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  • Why PKI Matters for the IIoT
    Published May 2017
    The Industrial Internet of Things can transform manufacturing, transportation, power generation and other industries with greater automation, new services and more efficient resource allocation. These advancements depend on data generated by IIoT devices now being built and deployed. But the potential cannot be realized if the data produced by the devices cannot be trusted, and that requires stronger security. Icon Labs' Alan Grau and Dave West discuss the role of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), a set of technologies and services for managing the authentication of computer systems. (6 pages)
  • What You Need to Know About IoT Platforms
    Published May 2017
    This white paper from AT&T provides insights to help organizations build on an Internet of Things platform that is well-suited for future IoT development. It includes a look inside the layers of the IoT stack, and why IoT platforms matter; an overview of multi-network connectivity and IoT network options; AT&T's perspective on the importance of a multi-layer security approach; a list of six critical questions to ask when evaluating IoT platforms; an explanation of why building IoT applications on the right platform is the key to success; and additional tools, references and resources for jumpstarting an organization's IoT project. (24 pages)
  • Factors Affecting RFID Adoption in the Hospitality Industry
    Published April 2017
    Dr. Danish Mansoor Ali, Maha Farhan, and Sufian Farrukh outline the impact of technological, organizational and environmental factors on the adoption of radio frequency identification technology by hospitality operators. (12 pages)
  • Securing the Internet of Things: A Collaborative & Shared Responsibility
    Published March 2017
    The Online Trust Alliance has released its fourth in a series of vision papers. This report, released in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, outlines the imperative actions that businesses, consumers and governments must take in order to ensure the security, privacy and vitality of IoT devices. (4 pages)
  • How the Internet of Things Is Helping to Prevent Legionnaires; Disease
    Published February 2017
    Griswold Water Systems recently implemented IoT-based methods to prevent outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease. GWS has found a new, chemical-free way to treat the water used in cooling towers for commercial buildings. It replaced antiquated treatment methods with connected sensors, powered by Autodesk, that purify the water with electric fields. The process uses 28 percent less water and can save its customers more than $25,000 annually. (4 pages)
  • De-risking IoT Wireless Design: Leveraging Certified Modules and Rapid Iteration
    Published February 2017
    Low-power IoT wireless design is challenging, because the very concept of where a connected product begins and ends gets stretched across hardware, firmware, local mesh and device operations in the cloud. Add in IoT's constraints around size, unit cost, mass distribution and power consumption, and it's clear that for a successful product, every aspect of the wireless design must be carefully considered and optimized. In this white paper, Rigado discusses two key strategies for IoT wireless design: leveraging pre-certified modules to reduce risk and time to market, and planning for continued iteration via remote updates. (8 pages)
  • The Internet of Things: Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future
    Published January 2017
    A city's waste-removal program is crucial to its overall operations. From routes to carts to safety and resource management, effective waste collection can have a huge impact on budgets. FleetMind explains why the Internet of Things is fundamental to smart cities, and why the IoT offers municipalities a connected solution to better manage trash collection. (11 pages)
  • Internet of Things Security and Privacy Recommendations
    Published December 2016
    The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) highlights a number of issues that contribute to the lack of privacy and security on Internet of Things devices—ranging from an absence of IoT supply chain experience to a shortage of secure network software updates to malware insertions during manufacturing. (43 pages)
  • The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Testing
    Published November 2016
    Zephyr's Shailesh Mangal and Checkpoint Technologies' Bob Crews discuss how, with the rise of the Internet of Things and smart devices, testing practices must evolve, and planning and designing at the beginning of a project could prove crucial to success. (12 pages)
  • Overcoming Challenges: Best Practices for IoT Implementations
    Published October 2016
    Some early adopters of Internet of Things technologies are discovering and embracing the IoT as a path toward new business models or revenue streams. International Data Corporation, in a white paper sponsored by National Instruments, discusses how the IoT functions as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints that communicate without the need for human interaction. The report also explores several pitfalls to avoid when planning an IoT implementation. (10 pages)
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