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Latest IoT News


Google announces Anthos for Telecom and 5G cloud Strategy

Google has announced Anthos for Telecom, bringing the Anthos cloud application platform to the network edge.

Launched last year, the platform allows IT shops to manage containerised applications seamlessly between their own infrastructure and multiple clouds, whether that’s AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.


Supermicro launches 5G-ready “data centre on a pole”

California-based IT giant Supermicro has launched a cell-tower mounted server for harsh outdoor environments.

The company is touting the enclosure-based servers as a “data centre on a pole” for edge deployments, designed to allow the rapid rollout of adaptable 5G networks.


NCSC reveals consumer guidelines for IoT devices

Owners of internet-connected cameras and baby monitors are being urged to take extra security measures to protect the devices from hackers. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published new tips on protecting the smart gadgets from hackers, and is supported by consumer group Which?.


Schneider Electric inks €1.4 billion deal for German software giant

French electrical equipment giant Schneider Electric has agreed to buy German software company RIB for €1.4 billion.

RIB’s cloud-based BIM software helps digitalise enterprises in the building and construction industries. Schneider said the acquisition will help the company cater to the growing demand for smart and carbon-free buildings.


Heart implant that can communicate with doctors on a smartphone given to UK patient  

A heart failure patient has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a new heart implant that can communicate with doctors on a smartphone, an NHS trust said. David Southworth, 73, of Colchester, had an operation to fit the advanced implant at Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Basildon. Doctors have likened the device to having a “paramedic in your pocket” and Mr Southworth said it has already helped with his breathing.


‘Shadow IoT’ emerging as cloud security threat

83 percent of IoT transactions are happening over unsecured channels A report has warned of a troubling surge in unauthorised IoT devices connected to enterprise networks. US-based cloud security company Zscaler analysed cloud traffic generated by its customers for its latest IoT Traffic report. The company found that “shadow IoT” device traffic is growing rapidly… Read More


Microsoft’s integrated IoT security platform becomes generally available

Azure Sphere, an all-in-one platform to secure IoT devices that Microsoft has been developing for nearly two years, is launching this week in general availability.

Azure Sphere combines a hardware chip, a Linux OS and a cloud security service. The one-time fee effectively covers the price of the chip, with Microsoft bundling licenses, the OS, the security service and free OS updates for the lifetime of the chip in for free.


Next generation surgical robots hailed by NHS

Next-generation surgical robots have been hailed by doctors as “a leap forward in surgical precision” in the UK. Western General Hospital in Edinburgh was first to use the new Versius robotic arm technology in Europe, followed by Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust in Buckinghamshire.


UK announces £65m investment in rural 5G trials

Rural areas will be the focus of a series of Government trials of 5G technology, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced.

Named as the winners of the Rural Connected Communities competition, nine projects across the UK will receive a share of £35 million from the Government as part of plans to find new ways to spread technology like 5G to all areas of the country.


Enterprise data centres not 5G-ready, report suggests

Enterprise data centres are not ready for the rise in data volumes that 5G and IoT will bring about, claims a new report.

Forbes Insights and critical infrastructure specialists Vertiv surveyed 150 data centre executives and engineers from around the world to discover how they are improving data infrastructure, compute capabilities and bandwidth to meet the demands of “5G-fueled hyperconnectivity”.


Scientists develop ‘UK weatherproof’ solar technology

Scientists claim to have developed solar power technology that can produce around 20% more energy in cloudy weather, compared to conventional solar cells. Researchers say their co-called “British weatherproof” technology is cheaper, more energy-efficient and more flexible than traditional solar panels – and can convert solar energy to electricity in low light conditions.


Huawei and LSE in talks over 5G research funding’

The London School of Economics (LSE) is reportedly in talks with Huawei over the Chinese company funding a three-year study on its “leadership” in the development of 5G technology. The university confirmed to the Financial Times (FT) that “commercial negotiations” were ongoing, but no final agreement or payment had been made.