State of IoT: Digital transformation at-scale

Manufacturing has been one of the fastest-growing Internet of Things (IoT) adopters, experiencing some of the greatest levels of IoT investment last year, says Keith Higgins, VP of digital transformation, Rockwell Automation. According to IDC, discrete manufacturing US$119 billion (€107billion), process manufacturing $78 billion (€70 billion), transportation $71 billion (€64 billion), and utilities $61 billion (€55 billion) are spending the most on IoT solutions.

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Tech Mahindra and Openet partner to enable CSPs’ digital transformation globally

Tech Mahindra Ltd, a provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and Openet, a provider of the digital business support system (BSS) solutions, announced a global strategic partnership to enable digital transformation for customers globally. This partnership will leverage 5G and cloud technologies to accelerate digital transformation for communication service providers (CSPs).

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IoT in 2030: A tri-polar world, with significant regional variations

In May 2020 Transforma Insights published the first iteration of its global IoT forecasts which predicted 24.1 billion connected devices generating US$1.5 trillion (€1.3 trillion) in 2030. However, the global picture belies a significant variation between regions. In particular, the vertical-specific opportunity is highly regionalised and growth in China will be driven by government policy more than organic adoption.

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Could 5G mean the difference between life and death?

The rollout of 5G has been met with an element of scepticism. There are questions around whether the technology will deliver on expectations, concerns around security for both businesses and consumers and, although not proven, worries about potential health risks. Report by Rohit Gupta, vice president and head of Manufacturing, Logistics, Energy & Utilities, Europe at Cognizant.

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Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched, Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of The Evolving Enterprise turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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New edge computing solutions for 5G launched by IBM and Red Hat

IBM, at its Think Digital conferenceannounced new services and solutions backed by a broad ecosystem of partners to help enterprises and telecommunications companies speed their transition to edge computing in the 5G era. This effort combines IBM’s experience and expertise in multicloud environments with Red Hat‘s open source technology, which became part of IBM last year in one of the biggest tech acquisitions of all time.

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Reducing mobile technology’s security risks to improve patient care

It’s hard, if not impossible, to think of a time when more attention has been paid to healthcare, says Stefan Spendrup, VP of enterprise mobility northern and western europe atSOTI.In the UK, the government and the National Health Service (NHS) throw every resource possible at meeting the demands of caring for those struck down with COVID-19. But it’s also important to look at how general healthcare standards can be improved and made more efficient to ease the wider burden on care providers.

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IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of IoT connections will reach 83 billion by 2024, rising from 35 billion connections in 2020. This represents a growth of 130% over the next 4 years. The research identified the industrial sector as a key driver of this growth. It forecast that this expansion will be driven by the increasing use of private networks that leverage cellular networks standards.

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