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.

Forget the CES hype, IoT is all about industry

Forget the CES hype, IoT is all about industry

Don’t let the excitement around CES distract you, the real future of IoT lies in business and industrial applications.

Can IoT help make the enterprise more secure?

Can IoT help make the enterprise more secure?

Most people think of IoT as a security vulnerability, but Enterprise IoT could also be a security tool — and maybe a privacy issue.

The time to deal with IoT security is now

The time to deal with IoT security is now

IoT devices are being compromised, and the threat will only get worse. Enterprises should take these steps now to ensure the IoT devices they make are secure.

IoT and the cloud: A match made in Seattle?

IoT and the cloud: A match made in Seattle?

If you listened to Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy at AWS re:Invent, you might think the cloud is the key to the Internet of Things — and vice versa.

Large enterprises abandon data centers for the cloud

Large enterprises abandon data centers for the cloud

At AWS re:Invent, big, traditional companies say they want to abandon their data centers and move to cloud computing.

Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Hybrid cloud computing is hot right now, but its long-term future is … cloudy at best.

Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

The FCC announced its plans to do away with net neutrality rules. What effect will that have on IoT?

What happens when an IoT implementation goes bad?

What happens when an IoT implementation goes bad?

The failure of Emberlight reminds us that Internet of Things devices may not work when the vendor stops supporting them.

Forrester predicts what’s next for IoT

Forrester predicts what’s next for IoT

What’s in store for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018? That’s the question on many people’s minds in the fast-growing IoT industry. One set of answers can be found in a new report from Forrester, called Predictions 2018: IoT...

Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?

Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?

The Cyber Shield Act of 2017 is intended to certify internet of things devices for stronger security. But it’s unlikely to change much.

IoT market keeps growing, with no end in sight

IoT market keeps growing, with no end in sight

With new IoT market research predicting fast growth and new initiatives from big-name companies around the world, the Internet of Things keeps on picking up steam.

Industrial IoT meets the iPhone and iPad in new GE/Apple deal

Industrial IoT meets the iPhone and iPad in new GE/Apple deal

New Predix SDK for iOS is designed to create easy-to-use iOS apps that work with Predix IoT data from industrial sensors to help make sense of IoT data.

Keep IoT under your hat … your hardhat, that is

Keep IoT under your hat … your hardhat, that is

GuardHat has created an IoT-enabled hardhat that includes a beacon and sensors designed to continuously transmit data to a safety control center.

Forrester: 3 ways IoT can drive business value

Forrester: 3 ways IoT can drive business value

Forrester report details how businesses can actually take advantage of the Internet of Things.

Hitachi reorganizes to focus on IoT

Hitachi reorganizes to focus on IoT

Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi combines units to create a major international player in the Internet of Things market.

Fixing, upgrading and patching IoT devices can be a real nightmare

Fixing, upgrading and patching IoT devices can be a real nightmare

The recall of almost half a million St. Jude Medical pacemakers highlights the growing importance—and huge risks—of the Internet of Things.

Apple Watch / Red Sox cheating scandal points toward larger issues

Apple Watch / Red Sox cheating scandal points toward larger issues

The Red Sox sign-stealing scandal — powered by the Apple Watch — highlights the unanticipated consequences of wearable tech and the IoT.

The Internet of Things goes to school

The Internet of Things goes to school

University campuses are a popular proving ground for IoT deployments, ranging from campus lifestyle to classroom environments.

AI and IoT: Like peanut butter and chocolate?

AI and IoT: Like peanut butter and chocolate?

Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are two hot trends that become even more powerful together.

Connected cars have an ‘indefensible’ security vulnerability

Connected cars have an ‘indefensible’ security vulnerability

Hackers can turn off safety features on IoT-powered connected cars, and there’s no practical way to stop them.

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