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Will 2020 be the year home IoT cyber attacks get serious?

When it comes to disruptive change, the emergence of the smart home is driving demographic, economic, and technological advancement as never before, says David P. Maher, executive VP and chief technology officer of Intertrust. This application of IoT, where private households and the devices that run them are connected to the internet, is creating an ecosystem that grew to more than 6.2 billion devices last year alone and is expected to grow to 7 billion by the end of 2020. (more…)

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April 1, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

ITU backs launch of global platform to protect telecom networks during COVID-19 crisis

Never before have telecommunication networks been so vital to our health and safety, and to keep our economy and society working, as during the COVID-19 crisis we are living through, says Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU. As a result, I have instructed my team to leverage without any delay ITU’s existing regulatory and policy-maker platform to help countries and industry cope with the increasing stress being put on global networks.

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March 24, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

The IoT revenue promise that was never cashed in

Expectation and reality do not always match – and this is even more pronounced when it comes to projected revenue streams. For example, says Carsten Rhod GregersenCEO and founder of Nabto, industry insiders and investors were certain that making money in the connected space of the Internet of Things (IoT) was not limited to physical product sales. Rather, other revenue streams would become possible after the initial product sale, including value-added services, subscriptions, and apps. (more…)

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Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Data transparency for digital transformation

Capturing digital transformation data is vital for small businesses. Creating a completely transparent and data-based business culture between departments saves significant time and costs., says Arti Mehta, editor, TM Forum.

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March 20, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Take-home messages from the ‘Why IoT projects fail’ webinar

A recent webinar on Beecham Research’s 100-page “Why IoT projects fail and what to do about them” research report was hosted by IoT Now. Beecham CEO, Robin Duke-Woolley zeroed in on three topics that emerged from interviews with various companies and vendors, as Bob Emmerson reports. (more…)

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March 11, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

A three-step approach to successful IoT adoption

Most would agree that the adoption rate of the Internet of Things (IoT) has fallen well short of predictions. Given the proven benefits that the IoT can deliver, such as preventative maintenance and real-time asset management, it’s confounding that every company isn’t well on its way to leveraging IoT. (more…)

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Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Maintaining activity with proactivity

Downtime due to information technology glitches is a perennial problem. You can set your watch by their occurrence in the commercial aerospace industry alone, and they’re often a direct consequence of failures in legacy hardware and software. Here, George Walker, managing director of IT/OT management software specialist Novotek UK and Ireland, makes the case for proactively upgrading legacy systems. (more…)

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February 28, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Everything you need to know about disaster recovery but didn’t dare ask

It is not uncommon for businesses to neglect the preparation it takes to be ready for a data-loss disaster. Time and time again the development of a disaster recovery plan is ignored, in favour of the comforting thought that the kind of detrimental event that would require such a plan, will probably never happen.

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February 18, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Industrial IoT: Price comparison data preserves margins for small and mid-sized manufacturers

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is misunderstood by most small and mid-sized manufacturers who neither have the funding nor the inclination to gather, cull, and use big data. What these organisations need is to preserve thin margins to survive (and hopefully thrive). (more…)

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February 11, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Shadow IT: Gaining control of a parallel universe

For network managers, merely the thought of unknown or even partly unknown IT infrastructures on a network can be enough to send a shiver down the spine. In shadow IT networks, complex infrastructures can develop from everyday practice, without the approval or knowledge of the IT department. (more…)

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Posted by: Anasia D'mello