‘0G’ in the management of epidemics

The coronavirus epidemic has turned into a pandemic. The lack of hindsight and visibility in the face of increasing numbers of victims and the overloading of emergency services has led to the lockdown of half the planet. This containment impacts and will impact all economies, but even more so the economies of developing countries.

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Privacy purists cannot be allowed to block the end of lockdown

Innovations in technology continue to offer hope in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. From thermal sensors which detect symptoms to track and trace apps, it seems inevitable, says Alicia Asin, co-founder and CEO of Libelium, that new technology holds at least part of the key to enabling us to return to some sense of normality.

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Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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COVID-19 places Augmented Reality at the heart of the ‘new working normal’

COVID-19 will accelerate the business world’s move to Augmented Reality (AR) and other IoT solutions, as companies across the UK look to adapt to a ‘new working normal’.

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Life 2.0: Creating pandemic-ready smart cities with COVID-19 learnings

Change is a constant. Right from the metal to machine age, till the era of digital revolution, we have seen several changes impacting our lives. In the information age we are in today, the pace of change has notched up manifold.

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Cellular connectivity sets a new standard for telehealth

Remote patient monitoring has been increasing over the last few years but, with home visits from healthcare professionals minimised because of COVID-19 lockdowns, services are poised to take off into the mainstream, writes Peter Fowler, SVP of Quectel.

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Connected devices have a key role to play in an era of pandemics

Technology has a history of helping to track and treat viruses. And, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, people are rightly asking themselves how new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and Big Data can be employed to slow down the proliferation of pandemics and

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Innovation in private networking: Set up and change bandwidth and duration on the fly

Data runs at Gigabit rates on the IPX (IP eXchange) backbone network; it doesn’t touch the public internet, so it’s totally secure, says Bob Emmerson, freelance technology writer. Bob looks at private networking ahead of next week’s webinar, “Why Wait for 5G? How Private LTE Solves Enterprise Connectivity Challenges, Now“.

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How can technology get us back to work safely?

This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work will mean a lot more to most of us than it would have last year, says Bart Schouw, chief evangelist at Software AG. The pandemic has upended all walks of life, including global business across every industry.

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Women in Tech: Female leaders to watch in 2020

In the 21st century, the tech we use defines a great deal of our lives, no matter our gender. So it’s heartening to see many of today’s top female innovators following the example of tech like Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson — women who charged ahead and made their mark on the world of technology,

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Mitigating the cyber risks of IoT and finding solutions

The last decade has seen unprecedented development of the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, enabled by new distributed network technologies. McKinsey estimates that by 2025, the world will own 50 billion networked devices, up 400% from 2010, and contributing US$11 trillion (€10 trillion) to economies.

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Rays of sun are brightening the tech sector’s gloom

A WEEK IN IoT – The news hasn’t improved much lately, and it’s tough to digest a diet of disaster in the media, says Jeremy Cowan. We have to hold our hands up here for sharing tough news in www.TheEE.io , www.IoT-Now.com , and www.VanillaPlus.com ). So, don’t think I’m in denial when I try to lift the spirits a little

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The real cost of ransomware: Protect yourself from cyberattack fallout

Ransomware remains the most common malware threat to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In the first half of last year alone, 61% of managed service providers (MSPs) reported attacks against their clients, sometimes multiple attacks in a single day.

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Contact tracing in industry: Why we need ultra-precise Wi-Fi-based local positioning systems

As we consider re-opening broader segments of society in the wake of COVID-19, it is imperative that we implement comprehensive “Test and Trace” schemes, especially for industrial and commercial spaces, says Vikram Pavate, CEO of Locix Inc. While various testing methods are being scaled successfully, the current contact tracing process is manual, tedious and inefficient.

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Four steps to hiring the best CISO in an IoT world

Of all the new technology processes shaping the next wave of digital transformation, perhaps none is more prominent than the Internet of Things (IoT). As Phil Celestini, senior vice president and chief security and risk officer at Syniverse reports, this technology is spawning a new ecosystem of interconnected networks and data transactions that is rapidly expanding and redefining

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Digital transformation ‘fatigue’: Where the channel goes from here

The technology industry has come to a precarious position. Although businesses today understand the importance of technology for achieving their objectives, they are also experiencing ‘digital transformation’ fatigue, says Abel Smit, sales director, data solutions & IoT at Tech Data.

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