Following on its announcement of the WatchDox acquisition, BlackBerry unveiled on Tuesday two new products designed to secure the Internet of Things: a key management service for sensors and IoT apps and a high-assurance computer center focused on IoT security.
The report estimates that the number of devices connected to the Internet will be up from 15 billion today to 50 billion by 2020 and that the new connections will generate around $8 trillion. What we're facing now is extreme data with little useful filtering. Harnessing the IoT will require much more than just connecting everything and bracing for the deluge.
Chip maker ARM is trying to improve the battery life of IoT devices that use Bluetooth to communicate data, with the acquisitions of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices.
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Microsoft and Japan's Fujitsu announced Sunday that they are collaborating on the use of Internet of Things to improve the manufacturing process.
The top news stories for April 13, 2015.
Amazon Dash may be the IoT addition we've all been waiting for.
Beacons pick up on information from the phones of passers-by and sends them offers and coupons from retailers in the vicinity. There are a number of beacon companies offering such services to retailers but Freckle IoT and Blue Bite are one-upping the game by creating what they claim is the largest proximity network in North America.
Thursday, April 9, is IoT Day. Since it is the fifth year the day has been observed, it seemed appropriate to share thoughts from five enterprise company executives on topics ranging from M2M, interoperability, security and the smart home for the occasion.
One obstacle to the promise of the Internet of Things is the lack of agreement on standards, with a number of groups competing to set the standard for IoT devices. Two of those groups--the Thread Group and the ZigBee Alliance--recently agreed to collaborate to enable the ZigBee Cluster Library to run over Thread networks.