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ICYMI through December 31, 2018

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 01/08/2019
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

It’s been a fast and furious year for the Internet of Things. One point has been made over and over: if you want data on some thing, process, or environment, IoT is your tool of choice. A second point became clear last year too: the IoT is not about “things” but data, and you use IoT to gather that data.

Easy prediction: IoT will continue to explode through 2019. As 5G networking rolls out, IoT will roll out into new areas as well. Edge tools continue to improve, as do the number of options for data collection and analysis. Take Bette’s advice and fasten your seatbelts.

Never enough security

A software company holds court on IoT security challenges.

The Open Web Application Security Project also weighs in on IoT security, this time mostly for manufacturers and developers.

Now we have to worry about keeping IoT safe from cryptohackers. How much mining can an IoT device do? Enough to make it a target.

What other issue should IoT folks add to their security worry list? 5G of course.

Everything else

Get ready for the CES product onslaught, like these Augmented Reality glasses that build in AccuWeather displays. Couldn’t people just look past the display to the actual weather?

The Industrial IoT continues to boom as Frost & Sullivan’s new report predicts a 17.9 percent increase in CAGR through 2022.

Maybe it’s just better hype, but Asian cities seem to be smarter than the rest of the world, thanks to IoT.

The world of heavy equipment calls IoT embedded devices in that equipment “OEM telematics.” Nearly 5 million construction machines will have IoT by 2022, no matter the label.

A software vendor says IoT is not enough for digital transformation. Not surprisingly, they believe you need software as well.

IoT startups continue to sizzle. Samsara, maker of wireless sensors and remote networking to gather data, just received $100 million in new venture capital funding.

Also not surprising, Samsara was listed by Analytics Insight as one of the Top 10 IoT Startups to Watch.

Strangest new location for an IoT device? Inside an endangered rhino’s horn.