(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilt as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.
THE WEEK IN 5G – The ding dong battle over the acceptability, or otherwise, of Huawei’s involvement in national 5G infrastructure projects is intensifying, says Jeremy Cowan.
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May today announced a new £20 million (€22.3 million) fund to help public services use UK expertise in innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI). Investment in the sector is always welcome and who knows, says Jeremy Cowan, it could take Mrs May’s mind off Brexit for a while.
COPA-DATA is exhibiting at the Smart Factory Expo 2017. Hailed as the UK’s biggest showcase for the fourth industrial revolution, the event takes place over two days at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on November 15 and 16. Visitors are invited to register for free online to join over 4,000 fellow manufacturers exploring the potential of Industry 4.0.
Funny how things turn out sometimes. I was scheduled to meet Silver Spring Networks‘ exec Brian McGuigan this week at Smart Summit 2017 in London so I thought I’d do my homework on what they’d been up to lately, only to discover that they’d been taken over that day by Itron.
Security concerns have been dominating news about IoT as of late, and with good reason. A recent survey shows that nearly half of U.S. firms using an IoT network have been hit by a security breach.
As we reported on August 2 (US senators planning bill to ‘secure’ the Internet of Things but users are a weak link, say experts), US senators are demanding tougher security for the Internet of Things (IoT). Draft legislation called the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, will mean that smart devices have to meet basic standards to be used by government departments.
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