One of mainland China’s largest mobile network operators is hoping to beat its domestic rivals in expanding into the internet of things, which includes wearable devices, mobile payment and smart cars, a senior executive said on Monday.Liu Chunyang, general manager in charge of online platforms and corporate partnership at China Mobile IOT Company, said China Mobile would have major advantages to succeed against its domestic rivals – China Unicom and China Telecom – for internet of things (IOT) related business due to the company’s wider and more stable mobile data services coverage nationwide.
Microsoft added three new big data services to its Azure cloud platform yesterday as part of its ongoing efforts to make Azure a leading platform for big data services and to make it ready to tackle the Internet of Things (IoT).
“Every day, IoT is fueling vast amounts of data from millions of endpoints streaming at high velocity in the cloud,” says Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president of Machine Learning at Microsoft. “Examples of streaming analytics can be found across many businesses, such as stock trading, fraud detection, identity protection services, sensors, web clickstream analytics and alerts from CRM applications. In this new and fast-moving world of cloud and devices, businesses can no longer wait months or weeks for insights generated from data.”
The introduction of smart metering will see an exponential increase in the volume of data collected by utilities companies. Data centers will have to grow to keep up with the growth of data. At first glance, the opportunities for data services should be immense. However, few utilities are considering this option at present.