The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 26

Internet of Things Insights from Rob Tiffany


NEWS HEADLINES

 

China urged to develop software to support industrial IoT, seek cooperation  Link

China’s manufacturing faces challenges due to the lack of core software to support the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and it should make efforts to reduce dependence on foreign software developers amid China-US trade friction, industry insiders said.

IoT Insecurity: 6 Common Attacks and How to Protect Customers  Link

Billions of connected devices will revolutionize how data is processed and consumed, but don’t underestimate the associated security risks for your customers.

Your IoT Is Probably Not A-OK  Link

A few weeks ago, major retailers stopped selling toys from the company CloudPets after more than 2 million recorded messages were leaked in a major security breach. Internet of things (IoT) security breaches are as prevalent as they’re varied.

GE and Microsoft enter into their largest partnership to date, accelerating industrial IoT adoption for customers  Link

Expanded partnership will help industrial companies capture greater intelligence from IoT and asset data, boosts GE innovation across its business

Alexa, Are You A Spy? Israeli Startup Raises $12.5 Million So Governments Can Hack IoT  Link

A group of ex-Israeli military experts have set up a one-stop hacking shop for governments that require extra capability to fight terrorists and other threats to national security in the digital domain. Coming out of stealth Monday, Tel Aviv-based Toka says it’ll provide spy tools for whatever device its clients require.

Bluetooth 5 and its Role in the Internet of Things  Link

The three main features that were introduced in Bluetooth 5 are 2x the speed, 4x the range and 8x the advertising capacity

With AWS Greengrass, IoT apps become seamless edge to cloud  Link

A new generation of IoT platforms promises to make it easier to build, deploy and manage apps that span the cloud, edge servers and connected devices.

Taiwan vows efforts to turn IoT into next NT$1 trillion industry  Link

While machinery production has become Taiwan’s third industry with annual production value of over NT$1 trillion (US$32.67 billion) in 2017 after going smart, the IoT (Internet of Things) industry is likely to become the country’s fourth industrial sector to achieve so, according to Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen.

Is Blockchain The Way To Save IoT?  Link

Gartner has warned that three-quarters of all IoT projects will take twice as long as planned to implement, and IoT security (or a lack thereof) has been called “a doomsday scenario waiting to unfold.” Establishing helpful IoT systems that run securely, efficiently and independently has proved incredibly difficult. Blockchain shows promise for easing that burden.

8 Features to Look for in an IoT Solution  Link

While there is a whole host of other numbers that supposedly bring good fortune in equal measure, this makes sense to us because there are eight things that really matter if you want to prosper in leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive innovation. Here are the eight features to look out for when evaluating IoT solutions.

T-Mobile launches narrowband IoT network  Link

T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network has launched across the United States, providing coverage to 2.1 million square miles and around 320 million people.

Microsoft announces the public preview of Windows 10 IoT Core Services  Link

Windows 10 IoT Core Services helps our partners monetize their solutions by creating a business model that provides ongoing long-term value. Device Update Center is part of the Windows Hardware Device Center and is used to create, control, and distribute device updates for the OS, custom apps, drivers, and other files.


PODCASTS

 

IoT Podcast: Breaking Down Blockers to IoT Adoption  Link

Despite the promise of process optimizations, innovative new business models and cost savings, the multi-trillion dollar Internet of Things megatrend faces a variety of headwinds that are slowing adoption and commercial rollouts. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany discusses ways to approach and overcome adoption blockers like security, complexity, the skillset shortage and the quest for value.

IoT Podcast: Building the Internet of Humans and Machines  Link

More and more, humans and machines are working together side by side. Therefore, it’s important for Internet of Things platforms and associated technologies to treat them the same. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany illustrates use cases where humans perform work on behalf of machines and vice versa.

IoT Podcast: Lumada’s Visionary IIoT Journey to the Gartner Magic Quadrant  Link

Hitachi Lumada just landed in the Visionary quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for Industrial Internet of Things Platforms. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany gives you a “behind the scenes” look at the Lumada journey from concept to shipping product.

IoT Podcast: Why IoT?  Link

It’s always important to ask “Why” in everything you do whether it’s in business or your personal life. The Internet of Things is no different. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany explains why embarking on the IoT journey is valuable.

IoT Podcast: What is IoT?  Link

In this introductory podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through basic IoT concepts in order to give you a baseline level of knowledge to build upon.


INSIGHTS

 

IoT Trends and Predictions for 2018  Link 

With software and adjacent technologies continuing to eat the world, I see the pace of digital transformation accelerating in 2018 as organizations strive to enhance their customer and operational intelligence.


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