Gartner predicts that the typical family home will contain as many as 500 networked devices by 2020. Similarly, Ericsson forecasts 50 billion connected “things” by the same date.
The notion of a huge botnet targeting your business with a DDoS attack can send shivers down the backs of the most experienced security professionals. Botnets can harness vast size and power, as well as demonstrating a huge amount of sophistication.
Testing an Internet or cloud is necessary because the system is too complex for anyone to analyse and predict every possible form of vulnerability or failure.
Criminal attacks come in two main flavours: theft and blackmail. The criminal can either steal money or data from a system, or can threaten to damage it unless paid a ransom. If the driver is terrorism or sabotage, instead of criminal gain, they can simply inflict that damage without any warning.
Chips continue to get smaller and operate faster, thereby enabling the development of amazing devices like smart phones. But, their intrinsic functionality hasn’t changed: they process data at blinding speeds.
When the Wright brothers made their famous pioneering flight in December 1903, did they have safety officer in attendance insisting on parachutes and shock absorbing landing gear?
From construction to the public sector, insurance to retail, virtually every organisation is looking hard at the Internet of Things (IoT) to assess opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce costs and enhance customer experience.
Products – and our relationships with them – are constantly changing. Marketers have long sought to encourage a sense of brand loyalty, but the future of product marketing will rely on the purchaser developing a connection directly with a product, led by conversations between person and item.
Three leading Internet of Things (IoT) companies have demonstrated the first end-to-end IoT ecosystem designed with re-usable infrastructure and open industry standards for industrial and commercial applications at scale.
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