‘Metaverse’ is a contender for Oxford’s Word of the Year

“Metaverse” is among the leading three contenders for Oxford’s Word of the Year (WotY). 

The metaverse is an unsurprising inclusion for WotY—not everyone understands it, but most will have at least heard the term.

Facebook changing its company name to Meta towards the end of 2021 undoubtedly led to increased awareness of the metaverse. Over the last year, the word has been thrown around a little too easily.

There is still some confusion around what...

UK, Canada, and Singapore join forces to secure IoT devices

The UK, Canada, and Singapore are joining forces to improve the security of IoT devices.

In a joint statement, the governments of the respective countries noted the economic and social benefits of IoT devices. However, they also warned of the risks of insecure IoT devices not just to consumers’ own security, privacy, and safety, but also to the broader economy through large-scale cyberattacks.

Many record-breaking cyberattacks have taken advantage of the often poor...

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G provide today’s optimal wireless IoT connectivity

IoT innovations have seen increased adoption of Wi-Fi to support everything from factory robots to vending machines.

The increased throughput offered by Wi-Fi 6 is demonstrating how the technology can be applicable to a raft of use cases. In some situations, this makes Wi-Fi a more appealing connectivity option than cellular as it brings the same wireless benefits but at lower cost.

The central advantage of Wi-Fi 7 is that it offers an extremely high throughput utilizing...

How innovative organisations are creating new products in their IoT journey

For manufacturers, enterprises and industrial OEMs, it is still early days in the overall IoT journey. But the most innovative organisations are going past deriving insights from their data to creating new products and lines of business.

What do you need to get there? A strong business plan, the right culture and leadership, and a little bit of patience.

A study from research firm Omdia in August emphasised the latter. The report, ‘Today’s Needs and Tomorrow’s...

Zuckerberg believes Meta’s duty is to promote an open metaverse

During yesterday’s annual Meta keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his belief that the metaverse must be open.

Zuckerberg called out closed ecosystems—a clear dig at Apple, without mentioning the company directly.

“Closed ecosystems focus on tight control and integration to create unique experiences and lock-in, although most of that value ends up flowing to the platform over time,” explained Zuckerberg.

“Open ecosystems create value and grow through...

Sam Kingston, Mobica: On standing out in a crowded IoT industry

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Mobica CEO Sam Kingston recently sat down with IoT News for a deep dive into what distinguishes Mobica's Talent-as-a-Service offering within an increasingly crowded tech sector.

IoT News: What distinguishes Mobica’s offering from a typical tech recruitment firm? 

In today’s fast growing tech space, we’re witnessing a burst of innovations, almost on a daily basis. Companies House figures show a huge 38,200 tech start-ups registered in 2021 in the UK alone. More...

Eseye: The IoT is helping to counter the economic slowdown

Research from Eseye highlights the importance of the IoT in countering the global economic slowdown.

A quick look at the amount of red across the financial markets over the past year shows the scale of the global economic problems faced. Many countries are facing record inflation from pandemic measures and war once again rearing its ugly head.

The pandemic highlighted to many enterprises the benefits of the IoT in supporting operations in the most uncertain of times....

Yury Brunt, AVEVA: On helping businesses manage their energy usage

Rocketing fuel costs and net-zero targets are leading more businesses to seek out connected energy management solutions.

IoT News caught up with Yury Brunt, Team Leader of Manufacturing Analytics at AVEVA Select Benelux, to discuss how the company is helping businesses to manage their energy usage.

IoT News: Amid rocketing energy costs, are you finding that enterprises are showing an increased interest in monitoring their usage?

Yury Bunt: Yes, over the...

Natali Tshuva, Sternum: On ‘future-proof’ IoT security

Sternum is using patented technology to protect IoT devices against even unknown vulnerabilities in real-time.

The company was co-founded by Natali Tshuva, who was recognised for her talents from an early age and was handpicked at 19 to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces’ 8200 unit (the equivalent of the MI6 in the UK or the NSA in the US.) She then went on to hold numerous high-level cybersecurity roles before founding Sternum.

IoT News caught up with Natali to...

Sensolus and Deutsche Telekom launch IoT asset tracking

Belgian IIoT firm Sensolus has partnered with German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom to launch a powerful asset tracking solution.

“Asset tracking and management can only ever be as good as the network that enables data transmission,” explains Johan Criel, Co-Founder and CTO at Sensolus. “It is important to find a network provider who knows the specific requirements of IoT applications and offers suitable network services.”

“We are very pleased that Deutsche...