Introduction to the
Internet of Things
Internet of Things
If you’re in a rush or have a small attention span, here’s the short answer to “what's an IoT solution?”: An IoT...
Technologies, such as RFID and IIoT, help to address cold chain inefficiencies by providing increased visibility into the locations, properties, and conditions of sensitive products.
Property management and development companies are increasingly looking to the smart home to improve their services. From better utility management to happier tenants, here are some way investing in smarter living pays off.
Consumers seek easy, seamless experiences, without giving too much thought to the technology behind it. The payments industry should be delivering a frictionless customer experience that balances security and consumer expectations.
This article explores the IoT's role in classroom education and security. It focuses on how students and teachers can benefit from connected devices, as well as how schools can improve security with it.
Though IoT applications offer a host of advantages which will surely cause a disruption in technology as we know it, it comes with a fresh set of challenges, which need to be addressed in order to make it work effectively.
As businesses invest in building IoT networks, they need to learn how to keep their information safe in the cloud. A few of these approaches include raising awareness and education about security risks and securing personal devices.
Every building manager should be keenly aware of the potential for “sick building syndrome” (SBS)—a term used to describe the plight of building occupants who suffer physical ailments as a result of spending time in buildings with poor air quality—and ways to prevent it. This article explains how the IoT can help them detect SBS, and keep it at bay in the future.
As the trends and clients requirements change, businesses should pay attention to the the new market opportunities. In this article, we discover the most promising areas of development for the rising smart home startups and the most in-demand gadgets. Entertainment, security or smart kitchen - what should you focus on?
5G will have a profound positive impact on technologies in the manufacturing sector, such as with AI and machine learning, by making intelligent algorithms more successful at fulfilling their purpose.
Could something as simple as Bluetooth adoption lead the way to a smarter IIoT?
New mobility concepts are rapidly implemented at a large scale in urban envrionments without any governmental intervention. This reflects the situation that technology is ready for commercial use, however policies and infrastructure are not yet in place to accomdate the new technologies. This has already caused huge drawbacks for both citizens and companies. Therefore, cities need to develop instruments to steer the implementaton from the private sector in such a way that public needs are better served. This article outlines the transnational collaborative approach that Smart Cities adopt to test state-of-the-art instruments to foster a valuable public-private collaboration.
There's mounting pressure in the automotive industry to transform from mechanical-centric into software-defined vehicles. Manufacturers and suppliers will have to implement innovative software-based solutions to stay relevant and to keep up with consumers’ expectations.
As an increasingly large percentage of consumer electronics feature networked computers in some way, privacy and safety issues have become hot button issues. Some end-users have remained oblivious to concerns while others are making unrealistic predictions. Those who want to protect their own security, however, can take steps now to improve their IoT outlook.
The challenges surrounding IoT security remain today’s primary adoption rate inhibitor. Along with VPNs, a popular solution to today's IoT security challenge is found in software-defined perimeters (SDPs).
The number of IoT devices is increasing by the day. It has become extremely difficult to keep track of the devices people bring to work. This leads to the emergence of shadow IoT - the devices that the IT and security departments are completely unaware of. Because of these shadow devices, hackers can now exploit vulnerabilities much more easily than before. This article deals with the dangers and solutions to shadow IoT.
IoT is advancing building automation beyond mere optimizations. It's bringing systems together and adding new value, through innovations like demand control and the way it improves air quality. But we must remember that IoT-based analytics platforms work only because they connect people with technology—without humans at the helm, they’re of little value.
With a virtually infinite amount of devices in distributed enterprise environments, along with various venues for the IoT in differing industries, the network is now the focal point for its security. Through the network, users and devices can be authenticated, policies and rules put in place to control access and behavior, and visibility can be increased to detect anomalies. To make this truly work, security and network personnel must collaborate closely.
IoT networks can both amplify and be the targets of distributed denial of service (DDoS) or botnet attacks. Architect resilient solutions.
Connecting retail spaces, processes and objects to the internet can unlock new value for retailers, primarily by tangibly improving the customer experience. Connected retail comes with its security pitfalls however, and a strong security framework is essential is important to the enduring success of a digital retail transformation.
We look at the IoT platform vendor landscape, analyse which are the companies to watch out for in the enterprise smart city solutions which cover waste management, smart street lighting, energy and water metering and utility management.
Smart technology can help make a city more accessible for the elderly and disabled, enabling them to live independently.
This article provides a high-level overview of how wireless sensors work, how networks are arranged, and how they serve real-world IoT applications.