Microsoft, KPMG form IoT advisory partnership in India

Microsoft | December 12, 2016

Microsoft and auditing firm KPMG have established a strategic “internet of things” advisory partnership targeting the Indian market. The two firms plan to combine efforts to accelerate the digital transformation of Indian organizations. The IoT Advisory is expected to help enterprises deploy solutions designed to drive cloud-based automation; generate operational insights through IoT; provide better customer relationship management and analytics; improve organizational agility; and increase workforce mobility.

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Ynvisible Strengthens European Sales Channels, Signs Distribution Agreement With Computer Controls AG

Ynvisible Interactive | June 16, 2022

Ynvisible Interactive Inc. a fast-growing printed e-paper display manufacturer, positioning its technology as the lowest energy-consuming printed e-paper display on the market, has signed a distribution agreement with Switzerland headquartered Computer Controls AG to distribute Ynvisible’s products and solutions for battery-driven or battery-less IoT devices. Computer Controls AG is a supplier of high-quality electronic components, IoT communication modules and technology for test & measurement. The distribution partnership with Computer Controls AG expands Ynvisible’s sales footprint in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and East European markets. Computer Controls AG is a leading-edge technology supply partner to customers seeking high-level electronic solutions for IoT, electronic and mechanical engineering, ICT, and research & education. “In line with our Q1 launch of Ynvisible’s printed e-paper display product, we are actively expanding our channels to market and are excited to strengthen our distributor network through this partnership with Computer Controls AG,” states Keith Morton, VP of Sales & Marketing at Ynvisible. “Computer Controls is a full range technical supplier to companies looking for leading-edge innovations to fuel new product creation. Their clients now gain access to Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays that offer energy-efficient, ultra-low-power, thin, flexible displays, and provide endlessly customizable design freedom.” “We are pleased that Ynvisible’s cutting-edge technology fits perfectly into our portfolio for IoT applications. We are determined to bring e-paper solutions quickly and competitively to the DACH and Eastern European markets”, says Harald Weigelt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computer Controls AG. About Computer Controls AG Computer Controls translates customers’ needs into high-level electronic solutions. With 30 years of knowledge in distribution, support, and service, the company helps to find the best products for applications in IoT, electronic and mechanical engineering, ICT, and research & education. Computer Controls delivers efficient performance for best results and implements agile in quality assurance for different industries when independence and transparency matter; qualified and inspiring professionals at Computer Controls act as leading-edge technology partners. Ynvisible is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Becker to the position of European Sales Manager. He will head Ynvisible’s sales in Europe based in Germany effective immediately. He is a well-educated technical Engineer in the field of mechanics. Since 1995 Dirk has been in a sales role for the business development of international companies in Europe. He has extensive experience in sales, especially in the electronic display niche, mainly related to the industrial and automotive markets. “I am proud and confident to support customers on their needs and their path to success,” said Dirk Becker. About Ynvisible Ynvisible is disrupting the low-cost and ultra-low-power display industry thanks to the latest advantages in sustainable electronics and roll-to-roll printing production. Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays are ideal for low-power and cost-sensitive applications, such as digital signage, smart monitoring label, authenticity and security, and retail labels and signage. Ynvisible has the experience, know-how, and intellectual property in electrochromic materials, inks, and systems and offers a mix of services, materials, and technology to brand owners developing smart objects and IoT products.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

FPT Software Partners with Udacity to Enhance World-class Digital Transformation Capabilities

FPT Software | May 23, 2022

Southeast Asia’s leading IT firm, FPT Software has officially signed a contract with Udacity, one of the most prominent online education platforms in technology. The contract aims to enhance FPT Software’s Upskilling program, providing its employees with fully sponsored Nanodegree - the extensive training and mentoring program by Udacity. Upskilling is part of a long-term strategy of FPT Software to invest in building high-quality IT engineers workforce, strengthening its world-class Digital Transformation capabilities. The 3-year contract opens up to 9,000 learning opportunities for promising IT engineers who play significant roles in the company’s digital transformation projects, focusing on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Blockchain and Security. The two parties looked into developing specialized training content for FPT Software employees along with the company's exclusive certifications. Both parties also discussed bringing Nanodegree to IT fresher and students, exploring new opportunities to enhance FPT Software’s technology capabilities as it expands on a global scale. Speaking on the launch, Marc Jones, Regional Vice President of Udacity, said: “FPT Software is one of our first partners in Vietnam and a great example of large scale global companies putting people first. We are excited and look forward to creating a great impact with FPT Software, both in terms of business and giving back to society.” Nguyen Khai Hoan - Chief Finance Officer of FPT Software assessed that the partnership represented the tremendous intangible values which both parties brought to the table. These values go beyond borders as FPT Software continues to grow across regions, investing in its talented people and advanced technological capabilities. Each course will give access to extensive knowledge provided by top experts at tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc., collaborating with Udacity. With insights coming from the heart of Silicon Valley, in-depth tech updates and extensive mentoring activities, Udacity’s Nanodegree is widely considered one of the most valuable online training platforms. FPT Software is known for its long-standing support for its staff’s personal development through various promoting activities. Recent reports also show that data-related positions are growing prominent in the global IT labor market. The firm has invested early on to enhance its data experts’ skills and experience to provide advisory services and tech solutions to clients. The agreement with Udacity is the latest large investment to improve its staff's comprehensive skills. About FPT Software FPT Software is a global technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam, with USD 632.5 million in revenue and 22,500 employees in 26 countries. As a pioneer in digital transformation, the company delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud, AR/VR, BPO, and more. It has served 700+ customers worldwide, a hundred of which are Fortune Global 500 companies in the industries of Automotive, Banking and Finance, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities, and more.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Netskope Acquires WootCloud, Extending Zero Trust Capabilities to Enterprise IoT

Netskope | June 09, 2022

Netskope, the leader in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Zero Trust, today announced it has acquired WootCloud, an innovator in applying Zero Trust principles to IoT security. The acquisition brings to Netskope WootCloud's award-winning HyperContext® Security Platform, which provides end-to-end visibility, context, and threat remediation for managed and unmanaged devices, and will extend Netskope's acclaimed SSE and Zero Trust capabilities to protect enterprise IoT devices at scale. The massive volume of Internet-connected devices continues to expand; by 2025, there will be 55.7 billion connected IoT devices ("things"), generating almost 80B zettabytes (ZB) of data1. WootCloud technology will enable Netskope customers to support both user- and device-centric policies with Zero Trust principles applied to govern access and interactions with critical data. As Gartner® notes, by 2026, 50% of organizations will prioritize advanced data security features for inspection of data at rest and in motion as a selection criterion for SSE, up from 15% in 20212. Founded in 2016 in San Jose, Calif., WootCloud offers device discovery, classification, and control to help customers gain deep visibility and context into all devices on their networks (both managed and unmanaged) and provide a risk and threat assessment measurement for devices that can be leveraged within a broader IoT security strategy. WootCloud's cloud-based platform is capable of collecting billions of daily measurements of device characteristics, and this telemetry data is further analyzed using proprietary AI/ML models for device classification, risk assessment, and threat detection. WootCloud critical uses cases include: Device classification and visibility to discover managed and unmanaged devices, classify and provide contextual information, and provide deep insights that "true-up" an asset inventory Device Risk, dynamically ascertained by continuous real-time monitoring to detect malicious behavior, and exchange device attributes with security operations tools for remedial actions. Access control and segmentation to offer dynamic asset grouping, automate network segmentation, and facilitate various actions using existing Network Access Control (NAC), firewalls, access points, and other technologies Cybersecurity asset management to drive compliance with corporate policies and gain insights into license use, helping to optimize the total IT environment "Securing a hybrid work environment includes the ability to establish adaptive zero trust across users, devices, networks, applications, and data— increasing confidence in policy enforcement everywhere, WootCloud's innovative technology will further extend Netskope's industry-leading SSE and Zero Trust capabilities, ensuring that critical data is protected from the network, to the cloud, to enterprise IoT devices." Sanjay Beri, CEO and co-founder of Netskope "Netskope is an unquestioned leader in Security Service Edge and Zero Trust, and it makes perfect sense to combine and extend our collective capabilities to protect enterprise IoT devices at scale," said Amit Srivastav, CEO of WootCloud. "We are so proud of what we have achieved with WootCloud, and we are excited to join Netskope for this next stage of the growth journey." "WootCloud has been a fantastic partner to Dartmouth, designing and executing solutions to meet Dartmouth's enterprise security needs," said Mitchel Davis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dartmouth College. "WootCloud's decision to join Netskope will help the combined company continue to grow in a way that will prioritize scale while preserving the innovation that made WootCloud special. Netskope is a well-recognized security leader, and we are excited to continue this partnership." Zero Trust principles are critical to the implementation of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which converges critical security, networking, and business value requirements into one technology architecture. Gartner cites that, by 2025, at least 60% of enterprises will have explicit strategies and timelines for SASE adoption encompassing user, branch and edge access, up from 10% in 20203. Properly implemented SSE, which describes the security stack needed to enable SASE architecture, fundamentally includes zero trust and transforms what enterprises can achieve for security at scale. Financial terms of the acquisition are undisclosed. WootCloud CEO Amit Srivastav has joined Netskope as an Executive Advisor to the CEO, and all of the WootCloud engineering team, led by the original founding CEO Srinivas Akella, have joined Netskope's engineering organization. Visit Netskope.com for more on Netskope capabilities for SSE, IoT security and Zero Trust. About Netskope Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply Zero Trust principles to protect data. The Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE) platform is fast, easy to use, and secures people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.

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Security and Design are the biggest knots to untangle, according to the largest-ever IoT connectivity survey run by Kaleido Intelligence

IOT | June 10, 2022

Kaleido Intelligence, a leading connectivity market intelligence and consulting firm, has published the largest-ever survey of IoT connectivity. floLIVE, a leading IoT connectivity provider of advanced 5G network solutions and a full suite of global cellular connectivity services for IoT use cases, both privately and over the cloud, was one of the key industry experts that provided support for the survey commissioned by Kaleido Intelligence. Over 750 IoT professionals participated in the survey that explored the most important factors for IoT connectivity firms to provide, as well as identifying pain points for both those currently deploying IoT and those looking into it for the future. Topics covered in the survey included how IoT projects are managed, what the biggest concerns are, and what is required from IoT service providers. It was also crucial to examine the drivers for adoption of a range of promising technologies, such as eSIM and Private 5G Networks. Research highlights: Cellular IoT deployments continue to be issues of concern for businesses, with persistent concerns about security and service availability continuing to plague the space. End-to-end security ranked a #1 concern by both current and future IoT deployers. Respondents found it highly important to keep multinational solutions safe from permanent roaming restrictions. Almost all respondents expected connectivity providers to offer some form of security, with over half wanting advanced options, such as IP restrictions, traffic burst detection, unconfigured ports and more. Hardware design and support is seen as the biggest challenge by non-adopters of the technology. Vertical-specific solutions are increasingly expected. "We are pleased to be one of the industry experts supporting Kaleido Intelligence with this important piece of research. We are excited that our unique offering of a private network that intelligently combines private and public network access and seamless handoff resonates well with enterprise customers who appreciate that the new age of Private 5G networks must extend beyond the campuses and blend into a global connectivity service." Asaf Gigi, VP Marketing, floLIVE Steffen Sorrell, Research Lead at Kaleido Intelligence added, "Connectivity forms a fundamental building block towards generating value for IoT but is often the source of projects failing to scale adequately. This survey aims to uncover what the main connectivity pain points experienced by enterprises are, and how a combination of industry expertise and education can help enterprise customers focus on maximising the value of their IoT data." Join the Webinar The survey findings will be presented and discussed in detail at a webinar discussion on 9th June, presented by Kaleido Intelligence and a range of industry leaders, including FloLIVE, Eseye, iBASIS, KORE Wireless and Truphone. Sign up for the webinar and a whitepaper detailing the results here. If you are unable to join the webinar, please sign up here to get access to an on-demand recording available after the event, and the attendant whitepaper. About floLIVE floLIVE offers advanced 5G network solutions and a full suite of global IoT cellular connectivity solutions. Its unique global connectivity service floNET provides enterprises and mobile operators with fully compliant, highly performant, and globally agnostic connectivity. The platform encompasses a wide range of services to market verticals, from a full GSM IoT-oriented core network, through to IoT BSS, device and eSIM management and targeted IoT vertical solutions - all provided as-a-service via floLIVE's global cloud. For more information, visit https://flolive.net/ About Kaleido Intelligence Kaleido Intelligence is a specialist consulting and market research firm with a proven track record delivering telecom research at the highest level. Kaleido Intelligence is the only research company addressing mobile roaming in its entirety, covering: Data Forecasts by Market Historical & Forecast Viewpoints Competitive Intelligence Strategic Insight Trend Analysis Research is led by expert analysts, each with significant experience delivering telco research and insights that matter.

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The global connected fleet market is experiencing unprecedented worldwide growth. The Internet of Things enables connected trucks to become a more efficient, productive enterprise while reducing environmental impact. Find out which countries have the biggest connected fleet markets and what benefits can be gained from IoT fleet management systems in this infographic.

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