Jenna McLaughlin: NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official.

“We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now,” Richard Ledgett, the NSA’s deputy director, said at a conference on military technology at Washington’s Newseum on Friday.

Jon Reed: The dos and don’ts of IoT – a customer panel shares Internet of Things progress

From the keynote stage at LiveWorx 2016, President James Heppelman asserted that the Internet of Things wasn’t just IoT. Getting results from IoT is about IoT + Analytics. Add in VR/AR (virtual and augmented reality) and we’re even closer. Which led me to tweet:

But what do customers think? At a customer panel for press/analysts, a diverse group of PTC customers shared their progress with IoT – and the challenges posed by new skills and business models. Here’s my roundup of the key lessons the panel relayed.

Verizon Insights Lab: State of the Market: Internet of Things 2016 Report

A lot's changed in a year. Enterprise organizations aren't just talking about the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) anymore. Many now see it as core to their strategy.

IoT is now mainstream.

Over the last year, enterprises shook off a "start small, think big" mindset to IoT, and are now building it into their future strategies and business models. They're implementing solutions in areas like outpatient monitoring, predictive maintenance and energy data management.

Olivia Cho: Internet of Things is Booming, But States Are Falling Behind

The “Smart Cities” movement continues to gain traction, but what role is the Internet of Things (IoT) playing at the state level?

A new report released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) reveals states are unprepared for the IoT movement: Only one out of five state CIOs say their state has moved to the formal discussion phase–and zero states have adopted policies and developed an IoT road map.

Fact Not Fiction: Ipswitch’s Independent Research Reveals How IT Teams Are Preparing Today For The Rise Of Intelligent Machines

New global research shows rapid adoption of intelligent machines used for automating and optimising business and IT processes. 92% of IT professionals surveyed recognise the technology is now central to the success of their business, but 68% acknowledge it raises new concerns about network security, access and controls
 

Mohana Ravindranath: Federal Agencies adapt to the Internet of Things (Nextgov e-book)

The “internet of things” used to mean smartphone-controlled thermostats and washing machines that texted you when the cycle was done.

Now, hyperconnectedness is moving out of the smart home and into the government, where agencies are beginning to incorporate sensors, mobile and wearable devices, and drones into their strategies.

Stuart Frankel: Unlock the Value of the Internet of Things with Data Storytelling

There are far more smart sensors in the world than there are people – and we have barely gotten started with smart devices. If you take a minute to let that seep in, you’ll realize just how extraordinary this is. Factory machines, hospital beds, cars, bridges, grocery store shelves, light fixtures, farming equipment – they all are outfitted with sensors that monitor activity and generate vast amounts of data. But in most cases, after the data is collected, only a fraction of it is used.  That’s too bad, because there are real stories in this data just waiting to be told.

Raj Talluri:Inspiring the Internet of Things Generation

We’re in the midst of a new technology shift in which billions of devices and objects — from cars to wearables to drones — are becoming intelligently connected. Referred to as the Internet of Things — or IoT — it promises to make consumers’ lives more efficient, more convenient, and more enjoyable, and to transform industries by enabling new services, new business models, and new experiences.

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