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AT&T, Microsoft Partner to Deploy Cloud-Based IoT Management Tool for Enterprises

AT&T said Monday it is partnering with Microsoft to debut an IoT solution for quick deployment of asset monitoring and management solutions in the Cloud. The new IoT solution called AT&T Asset Management – Operations...
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Senators Introduce Long Overdue Bill to Improve Security of IoT Devices

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) on Tuesday introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected...
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Phillips Lighting Debuts ‘World’s First’ Autonomous Indoor Drone

Philips Lighting, a provider of lighting solutions, announced on Friday what it called “the first application” of an autonomous, indoor drone that uses Visible Light Communication (VLC technology) from Philips Lighting to navigate. The drone,...
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Sprint to Support Next-Gen IoT Devices With Nationwide Deployment of LTE Cat 1 Technology

Sprint announced Tuesday it will complete its deployment of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018...
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Atos, Dell EMC Partner to Build IoT ‘Service Delivery Framework’

IT firm Atos and Dell EMC said Tuesday they are joining forces to address the growing Internet of Things (IoT) and business analytics markets. Both companies are working together to build an IoT service management...
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SAYME, WISOL Aim to Become World’s Largest IoT LPWAN Solutions Manufacturer With New Partnership

Spanish device maker and solution provider SAYME and the South-Korean module manufacturer Wisol said Wednesday they are aligning to become the biggest high-quality LPWAN IoT solution maker with the best cost-benefit ratio of the market.
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IoT Garage Door Manufacturer Bricks Customer’s Device Following Bad Review

If this is not a testament to the frightful reality of the possibilities promised by the internet of everything, then nothing is. A manufacturer of IoT garage doors (don’t ask why it is necessary for a garage...
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Verizon to Spur IoT Adoption With Launch of ‘Nation’s First’ LTE Cat M1 Network

Verizon says it has launched what it calls “the first nationwide commercial 4G LTE Category M1” (or Cat M1) network, which spans 2.4 million square miles. According to the company, this is the “first and only”...
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Mastercard Eyes IoT Security With NuData Security Acquisition

Mastercard announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company that helps businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators. The acquisition will strengthen its...
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Ericsson Targets Healthcare IoT With Latest NB-IoT Technology and Partnerships

Communications technology and services company Ericsson said Wednesday it has signed a “healthcare IoT strategic MoU” with China Mobile and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to connect healthcare equipment using NB-IoT technology. The partnership aims to capitalize on...
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GSMA Launches ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’

The GSMA said Wednesday it has launched an “IoT Big Data API Directory” to make harmonized data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third parties, enabling them to create “innovative” new Internet of...
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IBM, Symantec, AT&T and Others Join Forces to Tackle IoT Security Challenges

IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic are partnering to use their combined expertise to help tackle today's top Internet of Things (IoT) security challenges, said AT&T last week. The companies have formed what...
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GlobalPlatform Publishes Framework for Remote Management of Trusted Applications on Connected Devices

Technical standards body GlobalPlatform has published a framework which details how trusted applications hosted on a GlobalPlatform compliant Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) can be remotely and dynamically managed. The framework is applicable to any type...
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Honeywell, Intel Partner to Develop IoT Solutions for Retailers and Logistic Providers

Honeywell said last week that it will collaborate with Intel to develop new Internet of Things solutions for the retail industry to enhance logistics, improve inventory visibility and drive supply chain efficiencies. The Honeywell and...
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Commerce Department Issues Report to Support Advancement of IoT

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday issued a green paper outlining guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT). According to the Department, IoT is a transformational...
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FTC Launches Public Challenge for Tool to Protect Against Security Vulnerabilities in IoT Systems

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday announced a prize competition that challenges the public to create a tool that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the IoT devices in their...
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ZigBee Alliance Debuts Universal Language for IoT

  The zigbee alliance announced Tuesday that from CES 2017 this week it will be showcasing the path to what it called “a unified Internet of Things.” Highlights will focus on the growing momentum behind zigbee...
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U.S. DOT Proposes a Requirement That New Vehicles ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule Tuesday that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet.
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The Internet of Spies: Privacy Groups File Complaint With FTC Against Data-Stealing IoT Toy Manufacturers

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, The Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumers Union have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Genesis Toys and Nuance Communications...
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IoT Startup Sigfox Gets $159 Million in Funding to Expand IoT Network

Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), said Friday it is closing its Series E funding round of €150 million ($159 million) to accelerate the expansion of its global network...
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GE Digital, SAP Collaborate to ‘Advance’ Industrial Internet of Things

SAP and GE Digital said Wednesday they are collaborating in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Building on the respective strengths of GE Digital and SAP, the companies plan to focus their...
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HSB, Relayr Team Up To Offer ‘First-of-a-Kind’ IoT-Focused Insurance

Relayr has said it is partnering with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), part of Munich Re, to create customized insurance products to relayr's customers making IoT investments. HSB has 150 years of experience insuring the equipment and...
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IoT Acceleration Consortium and Industrial Internet Consortium Collaborate to Harmonize IoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), said on Thursday that it will collaborate with the IoT Acceleration Consortium (ITAC) to...
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AT&T Switches on North America’s First LTE-M Commercial Site

AT&T has enabled LTE-M technology on its first site in the San Francisco market to support the pilot of AT&T's LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at the AT&T Labs in San Ramon, the company said. LTE-M...
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Vodafone Set to Launch Live NB-IoT Networks in Four Countries in a ‘World First’

Vodafone said Wednesday that it will launch what it called “the world’s first live commercial NB-IoT networks” in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain in the first three months of 2017. NB-IoT is the newly...
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Autodesk, Nutonian Partner on IoT Data Analytics

Nutonian, a machine intelligence company, said Tuesday it is forming an OEM relationship with Autodesk, the global leader in design software and services. Autodesk’s Fusion Connect, an IoT cloud platform, will embed Nutonian’s artificial intelligence (A.I.)...
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Open Connectivity Foundation, AllSeen Alliance Merge: Will Unify IoT Frameworks

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and the AllSeen Alliance, two groups that have been developing separate open-source frameworks for standardizing the means by which IoT products communicate with each other and connect to networks, announced Monday...
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CSA Internet of Things Working Group Releases ‘Industry’s First’ Guidance for Securing IoT Products

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) last week released a guidance report titled, Future-proofing the Connected World: 13 Steps to Developing Secure IoT Products, created to help designers and developers of Internet of Things (IoT) related products...
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AT&T Introduces IoT Data Plans for Businesses and Developers

AT&T said Wednesday it is introducing data plans for developers and businesses to wirelessly connect their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The data plans allow developers to purchase a bucket of prepaid data to power up...
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IBM Invests $200 Million in IoT, Blockchain

IBM on Monday unveiled a $200 million USD investment in the new global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich. The company is exploring new IoT capabilities around Blockchain and security...
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Johnson & Johnson Issues Security Alert on Insulin Pump Warning of Vulnerability

Johnson & Johnson has issued a security alert on one of its insulin pumps, sending letters to consumers warning them of a vulnerability that hackers could exploit to overdose diabetic patients. “We have been notified of a...
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Cybersecurity Concerns May Hamper Use of IoT Devices – Report

A new report by the cyber arm of Auditing firm KPMG states that cybersecurity concerns may adversely affect the realization of the full potential of internet of things devices. Titled, Consumer Loss Barometer, the report...
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This Startup Wants to be the Google for the Internet of Things

Isreal-based IoT platform newcomer Reposify said Friday it wants to become the Google for the Internet of Things. The cyber-sensing company launched a platform which it says is to research all the devices available on the...
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SAP to Invest $2.2 Billion to Accelerate Internet of Things Adoption

German software maker SAP SE, said Wednesday it is spending €2 billion euros through 2021 to help business and government entities benefit from the proliferation of sensors, smart devices and Big Data that is transforming business...
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GE, Bosch collaborate on IIoT Interoperability

GE and Bosch announced Monday they are partnering to shape the connected world through a collaboration between the software divisions of both organizations, GE Digital and Bosch Software Innovations. The agreement focuses on technology interoperability...
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IIC Publishes Industrial Internet Security Framework for IIoT Systems

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a global, public-private organization formed to accelerate adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced Monday the publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF), a common security framework that...
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NTIA to Convene Multistakeholder Meetings on IoT Security Upgradability and Patching

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced Monday that it is convening meetings of a multistakeholder process concerning Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching. The initial meeting will be held in Austin, Texas,...
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No Accountability for Injuries and Deaths Caused by Autonomous Machines

Manufacturers, military personnel programmers could escape any liability in cases involving injuries or deaths caused by fully autonomous machines, or “killer robots,” according to a report by the Human Rights Watch. The report titled, “Mind the Gap: The Lack...
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DARPA Funds Research to Remotely Monitor IoT Devices for Malware

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a $9.4 million grant to the Georgia Institute of Technology to develop new ways to monitor low-power, embedded IoT devices for malicious software, without affecting their operation.
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Symantec, Arm and Others Create New Protocol to Address Security of Connected Devices

Several leading technology security experts have collaborated to create the Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) to combine a secure architecture with trusted code management, using technologies proven in large scale banking and sensitive data applications...
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76 Percent of Companies Consider IoT as Crucial to Future Business Success

76 percent of companies believe the IoT to be "critical" to future success, according to Vodafone’s fourth annual IoT Barometer Report which examines how organizations are really using IoT today. IoT has gone beyond being...
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Microsoft, GE Collaborate to Push GE’s Industrial Cloud Platform on Azure

GE and Microsoft Corp. today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses. Azure will support the growth of the...
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IoT Sensors and Devices Projected to Surpass Mobile Phones as Most Connected in 2018

Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to surpass mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, according to the 2016 Ericsson Mobility Report. IoT is expected to increase at a compounded annual...
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South Korea Implements Nationwide IoT Network; SIGFOX Deploys in Mexico

South Korea has launched its first commercial, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network. SK Telecom said they have concluded the nationwide deployment of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) based on LoRa technology across the country.
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Alibaba Joins Connected Vehicle Frenzy: Debuts ‘Internet Car’

Alibaba Group on Wednesday unveiled a new internet car for the China market aimed at expanding the internet-of-things (IoT) to the automotive sector. The company’s new OS’Car RX5 sport utility vehicle was built in partnership with SAIC Motor Corp.,...
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Intel, Hitachi and Mitsubushi Join Forces on FA PaaS Manufacturing Testbed Proposal

In keeping with the current trend of high-profile partnerships in the IoT space, Intel Japan, Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi have announced the approval of a factory automation platform as a service (FA PaaS) testbed to...
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Netherlands ‘First’ Country To Implement Nationwide Internet of Things Network

Dutch telecoms group KPN said Thursday that The Netherlands had become the first country in the world to implement a nationwide long range (LoRa) network for the so-called Internet of Things, reports Phys.Org. The Netherlands,...
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Intel, Samsung Collaborate To Develop IoT Recommendations For Policymakers

Intel and Samsung announced June 21 the formation of what they called the National IoT Strategy Dialogue, an initiative to convene like-minded industry partners and organizations to collaboratively develop strategic recommendations for U.S. policy makers on...
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Samsung Commits To U.S. IoT R&D With $1.2 Billion Investment

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman & CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon unveiled on June 21 Samsung’s vision for ‘Human-Centered IoT,’ including a strategy to spend $1.2 billion over 4 years for U.S.-based Internet of Things (IoT) R&D and...
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FCC To Enhance 5G For IoT, Virtual Reality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Monday they will vote next month on a proposal to help identify and free up wireless spectrum at very high frequencies that could be used to power fifth-generation, or 5G, cellular...
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U.S. Department Of State Taps C3 IoT For Enterprise-Wide Global IoT Deployment

The U.S. Department of State has awarded IoT firm, C3 IoT, a multi-year contract up to $25 million to provide the C3 IoT enterprise application development platform, the company announced Monday. This is the Federal Government's first enterprise-wide contract to deploy...
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Symantec’s New IoT Solution Protects Connected Vehicles From Hackers

Symantec, a cybersecurity solutions provider, today introduced Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive to protect against zero-day attacks and other issues facing modern connected vehicles. Leveraging Symantec’s security and analytics expertise across complex networks to...
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Free Security Scanner Screens Internet Of Things Devices

BullGuard, an internet security vendor, today announced what it called a “world first” with the launch of BullGuard IoT Scanner – a free tool for consumers that reveals connected devices that could be vulnerable to hackers.
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IBM, Cisco Combine Edge Analytics With IoT

Cisco and IBM announced on June 2 a global collaboration to provide instant Internet of Things (IoT) insight at the edge of the network. This will allow businesses and organizations in remote and autonomous locations to tap the...
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Less Than 10% Of IoT Devices Adequately Secured – Survey

IOActive, an information security services firm, today released the findings of the IOActive Internet of Things (IoT) Security Survey which revealed that less than 10 percent of IoT devices are adequately secured. The IOActive IoT...
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Intel Delves Deeper Into IoT, Self-Driving Vehicles With Computer Vision Acquisition

Intel announced Thursday that it is buying Itseez, a Russian developer of computer vision algorithms and related technology for embedded systems. Itseez will become a key ingredient for Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG) roadmap,...
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Samsung Building ‘World’s First’ IoT-Dedicated National Network

Samsung Electronics announced today that it is collaborating with SK Telecom to build a nationwide network in South Korea to connect the intelligent devices required for the smart cities of the future.  The network, described...
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IBM Researchers Speed Up Access to IoT With ‘Breakthrough’ In Storage Memory

This research breakthrough provides fast and easy storage to capture the exponential growth of data from mobile devices and the Internet of Things. IBM announced Tuesday that its scientists have demonstrated reliably storing 3 bits of...
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Avista Leverages Itron’s OpenWay To Facilitate IoT in Washington State

Avista, a  provider of energy services and electricity to 375,000 customers and natural gas to 335,000 customers in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, has picked Itron to modernize its electric and...
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Microsoft Expands Its Take on IoT With The Purchase of Solair

Microsot announced yesterday that it has acquired Solair, an Italian company that  delivers Internet of Things (IoT) services to customers across a number of industries, including manufacturing, retail, food & beverage and transportation. With this acquisition, Microsoft aims to offer...
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Internet of Things Security Paucity Highlighted In SmartThings Platform Vulnerabilities

Researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system which they could manipulate to carry out a host of remote attacks, including digitally picking connected door locks from anywhere in the world. This only highlights the dangers of...
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72 Percent Of Consumers Unaware Of How To Secure Connected Devices, Study Finds

66 percent of consumers are very worried about hacks and breaches against their IoT devices, and 72 percent do not know how to protect themselves from these risks, according to new research from BullGuard, an...
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PETRAS, Internet of Things Research Hub, Launched

A new interdisciplinary Research Hub to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT) called PETRAS has been launched. The Hub is a consortium of nine leading universities led by UCL with Imperial...
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AT&T Report Helps Businesses Tap Into The Power Of The Internet Of Things

AT&T announced Monday that it has created a new report to share how businesses can best use the Internet of Things (IoT). The report provides data on how connected devices can help cut costs, grow...
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Wi-Fi Alliance’s Low Power, Long Range Wi-Fi HaLow Aims to Boost Internet of Things

Wi-Fi solution, Wi-Fi Alliance today announced the Wi-Fi HaLow designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology. Wi-Fi HaLow operates in frequency bands below one gigahertz, offering longer range, lower power connectivity to Wi-Fi certified products.
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RWE Seeks to Establish Lemonbeat as International Communications Protocol for Smart Devices

RWE Effizienz GmbH, a provider of smart solutions for energy efficiency and electricity storage solutions, is currently seeking to make the Lemonbeat smart Device Language (LsDL) - its homegrown communications protocol for...
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Amazon Launches Internet of Things Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the launch of Amazon IoT, a new service the company states will enable manufacturers, companies, artisans and other users build applications from any internet-connected device. The...
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Market Report Estimates Internet of Things in Energy Market Worth 22.34 Billion USD by 2020

The global Internet of Things (IOT) in energy market is forecasted to grow from USD 7.59 Billion in 2015 to USD 22.34 Billion by 2020, according to a recent market research report published by