Goldman Sachs and the Quantum apocalypse

(WEEK IN IoT):  So you’ve had your head around 5G communications and edge compute for years, and you see that low latency is every bit as important as connection speed and bandwidth. You’re across the Internet of Things (IoT), says Jeremy Cowan. Why wouldn’t you be? You read IoT Now daily and see applications in every industry.

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Life Lessons: Don’t be afraid to be ambitious and voice your opinions!

Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, PTC’s chief diversity officer, was inspired by the work that had gone into large, corporate law books that surround her as a child. She’s still inspired by her surroundings, only now they include amazing applications for the Internet of Things, as well as the beauty and intellectual stimulus of Iceland.

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Ransomware halts IoT operations at Sierra Wireless, as maritime industry is hit 1.5mn times in 30 days

Last week started with some sensible guidance on cyber security. By Wednesday the theory became a nightmare reality for one of the Internet of Things (IoT) majors, Vancouver-based Sierra Wireless as it was halted by an all-out ransomware attack.

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5G services: Mission-critical sure, but how do we keep them green, affordable and secure?

5G is here so all is clear and simple, right? Well, not so fast. 5G networks bring opportunities but challenges too.

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Loon is popped by sharp truths: Balloons won’t be ‘Connecting people everywhere’

(A Week in IoT) – When the news came on Friday that Loon’s journey is coming to an end it was a disappointment if, like me, you’re an admirer of flights of scientific and engineering ambition that combine business opportunity and social benefit. To be fair though, the news did not come as a shock, says

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Transforma Insights creates advisory board to exchange industry views

Transforma Insights, advisors on the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and Digital Transformation, has announced the formation of an Advisory Board, drawing on a range of voices from across the technology sector.

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Life Lessons: Look at business as a game of chess

A sense of perspective is vital in business, says Terry Greer-King, vice president of EMEA, at Sonic Wall Inc. Take time to look at how individual challenges link together. And he’s seen it’s OK to be driven, but leaders need to work with their team.

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Life Lessons: Focus narrowly when you’re building a business

Alan Grau, VP of IoT at Sectigo, has been fascinated by business since the age of 10. Along the way, other people’s mistakes have taught him only to hire friends if they’re qualified, and to be ready for competition and opportunity wherever it comes from.

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Life Lessons: From saving bees to learning from Chernobyl

Charles Towers-Clark, founder and CEO of IoT solution provider Pod Group, tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how he has learned from navigating complicated, centralised bureaucracies.

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IoT: Where are we going wrong?

When Jeremy Cowan, IoT Now’s editorial director & publisher, was asked to moderate and open the 7th IoT Forum CE (June 5th, Vienna, Austria) the brief for his presentation was “Industrial IoT: Where are we going?” By the time he’d finished drafting it, it had turned into “Where are we going wrong?” Here is his

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Life Lessons: Will we pay for a car or healthcare with our data?

Nikita Ivanov, co-founder and CTO, GridGain Systems tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how important it is to delegate, and how data may subsidise our future cars.

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How do you make money and progress in IoT? Start by being ‘customer-aligned’

The first person I ran into at last week’s IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona was an old friend of IoT Now’s who shall remain nameless. He looked exhausted. I had arrived a few hours after him on the first day.

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Hand-to-hand combat among the surprises at Economist Innovation Summit, as delegates urged to augment not replace human skills

It was inevitable that the technology du jour, artificial intelligence (AI) dominated opening exchanges at today’s Economist Innovation Summit (#EconInnov). And for those – like me, admits Jeremy Cowan – who believed that AI is still mostly a series of chatbots and pilot projects there was an early wake-up call.

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Telcos admit IoT is failing to meet expectations, as they are urged to understand customers’ business

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Three leading European telcos admit at the 6th IoT Forum CE, that many customers are still not aware of the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). As one enterprise tells the C-Level operator panel, “You must show customers you understand their business, not just your own.”

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WKM appoints Annie Turner as Editor of IoT Now Transport as the brand expands

WKM Global, the publisher of IoT-Now.com and sister site, IoTNowTransport.com, has appointed Annie Turner to the newly-created post of Editor of IoT Now Transport.

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Undersea bots used to beat raiders with the latest archaeosubs

There’s huge untapped potential in the blue parts of the planet. The Internet of Things won’t really have gone global until it can work in the sea, which covers two-thirds of the planet. For instance, there are many historical underwater sites that have yet to be discovered.

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