To understand the security risks of IoT-connected devices, we have to start by examining what’s going on within the devices themselves. Take just one example: A ‘Thing’ ends up on my desk which I’ve been told connects to the Internet, but you can’t tell from looking on the outside. As with many ‘Things’ these days, they are built using standard parts, using a standard operating system and custom-written software.
Apple is known for its mobile devices, but the company is slowly moving into the Internet of Things space in three big ways.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) typically doesn't beat its competition to new product segments or chase the latest tech trends. Instead, the company slowly releases new software and hardware that incrementally takes the company into entirely new directions.
In the past few years, the Internet of Things has caused an uproar of excitement in the tech community. Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung have been locked in a race to unleash a torrent of new devices, and by 2020, Gartner estimates that 25 billion connected devices will be in use.
They’re not wrong. Technology is exciting, considering it wasn’t long ago that TV and movies were boasting about the future interconnectivity of the world. The IoT will show consumers the reality of so many childhood imaginations.
All right, you're looking at the headline and asking yourself, "What is the difference between consumer, industrial and commercial IoT?" Good question. Here's the broad answer: Commercial IoT (resisting the temptation to acronymize it into "CIoT") is a term being applied only to those aspects of the Internet of Things that pertain specifically to enacting business.
It’s this aspect of the IoT that is most meaningful for organizations, and it’s important to recognize that the three terms do not all describe this same business impact.
You think the smart home is a mess? Try connecting oil wells or factories.
Dell is one of many technology companies banking on the Internet of things as a generator of zettabytes of data that will help it sell more stuff—in Dell’s case, servers and storage hardware for corporate data centers. Like many of its largest peers (Intel, GE), Dell sees projections around the Internet of things—50 billion connected devices by 2020, or the potential for trillions of dollars in economic value—and wants a piece of the pie.
Design Patterns in the software development world are solutions to common challenges which help create complex systems using reusable 'templates' to reduce duplicate effort.
The big problem Design Patterns for IoT often get confused with Use Cases, which unfortunately don't appeal to end customers, and attempting to explain or market Design Patterns to non-developer types often causes a lot of confusion.
As sensors spread across almost every industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing a massive influx of big data. But how do we make use of all this data of this on a practical level in our everyday lives?
Exponentially increasing computing and the advent of the Internet of Things could bury the world in volumes of unintelligible data. To solve this problem before it gets too big to handle, the world’s thinkers are looking for intelligent technology that can make sense of the impending sea of data. A company called Arghon might have the answer.
A big promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that by analyzing millions of new sources of data from embedded, networked devices our experience of the world becomes better and more efficient. The environment automatically predicts our behavior and adjusts to it, anticipating problems and intercepting them before they occur.
According to Philip Howard, we are entering a new era where: “wired and wireless devices will be everywhere, embedded in a range of everyday objects and therefore less visible” (2015 pp.xix). This new era is what he calls the era of Pax Technica.
You can add vacuum cleaners to the list of consumer goods implicated in energy efficiency scandals. According to claims made by Dyson founder James Dyson, Bosch and Siemens vacuums have been cheating EU energy tests in a manner "akin to that seen in the Volkswagen scandal." Dyson has launched legal action against both the companies, reports the Press Association, following his claims earlier this month that European regulations are simply "a smokescreen for manufacturers to hide behind."