TOP 13 IOT TRENDS TO LOOK FOR: WAYS IOT IS SHAPING THE WORLD WE SEE

Analytics Insight | March 21, 2020

In layman’s terms, the Internet of things (IoT) is a connected network that spreads the exchange of information quickly inside local area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs) and wired connections like Ethernet, without the need for human interaction. From mobile communications to health care centers, IoT is seamlessly drafting each industry. The 2020s is the age for this application and currently, it is on a hot streak. Here is a look at how this industry continues to transform our present lifestyle and impact its future. Telecommunications: With the rollout of 5G in the coming years, the number of connected devices and mainstream IoT applications will reach multiply. And this holds the power to redefine our lives in the hyper-connected world. This along with Wi-Fi 6 also known as 802.11ax will propel connectivity with better network velocity. As a result, one can expect a push by telecom giants to switch for 4K+5G for better bandwidth and lower latency. Along with this Starlink by SpaceX will enter the mainstream market to provide users with high-speed internet.

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BYOx (Bring Your Own device, data, app, etc.) has become ubiquitous in healthcare settings and offers significant challenges in the areas of security, application migration and device management. Our expert panel will discuss how BYOx has affected healthcare, and strategies organizations are adopting to manage this trend. We will also explore how today's implementation of a scalable BYOx strategy can prepare healthcare organizations for the future of connected devices or "The Internet of Things."

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BYOx (Bring Your Own device, data, app, etc.) has become ubiquitous in healthcare settings and offers significant challenges in the areas of security, application migration and device management. Our expert panel will discuss how BYOx has affected healthcare, and strategies organizations are adopting to manage this trend. We will also explore how today's implementation of a scalable BYOx strategy can prepare healthcare organizations for the future of connected devices or "The Internet of Things."

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Eseye Launches Global Professional Services Organisation to Accelerate Enterprise IoT Adoption

Eseye | November 19, 2021

Eseye, a pioneer of leading-edge IoT connectivity solutions, today announced a new Global Professional Services Organisation for IoT, which guides customers from ideation and proof of concept, through the design, development, and deployment of global IoT solutions at scale. By 2025, over 27.1 billion IoT devices are expected to be deployed globally. This accelerated growth also aligns with the findings from Eseye's State of IoT Adoption research, undertaken in April 2021, in which 500 decision makers in the UK and US revealed their commitment to ramping up IoT investment, with 49% planning new projects in the next two to three years and 89% planning budget increases. However, without an experienced technical team, project costs can quickly escalate into unanticipated risks which may ultimately threaten the project. Through its new Global Professional Services Organisation, Eseye's team of solution architects and technical solution consultants will ensure that any IoT initiative has the required rigour in place and is delivered to market on time and on budget, helping customers to realise their desired business outcomes from IoT. Eseye's dedicated professional services team leads customers through a proven methodology to define their appropriate IoT strategy to support the development of a solution that meets the goals of the business. Eseye Global Professional Services enable organisations to deliver enterprise-scale global IoT solutions that work, every time, everywhere and include: IoT Advisory Services – to help customers identify risks and implement best practices when embarking on their IoT project. Device Design Services – enabling customers to leverage Eseye's hardware and software expertise and perfect their global IoT strategy. Device Onboarding – including behavioural and resilience testing of the device. Device Certification – which ensures that all devices are certified for industry, regulatory, and carrier compliance. Brian Casto will head up this new global division and brings with him more than 25 years' experience, helping customers turn complex, fragmented Wireless and IoT offerings into compelling solutions that are designed for simplicity and scale. In 1993, Brian was part of the early-stage start-up Aironet Wireless, which developed 802.11 WLAN technology and was acquired by Cisco for $800m. At KORE Wireless, an IoT Connectivity Provider, Brian successfully built and led a high-performing global IoT Professional Services function, significantly growing its brand profile internationally. Brian will be supported by Vernon Brown, Director of Professional Services Development. Vernon will be responsible for the creation, maturation, and growth of new and existing professional services for global enterprise customers. With a decade of experience in delivering complex IoT solutions, notably 7 years at AT&T and 2 years at KORE Wireless, Vernon brings a wealth of IoT implementation knowledge to Eseye. Commenting on his appointment Brian Casto, SVP, Global Professional Services said: "Eseye has experienced robust sales growth in 2021 which underlines the acceleration of demand for enterprise-level IoT solutions powered by true global connectivity. With this heightened demand and predicted growth, we can expect to see many more enterprise-scale IoT projects underway. However, in my experience all too often companies lack the expertise internally to successfully develop and deploy scalable IoT-based solutions. Often, they don't have the resources to manage multiple vendor relationships for various components of the solution they are deploying, and they don't understand the complexities associated with these projects. There are security issues, logistics challenges, and the management and co-ordination of multiple vendors to consider. "Our new IoT service offerings are designed to take all that pain away and ensure these challenges are overcome so that projects are delivered to the market on time and don't get derailed or delayed, or worse still, don't realise the benefits or ROI specified at the outset." One Eseye customer, Michael Madsen, Senior Technology Lead at South African ecommerce business, Yoco, has recently implemented an IoT project that utilised Eseye's technical advisory and connectivity services: "The onboarding process was very thorough and really impressed me. Eseye ran through a very exhaustive list of technical checks. This highlighted some issues which we were able to put right before deployment and this gave us a lot of confidence in our security going forward. No other supplier has given us the same degree of technical support as Eseye." Eseye has witnessed increasing enterprise demand for reducing the complexity of global IoT deployments, a key barrier to large-scale project rollouts. These Global Professional Services further strengthen its end-to-end managed consultancy services. Additionally, Eseye has prioritised partnering with mobile network operators (MNOs), global system integrators and technology partners, to help enterprises overcome project obstacles. "This year Eseye has undertaken numerous strategic activities to position the company for a dynamic future, expanding headcount and investing in our technical expertise. I am delighted that Brian and Vernon have joined Eseye to spearhead our Global Professional Services, they both have deep experience having built and led high-performing global IoT service functions for a multitude of global companies. With our technical team, we are solving security challenges, guaranteeing reliability, simplifying device design and management, and delivering true global IoT device connectivity – IoT that works – every time, everywhere." Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye About Eseye Eseye empowers businesses to embrace IoT without limits. We help them to visualise the impossible and bring those solutions to life through innovative IoT cellular connectivity solutions that enable our customers to drive up business value, deploy differentiated experiences, and disrupt their markets. Our pioneering technology allows businesses to overcome the complexity of IoT deployment and develop, deploy, and manage IoT projects without the fear of getting it wrong. We guide them every step of the way. Supported by a powerful partner ecosystem, we seamlessly connect devices across 190 countries, agnostic to over 700 available global networks.

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Veniam and Single Digits connect IoT devices to Wi-Fi hotspots

Veniam | May 27, 2022

Veniam, the market leader in the intelligent edge for the Internet of Moving Things, and Single Digits, a leading provider of Wi-Fi network experiences, have announced a partnership that allows mobile IoT devices and connected vehicles to easily transfer data over Wi-Fi access points while on the move. Despite the fact that mobile IoT devices like dashcams, telematics units, and linked cars have a variety of wireless interfaces (Wi-Fi, 4G/5G, and so on), their data transfers are frequently limited to the available cellular links. To save money on data, mobile IoT firms broadcast shorter, lower-quality videos, do fewer over-the-air updates, and, as a result, degrade the quality of their end users' experience. "By partnering with Single Digits we are making it even simpler and cost effective for Veniam customers to get more and better data. Ultimately, it is about providing all moving IoT devices and their specific applications with the best options for edge connectivity at any location and at any time." João Barros, CEO and founder of Veniam. This new partnership enables auto OEMs, telematics providers, and application platforms to expand 4G/5G with access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the United States and internationally by combining Veniam's ability to make the most of all wireless interfaces in mobile IoT devices with Single Digits' expertise in automated, seamless wireless connectivity. As a result, customer devices connect quickly and automatically to available Wi-Fi networks based on global regulations specified in the Cloud, eliminating the need for manual logins and time-consuming business processes. "We're thrilled to enable on-the-move connectivity between cars and mobile IoT devices over wireless networks through our work with Veniam." said John Haspil, VP of the BSGW Business Unit at Single Digits. "Our roaming hub and powerful suite of services and software for Wi-Fi authorization, authentication, and accounting are essential tools for companies incorporating Wi-Fi Offload into their overall network footprint."

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Vodafone and Cradlepoint are Collaborating on a New IoT Joint Business for Global Enterprises

Vodafone, Cradlepoint | June 02, 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) technology has the power to transform your business, whatever industry you’re in. It can help collect and leverage data, streamline business operations, improve customer service, and provide unprecedented visibility of your supply chain, assets, and procedures. The boundless potential for IoT does not come without significant IT challenges and considerations, however. With great power comes great responsibility. IT teams responsible for hundreds or thousands of connected devices and applications must look at IoT solutions with a scrutinizing eye as there are complexity, costs, and security implications to consider in today’s IoT landscape. In addition to this, if the connected applications happen to span across country borders, you’ll see how achieving the flexibility, scalability, security, and overall cost-effectiveness necessary would appear a daunting task. Cradlepoint’s recent partnership with the global telecom company, Vodafone, has resulted in a new enterprise solution for international organizations looking to implement an IoT strategy without headaches. The joint offering eliminates the need to contract several different vendors. It provides an all-in-one solution that can be deployed across 22 countries, making the leap from proof of concept to production quicker and easier. The turnkey, cloud-managed solution aims to provide fast and secure WWAN connectivity to Cradlepoint customers. It gives IoT businesses the ability to securely connect devices to their network, prioritize network traffic, control sensitive data, and run business applications. It is also offered under a single contract, logistics, and support model addressing even the most challenging global IoT deployment and management requirements through our joint distributor Westbase.io. This collaboration between Cradlepoint and Vodafone is designed to fast-track the time to market for business-critical applications and services across several verticals. Examples include manufacturing operations, retail omnichannel operations, freight monitoring and logistics in transportation, Internet of Healthcare Things and telemedicine, remote asset security and smart ATMs in finance, AI, and machine learning across all environments, including intelligent utilities, smart transport, and smart governments.

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