Life Lessons: Be confident in your own ability

As Jeremy Cowan hears from Andrew Carr, managing director at Camwood, it is vital to have courage in your convictions and actions. Of course, mistakes will happen sometimes as in the rest of life but it is to be confident in your own ability.

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Sigfox deadline looms: Buyers weigh purchase or its lights out for French 0G operator

Having been placed under Commercial Court protection from its creditors for six months, the board of France-based Sigfox, the ultra narrowband (UNB) network operator, asked the Toulouse Court to shorten the period of administration to just three weeks. That protection period expires on Friday, February 25th 2022, and the ailing company’s Directors evidently believe a

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Life Lessons: Keep resetting your career goals

Dr. William Webb, IEEE fellow and CEO of Webb Search Ltd is also co-author of ‘The 5G Myth: When vision decoupled from reality’. All of which has taught him to keep revisiting career goals. He likes to be given a challenge and the freedom to meet it. Extensive travel has also taught him to slow down, try

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50% of the world’s population live in cities, how can IoT solve urban challenges?

In this brand-new Quickfire Interview, editorial director, Jeremy Cowan chats to Robbie Paul, Director of IoT Business Development, at Digi-Key Electronics about Internet of Things solutions for smart cities, what factories of the future will look like and what’s next in IoT’s evolution.

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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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