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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IoT solutions becoming a top concern for US enterprise decision-makers, says Machina Research

Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are one of the hot button topics of the technology space for 2016. To better understand the dynamics involved with the adoption and deployment of IoT solutions

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mPOS to process over 40% of retail POS transactions value by 2021

A new study from Juniper Research has found that smartphone and tablet-based mobile point-of sale terminals will take on a significant role in businesses, handling 40% of all retail transaction value by 2021, up from an expected 12% in 2016.

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Networked industry needs IT security

Networking and automating industrial production can have enormous benefits for businesses, but it also presents new IT security challenges.

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Smart cities could waste US$341bn by 2025 on non-standardised IoT deployments

Machina Research analysis shows that using non-standardised versus standards-based solutions for IoT will increase the cost of deployment, hinder mass scale and adoption, and stifle technology innovation for smart city initiatives worldwide.

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Whitepaper from myPINpad addresses flaws in many identity and verification methods

myPINpad, a provider of multi-factor authentication technology for unsecured touchscreen devices, has released a topical whitepaper.

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Gartner Research report provides insights to drive digital transformation

Business strategist James F. Moore first put forward the idea of a business ecosystem in a 1993 Harvard Business Review article, “Predators and Prey: A New Ecology of Competition.” Drawing on insights into biological ecosystems, Moore showed how organizations collaborate and compete to survive. Business ecosystems have continued to attract attention increasingly the most innovative

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Device management survey reveals a risk to IoT business growth

What do 50+ companies deploying connected devices believe is key to delivering ambitious IoT growth expectations? DevicePilot recently surveyed fifty IoT companies taking connected products to market, across many different industry sectors (“verticals”) including Environmental monitoring, Elderly care/Wellness, Smart Home, Energy management, Industrial monitoring, Refrigeration, Retail, Public services and Smart City. Respondents were mainly CxOs

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Move beyond homegrown licensing and entitlement as the IoT creates new revenue for software

“By 2020, a failure to put in place a Licensing and Entitlement Management system will result in a 20% drop in potential revenue generated from software for device manufacturers connecting to the IoT.” – Gartner The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new type of software vendor. Devices are becoming intelligent because of the

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Apple and Samsung drive NFC mobile payment users to nearly 150m globally this year

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of consumers making contactless payments via their mobile handsets will reach 148 million this year, with Apple and Samsung together accounting for nearly 70% of new customers.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to drive connected car market to $600m by 2020

A new study from Juniper Research has estimated that the adoption of connected in-vehicle infotainment systems will produce revenues exceeding $600 million in 2020, representing a 10-fold increase on this year.

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IoT Platform: Build vs. buy, white paper

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing manufacturing as we know it. From boosting efficiency, to reducing costs, and gaining a competitive edge, the IoT is widely seen as the future for manufactured products. When approaching the IoT market, manufacturers are likely to make a huge mistake: underestimating what it really takes to make that leap.

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LPWA Technologies: Separating Fact from Fiction

With analysts predicting 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices coming online by 2020, there is enormous industry interest in the technology that will connect all those devices. And everyone agrees that current wireless solutions don’t fully meet this need. Enter low-power wide-area (LPWA) cellular technologies. Designed specifically for low-bandwidth, low-power IoT applications, LPWAs are

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What two main areas are LPWAN technologies best suited to?

For ‘Internet of Things’ Engineers and Decision Makers. Low power, wide-area  networks (LPWAN) are  not a new phenomenon however, they are becoming more popular due to the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). LPWAN is often used when other wireless networks aren’t a good fit—Bluetooth and BLE (and to a lesser extent, WiFi and

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How intelligent device manufacturers are using embedded software to grow revenue

The ‘Internet of Things’ turns all hardware and appliance OEM vendors into software providers. Licensing and entitlement management technology serves as the key mechanism that enables these manufacturers to protect and monetise the embedded intellectual property running as software on these connected devices or the external software applications associated with them. Please note: White paper

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Report confirms unharmonised regulatory approach is slowing development of EU mobile satellite services: Analysys Mason

EU member states’ failure to adopt a harmonised licensing approach for hybrid satellite/ground communication systems is hampering the spread of advanced mobile satellite services (MSS) across the European Union, according to a new white paper from the research and consulting firm Analysys Mason.

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