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Is predictive maintenance the 'gateway drug' to the Industrial IoT?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is entering a new stage to one where enterprises are testing the technology, with predictive maintenance as the starting point for many.

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Apple Watch 4 represents an epic fail for smartwatches in business

The fancy new medical and fitness features in the Apple Watch Series 4 can’t hide the fact that the device is retreating from mainstream business.

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Georgia Tech research: Smart building and IoT technology are highly fragmented

To deliver the full potential of smart cities, standards bodies, corporations and governments must cooperate, Georgia Tech study finds. The problem: lack of systems standards.

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On the road to your IoT adventure: planning, deployment and measurement (Part 2)

IoT has the power to transform industries – creating new value propositions, business models and markets. But, not every project will be a game-changer, at least not initially. The important thing is to evaluate your results, measure...

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5 ways IoT device management differs from MDM

IoT device management is not the same as mobile device management. Businesses should consider their key differences when designing a solution to ensure the maximum result.

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How the IoT helps you make money, save money and stay out of jail

No joke: IoT applications are broad, and it’s all just beginning.

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Why RF is a perfect job field for millennials

A Q&A with a millennial in (and about) the radio frequency industry.

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3 IoT challenges that keep data scientists up at night

Data scientists are the MVPs of any IoT program, but difficulties preparing and leveraging data threaten how quickly they can deliver. Knowing what’s lurking in the shadows can streamline the most difficult processes.

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6G will achieve terabits-per-second speeds

Initial 5G is going to be a disappointment, a University of Oulu researcher says. 6G, with frequencies up to terahertz, will be needed for true microsecond latency and unlimited bandwidth.

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Vapor IO secures new funding for major U.S. rollout

Edge computing vendor Vapor IO details how it will connect all of its computing containers using its Kinetic Edge Platform.

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Logistics and delivery – Embracing the IoT before it was 'IoT'

The path that IoT has taken in disrupting every vertical is different, because of differing levels of technology maturity in each one. It is exciting to see how other industries have been increasingly implementing it. But we need to...

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IoT alphabet soup: when should an enterprise use MQTT versus LWM2M?

Enterprises need a way to ensure their IoT devices communicate to platforms and apps. Identifying when to use the popular MQTT or the newer LWM2M protocol will save enterprises time and money later.

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Low-heat radios could replace cable links in data centers

A more efficient design that combines antenna and electronics could replace traditional radio links, improving energy and spectral efficiency, Georgia Tech researchers say.

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Guarding against the threat from IoT killer drones

Weaponized drones trained to kill on their own? Are we there yet?

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IoT gets smarter but still needs backend analytics

Most IoT devices lack the computational power to carry out the level of machine learning necessary in truly smart IoT deployments, but they can act on the lessons machine learning provides.

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Ideas this bad could kill the Internet of Things

A new IBM patent for a coffee delivery drone is so silly it makes me question the ultimate value and purpose of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Private LTE, using new spectrum, approaching ‘market readiness’

Private LTE networks, using brand-new frequencies, will be available 2018 Q4 or 2019 Q1 says an expert.

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IoT vendors talk open buildings, black hats and a jam conspiracy

A roundup of recent IoT news from to keep you in the loop.

How we chose the 10 AI-powered startups to watch

This is the selection process for the Network World 10 AI-powered startups to watch

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10 Hot AI-powered IoT startups

The Internet of Things generates a lot of data that needs to be processed, and some innovative startups recognize that artificial intelligence can lighten the load.

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