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Jessica Twentyman

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Jessica Twentyman is a journalist with a 20-year track record as both a writer and editor on national newspapers and IT trade titles. Her work focuses on how smart companies use technology to achieve real business results. She is a contributor to the Financial Times, The Economist and Computer Weekly, and Consulting Editor on Diginomica.com and I-CIO.com.

Ocado launches Alexa app for voice-activated online shopping

Online grocery retailer Ocado has announced it will be the first supermarket in the UK to launch an app for the voice-controlled personal assistant,...

Ecommerce giant Alibaba opens ‘China’s smartest warehouse’

Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, has announced the official launch of operations at its new smart warehouse in Huiyang, Guongdong...

Survey: Life insurance firms face hurdles in digital transformation race

Life insurance in the US lags well behind other insurance product lines when it comes to digital transformation – but IT leaders in the...

Battery tech will power global smart grid ambitions

This week, the Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the distribution and transmission networks operators that deliver power to homes and businesses in the...

Railways and post in Thailand to benefit from IoT and blockchain

Two Thai government agencies, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and Thailand Post, are looking to the IoT and blockchain technologies, respectively, to improve...

Wait for 5G? The IoT needn’t hold its breath

When it comes to the connection between 5G and the IoT, confusion reigns. Some uncertainty is, perhaps, to be expected. After all, 5G, the fifth...

Tata Comms: Airlines on digital transformation journey as IoT takes flight

The sky's the limit when it comes to the opportunities that the IoT offers airlines – but ensuring a smooth take-off for these technologies...

Bloodhound Project teams with Oracle in world land speed record attempt

The Bloodhound Project, an attempt to smash the world land speed record and get young people excited about science, technology and engineering (STEM) subjects...

Vocalink: Direct bank-to-bank mobile payments poised to rise

With its acquisition of Vocalink, Mastercard is bringing bank account-based payments under its umbrella, in addition to card payments, giving customers new ways to...

ROI beats security as biggest challenge for IoT device makers

Manufacturers of connected products need to get their ROI calculations in order if they hope to profit, says new report.  Despite the barrage of headlines...

Australia-based WaterGroup partners with Thinxtra on smart water monitoring

Australian smart water meter company WaterGroup has announced it has signed a five-year IoT connectivity partnership with local Sigfox provider Thinxtra. The company claims this...

Smart thermostats gain traction in Europe and North America

The number of North American and European homes with smart thermostats grew by 67 percent to 10.1 million in 2016, according to a new...
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