IoT edge computing presents next big challenge for cloud

As much as we try, it’s impossible to defeat physics. I’m speaking specifically of data gravity and compute. The internet of things on the edge of the network has a dramatic impact on IT operations and vendor services.For example, internet of things (IoT) forced a change in data patterns, prompting Amazon to release Snowball Edge[…]

Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy 

While we haven’t seen too much in the way of must-have Android Wear 2.0 wearables from traditional tech companies like LG or Google, fashion watch makers are fully embracing Google’s new mobile OS. In the past week, Tag Heuer and Montblanc have both announced Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatches, and now Guess is looking to get[…]

5 things to think about for industrial IoT readiness

The number of connected devices is growing exponentially. In fact, current estimates from IDC Research predict IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020. Although many of these are consumer devices (such as Fitbits or smartphones), the presence of IoT devices in industrial settings is skyrocketing as well, with manufacturing forecasted to be the industry making the[…]

Garwood Medical raises $2M for connected wound healing system 

Garwood Medical, which has filed a patent application for a wound healing system, has raised $2 million in Series A funding, according to an SEC filing. The investors were undisclosed.In July, the company recently received a contract with the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics, and is developing a new class of electrical stimulation[…]

Consumers Excited About Auto Technology 

U.S. automakers and suppliers need to innovate and differentiate to capture new business and build brand equity, according to a study from Nielsen.Selecting and integrating the right advanced technologies — ones that drive business performance, product differentiation and customer loyalty — is essential, according to the report.Nielsen annually conducts AutoTECHCAST, a syndicated study of consumer[…]

U.S. Consumer Wearables Usage Drops 21% To 14% Since Last Year

There could be trouble in wearables land.Plenty of wearables are being made and shipped into the market and plenty of consumers have bought them.Trouble is, the number of consumers who use one has declined from 21% last year to 14% this year, according to a new study by Forrester Research.More consumers report that they have[…]