Fredric Paul

Fredric Paul is Editor in Chief for New Relic, Inc., and has held senior editorial positions at ReadWrite, InformationWeek, CNET, PCWorld and other publications. His opinions are his own.

It’s time for the IoT to 'optimize for trust'

It’s time for the IoT to 'optimize for trust'

If we can't trust the internet of things (IoT) to gather accurate data and use it appropriately, IoT adoption and innovation are likely to suffer.

The Traffic Jam Whopper project may be the coolest/dumbest IoT idea ever

The Traffic Jam Whopper project may be the coolest/dumbest IoT idea ever

With its Traffic Jam Whopper program, Burger King uses real-time internet of things (IoT) data to deliver burgers to drivers stuck in traffic—and it seems to be working.

Enterprise IoT: Companies want solutions in these 4 areas

Enterprise IoT: Companies want solutions in these 4 areas

Based on customer pain points, PwC identified four areas companies are seeking enterprise solutions for, including energy use and sustainability.

When IoT systems fail: The risk of having bad IoT data

When IoT systems fail: The risk of having bad IoT data

As the use of internet of things (IoT) devices grows, the data generated can lead to savings for consumers and new opportunities for businesses. But what happens when errors crop up?

Yet another killer cloud quarter puts pressure on data centers

Yet another killer cloud quarter puts pressure on data centers

Continued strong growth from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform signals even more enterprises are moving to cloud computing.

No, drone delivery still isn’t ready for prime time

No, drone delivery still isn’t ready for prime time

Despite incremental progress and limited regulatory approval in the U.S. and Australia, drone delivery still isn’t a viable option in the vast majority of use cases.

Want to the know future of IoT? Ask the developers!

Want to the know future of IoT? Ask the developers!

A new survey of internet of things (IoT) developers reveals that connectivity, performance, and standards are growing areas of concern as IoT projects hit production.

The Microsoft/BMW IoT Open Manufacturing Platform might not be so open

The Microsoft/BMW IoT Open Manufacturing Platform might not be so open

The new industrial IoT Open Manufacturing Platform from Microsoft and BMW runs only on Microsoft Azure. That could be an issue.

Elizabeth Warren's right-to-repair plan fails to consider data from IoT equipment

Elizabeth Warren's right-to-repair plan fails to consider data from IoT equipment

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's suggested legislation for farm equipment is just a first step. The data collected by the internet-connected equipment must also be considered.

An inside look at an IIoT-powered smart factory

An inside look at an IIoT-powered smart factory

Despite housing some 50 robots and 50 people, Tempo Automation’s gleaming connected factory relies on industrial IoT and looks more like a high-tech startup office than a manufacturing plant.

3 companies developing wearable tech for the enterprise

3 companies developing wearable tech for the enterprise

Theatro, Hipaax, and Notable are helping to lead the charge to wearable technology in the enterprise.

Wearable tech in the enterprise grows, but few workplace uses exist

Wearable tech in the enterprise grows, but few workplace uses exist

Even as smartwatch shipments continue to grow, significant industrial and business use cases for these internet-connected devices have yet to appear.

Why the industrial IoT is more important than consumer devices — and 7 more surprising IoT trends

Why the industrial IoT is more important than consumer devices — and 7 more surprising IoT trends

Operational intelligence vendor OSIsoft shares eight things it says will define the Internet of Things (IoT) this year, including how industrial IoT will drive the market.

The big picture: Is IoT in the enterprise about making money or saving money?

The big picture: Is IoT in the enterprise about making money or saving money?

According to CompTIA, the business community is still conflicted about whether Internet of Things (IoT) implementations should save businesses money or help them make money.

Why IoT-enabled predictive maintenance hasn’t taken off

Why IoT-enabled predictive maintenance hasn’t taken off

A recent Bain & Company report suggests predictive maintenance is just one area of industrial IoT that hasn’t met expectations.

Why are IoT platforms so darn confusing?

Why are IoT platforms so darn confusing?

Everyone talks about Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, but they don’t always agree on what they are. This analysis helps make sense of it.

What programming languages rule the Internet of Things?

What programming languages rule the Internet of Things?

Does the IoT run on the same programming languages that drive the rest of the technology world? Yes, mostly.

The IoT brings targeted advertising into retail stores

The IoT brings targeted advertising into retail stores

An IoT-powered Walgreens “smart cooler” knows if you’re a man or a woman, plus how old you are, to target ads at you. Is that a good thing?

IoT for retailers: opportunities and challenges

IoT for retailers: opportunities and challenges

The disruptive power of the Internet of Things is transforming retail, but there's much more to come. An ecommerce expert shares insights on what to expect in the IoT/retail world.

Top 10 IoT vulnerabilities

Top 10 IoT vulnerabilities

Everyone knows security is a big issue for the Internet of Things, but what specifically should we be most afraid of? OWASP identifies the top 10 vulnerabilities.

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