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Avnet builds collaborative IoT ecosystem

Avnet is gearing up to host a ‘Monetising IoT event' on 25th January in partnership with Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and Informatica.

Avnet sees its role as supporting and bringing partners and vendors together, as any single organisation is unlikely to have the skills and portfolio necessary to create an IoT solution from edge to enterprise.

IoT connected devices to triple by 2021

IoT devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research, representing a 200% increase from 2016 driven in large part by a reduction in the unit costs of hardware.

Juniper forecasts that it will average close to the ‘magic' $1 throughout the period.

Zest4 set to launch vehicle telematics solutions

Zest4's M2M channel expansion strategy is set to enter a new phase when the firm rolls out a range of end-of-end solutions, kicking off with a vehicle telematics offering that, according to the company, is not currently available to partners via any other UK provider.

Bamboo unlocks M2M channel potential

Bamboo Technology Group's M2M channel business is booming with a growing posse of reseller partners embracing its M2M proposition.

M2M was first introduced to Bamboo's Total Partner Programme in October last year and since January 2016 the firm has witnessed 31% average month-on-month growth in connected M2M devices and 71% average month-on-month growth in data volume.

IBM invests $200m in Watson IoT's Munich HQ

IBM say it is investing $200m in Watson IoT's Munich HQ based on rising demand for solutions blending IoT and AI technologies.

Globally, this is part of a $3bn overall investment to integrate Watson technology with IoT projects.

LPWANs set to unlock IoT potential

LPWANs (Low Power Wide Area Networks) are set to drive UK IoT growth according to Beecham Research. The company is backing the Digital Catapult ‘Things Connected' open IoT initiative that aims to jump-start the LPWAN ecosystem by lowering barriers for technology access, innovation and application development.
 

LTE to dominate M2M market post-2021

Cellular M2M connections (not including NB-IoT) will reach 733 million globally by 2021, according to Ovum's latest report, 'Cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Forecasts: 2016-21', which also predicts that total cellular M2M service revenues will reach a global annual total of $67bn in 2021.

BullGuard bags IoT security specialist

BullGuard, a European consumer security company, has bought Dojo Labs, a specialist in IoT security. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

M2M: It’s decision time says Comms365 chief

Decisive and dynamic action should be the channel's only response to the fizzing M2M market, according to Comms365 Managing Director Mike Van Bunnens.

IoT technologies 'go mainstream' says Vodafone

IoT spending is on the up, driven by the promise of significant RoI and business transformation benefits, according to Vodafone's fourth annual IoT Barometer Report that found 89% of companies investing in IoT have increased their budgets over the last 12 months; while 76% believe that taking advantage of IoT technologies will be critical for the future success of any organisation.

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