IoT Keeps Tasmania’s Oyster Industry from Suffering Tremendous Losses

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        Some of the farmers growing oysters along Tasmania’s waterways have been disturbed by the fact that a significant proportion of the oysters he’s been breeding died from Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS), causing them great financial losses. Evidence shows that POMS usually develops in a warm environment. Justin Goc, the manager of Barilla Bay Oysters, would like to find a way to solve this serious issue.         The IoT solutions offered by The Yield, an…

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Audi Collaborates with Chinese Tech Giants to Build Smarter Cars

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In China, Audi has been the number one luxury car brand by sales since 1988. As rivals teaming up with software specialists to compete on autonomy and connectivity, Audi decided to deepen collaboration with three Chinese tech giants in the world’s largest car market. The German car manufacturer announced yesterday to have signed letters of intent with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Baidu Inc. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. Under the agreement with Alibaba, the two will continue to develop the already-existing…

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IoT: Are We Prepared for the New Threat?

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It’s been 15 years since 9/11. Terrorism has evolved and so have their techniques. Cyber security has become one of the greatest threats of all time. Jim Heppelmann, CEO of PTC, once said “It [IoT] is basically a new type of terrorism.” By 2020, the 50-billion internet connected devices can also be seen as 50 billion potential problems for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). As the saying goes, “Same knife cuts bread and fingers.” In the wake of the…

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The IoT Wave Has Spread Through the Continent of Africa

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          The annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) is Africa’s leading ICT conference in which approximately 400 delegates, who have student, academic or government representative statuses, come to discuss important advancements in information technology. This year, the 19th SATNAC started on September 4th and ended on September 7th. The theme was set to be “Broadband Evolution – Unlocking ‘The Internet of Things.’” It’s evident that IoT has been gaining momentum not only in…

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Major Improvements Made in Telit IoT Portal

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Telit IoT Portal is a cloud-based IoT subscription service, powered by its deviceWISE IoT Platform. The do-it-yourself system provides customers with instant access to all the necessary tools for you to create and manage your own IoT solutions. Yesterday, the Italian IoT enabler announced a few favorable updates to their IoT Portal. Now, for example, users can search for a specific connected device more easily as the function is enhanced. Or, they can even switch between different network providers on…

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New Partnership between Qualcomm and Verizon

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Just when we were talking about the upcoming competition between Intel and Qualcomm, it seems that Qualcomm has called on some backup. Yesterday, Verizon announced a new partnership with Qualcomm on IoT. “When it comes to the Internet of Things, no single company can go at it alone in order to scale from the millions of devices to the billions of devices needed to create cleaner cities, deliver better health care, conserve water and make the digital world work better…

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Australia’s First Live IoT Network Launched Today

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Australia’s first live IoT network has just been activated by Australian Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, in Sydney earlier today. The “Barangaroo Community Network” operates in the 915MHz spectrum, based on the LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) low power standard. The IoT getaway is able to support 1,000 devices at once, within a 3km to 5km radius. The network is backed by KPMG, IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) and some other organizations. “The Internet of Things has the potential to…

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What India’s Future Looks like with IoT

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India, a software-driven economy, is now facing the boom of IoT. The following are some highlights from a recent interview between Entrepreneur India and Sauvik Banerjjee, the global CTA (Chief Technical Architect) on omni channel products at SAP, regarding this issue. For starters, Banerjjee expect IoT to create a $44 billion market opportunity in India by 2020, while an Indian consulting firm Zinnov also indicated that 25,000 jobs will be created in the similar period. Among all, the immediate adopters…

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Chinese Manufacturing Companies’ Spending on IoT to Grow by an Annual Average Rate of 14.7% by 2020

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              A report issued by International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that China’s manufacturing companies’ spending on IoT is expected to grow by a phenomenal annual average growth rate of 14.7%, and is likely to reach $127.5 billion by 2020. The report also states that software and services will be the major growth engines with a combined market share of over 60 percent. IoT is a strategic emerging industry that is specified in the 13th…

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Home Security Might Be IoT’s Killer App

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      If you’re living in a place susceptible to the invasion of wild animals, chances are you would be excited to find out there’s an existing easy-to-use IoT solution to it. If that doesn’t sound like a real threat to you, what about the possibility of intrusion of unwelcome visitors like burglars? Chris Ciabarra, a security expert and the CTO of Revel Systems, writes that IoT’s killer app is likely to be home security in his article posted…

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