Month: May 2017

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Google arrives just in IoT(ime)

Last month we wrote about Alphabet’s (and its subsidiaries) lack of presence in the industrial IoT space, this despite being suitably qualified and it being a potent strategic fit for the company. It should come as no great surprise then that, this month, Google announced a new “fully-managed Google Cloud...

/ May 25, 2017
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Drone operators should demand better quality products

Commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators are all too familiar with the challenges of UAV flight – poor weather, demanding clients, and the current regulatory environment to name but a few. However, according to discussions at the recent Drone Tech Europe event in Bristol one major challenge is the reliability...

/ May 25, 2017
Commercial UAVs Report 2017

Drone manufacturers turn to commercial market to revive fortunes

The consensus at last week’s AUVSI Xponential show in Dallas was that the footfall and size of the show was probably lower than the year before in New Orleans. This might have been surprising to those not familiar with the industry who have seen the increasing media attention and news...

/ May 22, 2017
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Clouds everywhere at Hannover, but IT’s ok

Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Digitalization, or whatever phrase you might hear is a big trend. Unsurprisingly, this was a major theme at this year’s Hannover Messe. Walking the show, you did not have to travel far to encounter some manifestation of this on a vendor booth. Nothing to see...

/ May 4, 2017
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Is Alphabet late to the industrial IoT party?

If you were at Hannover Messe 2017, you won’t have missed the very visible presence of IT companies – Microsoft, SAP, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM and Huawei to name but a few. But Alphabet – or any of its subsidiaries – were not there. Is it surprising or is...

/ May 4, 2017