Monthly Archive: July 2016

FTC recommnds “End-of-Life” strategy for #IoT devices

FTC recommnds “End-of-Life” strategy for #IoT devices

When does a connected IoT device die? Does it continue to transmit data somewhere? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently warned that Internet of Things (IoT) products and services that are no longer operational, updated, or supported present significant issues related to consumer expectations, security and privacy. Source: FTC Urges Prescient End-of-Life Strategy for Internet of Things Products | The National Law Review

Big opportunity for #IoT in marine shipping industry

Big opportunity for #IoT in marine shipping industry

Applications include improved navigation and efficiency, asset tracking, and equipment monitoring for maintenance scheduling (a huge money saver): The industrial internet of things has found its way to sea, with connected sensors and other technology filling maritime use cases. Source: Industrial internet of things maritime use cases

The role of the CIO in the future

The role of the CIO in the future

With high tech readily available “off the shelf” and probably from an outsourced cloud service, what is the role of the CIO in 10 or 15 years? A world where IT is perceived as essential but not strategic is an ugly place to be. Source: The CIO is becoming the HVAC guy | Computerworld The author suggests the role of the future CIO is to provide a smorgasbord of IT options from which others can...

AT&T will use small radio controlled “drones” for cell tower inspections #Drones #IoT

AT&T will use small radio controlled “drones” for cell tower inspections #Drones #IoT

AT&T is now using drones to inspect its cellular towers and foresees them as a way to beef up its wireless LTE network on the fly. Source: AT&T deploys drones for cell tower inspections, network expansion | Computerworld

Real-time power usage meters will help customers adjust demand

Real-time power usage meters will help customers adjust demand

At our homes, we generally have no idea how much electricity, gas or water we are consuming – until we receive a bill in a month or a quarter. IoT technologies will provide us with in home, real time “speedometers” so that we will know what utility services we are consuming – and will likely make adjustments to our usage patterns once we can see our usage, in near real time. Source: Smart meter guru...

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