BLOG

Industrial IoT startups poised to reinvent manufacturing

While many startups cut their teeth on consumer IoT solutions, the next wave is about to hit the manufacturing sector.  

Read More

What the smart people are saying ...

With IoT uptake in Asia-Pacific touted as "meteoric", and predictions that the region will support one third of the global market in connected devices, we take a look at what "going smart" looks like from the inside.

Read More

#TBT - Looking back at CES 2017

Expect to see IoT dominate at CES this year, with Siemens, Bosch and Digi International all exhibiting connectivity products and services.  But of the smaller exhibitors, who will make this year's crazy connectivity list?

Read More

Global giants collaborate to further Industrial IoT

Continuing to illustrate that collaboration is an essential element in progressing IoT deployment, Siemens and Software AG announce their partnership to help customers to flexibly manage networks of millions of end devices.

Read More

All sites are created equal ...

Let the debate begin.  Does the demise of Net Neutrality restore internet freedom, or do the exact opposite?  Can ISPs self regulate to the benefit of all?  Will healthy competition prevail to benefit the consumer?  I hope the answers to these questions are "yes", but only time will tell.

Read More

Morse Code for IoT Devices?

Sometimes, I just can't help but show my age and complain about the kids of today.  Society is regressing ... resorting to grunts (text acronyms) and cave paintings (snapchat) to communicate.  It seems that even the most cutting edge of technology is throwing back to early communications with the birth of the chirp.

Read More

RECAP: November Innovation Review + Healthcare

We're off to see the Doctor, the Wonderful Doctor of Oz...  Applying IoT Magic to Healthcare

The December gathering of the IoT Forum focused on Healthcare with a wide array of innovative firms presenting across the Healthcare value chain.  With presentations from start-ups and established firms, the rich dialogue culminated in a roundtable conversation looking at the issues facing the Healthcare market.  The always clever Derek Kerton hit upon the use of the Wizard of Oz as a connecting analogy across the presentations by customers, a branch of Dad humor  that meeting chair, John Feland of Argus Insights was more than delighted to spread throughout the day.  

Read More

Securing the Connected ... everything

As we rush towards connecting devices big and small, useful and useless, casting caution to the wind in our eagerness to get a notification if our kid hasn't brushed 2,700 times, it's good to step back and consider the security risks.  And while the solutions are out there, do we really need this much data?

Read More

First responders see benefits from IoT

We've already touched the advantages ubiquitous connectivity can bring to the health sector, particularly in monitoring known patients.  But here's a look at how the tech can make life easier for first responders (and safer for those they serve!)

Read More

Weighing in on the challenges of IIoT

Industrial IoT has been around for a long time ... we just knew it as process automation!  OK, that may be a rash generalization, but the concepts behind IIoT are not new.  The hype does open the door to questions of how enterprises meet the challenges and eliminate the risks.

Read More

IoT delivering Healthcare excellence

Finding the right healthcare professional may soon have a new variable ... how far they are in terms of adopting IoT solutions.  The potential for offsite to improve patient outcomes, and consequently patient confidence, healthcare providers will need to add IoT to their arsenal of benefits.

Read More

No Security? No Problem!

Whether a case of not knowing or not caring, the tech savvy millennial seems less concerned about the security of their IoT device than one would expect.  Perhaps growing up in an era where tech has been largely secure has led to complacency?

Read More

Connect your toys with caution

This time next week, on both sides of the pond, consumers will be moments away from Black Friday madness. Simpler offerings may have the edge over tech toys this year as parents evaluate security concerns.

Read More

Security, Specialization and Cloud - Oh My!

Tis the season of predictions and I'm sure this will be the first of many articles touting what 2018 has in store.  Doom and gloom seem to be in store from a security perspective, but the future is bright for industries looking for tech to match their individual challenges.

Read More

Move over WebMD, IoT has my back

As a society obsessed with our "steps" and with a penchant for self diagnoses, I foresee a boom in IoT health applications. My hope is that we will become better connected hypochondriacs, with a health professional at the end of the sensor assuaging our fears.

Read More

It's raining data but I'm drowning

Opportunities abound for those who offer the storage, analytics and succinct reporting.  It will be the nimble companies who are able to adapt to the changing scene of the IoT to capture and process the relevant data from the multitude of sources and present it, without delay, to those in need.

Read More

Worldwide view of a connected future

From "scared as hell" to "super excited", from the tech savvy to the technically challenged, Mozilla research throws up some interesting statistics about consumer perceptions of the IoT.

Read More

Workplace IoT - Utopia or Distopia?

Anyone who has read The Circle might balk at the idea of the IoT invading the workplace. Looking beyond the basic environmental advantages, smarter offices will lead to a smarter workforce, with mundane tasks handed over to technology.  The challenge lays in finding a role for everyone seeking a job.

Read More

No device left behind

After Mirai, and with Reaper on the horizon, thoughts turn yet again to IoT security.  As the industry grows, a clear set of standards has to evolve.

Read More

Rural Americans to benefit from AgTech connectivity demands

With agriculture being synonymous with rural, it's no surprise that connectivity is challenging.  Closing the rural broadband gap is a topic under discussion at this year's TC3 Summit, with the promise of access to rural Americans as an added bonus to smart farming.

Read More