Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy
For IoT device communication, two specialized, competing protocols stand out: MQTT and CoAP. Take a look at what they are and when to use them.
Data from IoT devices offers great insight, yet is often underutilized. It's time to overcome the barriers that have stood in the way of leveraging it.
Explore eight principles integrated platforms with an RTOS and CPU must support to ensure fast, efficient IoT development.
As IoT becomes mainstream, businesses are responding. However not taking a strategic approach to designing IoT products and services can be risky.
A sensor does not make a product or technology part of the "internet of things," it's all about creating a holistic experience for the end user.
There's a perfect storm brewing in IoT that will push microservices into new and traditional industries. The benefits are high and risks are low.
To remain relevant, old-school companies should bet on the opportunity presented by the collection, dissemination and monetization of connected car data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In IoT, start small and demonstrate return; don't attempt to implement the internet of everything. Instead shoot for the "internet of (some) things."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internet of things products using NFC technology came up big at the NFC Forum Innovation Awards – learn more about the winners and finalists.
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.
The third wave of mobile apps is upon us. For it to perform reliably, the connected mobile app wave requires proper security and governance.
To become a smart city prepared for disaster, cities should take every opportunity to leverage smart technology in ways that will make citizens safer.
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.
With some technical skill, free monitoring tools and a small amount of money in parts and equipment, most anyone can make their home "intelligent."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A functioning internet of things requires everyone to take security seriously; learn the part a secure platform has to play.
Internet of things security is a rightful concern, but jumping into regulating IoT may not be the best move for the IoT market as a whole.
NFC, IoT and CES. Three three-letter acronyms that belong together. Check out some of the coolest NFC and IoT implementations at CES 2017.
Many technologies ride the popularity wave and subsequently become a channel -- and not core to business needs. Will IoT follow the same path?
Testing smart device performance is one piece of the puzzle; IoT requires a paradigm shift in the way products and solutions are developed and tested.
A number of products and technologies on display at CES 2017 pushed boundaries and are helping fuel innovation, especially as they relate to IoT.
There are a variety of actions manufacturers, service providers and consumers alike can take to work towards greater overall IoT security.
As we look to 2017 and beyond, we'll see IIoT continue to revolutionize organizations, with the biggest transformations being led in three key areas.
Small businesses are uncertain as to the extent they are affected by IoT security issues. It's time to become a trusted security advisor to your customers.
With proper planning and intelligent design, IoT can be approached in a manner to minimize risk and deliver increasing benefits through the entire value chain.
Secure connectivity infrastructure in an IoT-enabled world includes a few basic building blocks that every organization should be aware of.
The ISDN switch-off is inevitable. Currently there is a need to find an appropriate alternative. IoT and M2M communication could be used in this case.
In IoT, killer apps represent solutions to real business problems, solutions that are obvious, immediate and easy to understand.
When it comes to enhancing customer experience with the internet of things, it's all about striking the right balance.
Wearables and assisted reality make people more competitive, helping them work smarter, safer and faster by augmenting their skills, not replacing them.
Take a look at some of the trends that are expected to both boost and hamper the internet of things in making things work better in 2017.
The connectivity and real-time analytics inherent in the internet of things could be the game changer for retailers' inventory woes.
Energy and asset management solutions have in many ways been hit by the "perfect storm" for IoT-driven acceleration and evolution.
Mature open standards and communications protocols have made it easier for disparate devices to communicate and for communicated data to be read, sorted, analyzed and acted upon.
Organizations aiming to capture market share and succeed in the IoT healthcare arena must overcome four obstacles which could impede market growth.
As we reinvent business in a mobile-first world, we often forget an important detail: How do we support anytime/anyplace mobile workers and IoT devices?
Organizations must figure out how to secure data transmission to and from the IoT devices connecting to their networks. PKI can help.
There are a number of IoT PCB design layout, fabrication and assembly considerations and nuances companies must be aware of to launch a successful project.
The killer app is what will take the internet of things from being a proof-of-concept project in a lab to a strategic part of the business.
To understand how IoT can help the workplace, it's important to understand what makes meetings bad or unproductive in the first place.
Emerging technologies such as IoT, AI and machine learning will not make everyone a data scientist, but they will help make data scientists more productive.
In a world of evolving cyberthreats, how can governments protect data? Enter blockchain, a growing presence as we move further into the IoT age.
IoT security has been a concern from the get-go, and the Mirai botnet made it mainstream. See what experts' IoT predictions for security in 2017 are.
Learning how to create revenue, making sense of IoT data and preventing latency are among the top themes for industry experts' IoT predictions for 2017.
The opportunities of the internet of things abound; here are five IoT infrastructure resolutions to help organizations find a starting point to IoT success.