Swedish-Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB has unveiled its Ekip SmartVision, which combines the connectivity and sensing capabilities of ABB Emax 2 circuit breakers with a cloud platform to provide data for energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics services.
The Internet of Things market is forecast by market research firm IHS to increase from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025.
Wearables have already made significant headway in both the consumer and healthcare markets, but according to a recent IDTechEx report, new made-for-wearables sensors are about to explode on the market. Watch out! Here comes smart everything. Say goodbye to big data and hello to extreme data.
Startup Sonavation promises to build the fingerprint scanner right into the phone's glass and make it available for mobile devices or even Internet of Things devices.
Navigating the Internet of Things can be a difficult task for the uninitiated. For all the talk about how it will change businesses and enterprises (not to mention the world) over the next couple decades, there are scant introductory materials for those IT managers looking to get their feet wet.
When you think about mobile IT, your first thought is probably not cows. But that is exactly what sensor and data platform provider Quantified Ag is doing – bringing mobile IT to the cattle industry.
With much fanfare, South African IT firm Dimension Data proclaimed that it was partnering with Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, to "deliver [a] big data cycling analytics platform for the first time in the history of professional cycling."
Google developers offered up some details about how they built some of Android's location-aware apps, like an automatic car finder feature, and said that new products like watches and connected devices promise much more interesting apps in the future.
Startup Samsara came out of stealth mode this week, announcing it raised $25 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and that Marc Andreessen will join the board of directors.
Analysts at PwC have identified "the three digital technology trends in 2015 that have extraordinary potential to raise companies' Digital IQs this year."