2018 IoT Predictions

By Mike Bell, EVP Devices & IoT, Canonical.

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Why IoT at scale needs ‘shrink-wrapped’ options

Analysts continue to talk up the potential of the IoT market – but it is hard to see how 21 billion devices will be connected by 2020 given the current, highly bespoke IoT deployment model. There is simply no way a handful of, albeit large, suppliers delivering highly bespoke solutions can realise the full potential of IoT.

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Seven places where you'll already encounter AI

By Gary Turner, UK co-founder and MD at Xero.

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IoT as a service will provide businesses with the tools necessary to implement IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is arguably set to be the biggest driver of productivity and growth in the next decade, with Accenture estimating IoT could add $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030. But despite the hype and excitement, right now we seem to be a very long way from realising that vision, especially in the UK.  From network costs that are simply too expensive to sensors created by innovative, but small, startups, IoT at scale has simply not been achieved.  The question many organisations are beginning to ask is: can IoT really deliver out of the lab, in the real world?Nick Sacke, Head of IoT and Products at Comms365 believes IoT is on the cusp of mass deployment, as organisations leverage Lower Powered Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) and new IoT as a Service deployment models to achieve fast, minimal risk, low cost innovation.

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The security risk within Smart Cities

By Mirko Brandner, Technical Manager, Arxan Technologies.

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Enhancing the customer journey through the IoT

By Colum Twomey, VP Product Development, Zendesk.

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Supporting humans and networks: AI and Machine Learning

By David Trossell, CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks.

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Internet of Things Security - are you failing to prepare?

Flickering lightbulbs, scary Barbie dolls, infected computer networks and cities out of action. Could this be the brave new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), if we neglect IoT security? Ian Kilpatrick, EVP Cyber Security for Nuvias Group, discusses the unstoppable growth of IoT and the necessity for organisations to take appropriate measures to protect their computer networks.

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Digitalisation and the IoT are driving change for physical infrastructure at the edge of networks

IT Managers need a forward thinking approach for reliabilty, security and delivery of business-critical IT Services, writes Lee Griffiths, Alliance Manager, EMEA, APC by Schneider Electric.

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The threat IoT devices bring to business continuity

By David Paquette, product marketing manager at Scale Computing.

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Rise of the machines

The future of robotics and automation.By Neil Gallant, MD of Neutronic Technologies.

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Elliott Young, CTO, Dell Technologies UK, discusses edge computing – what is or isn’t happening as of now, how it contributes to companies’ sustainability objectives and, perhaps most importantly, the huge potential it offers almost every business when it comes to optimising the performance of their applications.
Gerard Thibault, CTO at Kao Data, reflects on his electrical engineering career, with 40+ years spent in the data centre sector. He provides both valuable and fascinating insights into how the data centre industry has, and has not, changed over time and remains optimistic that today’s twin objectives of digitalisation and sustainability will remain compatible.
Mark Onisk shares the findings of the company’s recent Lean into Learning report, explaining how upskilling can play a major role in helping companies who are working towards digital transformation but find themselves short of the necessary technology experts.
Pure Storage’s Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK & Ireland, discusses the findings of the company’s recent IT Sustainability Impact Survey. IT departments have a major role to play in helping organisations achieve their sustainability goals; and IT vendors have a similar responsibility to supply energy-efficient, sustainable solutions – Evergreen storage in Pure Storage’s case.


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New software-driven connectivity simplifies user experience and helps business grow and scale.
Norwegian data center company, Green Mountain, has entered into an agreement with energy company, KMW, to establish a new 54 MW data center site in Mainz, 30 km outside Frankfurt. Both companies have a 50% stake in the new joint venture. The data center will be supported by renewables from KMW’s portfolio and operated according to high sustainability standards.
Research indicates that encrypted connections have become the preferred method for malware delivery, putting organisations that don’t decrypt traffic at higher risk.