Bootstrapping security

| July 11, 2016

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Security will be a major challenge as billions of devices join the Internet of Things, and different technologies will compete to provide appropriate solutions. Managing authentication on a large scale is a challenge already successfully.

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Touchstone ITS is a supply chain technology solutions company that architects supply chain designs and drives value creation through innovative supply chain solutions leveraging the advanced technologies like embedded smart sensors and IoT consulting, SAP, Big Data / Predictive Analytics to companies all across the US. We help our clients in their journey from insight to innovation through incorporating design thinking into business thinking, drive productivity, efficiency, maximize ROI on their supply chain technology initiatives and IT investments with shorter delivery cycle, seamless system integration and superior support services. Touchstone helps its client to align their IT strategy with their supply chain goals.

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Article | March 27, 2020

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Article | March 27, 2020

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Touchstone ITS is a supply chain technology solutions company that architects supply chain designs and drives value creation through innovative supply chain solutions leveraging the advanced technologies like embedded smart sensors and IoT consulting, SAP, Big Data / Predictive Analytics to companies all across the US. We help our clients in their journey from insight to innovation through incorporating design thinking into business thinking, drive productivity, efficiency, maximize ROI on their supply chain technology initiatives and IT investments with shorter delivery cycle, seamless system integration and superior support services. Touchstone helps its client to align their IT strategy with their supply chain goals.

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