Microsoft is enabling Alaska to reduce car deaths on icy roads

Jackie Clark
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Asset Management, Smart Cities, Transport

Alaska DoT is replacing snow plough driver intuition and experience with IoT technology to better forecast ice and snow risk. This approach is allowing city officials to better deploy assets to manage ice risk and ultimately save lives. Another example where IoT is delivering real return on investment and making our cities safer. What other applications could benefit from this approach??

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IoT opportunities grow as Microsoft pours $5b into the intelligent edge

Georgia Taylor
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NZ IoT Alliance

Source: Channel Life

Microsoft has announced that they will be investing US$5 billion into IoT over the next four years.

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Tech will have profound impact on NZ agriculture

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance

The New Zealand IoT (internet of things) Alliance believes cutting-edge technologies will have a profound impact on helping improve New Zealand’s agricultural productivity.

Alliance executive director Kriv Naicker says a major study into the potential benefits of IoT last year found that better use of IoT across agriculture could provide more than $570 million for the economy.

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IoT devices topping Christmas wish lists in 2017

Chantal Thomas
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Industry News, NZ IoT Alliance

Exciting tech advances are playing a much greater part in Christmas gifts in New Zealand than ever before, Kriv Naicker, executive director of the New Zealand Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance says.

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Is the New Zealand jury still out on IoT?

Chantal Thomas
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NZ IoT Alliance

This question was posed by a visiting Internet of Things (IoT) expert recently.  The New Zealand IoT Alliance hosted international IoT expert, IDC’s Vernon Turner to hear his advice on how to successfully connect New Zealand.

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Kiwi tech advances will help drive greater food supply

Chantal Thomas
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NZ IoT Alliance

Tech advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) might help New Zealand move toward a solution for helping feed the world which will require food production to double to meet a growing population demands, says a Kiwi tech expert.

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New technologies helping clean up NZ’s waterways

Jackie Clark
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NZ IoT Alliance

New Zealand farmers and companies are starting to use Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, data analytics and automation to decrease impact on New Zealand rivers, a leading national tech expert says.

In countries, right across the world the IoT devices are being used to help clean up water, New Zealand IoT Alliance executive director Kriv Naicker says.

Irrigation is by far the largest use of water in New Zealand, making up 65.9 percent of water use between 2013 and 2014, the Ministry for the Environment says.

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Cities will become more desirable when IoT takes hold

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

Cities will become safer and more desirable to live in when the internet of things (IoT) takes hold a research study report says.

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Agri business using IoT will jolt the NZ economy

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

A new research study has identified agri-business as one of the best opportunities to use the internet of things (IoT) for economic advantage in New Zealand, mainly because of the contribution that agriculture already makes to the Kiwi economy.

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IoT will be supported by artificial intelligence by 2020

Chantal Thomas
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NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

It is predicted that within three years 100 percent of all effective IoT efforts will be supported by cognitive or artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, a landmark New Zealand IoT Alliance study says.

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