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How consumer IoT demand in electronics, smart home and healthcare is growing with new tech to 2023

The Consumer Internet of Things is the network of consumer devices used in various end-applications, such as smart homes, healthcare, and consumer electronics. The consumer IoT market is estimated to be valued US$46.8 billion (€41.3 billion) by 2018 and is projected to reach US$104.4 billion (€92.1 billion) by 2023, at a CAGR of 17.39% during 2018–2023. (more…)

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February 18, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Prepare for the next wave of disruption by disrupting what’s already there

“Continuous everything” is…everything in today’s business world. Continuous delivery, continuous quality, continuous service, and everything that goes into providing those in this age of the customer are paramount to every successful enterprise. (more…)

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February 8, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Mum and Dad are our biggest security risk!

Your mother’s maiden name – the name of your first pet – the city you were born in. What do these all have in common? Not only are they popular security questions for online authentication but given the culture and our tendency to overshare on social media, they are no longer the most “secure” security questions. (more…)

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February 5, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Fit and forget: The threat posed by unconfigured IoT

The march of ‘smart’ technology has seen every conceivable device in our homes and offices ‘enhanced’ with some form of connectivity. While this offers additional functionality for some, says Ken Munro, partner at Pen Test Partners(more…)

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January 31, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

How IoT can help with HVAC big data: Part 2

IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, which are embedded within the electronics, software, and actuators of a typical HVAC system, provide a slew of valuable information that can be later analysed for purposes of energy consumption, peak demand reduction, and systems efficiency. (more…)

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Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Why big data and building analytics aren’t going anywhere: Part 1

In 2014, businesses around the globe collectively produced a whopping 8.4 zettabytes (or 8.4 trillion gigabytes) of digital content, up from 2.7 zettabytes in 2012. That’s a lot of information to parse — hence the term “big data,” which describes the trend of processing high-volume and highly variable information to (more…)

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January 30, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Passwords have had their day: Why we can expect an accelerated shift towards biometrics in 2019

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever internet transmission in 1969. As we near this milestone, says Andrew Shikiar, chief marketing officer of the FIDO Alliance, contentions regarding privacy and security online abound. (more…)

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January 24, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Commercial drones: 7 rules for securing data in the ecosystem

Drones are no longer just for hobbyists. Their soaring commercial popularity has led to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) announcing the first ever worldwide drone standards for the industry; a move that will inevitably provide the framework for global regulation and legislation moving forward. (more…)

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January 18, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Is AI the antidote to the cybersecurity minefield?

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. With 20% of the C-suite already using machine learning and 41% of consumers believing that AI will improve their lives, wide scale adoption is imminent across every industry – and cybersecurity is no exception. (more…)

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Posted by: Anasia D'mello

The Future of IoT and IoT Testing

It goes without saying that for IoT to be effective, apps and devices must be tested in real world conditions. For example, says Pooja Tyagi, testing engineering specialist, NTT DATA UK, in conditions where there is poor connectivity and in less than favourable environments to ensure high quality at all times, (more…)

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January 17, 2019

Posted by: Anasia D'mello