Tags: Internet of Things

SAP offers jump start for IoT projects

SAP has announced a new program to help companies jump start their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. IoT is one of the many trends that analysts believe will see growth in customer solutions. Mike Krell, an analyst at Moor Insights & Startegy wrote in Forbes recently that 2017 will see a growth in the use…

SAP delivers Manufacturing Execution in the cloud

SAP has announced the availability of SAP Manufacturing Execution application deployed in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. The instance available is a private and fully secure cloud. SAP Manufacturing Execution integrates business and manufacturing processes. This  enables companies to run efficient high quality product on the shop floor. The cloud-based solution will also allow better…

Ransomware, BEC scams and vulnerabilities soar

Security vendor Trend Micro has issued its H1/2016 report and it’s not good news. It says there are three main threats to IT security, ransomware, BEC scams and vulnerabilities. These are not three unconnected threats. The tools used by Cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities are now delivering ransomware as their payload. This is making it very…

SAP ties up Vodafone at last for IoT

SAP continued its flurry of announcements at Cebit this week with a partnership agreement with Vodafone that will see them collaborate “on customer projects in all markets that they jointly serve”. The deal comes 18 months after Oracle announced a similar engagement with Vodafone at Oracle World. The first product of the collaboration is the…

HCL face challenges of IoT adoption with Microsoft

HCL Technologies has announced that it will open an Incubation center in Redmond to take advantage of the Microsoft Azure IoT suite to help companies answer the challenges of IoT adoption. The announcement itself is rather thin on details with no actual news about how many staff will be involved from either corporation or what the…

Three future technology insights from IFS for 2016

With IFS about to enter into a new phase of its history we sat down with Antony Bourne Global Industry Sales Director at IFS World Operations AB. With the celebrations still on hold for the completion of the acquisition, despite being at the champagne bar at St Pancras, it was caffeine that fuelled the conversation rather…

OpenPOWER focuses on performance

The OpenPOWER Foundation and IBM have announced a number of new initiatives to improve performance and drive the adoption of IBM Power-based systems into the market. There are two key focus points here. The first is to deepen the collaboration between IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation members and bring more technology into IBMs POWER-based systems.…

Jasper integrated into Azure IoT Suite

Jasper and Microsoft have announced a joint development to integrate Jasper’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite. The deal will provide developers to access both sets of tools as part of a single platform and will go live later this year when Azure IoT Suite moves from Beta to General Availability…

Can IBM turn a Spark into a wildfire?

IBM has announced a series of investments into the Apache Spark project that could turn it into a big data wildfire. Most IBM announcements usually start by talking about the billions of dollars IBM is investing into a technology. In this announcement IBM has not put a monetary value on the investment but has announced…