New ultra low energy standard aims to make smart homes and building automation more affordable

Devices and machines which can be connected to multi-functional networks are in high demand. Network-compatible solutions are already common in IT and other sectors such as automation and smart homes. However, most products are expensive, limited to individual manufacturers, or difficult to install.

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Smart Security for Smart Cities: The cloud is the best choice to secure urban assets

When fully connected, a rapidly emerging class of technologies can profoundly improve the lives of citizens in so-called “Smart Cities.” However, as we connect and digitise infrastructures – whether they are public or private, it’s essential to implement thoughtful safeguards. One thing is clear: the best security option is the cloud, which enforces the use

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The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 3

How to call a tractor a tractor The focus of standards is to define how devices connect and exchange data over a common interface. A standard defines how to connect a Thing to a network, but then what? The data still needs to be put in context, to say what its data means and to

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Build trust in the Internet of Things, but be wary of causing data breaches

Growth in Internet of Things technology across all areas of society and industry will see a huge increase in the diversity of software developed to support it. At the same time, the domination of traditional developers such as Microsoft and Adobe is being challenged by thousands of ‘one-man-bands’ able to get in on the act

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The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 2

All Things Wireless It’s not the case that all Things will be wireless; just almost all of them. Some objects are very static and very close to the right kind of wire but vastly more devices are not. This is because of mobility, remoteness, convenience and, particularly in the home, because of aesthetics.

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North Dakota’s Bismarck shows how to get smart on water infrastructure, says analyst

Water infrastructure and management play a key role in the development of smart cities, and smart cities of the future must intelligently address the related areas of water and energy to fully achieve resource efficiencies. So says Jacob Pereira, analyst for smart utilities infrastructure at IHS Technology in a new report.

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The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 1

Michael Barkway from TTP looks at the current state of play for the IoT without the hype and takes a look into the future.

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Are mobile network operators ready to enable the Internet of Things?

Download our free white paper featuring a cross industry discussion on whether MNOs are ready to enable the Internet of Things- featuring input from senior level decision makers at Telefonica, Sigfox, Ericsson and Xchanging.

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The utilisation paradox

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Utilisation Paradox.

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Smart multi-function IoT gateways

An IoT device, a thing, enables short- to medium-range connectivity via an embedded RF. When needed, wide area connectivity comes via an IoT gateway that has an embedded cellular modem and these products can accommodate hundreds or even thousands of individual IoT inputs. I wanted to get that out of the way because of all

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Internet of Things industry is right to put security centre stage, says ARM

A year or two ago security in the Internet of Things was at the top of few people’s minds. Perhaps it should have been. Now IoT security is a hot topic as editor-in-chief, Jeremy Cowan found when he talked to Zach Shelby, director of the IoT Business Unit at ARM, a multinational semiconductor and software

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Hats off to Intel for using IoT for such a great cause

Growing up as a kid in the early 80s, one of my favourite actors was Michael J. Fox. It also didn’t hurt that he was a fellow Canadian who went on to become one of the bigger television stars of the era. It was quite a shock to hear that he had been diagnosed with

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Fleet Management: New market entrants may herald a shake-up

In the last post I discussed the growth in the fleet management and the wave of M&A (merger & acquisition) activity it seems to have triggered among the suppliers. But the turbulence in the fleet management market is not simply a game of musical chairs among the traditional specialists. Outsiders have also been buying into

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EMEA’s IT departments not ready for the Internet of Things or BYO Wearables, says ISACA survey

New research from Illinois-based global IT association ISACA has found that few European IT departments or workplaces are ready for the invasion of wearable technology and other connected devices.

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The paradox of digital health, part 1: Money

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Money Paradox.

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Smart energy and business transformation concerns dominate European Utility Week

This year’s European Utility Week conference and exhibition kicked off on November 4, with almost 10,000 delegates from more than 250 utilities attending. Two key themes were present wherever you looked: the introduction of ‘Smart’ energy solutions for homes, businesses, cities and nations; and the need for the entire sector to transform the ways that

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