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Internet of Things White Papers

  • IoT-Enabled Platform for Planning and Designing of Smart Cities Infrastructure
    Published October 2017
    The Internet of Things uses analytics to predict and control the future, and comprises sensors, actuators, communications, connectivity, data analytics, security domains and smart applications that can be delivered to Web and mobile interfaces. Dr. A.N. Sarkar discusses the scope and opportunities of IoT-enabled platforms for the purpose of using this as a planning tool, and for the designing and building of basic infrastructure for smart cities. (36 pages)
  • The Missing Link in Health Care
    Published September 2017
    Medical professionals constantly seek new and better treatments for acute and chronic conditions, but patients don't always stick to treatment plans. Vodafone explains how the Internet of Things can help to solve this problem, and how connected medical devices encourage patients to follow treatment plans by providing them and their care providers with individualized health data. (8 pages)
  • Demystifying IoT Cybersecurity
    Published September 2017
    The Internet of Things introduces new vulnerabilities across the entire ecosystem. Here's what you need to know and prepare for, courtesy of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance.
  • Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Smart Home Product Design
    Published August 2017
    TÜV Rheinland's Sarb Shelopal and Henk Veldhuis discuss what makes a smart home device smart—namely, its ability to effortlessly communicate with other devices in a home ecosystem, and to the internet, while securing a homeowner's privacy and personal data at all times. (14 pages)
  • The Impact of the IoT Demystified
    Published July 2017
    The Internet of Things is a modern-day buzzword expected to have a profound impact on society. But what is it, exactly? How will it be used and what impact will it have? Will it be helpful? Who will be the winners—and the losers? In this white paper, Qorvo's Cees Links provides an overview of what the IoT stands for and how it can have a strong impact on society. (8 pages)
  • 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)
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