Survey Shows Heavy Industry Leading IoT Deployments

In 2016, 43 percent of organizations will either already be using the Internet of Things or be implementing it within their environments, according to Gartner’s survey of 465 IT and business professionals. Some 29 percent of respondents already have deployed IoT technologies. Some 14 percent expect to do so in 2016. “Heavy” industries , including utilities, energy suppliers and manufacturers are lead users at present, with 56 percent of businesses in those categories indicating that they will have implemented IoT by year’s end. “Up until now, the leading adopters of IoT have been more the industrial, heavy-industry-type businesses” involved in mining, manufacturing and the like, Gartner research Chet Geschickter, said

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AT&T designates Kentucky’s 4-Star Industrial Park as ‘Fiber Ready’

AT&T has designated 4-Star Industrial Park in Robards, Ky., as “Fiber Ready,” illustrating that it is making progress with driving fiber into more commercial buildings to deliver IP-based Ethernet and cloud services.

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GCI, WellAware partner on remote oil and gas field monitoring

Alaskan telecommunications provider GCI is partnering with oil and gas monitoring and optimization provider WellAware on a deal to provide oil and gas field operators access to advanced analytics of their remote operations. The partnership will be managed by GCI Industrial Telecom.

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Does Technology Drive Growth, or Does Growth Drive Technology Investment?

The conventional wisdom is that investments in information technology and high speed access and other forms of communication contribute to economic growth. Like many other bits of conventional wisdom, the relationship between economic growth and technology investment is unclear. Though most believe that technology investment “causes” growth, some might argue that it is economic growth that drives technology investment. And the issue might be more complicated than that.

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Comcast Business increases Texas fiber footprint with Cedar Crossing build

Comcast Business has deepened its fiber footprint in Texas, announcing that it has extended facilities into Baytown's Cedar Crossing Industrial Park.

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Fiber Connections tests Industrial GatorPatch patch panel

Optical connectivity supplier Fiber Connections Inc. says it has begun beta testing of a new Industrial GatorPatch fiber-optic patch panel. The newest version of the patented GatorPatch product line will feature an industrial MPO connector and up to six industrial duplex LC ODVA connectors, Fiber Connections says.

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NTT Hits the Ground in Indonesia

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT , news , filings ) has launched its own fiberoptic network services in Indonesia . They have started out at the EJIP Industrial Park outside of Jakarta with service to multinational companies. They gained a fixed network operating license just three months ago, and … [ visit site to read more ]

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Protecting intellectual property through CREATE

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities about life in Paris and London during the industrial revolution. But Dickens’ immortal words could have just as easily been written today to describe the impact of the digital revolution on the lives of creative artists in the early 21 st century. Yes, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times for contemporary writers, film makers and musicians and other creative artists who are all grappling with the most profound changes to their industries since the industrial revolution of the mid-19 th century. Today’s Internet offers artists a myriad of wonderfully innovative new technologies and business models for the creation, distribution and sale of their work

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Verizon to provide energy management solution to Constellation Energy

Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) continues to play its utility industry hand by winning a deal to extend its IP-based network to power Constellation Energy’s (NYSE: CEG ) new online energy management portal. Designed to enable commercial and industrial customers track their energy costs online from any location where there’s an Internet connection, Constellation Energy has introduced two energy tracking applications for their industrial and commercial customers: its customer-access port, NewEnergy Online, and its demand-response application, VirtuWatt. This deployment wasn’t just about providing a new customer portal. By leveraging Verizon’s IP-based MPLS network and its IP Trunking services, Constellation Energy’s employees and departments will be able to more effectively collaborate from various locations. In addition to the wireline-based applications, the agreement will incorporate Verizon Wireless’ service to smartphones to enable Constellation’s field technicians to access the utility’s data and systems remotely

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