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Stop Bleeding Money! What is SIM Bleeding in IoT / M2M and how to stop it.

Have you ever gotten a text message like this from your Cellular Carrier? 
900040010: You're almost out of data on your Family Plan. You have 10% remaining with 5 days left. Overage data is $15 per GB. Add 8GB to your plan for $20 more per month, reply YES or visit www.xyzwirelesscom

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You: One of Largest Botnet Attacks Ever Due to Lax IoT Security

Don't say I didn't warn you about how privacy and security had to be THE highest priority for any IoT device.

On September 19th, Chris Rezendes and I were the guests on a Harvard Business Reviewwebinar on IoT privacy and security. I once again was blunt that:

  • you can't wait until you've designed your cool new IoT device before you begin to add in privacy and security protections. Start on Day 1!
  • sensors are particularly vulnerable, since they're usually designed for minimum cost, installed, and forgotten.
  • as with the Target hack, hackers will try to exploit the least protected part of the system.
  • privacy and security protections must be iterative, because the threats are constantly changing.
  • responsible companies have as much to lose as the irresponsible, because the result of shortcomings could be held against the IoT in general.

Smart Disposables: Could This Be Birth of Internet of Everything?

Could EVERYTHING be “smart?” It may be happening sooner we thought, and with implications that are hard to fathom today.

That's the potential with new technology pioneered by Shyam Gollakota, an assistant professor at the University of Washington.  For the first time, it would let battery- and cordless-less devices harvest signals from Wi-Fi, radio, or TV to communicate and power themselves.

Astounding!

Sports - A billion dollar business case for the IoT industry

When Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds in 2009 he sparked a long-overdue discussion. Many scientists wondered when we would reach the end of the road. And the answer? Soon. According to various estimates, a human being is unlikely to be able to cover 100 meters in less than 9.27 seconds. What happens when the highest peak has been conquered?
 

Smart Cities: IoT's Biggest Opportunity

If one accepts the premise that global warming represents a huge, tangible threat to our planet, then it follows that the creation of smart cities represent a huge opportunity to do something about it.  In fact, it is probably the biggest single opportunity since cities consume over two thirds of the world's energy and generate over 70% of global CO2 emissions. They are responsible for the majority of our harmful greenhouse gases, but also they are also the places where the greatest efficiencies can be made.  Moreover, the transition to smart cities would stimulate economic growth and lead to a better quality of life. So, does it represent a win, win, win development?

Why We Need 5G. Eventually. And Why We'll Get It

The next generation of cellular communications is a hotly debated topic, one reason being uncertainty about the technology, the other being the rationale for developing it.  Do we really need a download data rate of 20 Gbps?  We don't.  


The IoT. Where are we now? Where are we going?

Right now we're at the beginning of a rapid expansion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  The McKinsey Global Institute predicts that the IoT will drive productivity growth of 2.5 to 5% over the next ten years, which translates into cost savings of $900 billion a year just for the manufacturing sector. 

Telit integrates deviceWISE AEP with Google Cloud Bigtable

Building on the deviceWISE AEP integration for Google Cloud Platform BigQuery, Telit has now added Cloud-to-Cloud connectors for Bigtable. This development is another significant step towards harmonizing the worlds of connected devices and Cloud computing in a simple and seamless fashion – bringing new opportunities for all. 

From 3D Mapping to Data Collection: XBee Gets Drones Off the Ground

The commercial drone industry is still relatively young, but over the next decade, the civilian and commercial drone market is expected to more than double. Just this year, the FAA proposed legislation creating a process to allow the use of commercial drones in the US. These new rules would make the U.S. one of the most drone-friendly regions for commercial purposes. That Amazon Prime delivery via drone may be closer to reality than you think.

How Achieving Competitive Advantage in The Fleet Telematics Market Is Like A Property Investment

With the Internet of Things becoming more accessible to developers, industries on the enterprise side are booming with connected products to increase efficiency and decrease costs. In particular, the global fleet telematics industry is getting more and more competitive because of this. Looking at how to keep your application strategy on point will require a new perspective. Let&'s try a property investment analogy.

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