In an effort to secure the Internet of Things and standardise how we identify, manage and communicate with internet-enabled devices through blockchain technology, a new industrial blockchain initiative has been launched…
We are excited to see leaders in the Blockchain and IoT space coming together from America, China, France, and Germany to develop a standard Blockchain IoT protocol. This is a positive step towards industry confidence, momentum, and interoperability.
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Are we any closer to a coherent standard for the IoT? InfoWorld gives us their analysis…
A few brave souls predict internet of things standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.
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At CES 2017, Qualcomm CEO Stephen Mollenkopf spent his keynote outlining why the next generation of mobile connectivity is about so much more than faster movie-streaming.
Think of it this way: If 3G ushered in the picture era and 4G was about video, 5G will be about tying our entire world together.
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What will be the key things to watch for in the world of IoT in 2017? Forbes has the answer…
For the internet of things, 2017 will be a year focused on deployment of actual systems. This year we stop laying groundwork and start seeing real systems that increase productivity, customer satisfaction and develop new revenue streams—with continued security, regulatory and standards concerns.
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Google has announced changes to its Internet of Things platform. They have recently launched a developer preview of Android Things, which is an updated and rebranded version of their Brillo IoT operating system which was unveiled in 2015.
Google has released a preview of the software, a bare-bones version of Android for connected light bulbs and door locks. It also announced plans for creating a simpler protocol for linking those devices to the cloud.
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See also: “10 Things to know about Android Things” on Forbes.com
Although the Bluetooth 5 spec was revealed back in June 2016, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the specification for the wireless protocol this week.
Bluetooth 5 promises twice the speed and four times the range, and will start showing up in Internet of Things devices soon.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently issued a set of (nonbinding) principles for securing the Internet of Things. But is it too little, too late?…
Put simply, the DHS wants companies to make IoT security a native part of the manufacturing process rather than an aftermarket add-on. They should approach securing the Internet of Things like they would secure their own IT resources.
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Ben Rossi at Information Age brings us his IoT predictions for 2017.
The Internet of Things and big data technologies have progressed enormously in 2016 – and 2017 is set to a year when more enterprise use cases come to fruition
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In an effort to improve IoT security, the Broadband Technical Advisory Group (BITAG), which includes Google, Cisco, AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast, Mozilla, and others, have published a report on the security and privacy of the IoT…
To try and solve this, BITAG has laid out a number of recommendations that it wants IoT manufacturers to abide by. Some of these are pretty basic (pointing to the scale of the problem), including shipping devices with “reasonably” current software without known vulnerabilities, and that manufacturers should follow best practices for encryption.
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Interoperability and lack of standards are huge problems facing the IoT right now. Arup Barat analyses the issues and explores some potential solutions…
For the IoT to continue to grow, there is no doubt that we need devices and systems to work together seamlessly. But do we need standards to shepherd us there? Or is there another free-market solution?
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