Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

Updated December 15, 2015

Premium Lock New FAA rules require most drones to be registered, marked

​Spurred by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators.

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Updated December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Ready to fly? Next TechWire event digs into drone opportunities

Federal task force suggests new rules for drones, including an owner registry Drones are the hot Christmas toy, the photographer's choice and a growing business opportunity. Join us at the next WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange to learn the legal ins and outs before you fly.

December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cloud-based analytics demand to soar in 2016

A report from research firm IDG (and sponsored by Informatica), 63 percent of more than 400 IT executives say they plan to deploy or investigate cloud-based analytics in 2016. And more than 70 percent plan to deploy such services over the next three years.

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December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Internet of Things in NC: '15 a great year; '16 looks even better

NC RIoT, the organization focusing on driving Internet of Things opportunities in the Triangle and across the state, has much to celebrate as 2015 draws to a close. But 2016 looks promising as well starting with a strong N.C. presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Informatica's new push: integration, governance, security for big data

StrikeIron now part of Informatica With the hiring of Jim Davis, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, and through the acquisition of StrikeIron, data management firm Informatica has certainly raised its profile in the Triangle. So what's going on at the company when it comes to big data? Analyst Meaghan McGrath of Technology Business Research offers her insight.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock IBM buys cloud video tech firm Clearleap as acquisition spree continues

IBM Cloud      IBM is buying Georgia-based Clearleap, a provider of cloud-based video services targeting ways to monetize it, in the latest of several recent acquisitions.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers: All firms need 'digital plan' for Internet of Things

John Chambers  The Internet of Things is not hype - just fact, to paraphrase John Wayne. So says Cisco Chairman John Chambers, who insists that IoT is a business reality and necessity as "all major" companies and governments are saying "they have to develop a digital plan."

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Under new CEO, Cisco accelerates its business model modernization

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco's latest quarterly financial results demonstrate its increasingly successful adaptation to next-generation IT architectures under new CEO Chuck Robbins, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock IBM Watson's new challenge: Helping online merchants sell, sell, sell

IBM is training its Watson supercomputer to fight cancer, to learn foreign languages, and so much more. Now comes a new tool suite: IBM Commerce Insights which is designed to help online merchants learn more about customers - and drive sales. Just in time for Christmas.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Consumer group to feds: Do not put the interests of the robot car developers ahead of the public's safety

In a letter to the Secretary of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the Consumer Watchdog organization says regulators should not be in a rush to approve automated vehicles such as those being developed by Google.

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Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cyber Monday sales break record as mobile orders surge

Cyber Monday   Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.

December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Study: Digital health devices now in 1/3 of homes with broadband

A new report from Dallas-based Parks Associates finds that one third of U.S. households that utilize broadband services already are cashing in on digital health and wellness devices such as FitBit and smart watches. Plus, buyers are actively using the gadgets, not forgetting, breaking or losing them. So what do you want for Christmas?

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Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Exclusive: Startup focusing on 'Gamification' spins off from Vaco

BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.

BLDG-25 touts "Gamification" BLDG-25 touts "Gamification"

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock Intel's moves give a major boost to Internet of Things

Intel Analysis: Intel continues to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, with the aim of powering the broadest possible range of customers' IoT solutions, writes John Spooner, director of Internet of Things and Devices Practice at Technology Business Research.

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock What the legendary Clayton Christensen gets wrong about Uber, Tesla and disruptive innovation

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Disruption is no longer a narrow field that can be handled by a new division or department of a company. It is happening wherever technology can be applied. Companies need all hands on board -- with all divisions working together to find ways to reinvent themselves and defend themselves from the onslaught of new competition. This is a company-wide effort which requires bold new thinking, writes technology author and tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security -- and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their robo-chauffer needed help.

Automated control fails - what do you do? Automated control fails - what do you do?

Updated November 27, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk testing drone air traffic control system

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reports that Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk is developing a new air traffic control system for drones.

A PrecisionHawk drone. A PrecisionHawk drone.

November 27, 2015

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: New campaign targets EMC as revenue falter

Analysis: Competition between two tech giants with a major presence in RTP is heating up as NetApp launches a new campaign targeting EMC, reports analyst Stephen Belanger. IBM, HP and Dell also are mounting more pressure on NetApp, he says.

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November 5, 2015

Premium Lock Raleigh's Sensus reaches agreement to acquire Sentec for R&D Expansion

Sensus  Announced today, the acquisition will expand Sensus' global engineering resources in emerging and transformational technologies, including those supporting the Internet of Things.

November 3, 2015

Premium Lock New research on Internet of Things shows correlation between age, income, and home size in adoption

Smart Home Device Ownership - Parks Associates - November 3 2015 Among U.S. households with broadband internet access, adoption rate for smart home devices is on the rise. Yet age, income, and square footage may be correlated to user adoption. How? Read more.

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