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December 14, 2015

Open source: Security through transparency

The contrast between proprietary and open source software is as old as the IT industry itself. Software in almost every category is available either from suppliers who develop and market their code by themselves or from developer communities who work with open code.

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December 11, 2015

The 2016 cybersecurity trends businesses can’t afford to ignore

The latest Breach Level Index report shows there were 888 data breaches in the first half of 2015 alone, compromising 246 million data records of customers’ personal and financial information worldwide.

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December 11, 2015

The Industrial Internet of Things: leveraging the power of cloud computing

In order to seamlessly integrate industrial data into the Industrial Internet of Things, a new communications platform is needed. Tony Paine, CEO of Kepware Technologies, identifies the requirements and features of such a platform.

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December 10, 2015

Are Low Power Wide Area Networks a threat to cellular GSM network operators?

Some observers have suggested that the rise of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) may spell the demise of IoT revenues for mobile operators (MNOs). At face value this seems credible. After all, GSM connectivity requires the paid use of licenced spectrum which mobile network operators have an oligopoly on. As a result, IoT innovators are increasingly looking for lower cost solutions to [...]

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December 9, 2015

LoRaWAN™ looks good to go: Part 2

Bob Emmerson went to a recent LoRa Alliance event in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to assess the current state-of-play. Part 1 looked at application development, the architecture and KPN’s network. This article focuses on LoRaWAN™ gateways and network management.

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December 8, 2015

Smart home: Solving problems or just making us lazy?

Hello and thanks for reading. I remember talking to a fellow entrepreneur who sold some of the least sexy products on earth…. ranging from toilet plungers to door stops.

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December 8, 2015

Securing the IoT: Is it possible to protect billions of devices simultaneously?

To understand why there is so much excitement surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), look no further than smart home appliances.

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December 7, 2015

Intel hires former Qualcomm exec to head new group

Intel has chosen Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, previously co-president of Qualcomm’s mobile chip division, to run a newly created group that encompasses its PC, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and software businesses.

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December 7, 2015

Welcome back, we’ve changed a bit. How about you?

You turn your back for a few hours and look what happens! The things you’ve come to rely on – like M2M Now – change. Welcome to IoT Now.

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December 7, 2015

Keeping tabs on road and rail shipments – why hybrid M2M solution are becoming all the rage

M2M communications for monitoring used to be a binary decision – GSM or satellite. But with technology costs falling, it is now affordable and viable to choose a hybrid model.



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Addressing the need for simple and affordable IoT connectivity

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