Looking for a smart speaker? What’s it going to be – Echo or Home?

What’s the difference between the two leading smart speakers on the market, the Amazon Echo and Google Home? According to Halfprice.com.au, quite a bit. The infographic below shows key strengths and weaknesses of each smart speaker.

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Accenture and Pivotal launch new business group to help enterprises accelerate and speed up their software development

Accenture and Pivotal Software, Inc., have formed a new business group to help Fortune Global 500 companies and other large enterprises accelerate their software development and innovate at startup speed. The Accenture Pivotal Business Group (APBG) will help enterprises migrate legacy applications to the cloud and accelerate cloud-native application development on Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (PCF),

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The Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M partner on IIoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the organisation transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and oneM2M, the global IoT standards initiative, announced they have agreed to work together to contribute to the creation and development of the Industrial Internet.

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TM Forum launches City as a Platform Manifesto endorsed by signatories from around the world

TM Forum, the industry association driving digital business transformation of the communications industry, unveiled its City as a Platform Manifesto to accelerate the development of smart cities globally. Launched at this year’s Smart City InFocus event in Yinchuan, China, all Manifesto signatories share a common desire to develop a new city-scale data economy that drives

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How can you ensure end-to-end interoperability between products and services?

In July Actility, a provider of low power wide area (LPWA) networking and the company behind the ThingPark LPWA IoT platform, launched the ThingPark Approved programme. Actility also welcomed the first partners to achieve ThingPark Approved status. Here, Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now asks Christophe Francois, the vice president of Ecosystem at Actility, how to

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Capitalising on the Industrial Internet of Things requires new business models and processes

Global players in many industries such as telecommunications, medical, industrial and manufacturing, and transportation are changing their business models to create new offerings and to capture their share of the trillion dollar Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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LPWA: a market in the making

Whenever a new concept like IoT comes along, there is always speculation and conjecture over how the market for it will develop, particularly when there are competing technologies involved and LPWA is proving to be no exception. At present, how the market for IoT systems and devices evolves and what its eventual shape will be

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Why solving device interoperability is critical to the success of VoLTE

VoLTE has already proven to be a success, at least in terms of market penetration, writes Robert Eriksson. An ever-growing number of communications service provider (CSPs) have deployed VoLTE as a voice service overlay for their LTE networks, offering enhanced service quality.

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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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It’s an IoT World

The Internet of Things is connecting humanity to physical objects in ways we never imagined. It’s generating an endless stream of new data that is sparking revolutionary insights and game-changing value for customers. As companies explore opportunities in the rapidly evolving IoT, they need guidance to better understand their options, reduce risks and access resources

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Building Malaysia’s digital future

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the government-owned agency launched in 1996 to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy.  The agency is currently pursuing a strategy that unlocks significant economic, environmental, and social value.

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Delivering value and monetisation in an Internet of Things environment

The design of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are strongly context aware, service-oriented focused, and multidisciplinary.

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Ericsson – Enabling the transformational power of the IoT vision

Ericsson is intrinsically linked to the history of telecommunications. Since Lars Magnus Ericsson established the company in 1876, each step of both the evolution of the telecommunications market and the technological history of telecommunications have been defined by the presence of Ericsson.

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Introducing LPWA Public Service Categories: matching services to applications

A new report just published by Beecham Research: ‘An Introduction to LPWA Public Service Categories: Matching Services to IoT Applications’, proposes creating service categories for different types of providers of LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) public services. The aim is to make it possible for enterprise users to match the applications that they want to

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LPWA – the ‘Things’ finally get their own networks

After you’ve been in this industry for a while, you start to learn to trust your nose when it comes to new technologies, writes IoT Now magazine’s editor, Alun Lewis. Exposed to the usual hype, disinformation and vapourware, it’s all too easy to become sceptical – even cynical – about many claims that are made.

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ESNC to reward ideas for a connected world

The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are currently top of the list for both the digital economy and traditional industrial sectors. Indeed, localisation technology has become essential for either of these realms. In an interconnected world, constant and reliable localisation is crucial to the communications taking place among countless “things”. Satellite navigation is thus

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