EvLinking Weekly 2016.12.06 – 2016.12.12

# This Week’s News

NEC Iberica launches Cloud and IoT platform to automate smart city management and control

NEC Iberica, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Europe, launched a new version of its smart city product offering, the Cloud City Operation Centre (CCOC).

HPE Aruba reveals software-powered, multi-vendor IoT strategy for enterprises ‘across all verticals’ 

In light of the news that Hewlett Packard Enterprise is now launching solutions designed to remove barriers for mass Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, Jeremy Cowan talked exclusively to Chris Kozup, vice president of Marketing, to understand Aruba’s strategy.

KPMG and Microsoft form IoT alliance in India

Microsoft and KPMG have established a strategic IoT advisory partnership in India. With this new alliance, they will combine their advanced technologies, industry insights, and creative thinking to accelerate the digital transformation of Indian organizations.

ZYXEL Wi-Fi Extender Enables the Smart Home

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZYXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced the launch of the industry’s first MU-MIMO ready wireless extender, the WRE6606 AC1300 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender.

Foundation and IoTSF puts ‘security by design’ at the heart of embedded computing

The prpl Foundation and the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF), two influential not-for-profit organisations working to promote security and openness in the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that they have entered into a formal agreement to cooperate on projects that put ‘security by design’ into the IoT.

Fujitsu Introduces Internet of Things Solution to Improve Production Efficiency

The Internet of Things (IoT) is amazing, isn’t it? The things that likely come into most people’s minds at the mention of the IoT are pretty exciting, anyway – smart cars, smart clothing, appliances that talk to each other – it’s glamorous, futuristic-seeming, and overall fantastic.

REYAX Technology comes together with u-blox to launch a new industrial router platform 

u-blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that REYAX Technology, an industrial and telematics systems provider for aftermarket telematics, has launched a new industrial router platform that incorporates cellular, short range and GNSS modules from u-blox.

IoT Village to Organize Concept at RSA Conference USA 

BALTIMORE, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the security consulting and research firm that organizes security research events such as IoT Village and SOHOpelessly Broken, today announced a partnership with RSA Conference USA, to run IoT Sandbox.  

MultiTech enables analogue system users to extend their assets’ life without major redesigns 

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc, a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, announced a new version of its MultiConnect AW analog-to-wireless converter, the MultiConnect® AEW analog-to-Ethernet/Wireless converter.

HWTrek simplifies IoT development and manufacturing supply chain collaboration 

HWTrek (Hardware Trek), the global open innovation and collaboration platform for hardware creation, has announced an update to its platform that adds cloud-based collaboration features.

CyanConnode expands Scandinavian projects with E.ON in one of the first smart city projects in Sweden 

CyanConnode, a provider of narrowband RF networks for Internet of Things (IoT) communications, has announced a purchase order for a Panmesh smart metering pilot project in Sweden from utility provider E.ON.


# IoT Industry Information

CRN Presents the 2016 Internet Of Things 50 List 

The market research firm IDC has recently evaluated that the rapidly-developing Internet of Things space will reach explosive $1.7 trillion market in 2020.


# People in IoT

Plexure appoints ex-McDonald’s CRM executive Rankine as vice president of Client Services 

Plexure, a global provider of IoT-driven CRM, has appointed Darren Rankine, a business executive with more than two decades of customer relationship management and business intelligence expertise, as vice president, Client Services.


# Investment News

Software AG acquires AI company Zementis to expand IoT capability 

Software AG has acquired California-based Zementis for an undisclosed sum in a move designed to bolster its internet of things capability.

Telematics provider Xirgo Technologies sold to PE firm Hammond Kennedy Whitney

Near Earth LLC has announced that its client, Xirgo Technologies, Inc., a developer of wireless telematics modules for tracking, monitoring, protecting and controlling remote assets and workers has been sold to an affiliate of Hammond Kennedy Whitney (HKW), a middle market private equity (PE) firm.  


# Blog Posts and Articles

Principles For Securing The Internet Of Things 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a set of “Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things (IoT), Version 1.0.”

Adopting a durable business model – the key to long-term success in the Internet of Things

The IoT is bringing about new ways of living and working that will stay with us for years to come. Companies are working hard to produce connected products that consumers will purchase and find long-term value in.

Challenges of IoT include big data, data analysis for enterprise 

Big data and the internet of things are outputs of business demands that drive changes in applications.

US communications agency plans cybersecurity boost to protect Internet of Things

A US communications regulator aims to beef up cybersecurity for smart devices and make it more difficult for hackers to hit network-connected homes. The federal agency has a plan penned, but further steps are on hold due to the Trump transition.

Sensor types and their IoT use cases

Sensors are the troops of the “internet of things,” the on-the-ground pieces of hardware doing the critical work of monitoring processes, taking measurements and collecting data. They are often one of the first things people think of when picturing IoT.

10 Steps To Building A Successful Internet of Things Practice In The Channel

What must solution providers do to build out a successful Internet of Things practice? The IoT is more than just a product that can simply be deployed into the enterprise; partners need to juggle multiple technologies and adopt new skill sets to successfully deploy IoT solutions.

CEVA creates new value by enhancing IoT and machine learning applications 

CEVA is a global leader that provides the semiconductor industry with digital signal processing (DSP) silicon intellectual property (SIP).

Ubuntu Core has the keys to IoT security 

In October, a DDoS attack on Dyn’s infrastructure took down a big chunk of the internet, making sites like Amazon and Twitter inaccessible.

Five ways IoT will change the way we communicate in 2017 and beyond

By 2020, there will be 50 billion IoT devices around the world in a market worth $19 trillion, according to John Chambers, former CEO at Cisco. In many respects, what that market will look like is entirely unfathomable as we are yet to hit second gear when it comes to IoT potential.



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