With IoT Now granted sole access to Digi’s normally closed customer conference, we ask the CEO and COO their strategy for growing an M2M hardware provider. In Part 2 of Jeremy Cowan’s report the new emphasis is on service and scalability.
From smart buildings to intelligent production lines, organisations are rapidly adopting Internet connected devices to improve performance, reduce costs and transform customer experience. However, many of these Internet of Everything (IoE) implementations remain outside the corporate network – creating serious security concerns and constraining decision making.
Smart cities are not a trend, they are necessary. Local authorities around the world are investing in connected technology to build the cities of the future, but while recent innovations are fuelling growth in this area, it is not a luxury.
To describe 2015 as a watershed year for Digi International is almost selling it short. A fire wiped out much of its Thai-based production capacity, the company appointed a new CEO and re-structured its management team, it sold a major business unit, acquired a new company, and re-vitalised its finances.
What is normal?
It’s important to remember there is no silver bullet in security, and there is no evidence at all that tools such as ML and AI can solve the problem. ML is good at finding similarities between things (such as spam emails), but it is not so good at locating anomalies.
When did we first start connecting things?
A long time ago. Our ancestors were stringing together beads and shells around the time that language was invented.
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 [...]
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.
Inmarsat has joined the LoRa Alliance, dedicated to developing a global standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).
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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