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The U.S. government should be making better use of the internet of things | VentureBeat | Big Data | by Kris Tremaine, ICF. What is IoT? The Internet of Things, at its simplest level, is smart devices - from refrigerators that warn you when you’re out of milk to industrial sensors – that are connected to the Internet so they can share data, but IoT is far from a simple challenge for IT departments. For many companies, it represents a vast influx of new devices, many of which are difficult to secure and manage. It’s comparable to the advent of BYOD, except the new gizmos are potentially more difficult to secure, aren’t all running one of three or four basic operating systems, and there are already more of them. A lot more, in fact – IDC research says that there are around 13 billion connected devices in use worldwide already, and that that number could expand to 30 billion within the next three years.

(There were less than 4 billion smartphone subscriptions active around the world in Ericsson’s most recent Mobility Report.) Interoperability [embed: Systems Security Applications. Trustwave Internet of Things Security. The AI revolution is coming fast. But without a revolution in trust, it will fail. The past 30 years have seen incredible growth and innovation in the tech industry. We’ve gone from pocket calculators and PCs to pocket computers more powerful than the mammoth mainframe computers of the 1980s. The Atari 800XL computer I used in high school to develop games was powered by a microprocessor with 3,500 transistors – the one running my iPhone today has 2 billion transistors. The cost of a gigabyte of storage was in the range of $100,000 and the size of a refrigerator. Today, it’s basically free and size is measured in millimetres. This is incredible progress, and today the pace of technology change is moving even faster. The entire planet of people and things is becoming connected.

The next tech revolution: AI Every generation or so, a number of emerging technologies converge, and something revolutionary occurs. As consumers we already experience AI as an integral part of our daily lives. We need a trust revolution Share Written by Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. Data management in sensor networks using semantic web technologies | Nikolaos Konstantinou.

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A Great Week for the Internet of Things | Cisco Canada Blog. In the first week of December 2015 we concluded another successful Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF). More than two-thousand industry professionals gathered in Dubai for the 3rd annual event to showcase, discuss, and advance the world of IoT. Cisco hosted the event, which was supported by a group of incredible companies with mind boggling experience, focus and innovation in the IoT. Global powerhouses like Intel, Rockwell Automation, General Electric, Du, 3M, IBM, Schneider Electric, Etisalat, Panduit, and Siemens spent three full days with established innovators, software companies and integrators, as well as with entrepreneurial startups that will change the face of the IoT forever.

To this end, Cisco announced the three finalists of its Innovation Grand Challenge during the closing proceeding at the IoT World Forum… More than three-thousand submissions were received for Cisco’s Innovation Grand Challenge this year. But the great week for the IoT didn’t end there… Like this: A Great Week for the Internet of Things | Cisco Canada Blog. Securing Smart Cities | Let’s make smart cities cyber-safe. The Internet of Things Changes the Company-Customer Relationship.

With the rise of the internet of things, our individual technology envelopes – our personal networks of smart, connected devices — are rapidly becoming more complicated as more and more devices from a growing profusion of vendors do ever more complex jobs. In fact, industry research indicates that the number of devices in these envelopes will triple over the next few years, and, absent a common set of standards, the complexity of these envelopes will only compound.

This dynamic is exacerbated by product companies’ historical service paradigm. It used to be that most of the value we derived from our devices was the result of direct physical interaction: For example, we turned a key in a door look, flipped a light switch, or twisted the dial on a thermostat. Now, however, our interaction with devices is profoundly changing – they are becoming more like interconnected services than products. Some firms may look at this situation and see operational headaches and increased service costs. Empower consumers to control their privacy in the Internet of Everything. As an Eisenhower Fellow, Dr. David A. Bray had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan and Australia in a personal capacity to discuss the burgeoning privacy and security challenges that the Internet of Everything era presents. Throughout his meetings, everyone asked: who is responsible for ensuring security? Answering as an Eisenhower Fellow in a personal capacity, Bray was always quick to answer: Everyone is.

Even before his Eisenhower Fellowship experience, Bray, who is also the CIO for the Federal Communications Commission, has been a big supporter of empowering individuals to make choices about the level of privacy and security – relative to services and functionality – they want from their Internet-enabled devices. “In Taiwan and Australia, as well as in numerous other countries around the world, consumers make daily choices regarding what information they want to share and what apps they want to download.

Dr. The role of CIO in the Internet of Everything – Chief Strategy Officer? In Part 1 of The Enterprisers Project interview with Dr. David A. Bray, an Eisenhower Fellow who recently traveled to Taiwan and Australia to discuss the Internet of Everything with industry and government leaders, Dr. Bray discussed how a hyper-connected, Internet-enabled future may impact the role of both the CIO and the CEO. While his 2015 travels abroad as an Eisenhower Fellow were in a personal capacity only, Dr. Bray is also chief information officer for the U.S. The Enterprisers Project (TEP): When can CIOs and CEOs expect the Internet of Everything to impact their organizations?

Dr. CIOs and CEOs must open their eyes to the reality that organizational boundaries are beginning to fade as well, as each employee comes to work with their own various connected devices strapped to their wrists, clipped to their shoes, or – in the near future – even embedded into their bodies. TEP: How can CIOs be leaders in this transformation? Dr. Dr. Dr. Are You Ready for the Internet of Things? By Chris Carroll The “Internet of Things” can be loosely defined as the move from isolated devices to Internet-enabled platforms that can communicate with each other and the cloud.

IoT is a major worldwide trend that will impact CIOs over time; do you need to prepare for it? According to Intel’s Inside IoT blog, ABI Research believes that 30 billion IoT devices will be sold by 2020, and Cisco thinks that more than 50 billion devices will be connected by then. That comes to over seven devices for every person the U.N. forecasts to be alive at that time. Intel predicts that there will be 3.8 billion IoT devices on the market by next year.

Enterprise IoT deployments tend to start small, but the tremendous potential gains can lead to rapid deployments. CIOs will also face unplanned capital costs when pressured both to deploy IoT devices to replace existing platforms as well as intelligent gateways to connect legacy devices to the Internet.