Pangea signs exclusive IoT deal with DF Communications

Pangea's IoT Partner Programme continues to grow in its appeal with DF Communications the latest reseller to form an exclusive channel partnership. Fiona Fraser, Director of DF Communications, said: "Although our expertise remains in mobile phone solutions we recognise that this is not where communications begins and ends.

SAS sets up Internet of Things division

Data analytics specialist SAS is launching an all new global Internet of Things (IoT) division to offer expertise in manufacturing, energy and utilities, government, retail, insurance and health care.

Companies applying SAS analytics to IoT challenges include GE Transportation, Lockheed Martin and Octo Telematics.

Tech Data signs pan-European Advantech deal

Tech Data has signed a pan-European agreement with Advantech to handle its Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions.

The Advantech product portfolio covers hardware and software for specific industry verticals, handling industrial automation and control.

Tech Data joins forces with Vodafone for IoT push

Distributor Tech Data has inked a pan-European agreement to offer managed Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity services from Vodafone.

IOT set for 10% market growth

Revenues from IoT connectivity will increase sharply by 10% per year to fill some of the void left by falling voice and data revenues, accounting for 7% of operator enterprise revenue by 2022.

That's the finding of telecoms research and consulting firm Analysys Mason, which says the worldwide market for telecoms business services will grow from $411bn in 2017 to $415bn in 2022.

Pangea spotlights benefits of IoT with The Big Data Cycle

When Terence le Poer Trench, Business Development Manager at Pangea, takes part in this year's RideLondon100, he'll not only be raising money for teenage mental charity stem4, he'll also be gathering valuable IoT data on cycling issues.

IoT now top priority in driving digital transformation

IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and is the number one priority for 92 per cent of organisations, according to global research findings published by Inmarsat.

Tech Data secures distribution agreement with EpiSensor

Tech Data has sealed a new Europe-wide distribution agreement with EpiSensor, a manufacturer of sensors and related systems for Industrial IoT environments.

EpiSensor's offering includes an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) hardware platform that enables customers to collect data with a variety of sensors and wireless infrastructure for simplified IoT network connectivity.

Zest4 to stage reseller Twitter clinics

Twitter clinics held by Zest4 will help resellers maximise the revenue potential from selling Unified Communications solutions, claims the company, which is staging social media based Q&A sessions during dedicated time slots.

The first in the series (24th May at 11am) will be focused on selling M2M and IoT solutions and will be hosted by Anton Le Saux, Head of IoT.

Zest4 appoints M2M & IoT Business Development Manager

Zest4 has enlisted Ian Davis as M2M & IoT Business Development Manager to work alongside Anton Le Saux who was appointed Head of M2M in September 2016.

Davis brings over 20 years mobile industry experience and has notable stints at Ericsson and Exertis under his belt.

Actility adds IoT location services following Abeeway acquisition

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) specialist Actility has acquired Abeeway, the geolocation system company. The acquisition gives Actility a portfolio of IoT location services to support service providers and IoT solution vendors across a range of industry sectors.

Tech Data expands IoT offering with relayr agreement

Tech Data's Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, has signed a new agreement with Berlin-based IoT solutions provider relayr to supply its IoT middleware platform to partners across EMEA. The announcement expands the agreement that Technology Solutions announced with relayr in the US in November 2016.

Amscreen expands IoT partnership with Vodafone

Manufacturer of digital screens Amscreen has extended its partnership with Vodafone UK for IoT connectivity management.

The new 36 month agreement sees Amscreen expand its collaboration with Vodafone as it develops its Smart Cities solutions and explores the use of digital screen infrastructure to capture and analyse city information at street level.

Avnet builds collaborative IoT ecosystem

Avnet is gearing up to host a ‘Monetising IoT event' on 25th January in partnership with Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and Informatica.

Avnet sees its role as supporting and bringing partners and vendors together, as any single organisation is unlikely to have the skills and portfolio necessary to create an IoT solution from edge to enterprise.

IoT connected devices to triple by 2021

IoT devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research, representing a 200% increase from 2016 driven in large part by a reduction in the unit costs of hardware.

Juniper forecasts that it will average close to the ‘magic' $1 throughout the period.

Zest4 set to launch vehicle telematics solutions

Zest4's M2M channel expansion strategy is set to enter a new phase when the firm rolls out a range of end-of-end solutions, kicking off with a vehicle telematics offering that, according to the company, is not currently available to partners via any other UK provider.

Bamboo unlocks M2M channel potential

Bamboo Technology Group's M2M channel business is booming with a growing posse of reseller partners embracing its M2M proposition.

M2M was first introduced to Bamboo's Total Partner Programme in October last year and since January 2016 the firm has witnessed 31% average month-on-month growth in connected M2M devices and 71% average month-on-month growth in data volume.

IBM invests $200m in Watson IoT's Munich HQ

IBM say it is investing $200m in Watson IoT's Munich HQ based on rising demand for solutions blending IoT and AI technologies.

Globally, this is part of a $3bn overall investment to integrate Watson technology with IoT projects.

LPWANs set to unlock IoT potential

LPWANs (Low Power Wide Area Networks) are set to drive UK IoT growth according to Beecham Research. The company is backing the Digital Catapult ‘Things Connected' open IoT initiative that aims to jump-start the LPWAN ecosystem by lowering barriers for technology access, innovation and application development.

LTE to dominate M2M market post-2021

Cellular M2M connections (not including NB-IoT) will reach 733 million globally by 2021, according to Ovum's latest report, 'Cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Forecasts: 2016-21', which also predicts that total cellular M2M service revenues will reach a global annual total of $67bn in 2021.