New Executive Board Appointments for the IoT Security Foundation

The economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in $trillions.

The number of connected devices will be measured in billions.

The resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformational.

Yet, along with the opportunity, there are fears and concerns about the security of IoT systems.

The international IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) has been established as a response to those concerns.


Alterable Real-Time Logistic Systems on the Basis of Intelligent Agents

»Internet of Things« - a Concept, a Vision, a New Point of View

The basic idea is simple: Packets, pallets and containers are labeled with a chip which stores product information and additionally the product destination. Like data streams in the Internet shipments find their way to the destination themselves. If a shipment arrives at a sorting-machine, it communicates the place of destination to it and is classified and transported to the destination. These processes run fast and autonomously without a central instance.

Bob Graves: What It Means to Be a 'Smart City'

Like self-driving cars, "smart cities" are getting a lot of attention these days. And rightfully so, considering their broad range of potential benefits, from more sustainable use of resources and enhanced resilience to improved citizen engagement, urban mobility and public safety. Realizing significant improvements in even a few of these would make building out a smart city a worthwhile goal.

Pamela A. Greninger: State of the Internet of Things: Wide Impact Anticipated Yet Initiatives Stall

TEKsystems®, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, today released research regarding the state of Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. More than 200 IT and business leaders were polled in Nov. 2015 on project ownership, implementation status, risks, required skill sets and organizational preparedness. The purpose of this survey was to gain a better understanding of how organizations are being impacted by IoT, steps they are taking to prepare, resource barriers and challenges, as well as long-term IoT objectives.

Mark Littlewood: Cars Drive Innovation in the Internet of Things. This isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built the first powered vehicle is 1768. It was steam powered. A fellow Frenchman, François Isaac de Rivaz, built a hydrogen powered vehicle with electric ignition in 1808. It wasn’t until 1886 that Karl Benz built the first production vehicles powered by gasoline and the 20th Century that cars became widespread. It’s almost impossible to imagine a world where cars don’t exist and easy to forget how much they have changed over the years.

IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Biometrics. Paper Submission Deadline: April 4, 2016, 11:59pm. EST (Eastern Standard Time)

With a very security conscious society, biometrics based authentication and identification have become center of focus for many important applications as it is believed that biometrics can provide accurate and reliable identification. Biometrics research and technology continue to mature rapidly, driven by pressing industrial and government needs and supported by industrial and government funding. As the number and types of biometrics architectures and sensors increases, the need to disseminate research results increases as well.

Alex Fleetwood: Fabulous Beasts: the physical / digital game - the Internet of Playthings

Fabulous Beasts is a game for one to five players who take on the role of gods, taking turns to add magical Artefacts onto a balancing tower.

Every time you successfully stack an Artefact, you alter the connected digital world. The aim is to make the most fabulous world you can, before your tower collapses.

PR Rocket: Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Home Market to Grow at a CAGR of 17.2%

The smart home market size is estimated to grow from USD 25.38 billion in 2015 to USD 56.18 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 17.2% between 2015 and 2020. It is driven by factors such as increased safety and security concerns, rising demands for energy saving and low carbon emission-oriented solutions.

Ian Barker: SMEs and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is usually thought of in terms of its impact on consumers, but it has an impact on business users too.

UK support company Supreme Systems has produced an infographic looking at what the IoT can do for smaller businesses.

It looks at the areas where the IoT can benefit businesses including customer satisfaction, financial performance and overall efficiency. The graphic also covers how the IoT can open up new opportunities for research and product development.

Sead Fadilpašić: Internet of Body Things competition gets a winner

The winner of the recent ‘Integrated Social Care with Internet of Body Things Challenge’ competition has been announced, the company behind the competition announced on Monday.

Software development and consultancy firm SoftServe announced Dr. Karan Koshal as the winner, with the concept which uses waterproof wearables and in-home sensors to make sure people get healthcare needs without even having to ask for it.

John Kennedy: Ireland holds the aces – and chips – to win big in industrial internet of things

Ireland missed the last industrial revolution but has an incredible edge in building the next one in the form of the industrial internet of things. And the country’s regions are best placed to reap the rewards, writes John Kennedy

As a nation of grumblers and occasional gamblers, we tend not to see the obvious in ourselves. One of our own unrecognised virtues is transition. We handle transition very well, even if we can’t see it through the storm clouds of the time. Those blessings in disguise aren’t obvious while trauma is being meted out.


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