Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: May 2018

IBM invests in IoT, blockchain and AI in France

IBM is making a set of investments and initiatives in France that will create 1800 jobs during the next two years in areas such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing and the IoT. This is coupled with an expansion in France of its network of training programmes for new-collar skills.

Alibaba backs AI accelerator in Hong Kong

Chinese technology group Alibaba has partnered artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime and government-backed Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks on an accelerator programme to support young entrepreneurs and researchers in artificial intelligence.

Mastercard and Microsoft partner to help cities

At this month’s Smart Cities New York, credit-card giant Mastercard and Microsoft announced they were working to bring together their payment, data analytics and cloud technologies to create a global exchange, allowing cities to use economic insights in more integrated and efficient ways.

Oaken and Zymbit use blockchain to secure IoT devices

Zymbit and Oaken Innovations are working together to produce trusted and secure services for IoT devices using blockchain software compatible with all blockchains that use the EVM Ethereum virtual machine.

U-Blox modules provide IoT connectivity for Arduino boards

Open-source hardware and software company Arduino is using technology from Swiss firm U-Blox to deliver wireless connectivity options for IoT applications for the four latest boards in its MKR family.

WBA proposes WRIX for IoT roaming

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has established requirements for IoT roaming. Its latest white paper calls for the use of WRIX specification to address problems with interoperability.

How blockchain can cure IoT illnesses

The future of the IoT is threatened by frail connectivity, poor scalability, absent trust, cracked security and a broken business model, according to Chinese start-up Blockcloud.


Verizon partners Mocana to simplify IoT security

At last week’s Internet of Things World Conference in Santa Clara, Verizon and Mocana announced a partnership to simplify IoT security, involving integrating Mocana’s TrustPoint endpoint security software with Verizon’s ThingSpace.

Deutsche Telekom bundles provide quick start for IoT

Deutsche Telekom is offering end-to-end bundles for a quick start in the IoT. These should help users manage the locations of assets and machines with asset tracking, boost machine efficiency with industrial machine monitoring, and order spare parts at the touch of a button.

Sprint boxes IoT to speed development

US communications company Sprint has launched its IoT Factory, an online marketplace that presents businesses with a selection of complete, ready-made boxed products that leverage the power of the IoT.

Sigfox operator UnaBiz secures fresh funding

UnaBiz, the Sigfox network operator in Singapore and Taiwan, has secured fresh funds from Taiwan’s Shin Kong Security, a subsidiary of the Shin Kong Group.

NetComm Wireless and Ericsson partner on IoT

NetComm Wireless has joined the Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform to facilitate the adoption of massive IoT. NetComm’s industrial grade devices integrate Lightweight M2M and interoperate with the Ericsson IoT platform to streamline on-boarding.

SenRa and MyDevices partner on LoRa adoption in India

SenRa, a pan-India network service provider, is collaborating with California-based MyDevices to enable LoRaWan adoption in India.

Arrow points Scalys at Emea

Arrow Electronics is to supply Scalys’ systems-on-module and small board computers throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. The single and multi-core SoMs and boards are small form factor computer boards that can be integrated into many applications.

NB-IoT device shipments to top 600 million in 2023

Global shipments of NB-IoT devices will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 41.8 per cent from 106.9 million units in 2018 to reach 613.2 million units in 2023, according to research from IoT analyst Berg Insight.

How IoT can learn from cave dwelling fish

Cave dwelling fish could hold the answer to the problem of IoT devices interfering with each other, according to researchers from the University of Georgia.