Internet of Things

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IT market research firm International Data Corporation has released a new report predicting major investment in datacenters to support expansion of the Internet of Things. The report, entitled “Impact of Internet of Things on Datacenter Demand and Operations”, suggests that between 2014 and 2019, the datacenter capacity used by the IoT will increase by 750 percent.…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Usher Platform Aims to Make Apple Watch a Password Replacement

Usher Platform Aims to Make Apple Watch a Password Replacement

The Apple Watch hits the market today, and there’s already an enterprise mobile management-style platform to go along with it. The new system comes by way of MicroStrategy, which today announced its new product, MicroStrategy Usher. The system uses the Apple Watch’s unique features – such as Force Touch, Notifications, and Glances – to integrate…

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK has organized an Internet of Things Summit to convene in Boston. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston from May 28 – 29. In a press release, RE.WORK asserted that the IoT is not some far-off future technological landscape, but is instead “already here in the sensors, devices, data and cloud…

Ten New Members Join AllSeen IoT Alliance

Ten New Members Join AllSeen IoT Alliance

Ten new members have joined the AllSeen Alliance, a group dedicated to a common, open source platform for the Internet of Things (Though the group calls it the Internet of Everything). The new members are a diverse crew, including a major US-based telecommunications company (CenturyLink), a nonprofit advocating for ICT standardization (TTA), and a smart home…

HYPR Excited to Join FIDO Alliance

HYPR Corp., an open platform provider of cloud-based biometric security, has joined the FIDO Alliance. In making the announcement, the company highlighted FIDO’s commitment to universal authentication standards and advancements in security and privacy, and emphasized its own offerings to help in the efforts. HYPR’s platform uses biometric sensors to link mobile devices to the cloud…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Arxan Expands IoT Security Arsenal

Arxan Expands IoT Security Arsenal

Arxan Technologies, an application security solutions provider, has announced that it has expanded its suite of security solutions for the Internet of Things ecosystem. The company will showcase its IoT app offerings at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Arxan offers security solutions in a range of areas, including mobile apps using IoT connectivity,…

Amazon Steps Into Smart Home Market

Amazon Steps Into Smart Home Market

Amazon has unveiled two new services that appear to be the tip of the iceberg with respect to the company’s emerging Internet of Things strategy, according to a Fortune article by Stacey Higginbotham. The first is the company’s new Dash Buttons, which are essentially little WiFi-connected buttons that can be used to conveniently and immediately…

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM has announced that it’s going to invest $3 billion over the next four years into the Internet of Things. The computing giant will use the money create its own IoT unit, and will build what it calls “a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.” It’s a massive investment…

IoT: The Internet of Change

IoT: The Internet of Change

How The Internet of Things Is Changing The Identity Conversation The conversation around identity is changing quickly in terms of mobility thanks to the rising interest in the Internet of Things and connectivity in general. So far, 2015 has been host to a number of big announcements and major presentations at global technology events that have…

Privacy Advocates Call for Halt in Production of Hello Barbie

Privacy Advocates Call for Halt in Production of Hello Barbie

Privacy advocates are expressing concern about the forthcoming Hello Barbie doll, according to an article by James Vincent for The Verge. The doll is the first Barbie – though not the first toy – to feature smart technology including wi-fi and voice recognition software allowing it to have learn about, and have conversations with, its…

Smart Toys Will Chat with Children and Get to Know Them

Smart Toys Will Chat with Children and Get to Know Them

The Internet of Things has expanded to include toys, with a number of high-profile smart toys on the way, led by the iconic Barbie, according to a BBC News article. The toys feature internet-connected artificial intelligence systems allowing them to have conversations with kids. The upcoming smart Barbie doll, called Hello Barbie, is the product…

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