd. has completed a US$4.2milion (€3.2milion) financing round, including commitments from Inventure, TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and EU sponsored funds. The company also announced the appointment of Inventure managing director Sami Lampinen to CyberLightning’s board.

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