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Laying the foundations of the smart city of the future today

Smart cities are no longer just a vision of what living in the distant future might look like. In many parts of the world and the UK in particular, smart technologies are bringing new efficiencies to the way cities operate and vastly improving the quality of life for their residents. So says, Dahwood Ahmed, senior country manager UK & Ireland, at...

The Internet of Things in 2020 – 3 trends to keep a check on

The device you are accessing this post from is a part of the 7 billion connected devices in the world. Today, our homes are automated, apps are smarter and there’s a propelling market out there, burning the midnight oil to innovate further. While there’s no stopping to the mass acceptance, service providers want to look beyond and take up challenging...

How will device and data management cope as IoT pumps up the volume?

Five years ago, analysts estimated 50 billion devices by 2020. With a new decade just around the corner and the number of connected devices sitting at the single digit mark, you might think this missed projection signals failure but really it is just a symptom of overhype. Actually, IoT growth shows no signs of slowing down. Research from Arm estimates...

What you need to know about IoT and cyber security

With the rising number of IoT devices, which is expected to surpass the 20 billion mark by next year, there are a lot of big changes to anticipate.As we all know, says John Ocampos, the administrator of Softvire, the World Wide Web can be accessed by anyone. While such digital developments have helped individuals and business owners in many ways, take...

IoT botnets – the landscape in 2019

In August 2016, the Mirai botnet dramatically brought concerns around the security of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to centre stage. That botnet and associated malware family used devices such as home routers and IP-enabled video cameras to launch a series of high-profile distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks globally. While there had been...

Innovative and reliable technology partners boost success rates in iLogistics projects: Part 2

Smooth business processes are often the key to success. It’s a philosophy that has got everyone thinking about how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can be leveraged in the pursuit of this goal. First and foremost, says Michael Kreft, executive sales director Europe SIoT iLogistics & iRetail Europe, Advantech, supply chain visibility and integrity...

The Future of work – Are robots the key to reducing unemployment?

With the rise of robots, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), the employees of today are in panic mode about the state of their future career prospects. Will they have a job in 20 years’ time… 10 years’ time… or even next year? New technology continues to burst out daily to change the way we work, and on the surface, this automation...

Innovative and reliable technology partners boost success rates in IoT-enabled logistics projects: Part 1

When it comes to logistics, a wide variety of possibilities are opening up with regard to implementing Industry 4.0 strategies. Increasingly, says, Michael Kreft, executive sales director Europe SIoT iLogistics & iRetail Europe, Advantech, intelligent monitoring and control technologies are allowing more efficient data harvesting, to the extent...

IoT and the supply chain: Dealing with disruption

The world of logistics and supply chain is on a precipice of massive change with few daring to take the leap of faith required to bring their organisation into the 21st century. Disruption due to external factors is at an all-time high, says Lee Stacey, product evangelist at Thingstream, and every part of the supply chain needs to change. Fast. But...

IoT and environmental sustainability: Helping cities to be greener than ever

The climate crisis is high on the UK’s agenda right now. This follows the country’s recent 2050 net-zero emissions target pledge, various Extinction Rebellion street protests and the UK recording the longest period without burning coal since the Industrial Revolution. As a result, says Professor Kevin Curran, senior IEEE member and professor of cybersecurity...

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