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  • The IoT Business Index 2020: A Step-Change in Adoption
    Published February 2020
    The Economist Intelligence Unit's "Internet of Things Business Index" measures the commercial adoption of IoT technologies. This latest edition shows how a step-change took place in adoption between 2017 and 2020. This report, sponsored by Arm, examines the survey results and draws on interviews with executives who have led or advised on IoT initiatives within companies or have founded IoT-based businesses. (30 pages)
  • Insights and Strategies for Smart Home Insurance Programs
    Published February 2020
    The Internet of Things is reaching into consumers' homes at an accelerating pace. In response, home insurance carriers are seeking strategies for how to use IoT data and engage customers. To help carriers better understand the business implications of smart-home devices, LexisNexis Risk Solutions has commissioned this study of 2,500 U.S. consumers. (23 pages)
  • Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things
    Published December 2019
    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) has released this white paper, which provides context for the IoT and digital business transformation (DBT), in terms of the basic digitalization of information and processes, as well as the broader digital societal transformation that will enable a connected and digitally engaged society. (78 pages)
  • Demystifying the Internet of Things for Construction
    Published November 2019
    As Internet of Things offerings grow among construction technologies, providers are using a variety of network options to transfer information from physical jobsites to virtual dashboards and databases. This ebook from Triax explains how the IoT can help construction companies track the exact location of a backhoe at one jobsite, a pallet of drywall at another and an electrical sub at a third, all within seconds. (8 pages)
  • Improve the IoT User Experience With NFC Simple Secure Pairing
    Published October 2019
    Near Field Communication's growing global deployment allows for wide interoperability, and its ease of use makes NFC a natural choice when Internet of Things device manufacturers want to streamline and improve the user experience throughout the lifecycle of an IoT device. This document, published by the NFC Forum and the Internet of Things Special Interest Group, provides some best practices, recommendations and in-market examples. (17 pages)
  • 2019 Post Quantum Crypto Survey
    Published October 2019
    Many are excited about quantum computing's promise to address problems too difficult for digital computers, but NIST and other companies predict that quantum computers will be able to break most sophisticated encryption algorithms, leading to security issues. The industry needs to develop cryptographic algorithms able to withstand quantum computing threats—and there are particular implications for IoT devices and applications—so DigiCert commissioned its 2019 Post Quantum Crypto Survey. (8 pages)
  • Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies: Expanding Addressable Use Cases for the Internet of Things
    Published September 2019
    Mobile operators, enterprises, cities and other Internet of Things market players can gain access to a wealth of new IoT use cases by combining two unlicensed connectivity technologies, Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN, as illustrated in this white paper from the Wireless Broadband Alliance and the LoRa Alliance. (63 pages)
  • Home Router Security: The Buck Stops Where?
    Published June 2019
    Cybercrime is a major concern, stemming from the inherent vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices and home routers. Who should consumers look to for home network security? Network operators can provide multi-layered security without users having to carry out elaborate downloads or installations. HardenStance's Patrick Donegan examines why it's up to network operators to offer network-level security to consumers' connected devices. (7 pages)
  • IoT in the Enterprise: An Analysis of Traffic and Threats
    Published May 2019
    Enterprises have been adopting IoT products to improve organizational efficiency, enhance communications and gain insights into system performance, but such rapid adoption has opened up new attack vectors for cybercriminals. Zscaler's ThreatLabZ research team analyzed one month of data for recent IoT device footprints, based on traffic in the Zscaler cloud. This report details the results. (12 pages)
  • IDAct: Towards Unobtrusive Recognition of User Presence and Daily Activities
    Published May 2019
    The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize how people interact with their surrounding environment and the objects within it, by creating a ubiquitous network of physical devices. In this white paper, university researchers explain how to enhance the sensing capabilities of everyday objects using long-range RFID technology. (8 pages)
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