Smart Homes Need Smart Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) means adding network connectivity and some form of “intelligence” to everything. Everyday items are now connected to each other and the Internet. We are seeing an accelerating trend of smart devices flooding personal spaces, creating smart homes. Nearly all home goods can be bought with Internet connectivity. It doesn’t stop there: Security cameras, baby monitors, televisions, thermostats and heating systems are all connecting to the Wi-Fi network inside your house. The network is only protected from all the accumulated evil on the Internet by the…

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IoT 2020: Smart and secure IoT platform

Geneva, Switzerland – The Internet of Things (IoT) significantly impacts the global economy and is expected to grow exponentially over the coming years, transforming society as a whole. In order to develop a smart and secure IoT platform, certain critical issues must be addressed in detail to ensure security, interoperability and scalability of the platform. The topic attracts a lot of interest among a very large and diverse community of stakeholders, and the refined solutions will be key to the success of this technology now and for generations to come.…

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In the smart city race, we’re betting on transit

After years of talk about smart cities, people are wondering when — and where — will we start to see them really begin to take shape. What will they look like? How will we interact with them? A smart city is more than the sum of its parts. With a street light here, a sensor there — when solutions are not clearly connected and without critical mass — you don’t get the combinatorial benefit of different systems working together. But that’s all about to change. Comprehensive and large-scale smart city…

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The Expanding Internet Of Things Creates Significant Challenges For Telecom Companies

How will the IoT (Internet of Things) impact the telecommunications industry? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Shane Greenstein, on Quora: Regarding the Internet of Things’ impact on the telecommunications industry, you have to understand what we can do today to understand what we would like to do tomorrow. First of all, let’s consider up to the year 2020. Even in this short span we should expect to see new applications placing…

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Open Source IoT on Steady Enterprise March

Enterprise IT decision makers have been exploring the potential of Internet of Things technologies, but they are not rushing IoT projects into development and are showing caution in their adoption commitments, according to survey results Red Hat released Wednesday. Of the 215 participants in the company’s survey, “Enterprise IoT in 2017: Steady as she goes,” 55 percent indicated that IoT was important to their organization. However, only a quarter of those organizations actually were writing project code and deploying IoT technologies. Enterprise interest in IoT has been deliberate and careful,…

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How the Internet of Things is revolutionizing manufacturing

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing business models, increasing output, and automating processes across a number of industries. But no other sector has been more impacted by this technological revolution than manufacturing. Manufacturers across all areas —automotive, chemical, durable goods, electronics, etc. — have invested heavily in IoT devices, and they’re already reaping the benefits. Manufacturers utilizing IoT solutions in 2014 saw an average 28.5% increase in revenues between 2013 and 2014, according to a TATA Consultancy Survey. What is Smart Manufacturing? In short, smart manufacturing is the use…

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Bolt IoT: Hardware And Cloud Platform For IoT Products

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been an evolving trend for most startups. Also, many large and medium enterprises rely on IoT products for a coherent solution. But the fact is, the IoT is complex and there are endless problems while building an IoT product. According to Verizon’s report ‘State of Market: Internet of Things 2016,’ “Creating, implementing and managing IoT applications is a complex process involving sensors, mobile devices, secure network connectivity, storage, Big Data analytics, ability to scale new services, and on-going integration…

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Design Challenges Faced by Today’s IoT Medical Devices

The internet of things (IoT) is great for helping us remember to turn on the lights, lock the doors, or fire up the air conditioner before we get home, but what’s truly exciting about IoT is its ability to help keep people healthy and even save lives. With a new breed of connected medical devices that make personal healthcare easy and reliable, the potential in this space is tremendous and we are just starting to see some of the results of what is possible. One area already reaping the benefits…

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An introduction to 5G – What to expect

Find someone who doesn’t use a smartphone these days and you’ll have achieved something – a recent report from Deloitte claims that four in five UK adults own or have regular access to one. And, with a huge, constant stream of information available, it’s not difficult to see why society’s eyes and fingers are glued to touchscreens. For these devices to serve their purpose, however, they need reliable connectivity. At first, we just had voice calls. Then came SMS and eventually, with GPRS and 3G, mobile internet was born. Even…

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IoT For Utilities: Smart Water, Gas & Electric Utilities Coming Soon

Humans are consuming more energy every year, and utility companies are scrambling to meet the demand. The International Energy Agency expects global energy demand to increase by 37% by 2040, which would likely put a strain on energy supplies. But utility companies are finding solutions thanks to the Internet of Things. The IoT is making energy use more efficient, which should help relieve some of the stress on energy demand. Smart meters have become the top IoT device among utility companies in the last several years. These devices attach to…

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Why mobile operators need to take advantage of the next Internet of Things opportunity

As the array of mobile services and delivery devices continues to evolve, mobile network operator competition has intensified. With many over-the-top players now providing popular alternatives to texting and voice calls, telecom service provider core revenues are eroding. Meanwhile, Juniper Research has calculated that mobile network operators can capture an additional $85 billion in revenues over the next five years, through the deployment and enhancement of non-core services – including big data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT). MNO market development opportunities The new research found that there was…

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Smart manufacturing must embrace big data

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Study and model industrial processes to save money, energy and materials, urges Andrew Kusiak. Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product’s life. These range from material properties and the temperatures and vibrations of equipment to the logistics of supply chains and customer details. Truck engines beam back data on speed, fuel consumption and oil temperature to manufacturers and fleet operators. Optical scanners are used to spot defects in printed electronics circuits. But big data is a…

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The Connected Kitchen

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As the gathering place, the center, and the heart of the home, the kitchen is often positioned as the focal point of our home lives. Now a wave of clever new connected devices are set to transform the way we cook, the way we eat, and the way we interact with our kitchen appliances. You only need to walk round the kitchenware section of any department store to realize there is no other room in the house where innovation is as prevalent. For years, manufacturers have focused on developing new…

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Why IoT Security Is So Critical

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Twenty years ago, if you told me my phone could be used to steal the password to my email account or to take a copy of my fingerprint data, I would’ve laughed at you and said you watch too much James Bond. But today, if you tell me that hackers with malicious intents can use my toaster to break into my Facebook account, I will panic and quickly pull the plug from the evil appliance. Welcome to the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where digitally connected devices are…

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Internet of Things in healthcare: What’s next for IoT technology in the health sector

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Internet of Things technology holds the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry, but not before overcoming barriers of security and data ownership. Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any physical object embedded with technology capable of exchanging data and is pegged to create a more efficient healthcare system in terms of time, energy and cost. One area where the technology could prove transformative is in healthcare – with analysts at MarketResearch.com claiming the sector will be worth $117 million by 2020. By embedding IoT-enabled devices in medical equipment, healthcare professionals…

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