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February 10, 2016

Machine learning is cybersecurity’s latest pipe dream – Part 1

A recurring claim at security conferences is that “security is a big data / machine learning (ML) / artificial intelligence (AI) problem”. This is unfortunately wildly optimistic, and wrong in general. While certain security problems can be addressed by ML/AI algorithms, in general the problem of detecting a malicious actor amidst the vast trove of information collected by most [...]

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February 9, 2016

Microsoft makes Azure IoT hub generally available, adds new device partners for developers

Microsoft’s new Azure IoT Hub is reportedly designed to provide an easy, secure way to connect, provision and manage billions of IoT devices sending and receiving trillions of messages per month.

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February 9, 2016

Inmarsat joins the LoRa® Alliance

Inmarsat has joined the LoRa Alliance, dedicated to developing a global standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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February 9, 2016

Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 2

Active Assisted Living

Elderly people represent an ever-growing proportion of the population. By 2025, there will be 820 million people aged 65 and older globally. The shift in demographics towards an ageing population will make it impossible to keep everyone who needs care in hospital. Fortunately, advanced bio‑monitoring systems and remote monitoring technologies make it easier [...]

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February 8, 2016

Geospatial analytics is ready for a comeback

Recognising the endless possibilities the Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to our economy, a consortium of London universities, NGOs and government agencies have pooled their resources into a £24 million IoT research hub in the capital, fortifying London as a global IoT hub.

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February 8, 2016

Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 1

Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as the second most important of five key drivers for the connected home, after smart energy. The BI Intelligence research company estimates that by 2019 home security systems will account for 38% [...]

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February 5, 2016

Cisco fills cellular gap in IoT stack by buying Jasper Technologies, says analyst

Cisco has moved to snap up privately-held Jasper Technologies with a planned acquisition for US$1.4 billion. Frost & Sullivan believes this to be as much as 20 times the company’s annual revenue in 2015, says Frost & Sullivan’s Sheridan Nye.

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February 5, 2016

Bluetooth 4.2, the local connection for IoT

As readers of this site will know, when Bluetooth was originally invented by Ericsson, Nokia, Intel and Toshiba, it was intended to act as a way of providing cable-free connections between computers with mobile phones, PDAs, printers and other computer peripherals. The story goes that Bluetooth was given its name, because of Harald Bluetooth, the king who unified Denmark and Norway.

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February 5, 2016

The future of IoT, as told by those driving the revolution – Part 2

In part two of this preview, internationally renowned Smart IoT speakers share their views of the industry ahead of what is claimed to be the world’s largest IoT event.

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February 4, 2016

Enterprise IoT: Two disparate worlds unified in the Cloud – Pt 2

Cloud edge computing

Clouds are moving to the edge of the network. That may sound like an oxymoron since the cloud is basically a centralised facility where IoT data transmitted from the edge is aggregated and processed into real-time information.



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