Enterprises are spending as much on the Internet of Things as on cloud, mobility and analytics, according to Vodafone’s annual research into the sector.
The operator’s 2016 IoT Barometer found that respondents are dedicating 24 percent of their IT budgets to the IoT.
This is slightly more than is being allocated to mobility (23 percent), cloud (23 percent) and analytics (22 percent).
The survey covered 1,096 people in 17 countries across nine industry verticals. Continue reading “2016 is the year the Internet of Things entered the mainstream”
Almost everyone has faced the maddening thought that they are miles from home but not sure whether they turned off the space heater or some other appliance.
A person might even drive back home to make sure the thing is turned off. Well, as the Internet of Things takes hold, that is at least one aggravation that may become history, because a smartphone app will be able to display whether that heater is on, and allow the user to turn it off — remotely — if it is. Continue reading “Internet of Things is already here, but how close is it?”
For most of us, the internet of things (IoT) might call to mind specific gadgets – slick innovations like Nest thermostats or the Apple Watch – that seem to owe their provenance to science fiction and promise a more wired world, as well as the inevitable automation of everyday life.
Then there are people like serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack, someone who’s far less enamoured of the next IoT device than he is with something infinitely geekier: the data that can be captured. Continue reading “Will the new generation of IoT-related data benefit us enough to be comfortable giving up even more of our privacy?”
Over 20 percent of enterprises will have digital security services devoted to protecting business initiatives using devices and services in the Internet of Things (IoT) by year end 2017, according to Gartner. Analysts explored cybersecurity trends at the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, September 1-2, held in Mumbai Continue reading “IoT to Reshape Cyber Security Landscape”
With Samsung losing momentum in areas like smartphones and tablets, the company announced today an ambitious bet on the Internet of Things as it seeks to regain momentum. Continue reading “Samsung Announces Launch of SmartThings Hub for Managing Home IoT Systems (Video)”
The Internet of things (IoT), the term used to describe the use of sensors and other Internet-connected devices to track and control physical objects, is opening up entirely new ways of doing business. However, the changing customer demands is challenging skill requirements and even the supplier landscape, thereby throwing up immense challenge to business leaders. Two recent studies detail why enterprises continue to struggle with IoT.
Researchers at the McKinsey Global Institute found that key IoT application – and they examined over 100 – could have a total economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion per year in 2025. More than two-thirds of value will be generated in business-to-business settings and that business customers and consumers will likely capture more than 90% of the value created, they said. Continue reading “Reasons why companies continue to struggle with IoT”
Wearing a watch lets you tell time with just a glance. Android Wear has expanded this at-a-glance experience to other useful info like your next meeting, daily step count, or messages. Today, we’re launching interactive watch faces, making it easier (and more fun) to stay connected, right from your wrist. Now, with just a tap, your watch face can change its design, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app. Continue reading “Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces to Android Wear”
Kickstarter has helped breath life into several wireless earbud projects over the past year — the Earin, the Dash, and the controversial Dot projects all easily surpassed their funding goals on the popular crowd-funding platform. But despite a voracious public lining up to throw money at them, none of them have reached consumers. Continue reading “Pearbuds Launches Wireless Earbud Project”
Have you entered the Internet of Things yet?
If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have. Continue reading “Internet of Things to Change Every Business”
If 2014 was the year of the fitness tracker, then 2015 seems destined to be the year of the smartwatch. Whilst there are a range of potential legal consequences for CSPs in becoming involved in wearable tech, from consumer and product liability issues (if the CSP retails such products) to advertising and marketing issues (in relation to the promotion of such products and services), it is the data issues which are potentially of most interest. Continue reading “Operators Must Pay Attention to Data Issues around Wearable Tech”