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 […]
According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them. “Dropout from device usage is a serious […]
A new study predicts that smart cities will be going green in a big way over the next five years, driven by international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. A new report from research firm Gartner predicted smart cities will move the sustainability file forward in line with the carbon reducing Paris COP21 deal. COP21 was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Given how consumed the world has become with big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, one would think employers would be laser-focused on hiring people with those skills. According to a new Dice hiring report, however, employers seem to want generalists, not specialists. This isn’t to say that there isn’t demand for IoT-focused […]
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the key to widespread adoption isn’t a mass of features, but on how much attention is paid to user experience. Where corporate and industrial buyers may focus on a device’s spec sheet and feature set, consumers care more about how a product is designed and how […]
The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the tandem acceleration in malicious attacks on connected devices will drive worldwide expenditures on IoT security by 24% this year to $348 million. And that’s the good news; according to a new report that momentum is expected to accelerate significantly after 2020. An Information Week […]
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 […]
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market begins to boom, we are bound to see the government take a more active role in investment and policing what is right and wrong in the industry. That’s what an April 6 notice on the Federal Register by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seems to suggest, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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