Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

Updated February 19, 2016

Premium Lock Microsoft: New coalition that includes Cisco, Intel will help drive Internet of Things

Internet  Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Qualcomm, Samsung, GE Digital and others have formed the Open Connectivity Foundation. A top Microsoft executive says the group will help set industry standards for the Internet of Things.

Updated February 19, 2016

Premium Lock Thought leaders aim to develop Internet of Things Roadmap for NC

The rapidly emerging 'Internet of Things potentially is "a game changer" for North Carolina and offers an "incredible opportunity," say two executives who participated in an NSF-sponsored conference last week designed to help develop an "IoT Roadmap."

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Updated February 18, 2016

Premium Lock Scot Wingo-backed startup ZVerse lands 3D deal with Konica Minolta

ZVerse, a startup focusing on the conversion of 2D (i.e. flat) content to 3D, is hailing a reseller agreement with imaging giant Konica Minolta that will make its technology available across North America in coming months.

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Updated February 17, 2016

Premium Lock Transforming IBM: 'Acquisitive' Big Blue moves more aggressively into cognitive realm

Someday, IBM will rename itself "Watson." Well, not really. But as Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty steps up her transformation of Big Blue, cognitive computing built around supercomputer Watson is becoming even more crucial. At a conference Tuesday, Rometty predicted a world "rewritten in software."

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Updated February 17, 2016

Premium Lock Cree's SmartCast tech is part of Cisco's new IoT 'Digital Ceiling'

A new suite of smart building services from Cisco includes SmartCast, a system designed to deliver LED lighting in more cost-effective ways and in multiple shades, from Cree. Cree says SmartCast brings the Internet of Things to building lighting systems with "Power over Ethernet."

Updated February 17, 2016

Premium Lock What is Cisco's 'Digital Ceiling'? Here's a primer

On Wednesday, Cree disclosed it is a partner with Cisco's new "Digital Ceiling" suite of smart building applications. Cisco says it's taking the Internet of Things to the management of "indoor spaces." Here's insight from Cisco about what the Digital Ceiling is.

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Updated February 15, 2016

Premium Lock Survey: 63% of 'cloud' users to increase spending in '16

A new survey of 300 IT professionals finds that spending on "cloud" computing and services is likely to surge as much as 50 percent this year. But what are the key services driving demand? And what's the biggest ROI? Our Insider subscribers get the details.

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Updated February 15, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: The factors behind record growth in services revenue

Cisco's campus on Kit Creek Road in RTP  Analysis: Investments in a variety of offerings are driving record revenues for Cisco Services which now accounts for nearly 25 percent of the tech giant's revenue. What's going on? Technology Business Research analyst Elista Bakalova offers our Insider subscribers a detailed look.

Updated February 11, 2016

Premium Lock RTP virtual reality group, American Underground team up for demos

RTPVR A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.

February 11, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Acquisitions enabling tech giant's transformation

Cisco's campus on Kit Creek Road in RTP  Analysis: Faced with mounting pressure from competitors and customers alike, Cisco is taking steps to evolve and reduce its reliance on network infrastructure sales, says analyst Patrick Filkins of Technology Business Research.

February 11, 2016

Premium Lock News triggers seesaw day in robotic surgery tech firm TransEnterix

TransEnterix CEO Todd Pope Investors greet what on the surface appears to be good news for Triangle-based TransEnterix with a seesaw day of trading for the developer of robotic surgery technology. Does good news on FDA filing and capital funding end takeover rumors?

February 10, 2016

Premium Lock Feds refine 'driver;' Adwerx new ad product; Twitter tweaks timeline; Chinese want Opera

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The government redefines "driver" in a boost for computer-controlled cars; Durham-based Adwerx launches new advertising product; Twitter tweaks its timeline; and Chinese investors offer $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera.

Updated February 10, 2016

Premium Lock Thought leaders gather in Raleigh to create Internet of Things roadmap

Internet  A National Science Foundation-supported conference at NCSU over the next two days will explore the creation of a roadmap toward developing a national Internet of Things strategy. Here's a preview of what's going on.

February 9, 2016

Premium Lock Cognizant's growth throwing a 'cloud' over rivals IBM, Accenture

Analysis: Cognizant is increasingly encroaching on IBM and Accenture's territory by building out its consulting scale and digital and cloud expertise, writes Technology Business research Analyst Jennifer Hamel. Our Insiders get the full story.

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February 5, 2016

Premium Lock Researcher: Exploding sharing economy driving growth in mobile payment tech

Trying out Apple Pay As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.

Updated February 4, 2016

Premium Lock Cisco pays $1.4B in cash for IoT unicorn Jasper - Why make the deal?

Cisco Systems is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers. Jasper is a "unicorn" - a venture capital-backed startup valued at more than $1 billion. Why make the deal?

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Updated February 4, 2016

Premium Lock SAS drives revenue to 40th straight record: $3.16B

Driven by increased sales globally, a surge in new customers and a near 10 percent increase in R&D spending to develop new products, Cary-based SAS set a record for revenue in 2015 at $3.16 billion. Revenues grew 2.3 percent despite a strong U.S. dollar as the privately held firm also stretched its streak of never losing money. The good news means SAS is adding jobs.

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February 2, 2016

Premium Lock MIT wins Hyperloop design event; China drone schools; a spam conviction; Facebook gun policy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: An MIT team wins a Hyperloop design competition; China drone schools train pilots; a sentence in a big spam case; and Facebook's new gun policy.

Updated February 2, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Google: Solving the mobile advertising conundrum

Google Analysis: Google's latest earnings report shows that the technology giant is beginning to solve the mobile advertising conundrum as YouTube, mobile and programmatic advertising services begin firing on all cylinders, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta.

Updated January 29, 2016

Premium Lock Inside EMC: Earnings show its transformation but change must come faster

EMC  Analysis: EMC, which has a major presence in the Triangle and is planning 1,400 layoffs, shows in its latest earnings report that it is making multiple changes. But the company, which has announced plans to be acquired by Dell, must move faster, writes analyst Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research.

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