6 years of tech evolution, revolution and radical change

6 years of tech evolution, revolution and radical change

In his farewell TechWatch post, Fredric Paul looks back at how technology has changed in the six years he’s been writing for Network World—and what to expect over the next six years.

09/05/2019

Bluetooth finds a role in the industrial internet of things

Bluetooth finds a role in the industrial internet of things

Market awareness and penetration, plus new technological advancements, are making Bluetooth—yes, Bluetooth—a key networking technology for the IIoT.

08/30/2019

Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

IT supplier Brother International shares five of the most common internet-of-things security errors it sees among buyers of its printers and multi-function devices.

08/25/2019

Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

Shadow IoT—unauthorized internet of things devices and networks—poses a new level of threats for enterprises.

08/22/2019

IoT’s role in expanding drone use

IoT’s role in expanding drone use

Collision avoidance technology that uses internet of things (IoT) connectivity, AI, machine learning, and computer vision could be the key to expanding drone applications.

07/25/2019

How BMW’s new annual fee for Apple CarPlay could define the IoT

How BMW’s new annual fee for Apple CarPlay could define the IoT

BMW's plans to charge for Apple CarPlay access illustrates the promise—and the pitfalls—of the internet of things (IoT).

07/24/2019

When it comes to the IoT, Wi-Fi has the best security

When it comes to the IoT, Wi-Fi has the best security

It’s easy to dismiss good ol’ Wi-Fi’s role in internet of things networking. But Wi-Fi has more security advantages than other IoT networking choices.

07/24/2019

Smart cities offer window into the evolution of enterprise IoT technology

Smart cities offer window into the evolution of enterprise IoT technology

Smart-city technologies like 0G networking hold clues for successful large-scale implementations of the internet of things (IoT) in enterprise settings.

07/18/2019

Where are all the IoT experts going to come from?

Where are all the IoT experts going to come from?

The fast growth of the internet of things (IoT) is creating a need to train cross-functional experts who can combine traditional networking and infrastructure expertise with database and reporting skills.

06/26/2019

17 predictions about 5G networks and devices

17 predictions about 5G networks and devices

Not surprisingly, the new Ericsson Mobility Report is bullish on the potential of 5G technology. Here’s a quick look at the most important numbers.

06/18/2019

IoT security vs. privacy: Which is a bigger issue?

IoT security vs. privacy: Which is a bigger issue?

When it comes to the internet of things (IoT), security has long been a key concern. But privacy issues could be an even bigger threat.

06/12/2019

6 ways to make enterprise IoT cost effective

6 ways to make enterprise IoT cost effective

Rob Mesirow, a principal at PwC’s Connected Solutions unit, offers tips for successfully implementing internet of things (IoT) projects without breaking the bank.

06/11/2019

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.

06/03/2019

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.

05/22/2019

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.

05/21/2019

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?

05/20/2019

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.

05/01/2019

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.

04/24/2019

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.

04/17/2019

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.

04/09/2019

Load More