Over 200 professionals from across Europe were in attendance at the Repower Europe Conference in Brussels earlier this month. Repowering Europe was one of the largest joint European events this year among the smart grids and solar photovoltaic sectors. The objective of the two-day event was to review past successes of the smart grids in Europe and discuss future challenges.
IBM is releasing two new services through Bluemix that can be utilized through our IoT for Automotive solution. They are Context Mapping and Driver Behavior. We appreciate all the feedback we received from you while these were previously available as experimental. The developer community is always critical to helping us understand your challenges and to continuously improve our offerings.
While the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) brings many new business prospects, it also presents significant challenges ranging from technology architectural choices to security concerns. MIT Professional Education’s new Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World course offers important insights on how to overcome these challenges and thrive in this exciting space.
The Internet of Things promises new opportunities for just about every corner of the tech sector. However, it also presents challenges for quality assurance teams tasked with keeping the underlying software performing as needed. Given the many different devices and systems software testers will need to analyze in a post-IoT world, covering everything may seem like an impossible goal. Under these circumstances, it’s best to break up QA responsibilities into different types of testing and approach them with I
The opportunities—and challenges—of the growing smart kitchen category was at the heart of the inaugural Smart Kitchen Summit, which took place here yesterday.“The kitchen is the central room of the home,” said Michael Wolf, creator and curator of the summit, which had approximately 270 attendees, “but from a tech standpoint, it’s a little behind.” However, companies such as Netflix and Vizio were unheard of 10 years ago, but now are household names, and the same will happen to this category, he predicted.
Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, announced it is supporting Envision America, a new nationwide nonprofit, in its efforts to accelerate deployment of innovative technologies for energy, water, waste and air challenges. As part of this effort, the company will be represented at the Smart Cities Forum hosted at the White House today.”We are pleased to participate in a coordinated effort to help cities address energy and resource challenges,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, Executive Vice President, Americas at Landis+Gyr. “Together with our parent company Toshiba, Landis+Gyr is actively involved in helping communities worldwide implement efficient distribution and energy management solutions.”The White House Smart Cities Forum will bring together representatives from government, research and industry to discuss applying technology to a number of issues cities face, including congestion, crime, service delivery and sustainability.
In my last blog post I shared some of the general security challenges that come with the Internet of Things (IoT). In this post, I will focus on one particular security risk: distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.Even before the age of IoT, DDoS attacks have been turning multitudes of computers into botnets, attacking a single target and causing denial of services for the target’s users. By “multitudes” we can be talking about thousands or even millions of victim devices. Now add IoT into the equation and we could be looking at billions of devices pressed into attack! The scale and the damage would be unprecedented and massive. Such attacks could bring some of the largest systems down (in my little piece of fiction above, an Amazon-like company). If it sounds like science fiction, it won’t be for long. What will it take for DDoS attacks that use IoT devices to cross that line from fiction to reality and how we can prevent such disaster from happening?
As more and more people make the switch to plug-in cars, city planners and utility companies alike are facing new challenges to ensure that mass-electric car adoption doesn’t translate to an overloaded electrical grid as everyone tries to charge their car at the end of their work day.
If two contract electronics providers send their sales people to pitch an OEM prospect. One wears a set of coveralls the other a nice clean suit. Who is the customer going to choose? The loud, forward-charging sales person trying to convince you to buy services, or the sophisticated enabler with knowledge-ready answers to questions about your biggest OEM product or service challenges?
BI Intelligence estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 23 billion IoT devices connected to the internet. One of the biggest challenges in connecting so many devices will be in securing them to prevent hackers from controlling them or using them to infiltrate networks and databases. Many low-power IoT devices don’t have the computing power to run antivirus software like a computer.