21. February 2015 · Comments Off on Microsoft expands IoT developer program with Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

According to a report from Evans Data Corp., connected device development grew by 190 percent in 2014, and this growth is driving mobile developers to shift their focus. Another interesting point Evans Data presented is that as development for IoT increases, the development for tablets is decreasing because developers are more interested in creating apps for wearable devices, which saw a 24 percent increase over the past year.

via Microsoft expands IoT developer program with Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 | SiliconANGLE.

20. February 2015 · Comments Off on Cars, Cities & Pet Trackers: IoT in 2015 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

Here’s the thing about the Internet of Things: It may already be well hyped, but we’re still right at the beginning of a world where every kind of device or appliance in a home, city or business could be on the network and talking to other machines.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept. Kevin Ashton is generally credited with coming up with the idea of a world where everything from household appliances to water meters are networked and sending out data back in 1999.

via Cars, Cities & Pet Trackers: IoT in 2015 | Light Reading.

19. February 2015 · Comments Off on Envision Energy Engages Parstream for Delivery of IoT Analytics · Categories: News · Tags:

Envision Energy, the world’s largest smart energy management company, announced it selected ParStream for IoT analytics solution.

ParStream provides the industry’s first analytics platform for the IoT.The platform helps companies generate timely, actionable insights from IoT data by providing highly innovative and differentiated ways to analyze streaming and historical data — faster, with greater flexibility and closer to the source.

via Envision Energy Engages Parstream for Delivery of IoT Analytics.

19. February 2015 · Comments Off on Will Offspark Acquisition Help ARM Holdings Dominate the Internet of Things? · Categories: News · Tags:

Chip designer ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH  ) recently acquired Offspark, a Dutch specialist in security software, to expand its footprint in the Internet of Things, or IoT.

Offspark PolarSSL open-source technology is used to secure sensor modules, communication modules, and smartphones. The acquisition, which was made for an undisclosed amount, will boost the security of the IoT-focused mbed OS. PolarSSL will be rebranded as “mbed TLS” and become the backbone of the ARM mbed security platform.

via Will Offspark Acquisition Help ARM Holdings Dominate the Internet of Things? (ARMH).

19. February 2015 · Comments Off on 4 Important Estimations of Growth in IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

Many people see the Internet of Things (IoT) as a future concept. Those people would be wrong. Within certain industries, IoT solutions have been in place for decades, but we’re still at the foot of the mountain.  This brings up a good question: What’s the current global standing of IoT and what’s to be expected in the next five years? A recent study was conducted by Business Insider that looks at the forecasts, industry trends, advantages, and barriers for the IoT sector. In this post we’d like to take a look at four important estimations for growth in IoT.

via 4 Important Estimations of Growth in IoT – 2lemetry.

17. February 2015 · Comments Off on Fighting the Frankenbeast: How to stop security fears slowing the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , ,

The IT industry is getting increasingly excited about the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) but behind that excitement hidden dangers lurk, according to a new report from HP.

HP isn’t the only one to voice concerns: in the US the FTC is taking a closer look at the IoT and in the UK Ofcom is investigating a framework for this technology so it can evolve in a way which benefits consumers.

What concerns HP is that, as soon as the IT industry solves one security issue, it then moves on to creates another.

via Fighting the Frankenbeast: How to stop security fears slowing the Internet of Things | ZDNet.

17. February 2015 · Comments Off on Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , ,

Some Democrat senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on the Internet of Things, as concern grows over personal data collected by connected devices.

Several Democrat members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee said Wednesday they are exploring legislation that would enforce privacy and security standards for connected devices. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, plans to introduce a bill that will focus on security standards and the data collected by connected automobiles.

via Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT | Computerworld.

17. February 2015 · Comments Off on The Internet of Things has a new home on Gigaom Research · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

For years, Gigaom Research has covered the Internet of Things, from smart cities to smart homes to a smart and connected supply chain. During that time, our IoT content has been part of our existing research coverage areas. But over the past 18 months, the IoT has truly come into its own. The smart home and quantified self are on sale at Best Buy. Connected cars are waiting in the showroom, and businesses are saving real money with smart facilities and warehouses. And the latest generation of standards has enabled true platforms to move us from custom one-off development to a more mature, open ecosystem.

via The Internet of Things has a new home on Gigaom Research | Gigaom.

16. February 2015 · Comments Off on Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , ,

Hitachi Data Systems is purchasing business intelligence software maker Pentaho to incorporate analysis into Internet of Things systems it’ll build for the healthcare, public safety and other industries.

“Hitachi owns the infrastructure and Pentaho owns the data integration and analytics platform and know-how to harness the value in big data,” wrote Pentaho CEO Quentin Gallivan in a blog post detailing the rationale behind the acquisition.

via Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business | ITworld.

13. February 2015 · Comments Off on TI to drive innovation for IoT, industrial and automotive applications at embedded world 2015 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , ,

At embedded world in Nuremberg, Germany, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) will demonstrate how its embedded processing and analog technologies are driving innovation in embedded system designs. Visitors to Hall 5, booth 208 on Feb. 24-26 can experience how TI technology is providing new capabilities for the Internet of Things (IoT), new experiences in industrial and home automation, and innovation in automotive and ultra-low power applications. Additionally, attendees can talk with TI design experts and explore its LaunchPad evaluation kits, BeagleBoards and SensorTag ecosystems in the hands-on workbench area, evaluate several TI Designs reference designs and get a personal near field communications (NFC) bio-patch that can measure skin humidity and temperature.

via TI to drive innovation for IoT, industrial and automotive applications at embedded world 2015.