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News Analysis


Water Reuse Projects Crash into the States

Some place take for granted access to clean water; Bluefield Research, www.bluefieldresearch.com, is looking at a new trend emerging that is aiming to effectively reuse municipal water supplies and save energy in the face of climate changes or other threats.

Self-Driving into the Future

There has been much talk and experimentation with autonomous vehicles and smart cars throughout the past several years, but will humans be taking a backseat to technology faster than expected?

In Focus

Claims Management in the Cloud

Over the years, Joe Celestina, vice president of sales and marketing for TranSolutions, www.transolutionsinc.com, a provider of claims-management software for the transportation and logistics industries, says he and his team have talked to dozens of freight and cargo carriers that are still managing their claims in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Aerospace Leverages Intelligent Assets

The IoT (Internet of Things) is helping manufacturers work smarter, rather than harder. By leveraging digital technologies throughout the value chain and replacing manual processes with automated ones, manufacturers can improve the quality and quantity of their work.

Think Tank

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.”

The 7 Ways the IoT Will Mature in 2017

In 2016, we saw IoT (Internet of Things) technology being implemented into almost every technology sector, and with that came significant changes in how enterprises and consumers interact with machines. We believe 2017 will be the year that we begin to see more refined IoT solutions, as well as reap the benefits of these more sophisticated solutions. In this article, we’ll look at some more specific trends that are expected to emerge in the industry this year.

Now they’re talkin


Telematics’ Prognosis in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets such as Latin America stand to benefit from telematics technologies. Four of the top 10 most congested cities in the world are in Latin America, according the latest TomTom Traffic Index, compiled by TomTom, www.tomtom.com.


Autonomous Cars = Eat, Sleep, and Drive?

Every word I have written or spoken about distracted driving this month has stirred a lot of emotion in those that care about this very issue. There is no question the distracted-driving debate is a powerful one. Thus, before we put this year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month behind us, I thought it might be prudent to take a closer look autonomous vehicles.

Distracted & Addicted, Help!

Distracted Driving Awareness Month continues all month long and so too does our discussion of getting us all to be more aware of what we are doing when we are behind the wheel. The last column I discussed how this epidemic is killing more than 40,000 people annually. I delved into the latest research and statistics in order to define the problem.

Press Releases

IAR Systems invests in IoT security by acquiring equity stake in Secure Thingz

IAR Systems, a future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, today announced an alliance with Secure Thingz, a provider of advanced security solutions focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), to enable more secure, connected devices across their lifecycle.

u-blox certifies world’s smallest LTE Cat M1 module for Verizon’s 4G LTE network

u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced certification of its SARA-R404M module for Verizon's nationwide Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE network, which will support a broad range of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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Voice Recognition VAs (Almost) Come of Age

We are seeing 2017 is starting off with a significant media focus on voice recognition technology, with prominent publications such as The Economist double-downing on its coverage by making it the cover story and sole subject of its first Technology Quarterly of the New Year.

Are Chip and PIN Cards Any Safer?

By now, nearly every credit card holder in the U.S. has received the new Chip and PIN credit card to replace their old mag stripe card. We’ve used magnetic stripe for decades at retail locations, gas stations, and our favorite restaurants so this is a welcome security change, right? Not so fast.