State of IoT: Digital transformation at-scale

Manufacturing has been one of the fastest-growing Internet of Things (IoT) adopters, experiencing some of the greatest levels of IoT investment last year, says Keith Higgins, VP of digital transformation, Rockwell Automation. According to IDC, discrete manufacturing US$119 billion (€107billion), process manufacturing $78 billion (€70 billion), transportation $71 billion (€64 billion), and utilities $61 billion (€55 billion) are spending the most on IoT solutions. (more…)

COVID-19 places Augmented Reality at the heart of the ‘new working normal’

COVID-19 will accelerate the business world’s move to Augmented Reality (AR) and other IoT solutions, as companies across the UK look to adapt to a ‘new working normal’. (more…)

How is the internet faring during Covid-19?

Now, more than ever, the internet has become a critical lifeline for billions of people and businesses impacted by Covid-19 around the world. Usage has soared as employees log on from home, students continue learning, streaming increases as people keep themselves entertained during national lockdowns, and even religious services, fitness classes and medical appointments all go digital. (more…)

Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched, Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now, turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT. (more…)