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News Analysis


The U.K. is Getting Smart

The rise of smart homes is nothing new, but figuring out how to deal with smart-home systems in older homes and ancient grids is a new challenge.

A Breach in IoT

Has your network been breached? You’re not alone.

In Focus

Episode 511 | 05.09.17

In May, Peggy Smedley was joined by Pat Jones, executive director and CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Assn., who explains that although the need and emphasis for improved infrastructure is on the rise, additional turmoil in Washington may cause further delays in major plans for renovations. He adds that with the rise of electric cars and other sustainable automobiles will come vehicle mile travel charges that will contribute more funds for smarter roadways. ibtta.org

Smart Airport Solution Ensures Pleasant Stay for Travelers

In an era in which every “thing” and every place is becoming “smart,” airports should be smart too. Since airports are some of the most important urban hubs for visitors and citizens alike, it makes sense that cities would want to invest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology to make travelers’ experiences better.

Think Tank

Industrial IoT Commercial Vehicles Market Racing Past Connected Cars

There is no other IoT (Internet of Things) sector that is covered with such adoration and frequency as the connected car. With a potential market of more than $250 billion, it’s rightfully so. Connected cars are sexy and appealing to a wide range of people so they grab all the headlines while the less attractive, connected commercial vehicle market chugs along quietly in the shadows building up a market value that will exceed $300 billion.

Enterprise Data Security and the IoT

Today’s enterprise understands the value of data. The ability to collect data related to performance and processes, and turn that data into meaningful business intelligence is a major driver in the adoption of technologies that connect objects to networks—the IoT or Internet of Things—in order to communicate back to an owner for the purpose of controlling, monitoring, or better understanding its operation.

You Cannot Spell “IDIOT-PROOF” Without IOT

There have been serendipitous product calamities. Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” is still amongst the Top 10 halftime shows in Superbowl History according to CBS News, and “led to the creation of YouTube.”

Now they’re talkin


App-Based Mobile Health Studies

By engaging an unprecedented number of people in medical research, app-based health research could change how conditions are managed.


Babolat Wins with Nadal

No. 10. How do you get to No. 10? With data, a little bit of talent, and a lot of hard work doesn’t hurt either. That’s what it took for Spaniard Rafael Nadal to reach a record-setting tenth grand slam title winning the French Open at Roland Garros last week. The former No. 1, ending an odyssey of injury, showed the tennis community that dedication, a tenacity to win, and the right tennis equipment—all armed with key information—will lead to unprecedented success. Nadal now has 15 majors, surpassing American Pete Sampras for the second-most in history only to trail Swiss player Roger Federer for the all-time lead.

Good-Ole Boys Club

In last week’s column I pointed out some of the trends we’ve seen during the past few years while compiling Connected World’s annual Women of M2M list. I’m going to narrow the discussion a bit in today’s column by focusing on women in engineering. There’s a glaring retention problem, and some recent studies and articles I’ve come across have convinced me the topic deserves some more exploration. Especially since so many women who make our Women of M2M list have engineering backgrounds.

Press Releases

MultiTech Collaborates with Microsoft to Accelerate Internet of Things Solutions

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices today announced it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT), ensuring customers get IoT solutions up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production.

OCEASOFT announces OCEAlert an alert management solution improving sensitive products’ monitoring

OCEASOFT, a leading expert in wireless monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive goods, announces the release of OCEAlert™, a new solution that enhances cold-chain monitoring and drastically helps reduce the risk of product loss.

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Augmented Reality: A First Hand Experience

My recent experience demonstrating an AR (augmented reality) workflow at ProMat, the largest material handling tradeshow in the United States, falls under the category of teaching old dogs new tricks. I am the old dog; AR is the new trick. The good news is learning to use AR was not difficult, and the experience was positive and even fun to do.

When Digital Deletion Is Not Enough

Big Data is part of our lives and we create a lot of it. If fact, users globally generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. Traditional hard drives (HDD) use spinning platters with mechanical moving parts and nonvolatile storage that retain your data even after the power is shut off. Solid-state drives (SSD) utilize integrated circuits, which can store large amounts of data that can be accessed very quickly. In this case, interconnected flash memory chips also retain the data after the power is shut off. Regardless of your storage medium of choice, you need to realize that your hard drive will always contains documents, emails, banking statements, and loads of personal information directly tied to you.