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What is edge computing and why does it matter?

With deployments of IoT devices and the arrival of 5G fast wireless, placing compute, storage, and analytics close to where data is created is making the case for edge computing.

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Cisco bolts together enterprise and industrial edge with new routers

The new Catalyst 5G Industrial Router family includes three modular routers and a gateway that run Cisco's core operating system, IOS XE, and support a variety of network access technologies such as SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, 4G, Private...

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A startup makes IoT sensors, no batteries necessary

Using indoor solar, thermal-gradients, and vibrations, Everactive IoT sensors power themselves without the cost of batteries and the expense of replacing them when they die.

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IoT cloud services: How they stack up against DIY

AWS, IBM, and Microsoft, with the capacity to handle massive data sets, machine learning, and AI in the cloud, have created managed services to support IoT, but is that best for enterprises?

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IoT helps make return-to-work safer

Employers talk about how IoT is enabling contact tracing, monitoring air quality, and enforcing rules about social distancing as workers go back to the office post-quarantine.

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Siemens and Google Cloud team to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions

Google Cloud's AI and machine-learning capabilities will be combined with Siemens' factory automation portfolio.

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5G research by DARPA will lead to commercial applications

5G has a wealth of features suitable for Department of Defense uses, but its vulnerability to cyber attack calls for bulletproof security.

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Water-authority network upgrade spots problems faster

The need for greater visibility into remote systems helped prompt a large-scale network upgrade for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

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TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities threaten IoT devices

The latest in a long line of vulnerabilities in a key part of the networking stack threatens a major open-source operating system, printers and medical IoT devices.

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5G: mm-wave signals could power self-charging IoT devices

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed an antenna that can translate millimeter-wave 5G signals into usable electrical power.

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5G: Time to get real about what it will be used for

Hype around 5G suggests it will prompt revolutionary changes in what wireless is used for, but it’s success will be providing better answers to existing problems.

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IoT security tips and a cautionary tale

The US government is working toward establishing IoT security guidelines, and a very public dispute about a particular IoT device demonstrates why they are necessary.

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IoT, edge computing, and AI pay off for asset-based enterprises

Enterprises are tapping machine-generated data that's captured at the edge to improve operations. AI processing can be done locally for latency-sensitive applications, or sent to the cloud to get the best of both the edge and cloud...

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Cisco, AWS integrate IoT, edge network software and services

Cisco ties its Edge Intelligence software with AWS IOT Core service to control industrial-edge networking.

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Network slicing: Wireless virtualization to build 5G services and conserve spectrum

What is network slicing and how can it make efficient use of carriers’ wireless capacity to enable virtual networks that exactly fit customer needs?

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How to prep for becoming an IoT leader

IT professionals aim to gain IoT knowledge and take on leadership roles as their organizations deploy more connected devices and build the infrastructure to support them.

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IoT adds smarts to IT asset monitoring

Organizations are using IoT sensors to monitor equipment performance and environmental conditions in data centers.

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Startup EdgeQ offers 5G and AI for the edge

Led by former Qualcomm and Intel executives, EdgeQ is developing a converged 5G and AI silicon platform for edge computing networks.

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