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With roots dating back to 1974, BP Sales is an award-winning, professional sales firm covering Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana with excellent technical capabilities and an abundance of long-term C- and D-level executive relationships. Dedicated to the constant evolution necessary to meet our market’s needs, over the last decade we embarked on a mission to diversify our focus from component-only strategy, to higher levels of system integration. Culminating in 2016, we have evolved into one of a handful of rep firms narrowly focused on Single Board Computer, compute module, LCD, and connectivity solutions for a broad range of industries from Embedded to IoT, to Communications, to Datacenters.

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Finding and Fixing Blind Spots in Enterprise IoT Security

Article | March 20, 2020

The Internet of Things has been a breakthrough, and adoption rates keep exploding. There are possibly over 20 billion IoT devices in the world, and by 2025, there may have been 75 billion. Even though there has been a rise in smart home devices, most IoT devices are found in businesses, industries, and healthcare. The benefits are overwhelming: from enabling automation of repetitive tasks (both simple and complex), to real-time data insights and analytics, IoT devices make workers more productive, improve customer experience, and reduce operating costs. However, with the many benefits of IoT devices come serious disadvantages, chief of which is security. Here are some reasons why IoT devices have such serious security risks:

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The $6trn importance of security standards and regulation in the IoT era

Article | March 16, 2020

We live in an era of digital transformation where more and more devices are connecting to bring new and innovative levels of service and efficiency. This transformation spans across all markets and the rate of progress is breath-taking, says David Maidment, director, secure device ecosystem at Arm.This change brings huge benefits, but it also brings threats in the shape of an expanding cybercrime footprint. Every connected device is a hack potential. Rather than attacking traditional IT equipment, the cybercrime threats start to move to all aspects of our lives. It is predicted that by 2021 there will already be US$6 trillion (€5.37 trillion) of cybercrime damage (Source: Cybersecurity Ventures Official Annual Cybercrime Report), which is a staggering number pinned against financial loss for businesses, without considering the damage to reputation and other harder-to-measure statistics.

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AR Indoor Navigation Technology Connects Retailers With Shoppers

Article | February 14, 2020

Technology drives innovation, and for most retail companies, the “Transform or Die” motto still rings true. Retailers are always experimenting with the latest tech innovations to reshape the customer experience to alter their expectations both in physical stores and online. But simply following every hot trend in the industry because of the fear of missing out (FOMO) is one of the most common mistakes retailers make when adopting emerging technologies. The retailers who thrive in their respective markets are the ones who learn how to implement technologies that deliver the highest return on investment (ROI) from Gartner’s hype cycle for emerging technologies.

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Which IoT Applications will Benefit Most from Edge Computing?

Article | March 2, 2020

Edge computing refers to information being processed at the edge of the network, rather than being sent to a central cloud server. The benefits of edge computing include reduced latency, reduced costs, increased security and increased business efficiency. Transferring data from the edge of a network takes time, particularly if the data is being collected in a remote location. While the transfer may usually take less than a second, glitches in the network or an unreliable connection may increase the time required. For some IoT applications, for example, self-driving cars, even a second may be too long. Imagine a security camera that’s monitoring an empty hallway. There’s no need to send hours of large video files of an empty hallway to a cloud server (where you will need to pay to store them). With edge computing, the video could be sent to the cloud only if there is movement detected in the hallway.

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BP Sales

With roots dating back to 1974, BP Sales is an award-winning, professional sales firm covering Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana with excellent technical capabilities and an abundance of long-term C- and D-level executive relationships. Dedicated to the constant evolution necessary to meet our market’s needs, over the last decade we embarked on a mission to diversify our focus from component-only strategy, to higher levels of system integration. Culminating in 2016, we have evolved into one of a handful of rep firms narrowly focused on Single Board Computer, compute module, LCD, and connectivity solutions for a broad range of industries from Embedded to IoT, to Communications, to Datacenters.

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