Latest IoT Opinions


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

Smart city strategies need to put citizens first
As with digital transformation, we need to move beyond ‘doing’ smart to ‘being' smart, says Ricky Morton, digital and transformation lead advisor for London Borough of Newham As a long term advisor on digital transformation and smart city initiatives, my advice remains the same today as it’s always been. We need to be agile, smart... Read More

IoT is not just an IT project
IoT has truly moved beyond Proof of Concept (PoC) and trials into full-scale deployments, but firms cannot view these as one-off projects, by GSMA Intelligence's Principal IoT Analyst, Sylwia Kechiche GSMA Intelligence recently conducted an IoT Enterprise survey to measure the spread of enterprise IoT projects. Its results show that 48 percent of enterprise had... Read More

IoT Cybersecurity: Where we are and what needs to change
Threats are now emerging beyond home and medical devices towards IoT control systems connected to national infrastructures. It is no exaggeration to say that IoT vulnerabilities are a threat to our national and personal security - dangers brought into sharp relief by the growing weaponisation of cybersecurity on the world stage Cybersecurity agenda Over the... Read More

IoT, insurance and the future of connected cars
Andrew Bennett, CEO of Coverbox, explores the tech behind telematics and the powerful little black box capable of communicating one-second data over the cloud History is a strange thing, what can be taken as commonplace now we often forget was transformational at the time of adoption. Cases in point include the onset of computer-generated quotations, the... Read More


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