Internet of Things in 2020

HELEN DUCE ,SEBASTIAN LANGE AND GÉRALD SANTUCCI | March 1, 2016

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This report outlines the results of the workshop “Beyond RFID – The Internet of Things”. The workshop was initiated and jointly organized by the Commission and EPoSS and more than 80 invited experts with expertise in different fields of related technologies and research attended the event. This  report is not confined to summarizing the discussions and conclusions of the workshop, but also elaborates on themes identified at the workshop to substantiate what the Internet of Things might become in the future.

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Cloud vendors jostling for share of IoT analytics

Article | March 1, 2020

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5 Ways to Secure Your IoT Devices—Before They Get Hacked

Article | March 1, 2020

Internet of Things (IoT) devices make our lives more efficient and our day-to-day more convenient. They allow us to monitor our homes from afar, control our lights, thermostats, and locks and beef up the security of our homes—among a host of other things. But because smart devices have become so integrated into our lives, they leave us vulnerable to cybercrime too. In general, IoT devices have little to no built-in security, making them top targets for hackers. And since most IoT devices are interconnected, it puts your whole suite of devices at risk if even one gets hacked. Just as you lock your front door before you go to bed, you’ll want to make sure your IoT devices are secure before you start using them.

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WiFi for Enterprise IoT: Why You Shouldn’t Use It

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Why You Need Contextual IoT Device Management

Article | March 1, 2020

In my previous post, I gave an explanation of basic IoT device management and why it’s insufficient for certain kinds of massive-scale IoT deployments. In addition to basic IoT device management, contextual IoT device management is necessary to ensure success when dealing with IoT solutions involving thousands to millions of devices. In this post, I explore some of the key aspects of contextual IoT device management, with real examples that demonstrate why you need to manage devices contextually if you’re building, buying, and/or implementing massive-scale IoT solutions.

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Raymar Information Technology, Inc. is a 30 year old privately held Corporation headquartered in Sacramento, California. After 20 acquisitions including divisions of McDonnell-Douglas, Motorola and Vanguard Networks, we are a trusted advisor and hardware supplier to power and water utilities, oil and gas suppliers, transportation authorities and financial institutes around the world. Our areas of expertise include: serial communications, analog and digital wireline technologies, wireless cellular, microwave and mesh networking. The addition of Vanguard Networks increases these resources including specialists in VoIP, routing, security, VPN, and multi-protocol support.

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