New research from Unisys Corporation reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However privacy concerns around the security of biometric data stored in the cloud need to be addressed as adoption becomes more mainstream.The survey of 54 biometrics professionals was conducted by Unisys at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference held in Sydney, May 24-26, 2016.
VSP Global, the Rancho Cordova-based maker of eyewear and provider of vision care services, has begun an academic study with the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California on wearable technology built into eyeglass frames.VSP’s research and development center in midtown Sacramento, called The Shop, began working on the high-tech glasses in 2014. By the spring of last year, it had about 26 VSP employees testing prototypes.
Mass adoption of connected home devices may not be too far off. Ipsos focused in on the popular topic of home automation in its latest installment of the Canadian Interactive Trends Report, a quarterly syndicated study. Looking at interest, attitudes, and behaviours toward home automation among Canadian households, the study found that significant opportunities are just around the corner, but consumers need to understand the true value of home automation first.
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For the past couple of years, it seems that everyone who talks about the Internet of Things (IoT) also talks about the challenge of security in IoT. (See this December 2013 post, “Securing the Internet of Things: Where Do You Start?“) In a recent study of IoT developers, security is seen as a leading concern. Any IoT platform that developers use must have an answer to how to secure IoT solutions, and IBM® Watson™ IoT platform has definitely built security into theirs.
Joon Ian Wong reports in Quartz, “Most of the innovation on the so-called Internet of Things is locked up in patents held by the companies that make the innards of sensors, routers, and other devices, according to a study by LexInnova, a consultancy. The study finds that the companies with the greatest number of IoT patents globally are the chip-makers Qualcomm and Intel, followed by Chinese network-gear maker ZTE… But not all patents are created equal. Only 1.5% of all patents are litigated, according to a seminal 2000 paper on the subject by Mark Lemley, a law professor at Stanford. That suggests only a sliver of patents are worth the cost of enforcing. Lemley and three other co-authors devised a system to sift through patents and find the most valuable ones.”
There’s good and bad news resonating from a recent study of consumers revealing which amenities they want in a newly constructed home.The study, conducted by research firm IMRE on behalf of national builder KB Home and door-lock-maker Kwikset, reveals two-thirds of consumers want smart home products in their newly constructed homes, with nearly half (45 percent) willing to spend an additional $5,000 or more to incorporate smart products. Read the complete findings here.
Most observers agree that enterprises must brace for the expected onslaught of unstructured data to be generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). The problem, according to a recent study, is that most of the proposed solutions for handling the data flood won’t work.A recent Gartner report exploring the impact of IoT on enterprise infrastructure assumes that 25 percent of all attempts to harness IoT data will be abandoned before they are even deployed “due to a lack of information capabilities adapted for the IoT.”
Businesses expect The Internet of Things will improve customer experiences but that’s far from where their current IoT initiatives are today.And when it comes to how they plan to address IoT needs, most companies are looking to do it with internal resources, although fewer than four in 10 rate their level of preparedness in various phases as excellent or very good, based on a new study.The report regarding the state of Internet of Things initiatives is based on a survey of 200 business leaders conducted by TEKsystems.
Much of the discussion about digitization has focused on the economic benefits and efficiencies it brings to big business, the “fourth industrial revolution”. But what about the broader socio-economic impact of cloud computing, smart data and intelligent technology? A new study by Forrester Research highlights some of these wider benefits, as identified by early adopters of cloud-based IoT. For example, an enterprise architect for a leading British university who was interviewed for the study cited the imp
In August, it was reported that 51 percent of marketing executives expect the Internet of Things (IoT) “to revolutionize marketing by 2020,” according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.The question is why?IoT has been couched as a tool for ‘personalization,’ ‘engagement’ and new ‘customer experiences,’ but these characterizations are too vague. IoT may be worthy of all the buzzwords, but what will it actually look like in day-to-day life?