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Smart Spam? The Danger Facing the Internet of Things

Your refrigerator has a message for you– and no, it’s not that you need more orange juice– it’s an ad for belly fat pills. Thanks, refrigerator. This post was originally posted on Wearable World News and can be found here. Recently computer security company, Proofpoint discovered a cyber attack (malware) campaign in which some 25%…

Interoperability: The Biggest Challenge Facing Mass Consumerization of Internet of Things

At the most basic level, the Internet of Things (IoT) is connectivity between people, processes and things. While this is as vast as it sounds—spanning all industries, the enterprise, and consumers — one of the central-most challenges facing IoT is the enablement of seamless interoperability between each connection. This post will explore the challenge interoperability…

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Internet of Things: It’s all about CONTEXT

IoT’s Significance? In a word: Context The fundamental value of Internet of Things is its ability to provide context. When connected to the Internet, a lifeless object becomes an object with an activity stream. Connecting the previously unconnected creates context by establishing the object as a platform. This is where our definition of context expands.…

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Hardware vs. Software: How Diverging Mentalities Pose a Challenge to the Internet of Things

There is a fundamental difference between the hardware developers’ mentality vs. the software developers’ mentality. This is nothing new as a technology trend, but it plays an important role in unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things in that it will impact the development of IoT components. So what is this difference? For hardware developers,…