May 17, 2020

Rashim Mogha wins Silicon Valley Woman of the Year IT award

Inclusion & Diversity
William Smith
2 min
The 2019 Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley were held this month, celebrating gender diversity in the technology industry.

The Woman of the Year award w...

The 2019 Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley were held this month, celebrating gender diversity in the technology industry.

The Woman of the Year award was received by Rashim Mogha, Head of Education Products, Automation Anywhere University. In a tweet, the organisers gave the rationale behind the award as being due to Mogha’s career achievements and community work, which make her an ‘outstanding advocate for technology’.

Currently working for robotic process automation (RPA) company Automation Anywhere, Mogha oversees the products the company provides to educate developers, analysts, partners and students in RPA. She is also a keynote speaker, and author of Amazon best-seller Fast-Track Your Leadership Career. Having previously worked at Oracle and Amazon Web Services, she is also the founder of empowered Women of the World (eWOW), a platform for advancing technical and leadership skills for women.

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"It's such an honor to be recognized by the Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley, an organization championing one of the most pressing issues facing the technology industry today – gender diversity,” said Mogha in a press release. “By upskilling and reskilling women for the jobs of the future, we can take a step towards bringing more women into the technology industry. I am so inspired to see women technology leaders come together to celebrate each other's successes and empower the next-generation of changemakers."

Seventeen awards were won on the night, including Diversity Initiative of the year, which was won by McAfee for achieving gender pay parity in a year. Other victors included Carrie Rasmussen of Save Mart who won CIO of the year, and Silicon Valley Software Group’s Geeta Chauhan, who won CTO of the year.

The Women in IT awards are “the world’s largest tech gender diversity event”. A series of regional awards organised by Bonhill Group. Locations include New York, London, Dublin, Berlin, Bucharest, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Singapore. Among the sponsors are the likes of IBM, AWS, Accenture and Oracle.

(Image: Automation Anywhere)

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Jul 30, 2021

IoT market expected to grow due to increase in IoT use cases

IoT
Internet of Things
market growth
Catherine Gray
3 min
The Internet of Things (IoT) service market is expected to grow at a rate of 24% through 2025 according to a report by The Business Research Company

An increase in the internet of things use cases is expected to drive the IoT service market, according to the IoT Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-10 Growth and Change to 2030.

IoT has found its use in many areas over the years. It can be used in manufacturing, farming, smart cities, transportation and in many other industries and fields.

Due to the fact it can be utilised in many industries, there is an increased need for IoT services and applications. IoT services that provide support by delivering services such as consulting, data management, network management and security services, are in much higher demand.

The impact of COVID-19 on the IoT services market

According to the report, the global IoT services market is expected to grow from $139.24 billion in 2020 to $162.39 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6%.

In the coming years, the IoT managed services market size is expected to reach $381.16 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 24%.

This growth lends itself to companies resuming operations and adapting to the new normal as we emerge and recover from the pandemic.

Previously, COVID-19 restrictions led to restrictive containment measures, remote working and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges.

IoT use cases driving growth

The IoT services market consists of the sales of IoT services and their related products. IoT services are delivered by the IoT services providers. These providers provide consulting, security and analytics services as per the requirements of the business.

Major players in the IoT services industry are Cisco Systems, Cognizant, Google, Infosys and Tieto Corporation, to name a few.

An increase in IoT use cases is expected to drive the IoT service market; this is where IoT can be used to automate processes and increase productivity. As it has found many uses cases over the years, this increases the demand for IoT services and this is expected to drive growth.

Enhancing deployment workloads with edge or cloud computing

Despite the expected growth, low enterprise adoption is expected to hinder the IoT services market. Although IoT has its use in many industries, due to factors such as low awareness, enterprise adoption is low, the report states.

Only 29% of enterprises have adopted IoT solutions according to the Omida data survey.

Edge or cloud computing however is enhancing the deployment workload on IoT devices, according to the report. This solution facilitates data processing and data storage in the cloud.

Microsoft released its Azure IoT Edge recently. This fully managed service is built on Azure IoT Hub. By moving certain workloads to the edge of the network, businesses that utilise Microsoft’s IoT platform spend less time communicating with the cloud, react more quickly to local changes and operate reliably in extended offline periods. 

The IoT Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides an IoT services market overview

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