A high-level network operator panel was assembled on Day One of M2M World Congress 2016 in London last week. Moderated by Tom Rebbeck, research director at Analysys Mason, it covered operators’ future roles and the proposed need for a “crazy, IT-addicted mayor” when creating smart cities.
Having set up petcams in my home to remotely monitor my new puppy’s behaviours with my 4G smart device when I am out, I was reminded about Shodan, the search engine that looks for IoT devices such as webcams and makes their streams available for viewing by anyone on the internet.
Excitement is in the air! Apple has given its seal of approval by placing Web Real-Time Communications into development for Webkit.
A recent report amongst IT decision makers revealed that security is currently the main barrier to IoT adoption by businesses. So how real are the threats and what do businesses need to do to combat them? Much attention to date has focused on security threats within the consumer landscape, as highlighted by the well-publicised Barbie doll hack, creating consternation amongst parents across [...]
Let me start by telling you a story. On the way here, I downloaded a bible as preparation for my opening anecdote. One passage in particular caught the attention of my algorithms. It was in the book of Genesis, and it began with the words “God created mankind in his own image.”
Especially in trucking but also in a variety of other industrial sectors, many manufacturers have added telematics units to their vehicles in order to collect diagnostic codes and transmit them to cloud databases. Having done so, they’d like to think they have joined the latest technology mega trend—Internet of Things (IoT).
The Internet of Things (IoT) has continued to snowball over the past couple of years, and it’s the buzzword that continues to dominate the tech world.
IoT is here right now but it’s also one of the biggest application areas for 5G. Yet it’s easy to forget that while the industry has a clear vision of services that it hopes 5G will facilitate, much remains to be determined on the technical front with standardisation activities just beginning.
The potential of the Internet of Things is no secret: Gartner predicts 20.8 billion things will be connected by 2020. Others say that number could be as high as 50 billion. But connecting technologies in new ways and deploying them in new cyber-physical environments creates countless new security threats.
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