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European IoT spending 2021: a $202 billion market

The outlook for IoT spending across different industries will remain mixed for the coming years and depend a lot on the place/relevance of IoT use cases in the post-pandemic stages and requirements. As per usual: whether it's IoT or Industry...

Cyber-physical convergence: the state of 4IR in 2021

According to a report announced in May 2021, 34 percent of enterprises have invested in Industry 4.0 (4IR) pilot projects and evaluate returns. Yet, there is still much work, and the pandemic caused a temporary dip. An overview. A decade...

Retail solutions for (post-)COVID retail use cases – interview

George Das, Global Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, takes us through the needs and pain points of retailers as they reopen their stores and the retail solutions, enabling them to tackle the challenges of COVID while continuing digital transformation...

Public cloud spending 2021-2022: cloud as the glue

Worldwide public cloud end-user spending is expected to reach $332.3 billion in 2021 and over $397,4 billion in 2022. The fact that emerging technologies, such as edge computing and virtualization, enter the mainstream is an additional and increasingly important...

IT sector electricity demand: refined forecast 2030

IT sector electricity demand is expected to grow by 50 percent by 2030, reaching a total of 3,200TWh, according to a forecast that looks at the main – certain - IT technology developments and considers the progress and challenges...

Edge spending 2021-2024: expenditure, drivers, and industries

As we enter the so-called era of distributed intelligence, worldwide spending on edge computing is expected to reach a total of $250 Billion in 2024. An overview and additional information. According to a Spending Guide by IDC (International Data Corporation),...

Digital transformation in the new normal: respond, recover and thrive

Nicolas Windpassinger, Global Channel Program & Digital Platforms VP at Schneider Electric and IoT expert, on COVID-19 and the acceleration of digital transformation in the new normal. In an interview last year, I mentioned how digital transformation is an...

Prerequisites for running a successful predictive maintenance program

There are a host of manufacturing buzzwords capturing modern trends. These include phrases such as “Internet of Things (IoT)” and “Industry 4.0”, “Data Analytics,” and so on.  Among these new manufacturing catchwords, a related term has also emerged as...

Cryptography is an essential part of IoT design

The fast-growing use of IoT devices for everything from consumer appliances to industrial data-collection has offered many benefits for individuals and businesses alike. The trend, however, also presents security issues. New IoT devices can exchange significant volumes of data —...

The acceleration of data-driven retail on the road to recovery

In many countries, 2020 promised to be a rather good year for the retail industry. Since the so-called 'retail apocalypse' started about a decade ago and forced retailers to cut costs to reinvent themselves and digitally transform, 2019 had...