08. June 2016 · Comments Off on Peeling back the layers of security in IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

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.

Source: Peeling back the layers of security in IoT

06. June 2016 · Comments Off on The Top Internet of Things Patent Holders: Qualcomm and Intel · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

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.”

Source: The Top Internet of Things Patent Holders: Qualcomm and Intel – DATAVERSITY

09. April 2016 · Comments Off on Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

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.

Source: Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay – CE Pro

22. March 2016 · Comments Off on IoT Data Study Predicts Many Early Failures · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

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.”

Source: IoT Data Study Predicts Many Early Failures

02. February 2016 · Comments Off on 64% Look To Internet Of Things To Create Better Customer Experiences · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

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.

Source: 64% Look To Internet Of Things To Create Better Customer Experiences 02/01/2016