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  • 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)
  • What Is the Real Value of the IoT?
    Published September 2016
    Qorvo's Cees Links explains how the Internet of Things is making people's lives better, thanks to wearable devices such as the Fitbit, as well as smart homes and other applications. This white paper considers where the value of the IoT lies, how this value is generated and how important it is to be "better and faster." (4 pages)
  • How to Avoid the Most Common IoT Monetization Mistakes to Maximize Today's Real Market Opportunities
    Published September 2016
    With the collective ecosystem around Internet of Things utilization expanding, figuring out how to create new revenue models and bill for these services—and to do so quickly—is more important than ever. This white paper, from THINKstrategies, addresses the most common IoT mistakes, strategies and tactics to successfully monetize initiatives, agile monetization platforms, and real-world success stories of IoT monetization. (13 pages)
  • Device Security for the Industrial Internet of Things
    Published August 2016
    The Industrial Internet of Things is driving investment in new technologies and manufacturing methodologies as companies rush to capitalize on a predicted $14 trillion economic gain. A wave of new connected devices is the result, many of which are small endpoint devices running real-time operating systems. In this white paper, Renesas' Carl Stenquist and Wil Florentino and Icon Labs' Alan Grau describe security requirements for IIoT devices and the solutions currently available for securing them.
  • Globalized M2M and IoT Connectivity
    Published July 2016
    More than 13 billion connected devices are estimated to exist, with more than 5.5 million new ones coming online daily. The challenge many enterprises face with an ever-growing network of connected "things" is how to effectively capture and channel the data being exchanged. EMnify explores machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity, how IoT applications are enabled by M2M technology, the existing options for IoT connectivity, and data management and security for manufacturers preparing for a global deployment of internet-enabled devices. (18 pages)
  • The IoT and BPM Matchbook
    Published July 2016
    Business process management (BPM) suites have become a leading technology for fast, enterprise-changing systems that can optimize and streamline workflows for organizations in nearly every industry. PNMsoft explores the possibilities afforded by connecting wearables to business processes and integrating Internet of Things devices with case-management and work-optimization systems. (16 pages)
  • Simplifying the IoT: Connecting, Commissioning and Controlling With Near Field Communication
    Published June 2016
    Eventually, most devices will be interconnected to collect sensor data or enable control of the smart-home environment. In the future, PCs and mobile phones could become outnumbered by small "headless" devices with limited or no user interface. The NFC Forum describes how Near Field Communication specifications will help developers and manufacturers to bring the Internet of Things' benefits to where people live, work and play. (14 pages)
  • Barcodes vs. RFID and the Internet of Things for Work-in-Process Tracking
    Published May 2016
    BellHawk Systems examines the pros and cons of using bar codes versus RFID scanning technology for tracking work-in-process in industrial organizations. This document also outlines the issues of how automated data capture, whether using bar codes or RFID, becomes part of an Industrial Internet of Things systems architecture for making operational data available in real time regarding the status of customer orders, inventory and WIP.
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