There is a technological tsunami heading straight to the centre of the mobile telecoms world. IoT promises a deluge of connected “things”, from smart water meters and remote perimeter access control systems to traffic congestion monitors and the intelligent home.
Following news this week that vulnerabilities have been found in the Xfinity Home Security system provided by Comcast, the world’s largest broadcasting and cable company* it is fair to ask how secure ‘IoT security’ systems really are. As Jeremy Cowan asks, who guards the guardians?
According to Gartner, IoT revenue from products and services will exceed $300 billion in 2020. IDC forecasts that the worldwide market for IoT solutions will grow to $7.1 trillion by 2020. Every major player from the software industry is investing in IoT. Platform companies such as Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are building platforms to enable developers to build IoT solutions. [...]
Of the many industries using Near Field Communication (NFC) to add convenience, increase efficiency, and automate processes, healthcare is gaining ground. In a recent report, issued by technology analysts Transparency Market Research (TMR), healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments for NFC, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4%.
Gadi Lenz, chief scientist at AGT International, gives the lowdown on the sensor revolution and where it is taking the Internet of Things (IoT).
Following a report by The Government Office for Science about the usefulness of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is interesting to observe the ways in which local government is beginning to reap the benefits of M2M.
A major problem facing cities, which is bound to worsen in the future, lies with obstacles to mobility as more people have to commute to and from work over long distances.
Ask an IT professional at any modern enterprise what new phenomenon both fills them with huge anticipation yet makes them quiver with fear, and their answers could be similar.
2015 saw the Internet of Things (IoT) as a catalyst for digital transformation. With more than a quarter of all companies worldwide using M2M technologies, as unveiled by Vodafone’s M2M Barometer, business models are being transformed and, as we embark on 2016, the future of M2M technologies looks even more promising.
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