The Midwest is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in IoT, more so than any other significant platform shift of the past 20 years. Here's why.
Fog-based drone package delivery will extend the reach of delivery to inaccessible places and reduce the customer wait time between order and delivery.
It seems like every day we read about connected devices and some lapse in security leading to enterprise issues. Here's a few expert tips on securing them.
While IoT is more pervasive than enterprise mobility, IoT adoption could be made smoother if we take lessons learned from EMM principles and functions.
Learn how frequency hopping spread spectrum or FHSS -- a decades-old communication method -- is poised to expand the industrial internet of things pie.
The IIoT opportunity is enormous; many companies are using NFC-enabled devices to create solutions currently being deployed in IIoT environments.
A team of software collaborators combined with a vertical slice approach improves the speed and structure of software development for IoT.
As exciting as emerging connected technologies appear on paper, there is still an underlying concern about whether we can trust them.
Building security into embedded system hardware helps regulators lock down specific functions while allowing consumers to tweak other parts of their product.
Here are five marketing tips to help your IoT company promote, market and drive awareness of your "thing" without breaking the bank.
The three tiers of the IoT technology stack -- sensors, gateways and the data center/cloud tier -- need to integrate and communicate with each other.
IoT can be a strong component to ensure compliance with privacy regulations, creating a contextual perimeter for your data and your organization.
The use of embedded device analytics can help to reduce data volume, improve the quality and resolution of reported data and economize on storage.
Explore the top five IIoT challenges currently facing industrial organizations -- from asset-level visibility to and aging workforce to cybersecurity.
For successful transformation in the digital age, businesses must put equal emphasis on developing technology, talent and teamwork.
While its use outside finance is experimental, supply chain, power and agriculture applications are strong fits for blockchain in industrial enterprises.
Collaboration in IoT is key; companies that take a collaborative approach better positioned to succeed with their IoT solution in whatever field they play.
These best design practices will help developers maximize the ability to update configurations or add new functionality after IoT devices leave the factory.
Workplace IoT is full of both possibilities and complexities. Here's a five-step approach to begin to realize the potential of smart spaces.
There's a lot of pre-IoT era research on data, information and wisdom. It's worth revisiting the data fundamentals we've learned in context of the IoT era.
Industrial IoT will generate twice the returns we've seen from the consumer internet over the next decade; check out what it's doing for energy consumption.
Mirai was a wake-up call; worse attacks are possible. It's time for device makers and data stakeholders to assess the importance of IP support in IoT.
In IoT, start small and demonstrate return; don't attempt to implement the internet of everything. Instead shoot for the "internet of (some) things."
As fog computing has to play a role in an IoT world, we need to start talking about the business opportunities and disruptions fog computing will bring.
Potentially the biggest opportunity in the definition and use of the internet of things will be in the effort for suppliers to increase customer intimacy.
Simplifying your network topology by deploying distributed digital edge nodes will help organizations embrace IoT and succeed in digital transformation.
Machine learning stands to have an incredibly powerful opportunity to transform the way we globally produce and consume energy.
Determine what business value you can expect from IoT; diving in for the sake of participating in the next "hot" tech will only lead to disappointment.
IoT requires owner-controlled PKI to provide independent security control, but it doesn't take device manufacturers out of the security equation.
When it comes to data privacy regulations, change is on the horizon, especially as it relates to organizations analyzing internet of things data.
Autonomous drones have the limelight, but cannot fly in most places because they lack command and control and identification needed by regulators.
This IoT security cheat sheet offers real-world steps to take to ensure your organization stays secure as the IoT wave continues across industries.
Get clarity around acronyms related to the internet of things and IoT devices from Blue Hill Research's Ralph Rodriguez and Charlotte O'Donnelly.
Far too many organizations stop after collecting IoT data. To be successful, it is critical to integrate that data into your analytics strategy.
IoT privacy and security advocates must discuss the real risks and offer solutions to a problem that is vague, threatening and of colossal scale.
Hardware device businesses must work intelligently and diligently to control, secure and monetize their devices and deter grey market production.
Don't confuse data with information. Data, by itself, isn't necessarily useable. The power of IoT is its ability to gather and synthesize data.
IoT complexity can be mastered using a building-block approach built upon a platform whose solid basis is an OS that is both configurable and modular.
Given the sheer variety of IoT devices and opportunities to exploit them, IoT attack trends will develop in several directions.
There is a tremendous amount of potential in wearable technology to collect data from the foot; enter textile pressure sensor applications in socks.
Creating deeper and more consistent engagement between academic institutions and employers will go a long way toward ending the skills gap.
Geolocation mapping -- which enables us to use maps in revolutionary ways -- will become increasingly important to IoT.
There are five qualities and skills essential to being a successful IoT developer in today's fast-paced age of "connected everything" -- do you have them?
Explore the top five benefits of real-time business intelligence for utility companies, from optimizing asset performance to boosting customer satisfaction.
Bots can help companies apply ambient computing to smart devices, but before doing so the issue of bot brawls must be solved.
Unlike today's internet, the amazing diversity of applications in dozens of industries cannot be easily addressed by a single IIoT connectivity technology.
When it comes to securing IoT, we have a lot to learn from the ICS/SCADA professionals who, for decades, have been protecting our critical infrastructures.
The lack of standardization for internet communication protocols has limited the ability for developers to create new IIoT apps.
Spirited panels on IoT security ended the MIT Connected Things 2017 event, exposing the tradeoffs involved in security devices outside of IIoT environments.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are investing in smart LEDs, as intelligent buildings are helping cut energy costs -- and the way the business operates.
Internet of things products using NFC technology came up big at the NFC Forum Innovation Awards – learn more about the winners and finalists.
Securing IIoT systems with VPN management will help enterprises stay ahead of future cybersecurity threats against connected systems.
While news of wearable hacks is making headlines, don't tear the device off your wrist just yet. Let's assess the likelihood of an attack on authentication sensor data.
IoT is having a profound impact on healthcare, as experienced at HIMSS17. Its success depends on an organization's ability to harness machine data securely.
Every single person and thing has a stake in the other's UX, giving rise to a new term we can refer to as the user/stakeholder or U/S.
IoT can change the way we live, but only if a platform like blockchain protects your privacy and data in an accessible, scalable fashion.
The third wave of mobile apps is upon us. For it to perform reliably, the connected mobile app wave requires proper security and governance.
Many people consider automation and intelligent systems as ways to save a company money, but the benefits go much further than that.
To become a smart city prepared for disaster, cities should take every opportunity to leverage smart technology in ways that will make citizens safer.
The IoT-enabled smart home of the future will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to run the dishwasher -- and end domestic violence.
Sharing economy apps can thrive and disrupt incumbent industries. Explore the five top markets that could become the next frontier of digital disruption.
2016 was a record-setting year in terms of IoT M&A activity, seeing a nearly 60% increase in transaction volume compared to 2015.
Check out a list of the top 10 hot topics and buzz phrases witnessed at Mobile World Congress 2017, including hearables, eSIMs and, of course, IoT.
We must have a plan B for when security breaks down. Approaching IoT as an architecture in which devices are protected behind a gateway is a good start.
Achieving and maintaining IoT security takes a village, one that works together in close cooperation with the other players in the security ecosystem.
A holistic risk management approach allows you to develop and deploy a critical, hyper-connected IoT infrastructure without compromising security.
Check out three critical steps operations and IT managers must consider as they make their IIoT investment decisions.
Whatever internet of things pilot or strategy your organization chooses, compliance and security operations must drive your capabilities.
The future of IoT in healthcare is a reality, with experimentation of IoT entering the body increasing as healthcare and miniaturization advances.
With some technical skill, free monitoring tools and a small amount of money in parts and equipment, most anyone can make their home "intelligent."
The internet of me, or IoMe, is about wearing biometric sensing garments that measure specific metrics important to the individual.
Cisco Jasper announced its Narrowband IoT foray at Mobile World Congress, along with new partnerships with Honda, Korea Telecom and Jupl.
Learn about cloudlets and their relevance as an enabler of the smart edge, an emerging trend in the internet of things.
If manufacturers and healthcare systems can together tackle the connected medical device security challenge, it will create a safer environment for patients.
For IoT to really take off and deliver the efficiencies it promises, devices need to be able to communicate easily and seamlessly through open standards.
Every step in the agri-food supply chain can benefit greatly from IoT in logistics, all the way from farmers maximizing output to reducing food wastage.
As more and more organizations embark on a digital transformation journey and turn to IoT for a competitive edge, business assurance will be key.
To realize the full benefits of IoT, stakeholders must rely on three critical components: reliable connectivity, trusted security and an agile monetization framework.
The IoT edge lets developers move application logic to exactly where the data is located at any moment in time for performance, reliability and security.
In the future, the agriculture industry can help accelerate IoT development as data from the field holds valuable insights for smart precision farming.
While BI technology is reasonably mature, we are yet to see exactly where the IoT train is headed and how it will manifest itself in the business world.
Knowing where data resides in an IoT world is critical; consider the benefits of identifying data, keeping it available and using it for more efficient use cases.
Integrated and intelligent services are changing how organizations interact with connected data, representing a global reality: an IT/OT convergence.
The combination of IoT and big data brings many opportunities to the enterprise, especially when it comes to boosting your security strategy.
A smart transit system is helping the fastest growing region in the U.S. combat traffic woes and the first mile/last mile problem while optimizing routes.
The rise of the internet of things combined with a fast-changing regulatory environment requires a new mindset on consent and privacy -- and soon.
Identifying and defining key characteristics of a cloud-based IoT monetization engine will help businesses succeed not just today, but for years to come.
Digital transformation is making short work of organizations that do not evolve. However, to be successful, leadership and current skills are a must.
Shifting the culture of an industrial company to more quickly adopt and embrace digitization will be one of the biggest factors in a successful digital transformation.
When cities apply IoT to the larger challenges facing them, they will improve sustainability while implementing solutions that improve the urban experience.
In part one of this two-part Q&A, Whit Diffie weighs in on the privacy risks in an unprotected IoT world and explains why he doesn't own a Nest thermostat.
Blockchain, while still an emerging solution, is one of the more intriguing technologies with potential to set us down the road towards a secure IoT world.
To secure the exploding number of IP connected created by IoT, big data and cloud services, connections must be underpinned by encryption and a VPN.
While many sessions at IoT Evolution Expo focused on wider-area, lower-data-rate standards, there wasn't much agreement over which is best.
Fostering innovation and cross-divisional collaboration along with a keen focus on services and data, organizations can embrace IoT for long-term success.
The promise of IoT is to not only light up dark parts of the supply chain, but also to fundamentally change how our supply chains operate.
Overcoming the internet of things security challenge requires the work of consumers, vendors and governments alike.
If you would like to rely on a wearable as a source of identity verification, there are some key things to keep in mind.
2016 saw some of the largest individual funding rounds for commercial and industrial internet of things companies. Review a list of some of those companies.
It's important to shift the focus of discussion to the solutions required to drive clear, tangible business value with IoT and BI.