Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? In our age of technological whiz-bang, not much floors us anymore. But I confess, I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can.Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary garbage pickups. That may not sound so impressive — at least compared to driverless cars or sending regular folk into space — but when the dumbest of items gains intelligence, we need to pay attention.
IoT, and the promise it offers, are edge devices that communicate with the cloud and gather big data. It isn’t a concept, rather it is a state of connectedness and system intelligence. The culmination of multiple emerging and mature technologies, IoT provides actionable intelligence to both systems and people.We typically think of the device as the embodiment of IoT, because it is most visible. But the infrastructure, the system behind the device, is where the real value lies. Without the system, the edge device is pretty much useless. Without the entire system, you cannot effectively solve a problem or affect an outcome efficiently. Without every piece, the outcome can’t be achieved.
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If you want the convenience of a smart home and (for the present, at least) the kind of end-to-end encryption security Apple provides, preventing prying eyes from peeking into your business, Elgato today introduced an affordable way to put intelligence inside your home.
76% of manufacturers will increase their use of smart devices or embedded intelligence in manufacturing processes in the next two years. 63% of manufacturers have either implemented or are planning to integrate IoT technologies into their products. 58% of manufacturers say that improving product quality is the most important objective they are pursuing by incorporating smart devices or embedding intelligence. 44% of manufacturers say that their biggest obstacle in leveraging the IoT is their company’s limited knowledge of how the IoT can improve operations and products.
Internet of Things startup Wi-Next will add IBM analytics to its systems for industrial quality control and predictive maintenance.The added capabilities, including some powered by artificial intelligence, are designed to help food-processing companies and consumer product makers keep production lines running smoothly despite what’s sometimes a breakneck pace.
If anything rang true at CES this year, it’s that the Internet of Things (IoT) has caught fire in a big way. Using sensors the size of a skittle, device manufacturers across every industry are thinking about how connectivity can impact and improve experiences. Technologies like 360-degree cameras, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are also beginning to align towards what IBM calls the “Cognitive IoT.”
The internet of things (IoT), coupled with different though convergent technologies such as cloud computing and big data, is revolutionising the world around us, putting intelligence and connectivity directly into objects.With more than eight million internet-connected devices, Italy is one of the biggest machine-to-machine (M2M) markets in Europe, with high annual growth expected in coming years.
The problem with smart home technology in 2016 isn’t a lack of intelligence; it’s a failure to communicate. As more new ‘smart’ devices appear — and we saw a passel of them last week at CES 2016, from smart showers to beds, belts, blenders, toothbrushes, and more — the same stumbling blocks remain. All of them will talk to your smartphone, but most of them won’t talk to one another.
Security breaches proliferated in 2015 and no industry, from energy to finance to healthcare, was spared. Corporate information security officers (CISO) are weighing in with their cybersecurity predictions for 2016. According to Security Current, an information and collaboration company by CISOs for CISOs, 2016 will see more orchestrated attacks (not surprisingly), such as “business email compromise,” and incident response will remain a key focus for enterprises.CISOs also anticipate a rise in investments in risk mitigation programs and integrated threat intelligence and analysis capabilities.
Certified Security Solutions (CSS), a global leader in enabling secure digital identity and access solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the enterprise, was selected as one of CIOReview Magazine’s “50 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers” published in the November IoT Special Edition.Internet connectivity has pioneered new ways for enterprises and consumers to use products and services to make things better, faster, and more accessible. Amid this large arena of connectivity, lies the booming landscape of IoT that has spread its wings to foster a new era of intelligence, efficiency, and access. Citing these innovative IoT trends and expansion, the necessity for experienced solution providers has increased. CIOReview Magazine evaluated companies that have helped enterprises in tackling impediments to IoT, naming the 50 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers.