Securing IoT assets

11 May 2022

Craig Price, SVP mobility products and marketing at Console Connect by PCCW Global

Craig Price, SVP mobility products and marketing at Console Connect by PCCW Global

Already, 2022 is the year of Internet of Things (IoT). The widespread adoption of these devices shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, as revealed by IDC, IoT spend in Europe hit US$202bn in 2021 and will continue to grow in double-digits throughout the next four years.

The development and speed of adoption of IoT technology will also have an immense impact on businesses that are looking to improve cost efficiency and productivity. We’ve seen significant investments in IoT-related developments from the hyperscalers, such as Amazon’s updates to long-distance wireless protocol and IoT RoboRunner. Strategic moves from big players sends a clear signal that the market will expand even further this year.

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Perfect Image acquires Technique

06 May 2022

Pixel Group, the parent company of the cloud centric IT services and data analytics specialist Perfect Image, today announced the acquisition of Technique, a Berkshire based IT Managed Services Provider (MSP). The addition of Technique follows the acquisition of cybersecurity specialist Cyphra in 2021.

Operating within the Pixel Group’s group strategy, the acquisition will create a specialist MSP focused on providing secure end-to-end IT solutions to mid-market organisations and SMEs across the UK.

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'Responsible data sharing can save up to £563m over five years'

26 April 2022

Datum Future announced the results of its Customer Journey Sandbox - an initiative aimed at empowering businesses to access new services built on responsible data sharing.

The Sandbox identified fundamental ways in which sharing and using data responsibly can create tangible value for business, as well as consumers and society as a whole.

Datum Future - a cross-industry forum and ‘do-tank’ committed to advancing a people-first data economy - and Sandbox founders Experian, Meta, Publicis Groupe and BNP Paribas – sought deep insights from consumers to understand what steps need to be taken to create better customer experiences. They focused on ways that data can be used to solve problems for people and society whilst also creating business benefits.

The Sandbox had encouraging results that point to potential savings for the UK of £563m over five years – driven primarily by its impact on people’s lives as well as compelling benefits to society and business. At a time of soaring energy and household costs, such savings could make a genuine difference to people’s lives, and if the approach tested in the Sandbox were to be launched widely, could help up to 1.4 million UK households.

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Factories of the future: why IoT matters so much for industry

08 April 2022

By Sandeep Raithatha, head of strategy & 5G IoT at Virgin Media O2 Business

When we look at IoT use cases for UK enterprises in 2022 and beyond, the manufacturing sector has emerged as one of the clear front runners

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), ‘smart cities’ and ‘smart homes’ tend to dominate much of the discussion. But it’s in industry – particularly manufacturing – where we’re seeing some of the biggest on-the-ground benefits.

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