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ICYMI Through January 30, 2023

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 02/13/2023

Why is February the shortest month? Because it brings the worst winter weather, so we want to speed through it. Unfortunately, the end of January, starting next week, will feel to the northern United States like everyone in Canada left their freezer doors open, bottoming out thermometers across parts of the plains down the center of the U.S. Hello, frozen February.

Those who preordered a new Apple MacBook Pro, either the 14-inch or 16-inch models, should be recording their unboxing ceremony by now. With the newest M2 Pro and M2 Max processors and up to 96 GB of RAM, you’ll be surprised when your battery keeps working later than an insomniac (up to 22 hours).

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown accelerated computer and Chromebook penetration into the K-12 world. Continuing that, the new Lenovo education portfolio includes laptops (Windows 11 or ChromeOS) built tough to pass Lenovo’s DuraSpec testing, and all supported by Lenovo TruScale device-as-a-service options.

Nozomi Networks presented its new Nozomi Arc as the first OT and IoT endpoint security sensor. It will analyze endpoint vulnerabilities, identify compromised hosts, speed monitoring deployments, and more

Forbes offers up one of the advantages of 5G: Critical IoT data thanks to Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC). Properly configured, reliability hits 99.999% and just the tiniest bit slower than real time

Also from Forbes: Five Best Practices for Industrial Cybersecurity: Closing the Gap Between IT and OT

Let’s get this right, because Juniper Research says there will be more than 100 million 5G-IoT connections by 2026. Fattest target: Smart cities

If you’re a link in the supply chain, or rely on it, this case study in RCR Wireless News on cellular IoT addressed a global problem

Even smart homeowners are a hard sell for smart appliances, because more than 50% don’t enable IoT services and other smart features. Disconnect? Manufacturers haven’t convinced smart home dwellers that connectivity gives them more benefits than another advertising vector

If you need more reasons to dive into eSIMs for IoT projects, Diginomica shows CIOs how to deliver both IoT and savings offers up “AI Inference Software Fundamentals,” on getting started with optical character recognition, sponsored by Intel