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News, trends and insights for the Internet of Things

Healthcare survey finds abundance of medical device security overconfidence

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When facing a determined adversary, it’s one thing to be confident, it’s quite another to be overconfident. But that’s what a new survey of healthcare IT professionals and biomedical engineers found: an overabundance of confidence when it comes to connected medical device security. According to the 2018 Zingbox Second Annual Connected Medical Device Survey, respondents believe […]

The joy of missing out (JOMO) on technology hype curves

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Despite being in a business that demands hundreds of human-to-human interactions a week, my wife considers me a recluse when I’m not talking with executives. She couldn’t be more different given her FOMO, or fear of missing out, on local social events. I was recently made aware of the corollary to FOMO, now known as […]

Six ways retailers can push the shopping cart toward a frictionless experience

As consumers, we’ve all experienced the opposite of a frictionless shopping experience:  Long lines at checkout. Customer service representatives who are nowhere to be found. Frustration at not finding what we’re looking for. But what is a frictionless experience, and how can retailers provide it? The definitions and possibilities are many, but essentially, frictionless shopping […]

Exploring data at The Edge

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In case you haven’t noticed, data has become much more “edgy”. That’s not a statement about its attitude, but rather a reflection on its source. After 34 years in technology marketing I constantly wonder if certain hype curves are simply rehashed trends. Just as many people used to ask, “Can you explain this client-server thing […]

The app explosion and digital transformation drive rapid growth of the identity management market

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The identity management market is growing much faster than the overall IT market, and for good reason. While the enterprise IT market is expected to grow by 3.5 percent through 2018, research firm Technavio predicts the worldwide identity and access management market will grow at 13 percent through 2022. Why? There are multiple factors at […]

Expecting autonomous cars by 2025? We’ll need edge computing and a few other enabling technologies

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In politics, the principle of subsidiarity is an organizing principle that recommends handling matters at the most immediate or local level consistent with their resolution, rather than rely on a centralized authority. How do these apply to decision-making in autonomous vehicles (AVs)? I would argue that edge computing – essentially, decentralized decision-making — will increase […]

Voice-enabled wearables: A new mobile experience

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Over the years people have moved from a traditional PC/click experience to a mobile/tap experience. Now consumers seem to be moving to a wearable/voice experience. We see things like smart watches and digital voice assistants (Siri/Alexa/Cortana/Google Assistant) becoming very popular. And because consumer adoption is driving enterprise adoption, we also see large enterprises exploring speech-enabled […]

Digital fitness: The emergence of AI-driven training platforms

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When I signed up for my first Half Ironman two years ago, my approach to training was to go on Amazon.com and order a book that included three options for training plans based on available training time each week. I picked the intermediate plan averaging 10 hours a week, and over the course of 16 […]

Proteger a la empresa de dispositivos IoT de consumo

Los líderes de TI empresariales enfrentan muchos desafíos al tratar de implementar la tecnología del Internet de las cosas (IoT) en sus redes. Pero son desafíos que no se pueden ignorar o postergar, puesto que se espera que los dispositivos IoT en todo el mundo se tripliquen a 75.4 mil millones en 2025 de 23.1 […]

Protezione dell’azienda dai dispositivi IoT di consumo

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I leader IT aziendali devono affrontare molte sfide nel tentativo di implementare la tecnologia Internet of Things (IoT) nelle loro reti. Ma sono sfide che non si possono evitare o posticipare, giacché i dispositivi IoT in tutto il mondo dovrebbero triplicare a 75,4 miliardi nel 2025 da 23,1 nel 2018. Oltre a integrare e gestire […]