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November 19, 2018

IoT helps shippers avoid the Blame Game and changes train operators’ business model

If I say Sony, I’d bet the first subjects that come to your mind are not healthcare or logistics management. Yet these are two key areas that Sony’s Sweden-based Internet of Things (IoT) team focused on at the recent IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC18) in Barcelona, as Jeremy Cowan reports.

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November 14, 2018

The need to integrate data is urgent and non-trivial, says the Father of IoT

Kevin Ashton has been an executive director and visiting engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he led work on the next generation of computing. Perhaps more importantly for this report, says Jeremy Cowan, he is the man who coined the term the ‘Internet of Things’.

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October 18, 2018

How is AI transforming wireless networking for CSPs?

Everyone seems to have a story to tell in Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. But is it really having an impact on wireless networks? Here, Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now talks to two execs about recent developments; Keith Cahoon, UK Business Development director of Mist, and Kevin Fenn, global head of networks at ThoughtWorks.

IoT Now: AI has been touted as a game-changer for [...]

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October 15, 2018

No more ‘heads in the sand’ as security firms urge customers to patrol enlarged attack surface

Security never seems to get any easier, does it? Ransomware, say the experts, shows no signs of diminishing as a threat to consumers and enterprises. So if they can’t nullify the threat, how can enterprises and consumers reduce their vulnerability? Security specialists advise Jeremy Cowan on the next steps to take.

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October 1, 2018

Users failed by VPN security and performance, but SD-WANs no option for industrial IoT. So where next?

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have significant security and performance drawbacks for use in networking cloud applications. This was the start-point for a recent survey and primary research by industry analysts, Futuriom, that (spoiler alert) leads the firm to conclude that Application Specific Networking (ASN) may be a way forward.

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September 28, 2018

Telcos desperately turning to value-added ICT services for revenue growth, but can they do this well?

“Telcos could talk to enterprise customers about applications and security,” one vendor advises. “And I could become a Princess,” says one analyst sarcastically.

As revenues from core connectivity services continue to collapse many network operators are turning to other value-added services (VAS) to shore up their balance sheets.

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September 21, 2018

Hand-to-hand combat among the surprises at Economist Innovation Summit, as delegates urged to augment not replace human skills

It was inevitable that the technology du jour, artificial intelligence (AI) dominated opening exchanges at today’s Economist Innovation Summit (#EconInnov). And for those – like me, admits Jeremy Cowan – who believed that AI is still mostly a series of chatbots and pilot projects there was an early wake-up call.

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September 14, 2018

iPhone eSIM is an opportunity not a threat, says European network operator

Apple’s new iPhone is to use an eSIM. The Cupertino-based company confirmed that there is an eSIM solution for the S 2018 iPhones refresh.

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July 30, 2018

As Samsung and Swann IoT apps breached, when will we confront our security flaws?

On Thursday, security flaws were revealed within the firmware of Samsung‘s SmartThings Hub. Cisco Talos issued a blog on multiple vulnerabilities. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this is not the only IoT security flaw exposed recently. No surprise then, that enterprises are getting twitchy about the security of their future IIoT services.

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July 27, 2018

Qualcomm pays $2bn as it kills plans to buy NXP but board authorises $30bn stock repurchase, insists strategy unchanged

Qualcomm Inc. has terminated its planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary. 

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