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…)
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.
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 Gregersen, CEO 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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…)