Goldman Sachs and the Quantum apocalypse

(WEEK IN IoT):  So you’ve had your head around 5G communications and edge compute for years, and you see that low latency is every bit as important as connection speed and bandwidth. You’re across the Internet of Things (IoT), says Jeremy Cowan. Why wouldn’t you be? You read IoT Now daily and see applications in every industry.

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Ransomware halts IoT operations at Sierra Wireless, as maritime industry is hit 1.5mn times in 30 days

Last week started with some sensible guidance on cyber security. By Wednesday the theory became a nightmare reality for one of the Internet of Things (IoT) majors, Vancouver-based Sierra Wireless as it was halted by an all-out ransomware attack.

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Loon is popped by sharp truths: Balloons won’t be ‘Connecting people everywhere’

(A Week in IoT) – When the news came on Friday that Loon’s journey is coming to an end it was a disappointment if, like me, you’re an admirer of flights of scientific and engineering ambition that combine business opportunity and social benefit. To be fair though, the news did not come as a shock, says

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IoT helps companies serve existing customers and find new business, even in a pandemic

IoT is not only enabling organisations in numerous industries to continue operating, despite the Coronavirus. The Internet of Things is also helping to grow businesses and enabling companies to rise to new Covid-related challenges. Jeremy Cowan hears more from Mohsen Mohseninia, Aeris’s vice president for International Market Development and Suzanne Lancaster, European marketing director.

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Transforma Insights creates advisory board to exchange industry views

Transforma Insights, advisors on the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and Digital Transformation, has announced the formation of an Advisory Board, drawing on a range of voices from across the technology sector.

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Cloud software provider Blackbaud pays ransom, as incidents rise globally

WEEK IN IT SECURITY – Just as we were reporting last week on our sister site The Evolving Enterprise that ransomware is behind 1 in 3 cyber security attacks on organisations, news was breaking of another major ransom attack, reports Jeremy Cowan.

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Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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Rays of sun are brightening the tech sector’s gloom

A WEEK IN IoT – The news hasn’t improved much lately, and it’s tough to digest a diet of disaster in the media, says Jeremy Cowan. We have to hold our hands up here for sharing tough news in www.TheEE.io , www.IoT-Now.com , and www.VanillaPlus.com ). So, don’t think I’m in denial when I try to lift the spirits a little

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Life Lessons: Focus narrowly when you’re building a business

Alan Grau, VP of IoT at Sectigo, has been fascinated by business since the age of 10. Along the way, other people’s mistakes have taught him only to hire friends if they’re qualified, and to be ready for competition and opportunity wherever it comes from.

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Alibaba expects security, performance and compatibility will drive growth of Bluetooth mesh for smart home ecosystem

Ru Yi, general manager of Alibaba A.I. Labs Smart Device Department, talks to Jeremy Cowan, editorial director & publisher of IoT Now about the future of smart homes.

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What is the future of connectivity? And how do we think like attackers?

IoT Now’s editorial director quizzes Manfred Kube, head of IoT Products at Thales Analytics & IoT Solutions, about how connectivity is evolving in the Internet of Things and how we can secure our IoT devices.

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C-suite meeting in Chicago in November to debate the future of connected insurance

Ahead of the Connected Insurance USA 2019 event, Jeremy Snyder, chief operating officer at Avinew tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how IoT is having a positive impact on the insurance industry – and what’s holding things back.

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Huawei ships more than 400,000 5G active antenna units and advises carriers on how to make 5G a success

During a keynote speech delivered today at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2019, Ryan Ding, Huawei executive director of the board and president of Carrier BG, noted that among consumers, households, and vertical industries, there is a real and urgent demand for 5G.

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It’s confirmed: IoT is under cyberattack

A WEEK IN IoT — Hosting a lively webinar debate yesterday on LTE-M with Aeris and IoT Analytics, I couldn’t help noticing, says Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now, how often the audience asked questions on how to secure the Internet of Things. It bore out the results of a new five-country survey.

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Global IoT: Everyone’s talking about it. So why isn’t it happening?

“The MNOs have got a real problem when it comes to IoT. One problem is the race to zero on pricing for roaming.” As Jeremy Cowan says, the little bit of Yorkshire blood in me respects the directness of Eseye’s  CEO. As they say, Nick Earle calls a spade a spade.

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