Posts tagged “Internet of Things”
Whether it be our TV sets, cars, bathroom scales, children's toys or medical devices, we are already surrounded by everyday objects equipped with sensors and computers. And the companies that make them can get away with being careless with consumer security -- and with stealing customer data. So, what can be done? Here are some thoughts.
A booming fourth quarter in sales closed a $2.4 billion year for Red Hat. And sales projections for a new fiscal year helped boost Hatter stock 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday after the Open Source giant upped quarterly sales by 16 percent year-over-year. In a conference call, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says booming sales for cloud-related technology provides a big boost. So much so that he says Red Hat is now the "Red Hat of OpenStack."
Analysis: The annual Mobile World Congress produced its usual show of technology innovations, especially in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and emerging 5G technology. But where are the solutions to real needs?
Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.
Analysis: SAP continues to evolve from its roots in back-office, on-premises ERP and supply chain management (SCM) software to a cloud-led, enterprise-wide solutions vendor that also supports front-office functions. Technology Business Research Analyst Seth Ulinski takes a look. Plus: A video look at omnichannel banking.
Able Device, a Raleigh-based startup focusing on wireless technology to securely control Internet of Things devices, has raised $300,000 from investors. The Startup Factory was among its early backers.
Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including allegations of rampant sexual harassment and a video of a profanity-laced confrontation between the ride-hailing company's CEO and a disgruntled driver.
Analysis: Google has evolved drastically over the past year. Not only have the productivity applications for business been rebranded and brought together with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio under a cohesive business unit in Google Cloud and leadership under Senior Vice President Diane Greene, but the resulting business has substantially furthered its messaging as well. Here's the first of a two-part report.
RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips are set to re-emerge as the "killer ap" for retailers who will link billions of devices over the next five years in order to drive more sales, says a new report. Example? Retailer Rebecca Minkoff.
The bulls are running for three tech giants: Oracle, due to its cloud business growth, Salesforce, thanks to numerous big deals, and Workday, with sales growing to Fortune 500 clients, are all on a roll, say analysts at Technology Business Research.
More than 50 percent of U.S. broadband households say they would pay $20 or more a month for a smart home service, according to a new report from research firm Parks Associates. However, security remains a major concern.
Technology Business Research believes that IoT solutions will proliferate in customer companies and will increasingly integrate with other IoT solutions, other non-IoT solutions, and with partner company systems. As with manufacturing itself, Bosch's IoT solutions will play an increasingly complex role in industry.