Tags: IoT

IBV report looks at reducing warranty costs

The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) has published a study focusing on reducing the costs of warranty management. Entitled Powering Warranty Reinvention, the study says that warranties are not just something to be bundled with products. Instead, electronics companies should see them as a differentiator. In order to do that they need effective warranty…

Has IFS opened up American Airlines with PSA win?

The IFS Aerospace and Defence unit has announced its first win since the acquisition of MXI technologies. It the first for the newly reformed IFS A&D division. They have won a deal with PSA Airlines (PSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines. PSA operates several full maintenance hangers across the US including the recently opened Greenfield-Spartanburg. Its other…

IFS reinforces Field Service Management with IoT

IFS has announced the latest release of its Field Service Management solution. This release delivers an enhanced integration with IFS IoT Business Connector to future proof its ERP solution. The future of field service management is IoT The number of connected devices is growing. In February 2017 Gartner stated that by the end of 2017 the number of…

A conversation with Epicor about strategy and technology

Last year several ERP companies were acquired, ushering in a new dawn for some major brands in the mid-market. Oracle bought NetSuite, IFS completed their move to private equity ownership and Epicor was purchased by KKR. Enterprise Times caught up with Robert Sinfield, Director Global Portfolio Marketing – Market and Competitive Strategy and Terri Pruett…

IoT devices get R2D2 upgrade

Unified communications and social collaboration platform Unified Inbox (UIB) is adopting technology to allow IoT devices to talk to each other. UIB has successfully integrated technology from Chirp into its UnificationEngine. The goal is to speed up the onboarding of devices by allowing them to self-provision using machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. According to Toby Ruckert, UIB Founder…

Business leader interview – Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva

Jaspreet Singh is one of the founders and the CEO of Druva. Druva, originally known as a PC Backup solution, has evolved to become a leader in cloud data protection and information management. That transformation is something that Singh has driven in recent years. Prior to founding Druva Singh was a member of the storage…

Trustwave calls out IoT manufacturer

Security vendor Trustwave has called out Chinese IP telephony and gateway manufacturer DBL Technologies (DBLTek) for a hidden backdoor in their products. The details were disclosed by Trustwave in a blog and it has also published its advisory to DBLTek. Both documents show that the manufacturer has deployed a hidden backdoor using a secret login.…

Mirai botnet panic is overstated

Kaspersky Labs has moved to calm the panic over the discovery of an advanced Windows botnet spreading the Mirai malware. It has issued both a press release and a more detailed blog on the subject. The language used in the press release and the blog are at odds with each other which doesn’t help. However,…

Huawei and Oracle power up IoT alliance

Huawei and Oracle have signed a ‘Power IoT Ecosystem Partnership’ memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU will see the two companies co-operate on the sale of the Huawei Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution and the Oracle Utilities software.  That software includes Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway (SGG) and other…

What goes on at BT’s brains trust?

Enterprise Times recently had the opportunity to visit BT’s brain’s trust at Adastral Park. It is one of the biggest research and development parks in the UK. As well as housing some of BT’s brightest minds, it acts as a clearing house for testing all of BT’s technology. There is so much equipment here that…