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Internet of Things will cripple datacentres, applications, platforms

Crawford said that while the Internet of Things seems peripheral, it's already straining existing IT infrastructure

With billions of interconnected devices proliferating and digital services consolidating into fewer datacentres, enterprises and service providers will struggle to leverage existing infrastructure in order to bring the benefits of IoT to organisations, according to CIO strategic advisor Tim Crawford.

LogMeIn acquires Ionia to bolster Internet of Things strategy

LogMeIn acquired IoT service integration specialist Ionia and plans to merge it with IoT PaaS company Xively, which it acquired in 2011

LogMeIn announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ionia Corporation, a company specialising in IoT service integration with Salesforce and Amazon Web Services-based platforms. The company said Ionia, which will be merged with another M2M / Internet of Things-focused company acquired by LogMeIn in 2011, Xively, will bolster the company’s strategy in the fledging Internet of Things space.

Adlink and Gemalto partner on cloud-enabled M2M

Adlink announced that it will deploy Gemalto's M2M SaaS solution for industrial applications in a range of verticals

Adlink, a provider of embedded computing solutions for industrial applications announced this week that it will deploy an M2M software as a service application developed by Gemalto which collects and analyses remote sensor data in the cloud.

Microsoft puts Azure at the centre of Internet of Things

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella said his company will continue to target the burgeoning Internet of Things market

Microsoft’s freshly minted chief executive officer Satya Nadella said this week that the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly large role in the company’s strategy moving forward. The company unveiled the latest version of SQL server and a number of Azure-based services designed to ingest, metabolise and rationalise data from IoT sensors.

Q&A with Alex Rammal, business relationship and IT portfolio director at Jaguar Land Rover

Alex Rammal, business relationship and IT portfolio director at Jaguar Land Rover

Alex RammalIn advance of the 4th Annual Cloud World Forum in London in June Business Cloud News caught up with one of the conference speakers, Alex Rammal, business relationship and IT portfolio director at Jaguar Land Rover, who shared his views on cloud computing in automotive, the potential impact of the Internet of Things in the sector, and the cloud’s most disruptive attributes.

Internet of Things revenues are in embedded software, Flexera says

Flexera believes IoT manufacturers can create sticky revenue from the software embedded into the hardware

Selling more devices won’t result in big spikes in profits that Internet of Things manufacturers are hoping for, according to software provider Flexera. Instead, manufacturers will have to figure out how to create sticky revenue from the software developed to configure and power their products, the firm said.

Cameron pledges to work with Germany on Internet of Things

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to work with Germany on research and development on internet of things technology, 5G technology and strengthening the EU’s single digital market

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to work with Germany on research and development on the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G technology and the EU as a single digital market. Cameron made the pledge as he joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in opening the CeBIT 2014 trade fair in Hanover, Germany.

IBM, AT&T partner on Internet of Things to make cities smarter

AT&T and IBM are partnering on an M2M platform that will combine cloud, analytics and IoT technology to make cities safer and smarter

Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.

Volvo inks agreement with Pandora for connected car radio

Volvo XC60

Following on from the launch of an updated cloud-based connected car platform for its vehicles, Volvo this week inked a content agreement with online music service Pandora that will see internet radio streamed to select vehicles starting in May this year.

Global M2M revenues set to almost triple by 2018

Revenues derived from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to Ovum

Revenues from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to research firm Ovum. However, mobile operators stand to miss out on this revenue opportunity unless they strategically partner with other stakeholders in the M2M ecosystem, the research firm warned.

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