Today is Internet Day – How are you celebrating?

Who knew? Today Saturday, October 29 is Internet Day. Well, Gemalto for one knew, and here two of their leading lights reflect on where we are now with the challenges facing the Internet of Things.

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Enterprises ‘to benefit from IoT and Big Data’ with the international launch of Orange’s Datavenue

Orange Business Services has announced the worldwide launch of Datavenue, its new Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics modular offer.

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Australia bids to help establish Hypercat as new global standard for IoT and smart cities

An alliance of Internet of Things (IoT) industry players, corporates and government, has launched Hypercat Australia as a technology standard to support the development of smart cities.

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Smart Cities Summit

Event date: December 6 – 7, 2016 Courtyard by Marriott, Boston, MA The world’s population is urbanizing and expanding faster than ever. Municipalities all over the world are facing increasing pressures to grow, innovate and transform infrastructure, attract more investment, become more sustainable, and improve the quality of life for all.

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The global state of smart cities – and how the UK compares

In recent years the global focus on smart cities and IoT has increased exponentially, with businesses, local authorities and major governments across the developed world considering what a smart city deployment might look like for them.

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What will Sabio spend its €35m warchest on? CEO Roberts talks to IoT Now

Customer contact specialist Sabio recently secured a multi-million pound investment from UK-based growth investor, Lyceum Capital. The company now plans to grow through acquisitions for which it has raised £30 million ($39.40 million or €34.9 million) of available funding.

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Keeping the peace in the Internet of Things – Part 1

When the Wright brothers made their famous pioneering flight in December 1903, did they have safety officer in attendance insisting on parachutes and shock absorbing landing gear?

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Actility launches ThingPark China with Foxconn to tap opportunities in China’s IoT market

Actility, has announced that it is partnering with Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) to launch ThingPark China, a collaborative initiative to deliver a comprehensive suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the Chinese market.

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Adelaide to become the first Gig City in Australia as it bids to join global smart city ranks

The South Australian government has pledged AUS$4.65 million to connect the state’s capital city’s technological workspaces with a 1-gigabit-per-second fibre internet service this year.

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Smart cities to ease traffic congestion, saving 4.2bn man-hours per year by 2021

Juniper Research has found that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives, will save some 4.2 billion man-hours annually by 2021 – equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year.

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Cyan to acquire Connode to expand global reach and portfolio

Cyan has announced its intention to acquire Sweden’s standards-based software company Connode for an undisclosed sum, subject to shareholder approval.

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Smart cities may soon have vital IoT integration architecture, to make them smart and cities

Let’s be honest. For now, smart cities are seldom truly ‘smart’, and often aren’t full cities. They’re still more a goal than a reality – apart from this the name’s OK. Well, all that may be about to change, says Jeremy Cowan.

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Mass industrial IoT system deployments with Hewlett Packard Enterprise enabled by ARM

ARM is accelerating industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) by enabling greater device interoperability. The companies are focused on enabling new applications for industrial automation, smart cities, environmental monitoring and smart lighting.

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IoT shows its credentials as an enabler of a smarter future

With diminishing fossil fuel reserves, a rising global population, strong economic growth in developing countries and major concerns about our environment, controlling electricity consumption has become a serious and extremely challenging issue.

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The tortoise and the hare of IoT

The UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser recently highlighted the opportunities IoT brings to the public sector: “The UK is well placed to be amongst the emerging world leaders reaping the benefits from the Internet of Things.”

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Lighting integration will make smart cities a success

Smart cities are not a trend, they are necessary. Local authorities around the world are investing in connected technology to build the cities of the future, but while recent innovations are fuelling growth in this area, it is not a luxury.

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