The cybersecurity lessons from 2020

The breach of SolarWinds and its Orion Platform software  captivated our collective attention in the final weeks of 2020. While arguably it was, and continues to be, considered the most significant event of the year, it is not the attack path most organisations should fear.

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IoT takes a village: The era of the ecosystem

I often talk about the “new product mindset” the importance of developing products and services with the cumulative lifetime value they will generate in mind, compared to just the immediate value delivered on launch day.

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New system monitors Covid-19 risk and functional age non-invasively with 16 immediate results

Few people can take a Covid-19 test every day or even every week or month. A person with a negative result will not know if infected later or even shortly before the test.

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Verizon to acquire autonomous mobile robot software company incubed IT

Verizon has agreed to acquire incubed IT, the creator of a software platform providing autonomous navigation tools to administer, manage and optimise mixed fleets of robots in industrial settings.

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IoT Ace ranks market visibility of top public and private IoT companies

IoT Nation, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem analytics, has released its 2020 IoT Ace Market Visibility Performance (MVP) rankings. These rankings are said to be based on the company’s “data-driven analysis of market activity” for more than 25,000 IoT-related companies worldwide.

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New store to define contactless physical shopping experience

A new interactive retail store, called CornerShop, has opened in London to demonstrate the store of the future, using the latest technologies to reimagine the shopping experience for food, drink and fashion.

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WeMaintain buys property tech start-up Shokly, takes steps to smart building

WeMaintain, a provider in the lift market, has acquired French property technology start-up Shokly. The latter’s solution has, says WeMaintain, “revolutionised fire alarm maintenance and management, to increase its presence in the smart buildings sector”.

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Smart homes in Europe and North America to total 179mn in 2024

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 102.6 million in 2020.

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Qualcomm 10Gb modem-RF expands 5G use in mobile broadband, industrial IoT and 5G private networks

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, its fourth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution. Snapdragon X65 is designed to support the fastest 5G speeds currently available with fibre like wireless performance and to make optimise spectrum use for network flexibility, capacity and coverage.

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European consumers are underwhelmed despite the big ‘digital switch’

Businesses that fail to capitalise on the public’s digital curiosity risk losing customers, say 48% of consumers in a recent European survey. And only 32% of European consumers believe the companies they interact with now deliver an improved digital experience compared to before the pandemic.

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Renesas expands low-power industrial and IoT applications reach with RA4M2 MCU group

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of semiconductor solutions, has expanded its RA4 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 12 new RA4M2 Group MCU.

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Infineon and DIGISEQ develop secured physical asset verification for brand protection

In a joint project, Infineon Technologies AG and DIGISEQ, an IoT platform provider with end-to-end service, utilise SECORA Blockchain NFC technology to deliver secured identity data.

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Privately, you might have missed something big in 2020

Looking back a few years from now, 2020 might be remembered for something other than COVID, 5G, political rancour, or even ‘murder hornets’ in the US. We may recognise 2020 as the beginning of foundational changes for the telecom industry – changes that may either mean its undoing or its remaking into something new. As Marc

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PiP IoT integrates sensors with Yotta asset management software for data-driven decisions

PiP IoT, a New Zealand-based manufacturer of ultra-rugged Internet of Things (IoT) sensing devices for Smart City and infrastructure monitoring applications, has signed a collaborative agreement with Yotta, a UK-based connected asset management software and services provider.

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Detectronic’s worldwide expansion supported by Aeris Fusion IoT Network

Global water monitoring equipment provider, Detectronic has selected the Aeris Fusion IoT Network to provide connectivity to support Detectronic’s continued expansion around the world

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Youbiquo supported by Lantronix IoT tech in developing AR smart glasses

Lantronix Inc. a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and intelligent hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), reports that its engineering team has supported Youbiquo, an Italy-based developer of wearable electronics and IoT devices.

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