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How the cloud enables IoT data to become the beating heart of your business

The popularity of IoT will only see increased data volumes, requiring businesses to invest the time to accurately monitor and analyse trends to get the most out of their IoT infrastructure. Failure to do so will leave organisations with a large vacuum of untapped data and a blind view of IoT operations.


IoT and edge computing: The perfect match

With the Internet of Things (IoT) generating more data than ever before, organisations must seriously consider what edge computing has to offer. According to a study from the International Data Corporation (IDC), 45 percent of all data created by IoT devices will be stored, processed, analysed and acted upon close to or at the edge of a network by 2020.

In a world that is increasingly data-driven, a large amount of data is being generated outside of the traditional data centre. Edge computing places the physical computing infrastructure at the edges of the network where the data is being generated, and in many cases, this is where the data is needed most.


Six ways to max out network security in the age of IoT

Within the next two years, the amount of smartphone users will reach over 2.87 billion, from 2.57 billion users today. The majority of these users have always-on internet connectivity, providing them the ability to control devices from the palm of their hand, but how does this functionality connect to devices at home or at work?

When your individual devices are secure, the main point of entry into your IoT is going to be through your main network. There are many different methods that you can use to secure your networks against potential threats, but here are a few of the most effective:


5G: The business story

5G is set to improve the smartphone experience, making it faster, smoother and more reliable with its high speeds and huge data capacity combined with low latency. However, 5G isn’t just about faster smartphones. Heralding a massive technological step up from 4G, 5G will have a far bigger impact for businesses than previous cellular network transitions.


How data lakes unlock the value of IoT

Internet-enabled devices have led to an explosion in the growth of data. On its own, this data has some value, however, the only way to unlock its full potential is by combining it with other data that businesses already hold.

Together, pre-existing data and newly-minted IoT data can provide a full picture of specific insights around a single consumer.


5G and me: Why should I care?
The first 5G networks have rolled out and early 5G smartphones have come to market. But what does 5G actually mean for businesses and consumers? Years in the making, 5G is finally here. The first 5G networks have started to roll out, meaning that one of the most hyped technologies of recent years is finally... Read More

Unearthing Jakarta’s Smart City Journey
Jakarta’s online suggestion box kickstarted a smart city journey like no other. Ahead of his presentation at Cloud Expo Asia Singapore, Jakarta Smart City’s head of data and analytics, Juan Intan Kanggrawan, detailed the city’s pioneering smart city initiative It is not easy to find a consensus definition for a smart city. Various aspects, elements... Read More

Wi-Fi 6 vs. 5G: What is right for your organisation?
Should businesses opt for Wi-Fi 6, 5G, or both? D-Link's Paul Routledge explores the connectivity options available to businesses in 2019 and beyond 2019 will be a landmark year for wireless connectivity and IoT, with the launches of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G making headlines across the globe.  In a world where access to the Internet... Read More

Kubernetes – from internal project to world leader
Kubernetes’s flexibility and ability to evolve means it will continue to be at the heart of cutting-edge technologies like 5G and IoT, writes Carmine Rimi, Canonical Kubernetes, the container orchestration system for automating application deployment, recently celebrated its fifth birthday. Starting life as an internal project at Google, Kubernetes has grown to become the largest... Read More

Are you prepared for the enterprise 2G/3G shutdown?
The looming 2G/3G shutdown represents an opportunity to deploy future-proof IoT solutions that prioritise network connectivity and security. By acting now, business leaders can enable a clear pathway to 5G in the coming years, says Donna Johnson, VP of product and solution marketing at Cradlepoint Mobile 2G/3G networks are going away. Some carriers’ shutoff dates... Read More

Top three tips for safeguarding your network when deploying IoT

Ken Hosac, VP of IoT strategy and business development at Cradlepoint, identifies some of the most effective ways to capitalise on IoT’s benefits while mitigating the security risks Love it or loathe it, the Internet of things (IoT) is here to stay. Gartner’s latest predictions suggest the number of IoT devices will hit 14.2 billion… Read More


How smart is the city of London?
London’s strong intracity collaboration and interoperability are qualities that are receiving international attention Earlier last year Singapore, London and Barcelona took pride of place as the top three most smart cities, according to Philips Lighting. What made these cities smarter? Even Philips admits the ‘smart city’ moniker can be interpreted in various ways. London was... Read More


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