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ICYMI Through March 1, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 03/08/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

It’s March now, so that means you can start working on your March Madness brackets with a clear conscience. The NCAA schedule just came out, and selection starts in two weeks, so use this time to study your top dozen favorites. Bad news for those still working remotely: you’ll have to print your brackets on your own printer rather than the expensive color one at the office. Always a winning pick: These hot newsbits.

Avnet keeps improving its IoT partner list and IoT catalog. Recently they teamed up with ON Semiconductor on a framework for building IoT devices.

Enterprise IoT projects work best using digital twins technology for management and control. Microsoft’s MSDN Channel 9 has a new video titled, “Smart Cities Ontology for Digital Twins.”

The Himalayan Times examines the IoT business ecosystem in Nepal. tl:dr—far behind.

The Scotsman presents “Farming for the future with the Internet of Things.” No surprise, LoRaWAN networks make farming IoT better in multiple ways.

Some new hardware that could soon help the Scottish farmers includes a low power cellular IoT chipset for NB-IoT networks from Sony Semiconductor.

Security Magazine dives into the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act and provides some guidelines.

We need to be nice to our planet because that’s where we live. RFID Journal has Four IoT Use Cases that Can Improve Our Environment.

NPD Group’s latest report on home automation replays a familiar theme: new IoT automation adoption skews toward those with the money to invest in their home. Adoption rates are more than double in households with $150,000 or more compared to those making $45,000 or less.

The Signal in Santa Clarita dives into IoT and consumer technology.

Urban Toronto has a case study of an IoT-enabled condo parking system.

A University of Dayton law professor just published a book about the legal pitfalls of the IoT.

Managers often focus on the “things” part of the IoT and forget that those sensors provide data that must be converted to useful information. This article says, “3 examples show CIOs must think bigger than sensors.”

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For your last indoor project before it’s warm enough to move to your outdoor hobbies, how about a jazzed-up Millennium Falcon converted into an audio visualizer?