Greetings IoT Weekly News Readers! I'm so happy that you are taking the time and interest in my publication and the Internet of Things. Things have been busy this past week. I've been prepping for a presentation I've giving at John Carroll University on Making the Physical World Smarter. If you are in the Cleveland area, please reach out for details on how to register for the event.
I'm also super excited the our friend at Parks Associates, is holding CONNECTIONS on May 21st-23rd. Details in the sponsorship section below. This event is being held in San Francisco and one that you will not want to miss!
Finally, we've got a solid roundup of articles on security, Industrial and cellular networks and how they apply to the Internet of Things in this issue. Enjoy!
Internet of Things: 20 Years from a Term to a Tenure
Prior to 1999, Kevin Ashton was a leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and methods for applying it in supply chain management. His innovations gave rise to the Internet of Things. Twenty years later, managing the supply chain is less about shipping goods and more about trafficking the data supply through the Internet to meet the demands of information consumers. The supply is never-ending, and it looks like the IoT is everlasting.
The Internet of Things Is Already Here
Virtually every major technology company is investing in services and products that leverage the increasingly interconnected world. Google’s acquisition of smart home device manufacturer Nest Labs in February last year (for which Google paid a cool $3.2 billion) raised some eyebrows in tech circles at the time, but given the predominant focus on the Internet of Things at this year’s CES, maybe it wasn’t such a risky acquisition after all.
Internet of Things News and Analysis
More layoffs at GE Digital, Google’s Anthos is good for the IoT edge and Google’s Cloud Run gives Amazon’s Lambda a run for its money, plus more stories this week from Stacey Higginbotham.
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Armis Nabs $65M Series C as IoT Security Biz Grows in Leaps and Bounds
Armis is helping companies protect IoT devices on the network without using an agent, and it’s apparently a problem that is resonating with the market, as the startup reports 700 percent growth in the last year. That caught the attention of investors, who awarded them a $65 million Series C investment to help keep accelerating that growth.
How to Choose the Right IoT Platform: The Ultimate Checklist
Choosing the right IoT platform is a complex endeavor. Whether you’re a IoT hobbyist, experienced developer, or senior executive, the landscape is massive and confusing. This article aims to clear up some of the complexity and offer a quick and scannable guide of the IoT platform landscape. It also provides a criteria for how you should evaluate IoT platforms based off your needs.
The Internet of Things on the Edge
It is clear edge computing is an essential component in any IoT solution. Customers are benefiting from the innovation and diversity of edge computing solutions. There is a trade-off between the ease of use a single vendor provides a complete edge to cloud infrastructure versus the costs of integrating solutions together and the long-term avoidance of vendor lock-in.
Regulating the IoT: Impact and New Considerations for Cybersecurity and New Government Regulations
In 2019 we have reached a new turning point in the adoption of IoT – more markets and industries are migrating to a cloud-based infrastructure, and as the IoT continues to gain popularity and more devices and data move online, lawmakers and legislators around the globe are taking note.
How Machine Learning and the Internet of Things Could Transform Your Business
"The most important thing from a recruitment perspective is to have a very small team of data analysts who can talk to the business division to understand what are the business requirements, the customer pain points, and the problems they are trying to solve with big data," says Forrester's Bieler.
What to Remember When Architecting Your IIoT Solution
As the Internet of Things begins to hit its stride, Industrial IoT also continues to gain momentum and market adoption. The opportunities for IIoT to provide business benefits are scaling massively right now. The ultimate aim in any IIoT initiative is to unify every “thing” – solutions, enterprises, or customers – under a common infrastructure.
The 3G Network Sunset Is Coming, What Are Its Implications for IoT
Companies with 3G IoT deployments need to begin planning now for the 3G network sunset, so that they can transition to the next generation of IoT devices smoothly and without disruption. But the networks won’t be turned off all at once, so there will be carrier-to-carrier and region-to-region differences to navigate.