Universities’ Role in Advancing the IoT

Learning about the IoT (Internet of Things) and how devices and data can improve businesses isn’t reserved for on-the-job training anymore. Universities are realizing the importance of training the next generation of tech leaders within their walls, and there are some really exciting academic programs and industry partnerships to show for it. Going forward, this trend will continue.

CES 2019 Announcements Worth Knowing About

Each year, CES stands out as one of the most important events in the IoT (Internet of Things) industry. Though it focuses on consumer technology, much of what companies announce and demonstrate impacts the enterprise space in a big way. The 2019 CES conference is underway in Las Vegas, Nev., and already, exciting things are happening. Here are just a few announcements to know about so far.

IoT and Emerging Tech in 2019

It’s 2019 and it’s time to delve right into the emerging technologies that are impacting the IoT (Internet of Things) in a big way: cybersecurity and legislation, 5G, and digital twins. But, more importantly, in this column, we will take a deeper look at some overarching trends that are being impacted in the IoT space.

AT&T and Cybersecurity: Strategies for the Future

Senthil Ramakrishnan, lead member of technical staff in AT&T’s Internet of Things organization,, joined Peggy Smedley to talk about how companies can create an approach for edge-to-edge security as part of their digital transformation. He also shares some key tips to help companies avoid costly mistakes when considering IoT (Internet of Things) security. There’s often little or no consideration given to how legacy applications will be managed as we move to the cloud. He addresses if we need to change our thinking—and if so, how cybersecurity comes into play in this area.

5G Opens up New IoT Possibilities

With the New Year comes many new challenges and many opportunities for the IoT (Internet of Things). There is no question that 2019 can be seen as the year of innovation, led by a world of 5G.

Automation and Women in the Workforce

For six years running, Connected World has celebrated female executives who are helping to drive the IoT (Internet of Things) industry forward through its annual Women of M2M awards. And while more women are earning key positions within the industry and more young women are entering the field, there is still a gender gap in the technology space. Meanwhile, the nature of work across all industries is changing.

The Outlook on Connected Vehicle Platforms

The future looks bright for connected vehicles. In 2019, experts expect the technology that makes smart cars “smart” will continue to mature as the value this tech provides—often in the form of realtime data—enables new use cases. Telematics solutions are connecting entire fleets and opening up many new opportunities for companies across multiple industries, and an autonomous future in which vehicles, roads, and infrastructure communicate seamlessly with one another looms nearer, promising everything from safer roads and to an even healthier environment.

IoT Startups to Watch in 2019

It’s fair to say the world’s economy is being altered as a result of startups that are discovering new and exciting ways to innovate with the IoT (Internet of Things) and digital transformation. We are seeing it every day in the form of new and exciting new products, processes, and business. In fact, who really knows what could happen when you work hard and put your mind to creating something truly special?

Edge Compute Needs Unikernels and It Needs Them Now

Securing IoT (Internet of Things) is a known challenge. Device proliferation is exceeding at a rate that is hard to quantify. Almost every day we are starting to hear new stories about sensors attached to almost anything that’s worth measuring—which apparently is everything.

Automation and the Jobs of Tomorrow

It’s almost 2019, and the world isn’t the same as it used to be. Vehicles contribute to the driving experience, devices monitor patients’ health and send data to their caretakers and physicians in realtime, machines operate autonomously and warn owners when they’re on the fritz, and robots play a big role in helping retailers get holiday packages to their customers on time. It’s easy to see the benefits connected devices and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies offer society, but it’s hard not to wonder what the technology takeover will mean for the job market in certain industries. Will the IoT create more jobs for human workers than automation takes away?

The IoT Gives Support to Mental Health

The IoT (Internet of Things) is really growing. It is contributing the greater good. As one example, think about how the IoT is helping to create smarter cities. Smart cities contribute to a cleaner environment. They make it easier for people to get to work or school. And smart cities can support job creation and a healthy economy. IoT technology is also improving how we all get from point A to point B.

Connected World Recognizes the 2019 Pioneers

Connected World magazine is pleased to announce its 2019 Pioneers list, which includes 11 professors with prophecies for AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and digital transformation.