Stories by Jon Gold

Lab makes data sharing easier so medical IoT devices can be smarter

Researchers at the Medical PnP laboratory are looking to save lives through smarter, more interoperable healthcare technology using open standards, medical expertise and testing equipment that simulates health conditions to encourage easier integration of IoT devices and new sharing apps that can expand their capabilities.

QA: Bill Hoffman of the Industrial Internet Consortium talks AI, IoT and more

Founded in 2014 by a group of high-profile technology and manufacturing companies, the Industrial Internet Consortium has since blossomed into a major player in the critically important world of IoT, helping to demonstrate how the new technology can apply to a variety of commercial and industrial fields. Network World talked with the group's president, Bill Hoffman, who discussed the long, strange journey of technology's relationship with industry.

OSISoft: old-school process-control company on IoT cutting edge

From beer to boxes, an unheralded name in IoT technology has quietly leveraged its expertise in process monitoring and management to compete in a world dominated by Google and IBM, as well as high-profile operational tech firms like GE and Siemens. The PI System is the foundation of OSIsoft’s offerings, a structured data lake for real-time information that can let businesses hunt for trends and potential cost savings down in the weeds of machine-generated data.

Where will Microsoft spend US$5B on IoT?

Microsoft says it will spend US$5B over 4 years on IoT - perhaps on products, infrastructure or acquiring IoT vendors - but it's not clear yet where the money will go.

Malicious IoT hackers have a new enemy

A robot called HoneyBot, designed by researchers at Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, can fool bad actors into believing they have compromised an IoT device and send alerts of the attack to hasten defensive response.

Aruba co-founder: We want to live on the edge

Tech companies of every stripe are staking their claim to the IoT, and networking vendors like Aruba are no exception. But to hear co-founder and president Keerti Melkote tell it, his company’s pitch might have a little more heat on it than others.

Predictive maintenance: One of the industrial IoT’s big draws

There are plenty of new capabilities that IIoT adds to operational technology – including remote management and operational analytics – but the number-one value-add so far has been predictive maintenance. Combining machine learning and AI with the deep pool of data generated by the flood of new IoT devices offers the opportunity to better understand how systems work, interact and can be kept up and running.

IoT security needs a white knight

It may be time for the U.S. government to step in to coordinate security standards across all the players that participate in creating the internet of things, Frost & Sullivan says

Wi-Fi in 2018: What will the future look like?

While your enterprise Wi-Fi setup might not change beyond recognition in 2018, the next year is still going to bring some shifts. The basic technology should remain largely the same, but the way you manage it could be very different.

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