The Internet of Things is called so for a reason: it’s not just about linking consumers to their smart devices, and their smart devices to their gadgets and gizmos. It’s also about connecting a web of sensors, infrastructure, and the industrial components of machines which form the industrial IoT.
The increasing urbanisation of populations is a trend that is set to continue and, while it has enhanced the economic wellbeing of millions of people, it has placed enormous demands on infrastructure and threatened the quality of life of inhabitants.
Smart devices have arguably made consumers’ lives easier, and as they become more affordable, more of us are investing in the IoT. However, all too often, these smart devices are being manufactured with affordability in mind and security as an afterthought.
Canonical has released Ubuntu Core 16 for the Internet of Things (IoT), with regular and reliable security updates, and app stores for intelligent connected devices.
What is the real revenue-generating and growth potential for the channel from IoT and M2M. Craig Smith, director IoT & Analytics, EMEA at Avnet Technology Solutions reports.
By all accounts, the vision of the connected home is still alive and well. That futuristic home where appliances are self-aware and interconnectivity between the physical and online worlds is seamless. But despite all the hype and grandiose predictions, that vision is still a bit blurry.
With IDC predicting there will be 200 billion connected devices operating amongst us by 2020, the IoT is a digital revolution tipped to eclipse any of those that came before it.
A recent report amongst IT decision makers revealed that security is currently the main barrier to IoT adoption by businesses. So how real are the threats and what do businesses need to do to combat them? Much attention to date has focused on security threats within the consumer landscape, as highlighted by the well-publicised Barbie doll hack, creating consternation amongst parents across [...]
The potential of the Internet of Things is no secret: Gartner predicts 20.8 billion things will be connected by 2020. Others say that number could be as high as 50 billion. But connecting technologies in new ways and deploying them in new cyber-physical environments creates countless new security threats.
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