Key considerations when choosing a robot’s operating system

Whether it be down to technological advances, rising market demand or just the ‘cool’ factor, the increase in robotics is happening and across numerous industries from healthcare, industrial to retail. According to IDC, worldwide robotic spending, encompassing hardware, software and related services, is set to reach US$230.7bn by 2021. Much like the wider internet of things […]

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Moving towards a software defined IoT business model

Fig 1: The journey to a software-defined business model The opportunity to capitalise on the internet of things is significant for many companies, but that doesn’t mean that it is a straightforward journey to success. Companies need to analyse their current business practices and evaluate where benefits can be gained – and for some this […]

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Fing snaps up 30,000 customers with a secure, future-proof IoT device

The number of IoT devices set to be in use worldwide is due to explode depending on the source over the next couple of years. According to Gartner, the figure is set to be as much as 20.4 bn devices by 2020 with consumer products representing 63% of this figure. Many of these will be low-cost […]

Zenkit: The influence of developer communities in progressing snaps

Last month, Zenkit published their project management tool as a snap. For those not familiar with Zenkit, they introduced themselves in a guest blog at the time the snap was published which can be read here. Since then, we caught up with Philipp Beck, Full Stack Developer at Zenkit, to discover his opinion on snaps […]

Decreasing the complexity of IoT adoption with Edge as a Service model

  Last week, much of the IoT industry descended on Santa Clara, California, for the annual IoT World trade show. One of the exhibitors present were Rigado who Canonical partnered with earlier this year to deploy Ubuntu Core on their IoT gateways primarily targeted at commercial applications such as smart lighting and asset tracking. Rigado […]

Creating the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector with Ubuntu

From manufacturing plants to homes, robots have become a staple in the modern world for making life easier. This ability to boost convenience is what the startup company, Tennibot, is looking to bring to tennis courts around the world. Tennibot is the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector, or alternatively, an autonomous ball boy.  After […]

Ora as a snap: ensuring users are benefiting from the latest version

Ora is a user-friendly task management service with integrated time-tracking, reports, list view, git integrations and many other features. Often referred to by users as ‘the sweet spot between Trello and Jira’, Ora provides almost a complete match of Jira’s feature set but in a new and more accessible way. Last month, Ora launched their […]