IoT

The Internet of Things Brings Legal Gotchas to CIOs

By Stephanie Overby, CIO | August 21st, 2014 CIOs must think through privacy, compliance and other legal issues before unleashing armies of sensors. CIOs have big ideas for marketing and customer experience using sensors and analytics. But what IT leaders might not be thinking about yet are the legal ramifications of a growing network of …

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With SmartThings buy, is Samsung embracing an open Internet of Things?

By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld | August 15th, 2014 An Internet of Things startup may help shape a consumer goliath’s product strategy. In acquiring SmartThings, Samsung is gaining a philosophy, platform and development community for the Internet of Things (IoT). It may also be betting that open standards — open platforms — will be the key …

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Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 RacoWireless is using standard software tools to help developers connect with any device. The “Internet of things” won’t be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand. The latest offer comes from RacoWireless, which on Tuesday announced a platform …

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Microsoft pitches Windows for Internet of Things to maker community

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 11th, 2014 Microsoft has started shipping a Galileo board with custom Windows OS. Hoping to cover all its bases in the emerging Internet-of-Things market, Microsoft is proffering a helping hand to “makers,” DIYers, hardware hackers and other builders of things that may one day end up on …

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Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 10th, 2014 Low-power wearables may soon bid adieu to batteries and start drawing energy generated by body heat and movement, and ambient energy from the environment. Consumer electronics devices are getting smaller but conventional batteries are not, and it’s important to start implementing new energy harvesting techniques …

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The Internet of Things Brings Far-Reaching Security Threats

By Kenneth Corbin, CIO | August 8th, 2014 Bringing new devices online at home and in the enterprise raises a host of security concerns that will require a more hands-on rethinking. WASHINGTON Security pros routinely cite poor cyber hygiene as one of their top concerns. But if they’re lying awake at night worried about lazy …

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IoT will become multitrillion-dollar market by 2020

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 4th, 2014 The number of businesses adopting ‘Internet of things’ technology continues to grow. Companies have embarked on a gradual but massive adoption of “Internet of things” (IoT) technology, investing in sensors to collect data, which is then wirelessly sent for further analysis or alerts, according to …

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As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 29th, 2014 Its MetraTech acquisition should help Ericsson support carriers’ new billing models. Ericsson plans to acquire MetraTech, a vendor of billing systems based on metadata, as service providers eye new services using the Internet of Things. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will give Ericsson a …

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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 24th, 2014 A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries. The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should …

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How the Internet of Things could become a critical part of disaster response

By Phil Johnson, ITworld | July 22, 2014 Researchers have concluded that those billions of connected devices could help save lives in the event of disaster, even one that knocks out the Internet. The huge network of connected devices could be used to aid communications among first responders after a disaster. Image credit: REUTERS/China Daily. …

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A guide to the confusing Internet of Things standards world

By Colin Neagle, Network World | July 21st, 2014 Google’s Thread standard for communication between devices connected to the Internet of Things joins several similar efforts. Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices. If that description sounds familiar, that’s because it …

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Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 15th, 2014 Products based on the networking specification are due next year. Google’s Nest subsidiary and heavy hitters including Samsung Electronics and Arm Holdings are launching the latest bid to make sensors, cameras, appliances and other devices in homes easily talk to each other. Machines are already …

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Samsung, Intel, Dell team on IoT connectivity standards

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 8th, 2014 The Open Interconnect Consortium will establish security, authentication and communication standards. Some top hardware companies have established a new Internet of Things consortium to create standards so that billions of devices can connect to each other. Intel, Samsung and Dell are among the founding members …

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Why Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm are funding IoT startups?

By Colin Neagle, Network World | July 7th, 2014 Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm play a significant role in the growth of the Internet of Things startup world. Internet of Things startups have had little trouble finding seed money lately, with overall venture capital surpassing the $1 billion mark in 2013 alone, according to CB Insights. …

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