Half of all urban citizens should see smart city upside by 2019

Smart city programmes and open data initiatives will benefit 50 percent of citizens in million-people cities by 2019, according to market research firm Gartner. In a new report, Gartner said the technological and societal change in the past decade has forced governments to start testing the waters and become tech affluent. See Also: Smart city […]

Why IoT really means the “Integration of Things”

It’s a well-documented position that the IoT market is generally yet to move beyond the early-adopter stage in many industry verticals and use-cases. The adoption curve versus the hype curve is still behind, but there’s a very evident shift in the market to suggest that activity is ramping up significantly. When comparing this market maturity […]

Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT

According to Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Today’s enterprises are already benefitting greatly from a strong, connected workforce, but as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices move forward, saturating the market, is it possible for them to outpace their own benefits? After all, while the continuing surge […]

Vandrico and Deloitte creating a wearable technology database

Vandrico and Deloitte creating a wearable technology database

A bewildering amount of new wearables have been built and purchased by consumers during the past few years. And so Vancouver-based industrial solutions firm Vandrico Inc. and global accounting and consultancy firm Deloitte recently teamed up to develop a “Wearable Technology Database,” with the goal of creating a list that includes every wearable product. The database currently […]

Barcelona

Is Barcelona showing the upside of smart city-ness?

Barcelona is Spain’s poster child for the seemingly endless enthusiasm for Smart City initiatives among those in the Internet of Things space. And why not? Industry players stand to make money and city governors can earn kudos for creating budget efficiencies while appearing technologically ‘with it’. However, some technology experts are wondering if the echo […]

UL

Underwriters Labs wants to certify IoT security

In a bid to beef up security around the burgeoning realm of the Internet of Things (IoT), product safety testers Underwriters Laboratories (UL) launched new standards to test web-connected devices for vulnerabilities. According to the Christian Science Monitor, UL’s move to begin scrutiny of IoT systems follows the Cybersecurity National Action Plan launched by the […]

Gartner warns of coming IoT data management overload

The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly increasing the amount of data generated, and industry experts warn that the current river of unstructured data will soon turn into a flood. Alarmingly, a recent study highlighted concerns that most proposed approaches could lead to data management overload ineffective for the coming torrent of data. Enterprise […]