It will be difficult to recognize our most advanced cities — after all, there will be neither wrecking balls nor cement mixers crowding the urban streets. However, AT&T (NYSE:T) and other companies behind the Internet of Things are making American cities a lot smarter. Recently, AT&T launched an initiative to further facilitate the transition — a transition worth $1.7 trillion according to research from McKinsey.Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3Already working to increase connectivity within cities, AT&T has created a new framework that provides IoT solutions for city managers. The company will be piloting it in three locations: Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas. Partnering with Cisco Systems, Qualcomm, IBM, Intel, and General Electric, AT&T is offering the cities the ability to address infrastructure needs, such as remote monitoring of roads, bridges, and buildings; citizen needs, such as real-time notifications of street lights and parking meters; transportation needs, such as real-time updates of train and bus arrival times; and public safety needs, such as gunfire detection technology for police officers.
Internet of Things startup Wi-Next will add IBM analytics to its systems for industrial quality control and predictive maintenance.The added capabilities, including some powered by artificial intelligence, are designed to help food-processing companies and consumer product makers keep production lines running smoothly despite what’s sometimes a breakneck pace.
If anything rang true at CES this year, it’s that the Internet of Things (IoT) has caught fire in a big way. Using sensors the size of a skittle, device manufacturers across every industry are thinking about how connectivity can impact and improve experiences. Technologies like 360-degree cameras, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are also beginning to align towards what IBM calls the “Cognitive IoT.”
AT&T will soon begin installing Internet of Things-enabled technology in several of the country’s largest cities as part of a push to spread “smart city” innovations nationwide.The massive telecom company unveiled a plan last week at its Developer Summit in Las Vegas to develop a new “smart cities framework,” working with Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology to install connected devices in sections of those cities and on the university’s campus.The effort also involves a substantial collaboration with other tech companies, with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm Technologies all pitching in to provide the technology that can take advantage of AT&T’s network.
U.S.-based Intel Corp. was named the most influential firm in the Internet of Things (IoT) segment, data showed Friday, based on how often the company is mentioned on websites and social media with related keywords.According to the data compiled by IoT Analytics, U.S.-based tech companies took the top spots in the report, with Intel followed by IBM, Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. over the third and fourth quarters of 2015.
To some the Internet of Things is a very new idea: connecting up everyday objects to collect new streams of data — and maybe even new streams of revenue too — may seem a relatively recent trend.But to others it’s a continuation of work that’s been going on under a different name for some time. IBM, for example, has been offering products and services based around tech conceptrs like ubiquitous and pervasive computing for years. Building on its previous work, earlier this year Big Blue decided to invest $3bn to set up a dedicated IoT unit.
IBM will acquire Weather.com and other digital assets from The Weather Company for its new Watson IoT Unit and Watson IoT Cloud platform, it announced Wednesday.The purchase covers The Weather Company’s mobile and Web-based products, including WSI, Weather Underground and The Weather Company brand. The TV-based Weather Channel is not included, but it will license weather forecast data and analytics from IBM under a long-term contract, IBM said.
Telstra is to trial a new wireless technology in the Melbourne CBD, designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The network will be used to support its IoT Challenge, being run in conjunction with the City of Melbourne, where contestants develop and demonstrate IoT applications.The technology, LoRaWAN, operates in unlicensed spectrum and is being promoted by the LoRa Alliance, a global organisation formed earlier this year that is backed by IBM, Cisco and others. Its Australian members are NetComm Wireless, which manufactures technology for machine-to-machine communications using cellular networks; and National Narrowband Network Communications, a startup that it rolling out a LoRaWAN network in Sydney.
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is making all the right moves to grab a big chunk of the Internet of Things market, which is expected to grow to a $4 trillion to $11 trillion market by 2025, and companies all around the world will battle for their piece of the pie.IBM’s recent moves paint a clear picture for both IBM’s IoT strategy and how that strategy can pay off for IBM stock.IoT is all about data, collecting data and then using data to make machines and “things” work more efficiently in ways never before seen.
Jasper, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, today announced it is working with IBM to integrate their IoT service platform, Control Center with IBM’s IoT Foundation. This will help IBM’s and Jasper’s clients to create complete IoT solutions, extending IBM’s cloud based real-time information management and analytics with Jasper’s IoT service management capabilities.