11 HOT INTERNET OF THINGS STARTUPS #INFOGRAPHIC

| May 6, 2016

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Internet of Things (IoT) companies are everywhere these days, creating consumer devices and appliances that connect to networks and can send/receive data. With IoT poised to become the largest device market in the world by 2019, we're presenting a cross section of IoT companies you should watch - plus three veterans who've already established themselves.

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DataXion

DataXion was founded in 2012 and is part of the Tunisian Group Poulina, officially known as PGH. Poulina Holding Group was established in 1967 by Mr. Ben Ayed Adbelwahab. With more than 11,000 employees and nearly $ 1 billion in revenue in 2012, the group is now present in over 22 countries and has 98 subsidiaries (real estate, public works, wood and capital goods, products FMCG, packaging, steel processing, lmatériaux construction, poultry integration).

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From outside-in to inside-out: My take on IoT

Article | March 31, 2020

At IDC I co-founded a practice that studied the three dimensions of IoT: industry technology platforms, industry verticals and industry geographies. As an industry analyst, I had a front-row ticket to the IoT market and continually witnessed incredible innovations. Like many other experts, I kept my seatbelt buckled for what we expected to be IoT’s massive and dramatic take-off. While there has been uptake, real-world adoption and implementation have lagged the “hype.” In time, I found myself growing increasingly frustrated at the disconnect. What was the holdup? Knowing that industry analysts are beholden to the marketing messages that each company shares, I welcomed an opportunity to make the move from an outside-in analyst to an inside-out contributor.

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Automotive Sales: Improving the Customer Experience Using IoT

Article | April 7, 2020

Customer touchpoints throughout the automotive sales cycle are prime candidates for IoT innovation. Across the board, the data derived from these IoT applications have the capability to provide insights and actionable outcomes which can significantly improve the customer experience. When a customer arrives at a dealership, it may be difficult for the dealer to know if they have what the customer is looking for. For instance, a customer might be coming in to see a particular vehicle, test-drive a car they’ve already seen, or to casually browse their options. Without any data behavior on the customer beforehand, sales personnel or the dealership may not be properly equipped to handle the customer’s request. Perhaps a requested car is no longer on the main show floor for immediate display but instead buried somewhere in a backlot. Maybe another car that was requested for a test drive may not yet be properly serviced for operation. These are only a few of the challenges associated with automotive sales that IoT is capable of helping to improve.

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How Will IoT Revolutionize Pharmaceutical Manufacturing?

Article | April 17, 2020

Pharma is big business, but what it’s not generally recognized is, in large part, a manufacturing business with complex supply chains, finicky chemical processes and products that have to meet stringent quality controls. Few of those outside the industry think about how drugs are made safely, efficiently and at scale with reliable quality and in precisely measured doses. Even more interesting is the simple fact that pharma often produces sophisticated drugs using manufacturing processes that are decades out of date, and which are being phased out in comparable industries, such as chemical manufacturing.

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IoT as a Service: Lowering the Cost Barrier of IoT for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Article | March 18, 2020

There are already 20 billion IoT-connected devices, and 8 billion of those are devices used by enterprises, according to a report by Gartner. The impact of the Internet of Things market is potentially $11 trillion by 2025. The investment in IoT has come primarily from large businesses, but the technology is increasingly available via ‘as-a-service’, making it possible for businesses of all sizes to benefit. The ‘as-a-service’ model reduces the cost of ownership and capital expenditures and makes it easy for small businesses to investigate IoT with smaller up-font investments and less risk. Frank Della Rosa, research director at IDC, said that “Software as a Service (SaaS) continues to be the most highly deployed cloud segment, representing a commanding 62.4% of the total cloud market revenues.”

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Spotlight

DataXion

DataXion was founded in 2012 and is part of the Tunisian Group Poulina, officially known as PGH. Poulina Holding Group was established in 1967 by Mr. Ben Ayed Adbelwahab. With more than 11,000 employees and nearly $ 1 billion in revenue in 2012, the group is now present in over 22 countries and has 98 subsidiaries (real estate, public works, wood and capital goods, products FMCG, packaging, steel processing, lmatériaux construction, poultry integration).

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