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OSISoft: old-school process-control company on IoT cutting edge

From beer to boxes, an unheralded name in IoT technology has quietly leveraged its expertise in process monitoring and management to compete in a world dominated by Google and IBM, as well as high-profile operational tech firms like GE and Siemens. The PI System is the foundation of OSIsoft’s offerings, a structured data lake for real-time information that can let businesses hunt for trends and potential cost savings down in the weeds of machine-generated data.

Written by Jon Gold03 May 18 02:52

10 tips to minimize IoT security vulnerabilities

Online Trust Alliance spells out best practices for testing, purchasing, networking and updating IoT devices to make them and the enterprise more secure.

Written by Jon Gold21 April 18 05:18

Where will Microsoft spend US$5B on IoT?

Microsoft says it will spend US$5B over 4 years on IoT - perhaps on products, infrastructure or acquiring IoT vendors - but it's not clear yet where the money will go.

Written by Jon Gold05 April 18 06:02

Malicious IoT hackers have a new enemy

A robot called HoneyBot, designed by researchers at Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, can fool bad actors into believing they have compromised an IoT device and send alerts of the attack to hasten defensive response.

Written by Jon Gold05 April 18 01:46

Aruba co-founder: We want to live on the edge

Tech companies of every stripe are staking their claim to the IoT, and networking vendors like Aruba are no exception. But to hear co-founder and president Keerti Melkote tell it, his company’s pitch might have a little more heat on it than others.

Written by Jon Gold29 March 18 08:04

IoT could help seniors with dementia

A chain of Ontario-based retirement homes is looking to add sensor bracelets to its Aruba Wi-Fi networks, internet of things devices that will track whether residents are starting to wander away from the facilities so staff can intercept them.

Written by Jon Gold28 March 18 21:52

What would a regulated-IoT world look like?

The wildfire growth of IoT is arguably the most important trend happening in technology today, but the ease with which bad actors can exploit its manifold security vulnerabilities has been demonstrated many times in just the past couple of years.

Written by Jon Gold22 March 18 21:00

Predictive maintenance: One of the industrial IoT’s big draws

There are plenty of new capabilities that IIoT adds to operational technology – including remote management and operational analytics – but the number-one value-add so far has been predictive maintenance. Combining machine learning and AI with the deep pool of data generated by the flood of new IoT devices offers the opportunity to better understand how systems work, interact and can be kept up and running.

Written by Jon Gold15 March 18 21:00

What is the Industrial IoT? And why the stakes are so high

The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, connects machines and devices in industries such as transportation, power generation, and healthcare. The potential is high and so are the risks.

Written by Jon Gold03 Feb. 18 05:39

The moving target of IoT security

As the explosive growth of IoT continues, businesses, vendors and consumers all have to confront the issue that the world is more connected than ever before, with potentially gigantic consequences.

Written by Jon Gold25 Jan. 18 22:00

IoT security needs a white knight

It may be time for the U.S. government to step in to coordinate security standards across all the players that participate in creating the internet of things, Frost & Sullivan says

Written by Jon Gold15 Jan. 18 23:30

Hot IoT tech trends for 2018

Instrumentation is coming – 2018 promises the IoT-ification of a lot of existing technology, plus edge computing, improved analytics and even some security improvements, if we’re reading these tea leaves correctly.

Written by Jon Gold30 Nov. 17 01:45

Hottest IoT applications for 2018

IoT is going to expand on its current strengths in the coming year, broadening its presence in the industrial, energy and transportation sectors and continuing to see growing usage in fields like healthcare and retail.

Written by Jon Gold30 Nov. 17 01:42
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