More than a third of UK consumers do not know how to secure their connected devices

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A survey of over 6,000 UK residents by BullGuard has found that 72% of UK consumers would not know how to protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The report highlights the fact that the IoT is on the path to become ubiquitous and that consumers have serious security concerns with regard to connected devices, with over a quarter of consumers are planning to purchase IoT devices in the next 12 months.

The survey found that 34% of respondents had already been on the receiving end of a...

By IoT News, 18 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

OneM2M updates its IoT standards for greater connected devices and apps

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Global Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M standards body oneM2M has published updated versions of its Release 1 global specifications allowing for IoT networking and creating a platform for connecting devices and applications.

The specifications incorporate enhancements based on early implementations and feedback from oneM2M’s first Interop event held in 2015. The standards cover...

By IoT News, 18 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Huawei rolls out connected city lighting solution

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Huawei has announced the launch of its connected city lighting solution, aiming to leverage IoT technology to provide up to 80% savings in municipal lighting energy.

Claimed to be the industry’s first IoT lighting solution, the product connects street lamps to the network and makes use of a GIS-based management system, allowing cities to improve control and performance of every street lamp.

The Climate Group estimates that there are about 304 million street lamps across the globe,...

By IoT News, 17 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Machina Research gives its verdict on IoT developments at MWC

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This year’s Mobile World Congress saw low power wide area (LPWA) networks become a key development point for the IoT while mobile network operators (MNOs) are expanding their strategic intent, according to analysts at Machina Research.

The purview of MWC now extends beyond the mobile industry and now covers the likes of a much wider ecosystem of operators, technology players, service professionals, developers and customers, according to Machina.

Low-power, wide-area (LPWA)...

By IoT News, 15 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Gartner: IoT adoption ramping up platform as a service growth

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Gartner believes that the use of platform as a service (PaaS) is on the rise on account of the pervasive adoption of the IoT, with the research firm adding that over 50% of all new applications developed on PaaS will be centred around the IoT by 2020, unsettling traditional architecture practices.

Most new IoT-centric solutions will be deployed on IoT platforms, a form of multifunctional holistic PaaS, Gartner argues. The platforms would be a combination of application platform as a...

By IoT News, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Study argues InfoSec workers not able to deal with IoT enterprise security concerns

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Good news and bad news: information security professionals are becoming more aware of the risks presented by the proliferation of endpoints through the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are struggling to prepare to address the growing threat.

That is the verdict from a new piece of research from Pwnie Express. In a report entitled ‘The Internet of Evil Things’, which polled more than 400 global IT security professionals, the researchers argued Coolpad devices were the...

By IoT News, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Bosch rolls out cloud to support IoT offering

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Bosch has rolled out its own IoT cloud in Germany to facilitate the functioning of various applications for connected mobility, industry and homes.

The company claims that it is the only organisation that works on all three levels of the internet of things that enable connectivity such as sensors and software and is also developing new services on this basis.

Bosch’s IoT Suite forms the centrepiece of the Bosch IoT Cloud and the suite...

By IoT News, 10 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Review: Piper NV is ear-splittingly good for security

Piper offers more than just an IoT security camera, it can also be a hub for your smart home through integration with Z-Wave compatible devices to easily offer a more complete home automation solution than we’ve seen from most individual products so far. 

Needless to say we're impressed with the level of integration which Piper supports, but how does the Piper NV stack up in other areas? 

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By Ryan Daws, 10 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Growth in Industrial IoT driven by cost, efficiency and safety requirements

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Lux Research, in a new report titled “Defining the Industrial Internet of Things” argues that cost, efficiency and safety requirements are driving growth in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) as companies across the globe, across industries, look to boost connectivity at the workplace. The research firm has classified connected assets into four categories – equipment, people, goods, and environments.

Lux Research has given examples of how companies are making use of IIoT. Daimler...

By IoT News, 09 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.