IoT integration market will grow by a third each year

Forwarders-set-to-see-growthA new market research report claims that the IoT market will grow by a third every year.

MarketsandMarkets beancounters claim that the global IoT Integration Market size is expected to grow from $ 759.5 million in 2017 to $ 3,301.7 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 34.2 percent.

The major forces driving the growth of the IoT Integration Market include the growth of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and the need for remote workplace management.The increasing demands for data consistency and growing regulatory compliances and regulations are also some of the factors that are driving the market growth, the report said.

The system design and architecture services segment is expected to be the fastest growing service in the IoT Integration Market during the forecast period.

System design and architecture services involve the analysis, design, and configuration of the software components that support the system architecture.

System design engagement typically provides advice for sizing of new systems and scaling of existing systems. It provides improved system performance, offers tailored configuration advice, and monitors the capability usage of system resources.

Service providers also design and offer customized services as per client requirement and budget. These customised services help manage business workflows and improve business efficiency for commercial customers.

The smart building and home automation application area is expected to hold the largest market share in the IoT Integration Market during the forecast period.

Smart buildings comprise energy-saving equipment for the efficient functioning of all components and systems of a building, including lighting, monitoring, safety and security, emergency systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and car parking.

The concept of smart buildings has gained prominence due to the increasing adoption of IoT solutions and services. IoT-enabled smart buildings offer enhanced features such as operations personalization, in-building device mobility, occupant comfort, and indoor activities automation.

IoT home automation systems use control systems and smart devices to automatically control and manage basic home functions over the internet from any location.

The major vendors in the IoT Integration Market include Infosys , HCL , TCS, Capgemini, Cognizant, Wipro, Atos, Intel, MuleSoft, Phitomas, Meshed and Allerin.

Atos launches first prescriptive security operations centre

Three-Musketeers-The-1973-1605x903Systems integrator and second musketeer Atos has launched what it has dubbed the world’s first prescriptive security operations centre (SOC).

The SOC, which is available as a solution in Atos’ 14 SOCs globally, combines big data analytics and machine learning with McAfee security technology to bring down threat detection times from 190 days on average to less than a minute, according to Atos.

This is one of the first things to emerge from Atos’ McAfee partnership which was announced in November. The big idea is to offer threat detection and remediation in the form of a managed security service.

Pierre Barnabé, chief operating officer of big data and security at Atos, said: “By combining big data, security analytics and supercomputing, Atos offers its customers the opportunity to be one step ahead of cyber attacks.

“The deep data analytics and monitoring in real time allow a unique and continuous prescriptive security. Customers can now predict and neutralise threats before they reach their goal.”

It is built using Atos machine-learning technology and uses McAfee threat defence to learn from previous threats and automate responses in real time. Atos claims that total response and recovery times can be reduced from two months to just “a few minutes”.

NHS IT projects are turning into turkeys

turkeyIt is starting to look like a whole clutch of NHS IT projects are about to turn into embarrassing turkeys and gobble their way to the Treasury to look for more cash or be carved up before Christmas.

The increasingly expensive GP Extraction Service IT system has been deemed “not fit for purpose” by the government’s spending watchdog. For those who came in late, the GPES IT system was supposed to extract data from all GP practices in England.

All a great idea but costs have gone from £14 million to £40 million. More than £5.5 million of that has been wasted on write-offs and delay costs.

The ever grumpy National Audit Office (NAO) noted that the GPES has so far managed to provide data for just one customer, NHS England, and even that was four years later than originally planned.

However the NAO said the need for the service remains and further public expenditure is required to improve or replace it.

The NAO said additional costs have been incurred through a settlement with one of the main suppliers, Atos.

According to the Major Projects Authority, NHS IT remains in a poor state, with the Department of Health having the highest number of IT projects rated as “unachievable”.

On the list set for more woe is the Care.data programme, the NHS Choices website, and the department’s new network project.

The new e-Referrals system was also pulled offline recently meaning that hospitals and GPs across England had to resort to fax machines in order to refer patients.


Universal Credit IT pilot project about to fail

system-failure-computer-greenWord on the street is that the government’s Universal Credit pilot project is set to fail and the Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee will be grilling the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and then serving him in a white wine sauce.

So far all the statistical evidence on how successful Universal Credit has been with the one percent of claimants who have been taken on board is being kept under wraps. However, it appears that under the scheme rent arrears have soared to 90 percent and that the largest landlord was moaning like crazy.

It is possible that it will cost £500m to write off  the IT involved in the project.

A Channel 4 whistleblower confirmed that the IT still only works for single claimants and after four years, and £750 million spent on the project, complex cases are still done manually.

The DWP says that is not true and the project is all a box of fluffy ducks, although apparently the box is tenanted by ducks who can’t pay the rent.

Peter Fitzhenry of Warrington’s largest landlord, the Golden Gates Housing said that only one or two tenants have been offered personal budgeting support from DWP that was promised under Universal Credit. He also says that even when rent payments are received directly from DWP, they are often incorrect, or do not include the tenants’ names.

The government appears to be getting ready to blame the supplier, ATOS, and this is because the project was awarded under Labour.  However, that might cause a few problems because ATOS was not a ministerial decision and was decided by the civil service. Rather than this being Labour’s fault, it might be a civil service person whose pinstriped bottom is still gracing her or his Whitehall chair.