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  • Careful Connections: Building Security in the Internet of Things
    Published January 2015
    This document, issued by the Federal Trade Commission, offers an in-depth analysis of discussions held at a 2013 workshop about the Internet of Things, and explains four ongoing initiatives to address consumer protection implications. The report offers the FTC staff's insights into how the principles of security, data minimization, notice and choice apply in the developing Internet of Things marketplace, and also highlights the Commission's bipartisan recommendation for federal data security and data breach notification legislation to strengthen existing tools. (12 pages)
  • Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World
    Published January 2015
    This report, issued by the Federal Trade Commission, recommends concrete steps that businesses can take to enhance and protect consumers' privacy and security, as Americans start to reap the benefits from a growing world of Internet-connected devices. The report is partly based on input from leading technologists and academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and others who participated in the FTC's Internet of Things workshop in Washington D.C. in November 2013, as well as those who submitted public comments to the Commission. (71 pages)
  • Promoting Investment and Innovation in the Internet of Things
    Published January 2015
    The Internet of Things is set to enable large numbers of previously unconnected devices to communicate and share data with one another, in industries ranging from agriculture and energy to transport, health care and more. Ofcom has identified several priority areas to help support the growth of the IoT, following feedback solicited from stakeholders in 2014. These areas include spectrum availability, data privacy, network security, and resilience and network addresses. (37 pages)
  • Attaining IoT Value: How to Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights
    Published December 2014
    Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE)—the networked connection of people, processes, data, and things—will generate $19 trillion for the private and public sectors between 2013 and 2022. This white paper, written by Andy Noronha, Robert Moriarty, Kathy O'Connell and Nicola Villa, combines original and secondary research, as well as economic analysis, to provide a roadmap for maximizing value from IoT investments. It also explains why, in the worlds of the IoT and the IoE, the combination of edge computing/analytics and data center/cloud is essential to driving actionable insights that produce improved business outcomes. (20 pages)
  • What the Internet of Things Needs to Become a Reality
    Published December 2014
    The Internet of Things comprises smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that information is being processed into useful actions that can command and control things to make people's lives easier and safer—and to reduce environmental impact. In this white paper, Freescale and ARM discuss what the IoT needs to become a reality. (16 pages)
  • Internet of Things Solution Deployment Gains Momentum Among Firms Globally
    Published November 2014
    This Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper, commissioned by Zebra Technologies, is based on an online study of IT and business decision-makers in 593 global firms representing the retail, manufacturing, consumer products, transportation, health-care, government, oil and gas, and hospitality industries. The report shows how IoT solution deployment is occurring among firms in various geographic regions and vertical markets. (14 pages)
  • The Internet of Things and Manufacturing: A Path Towards Smart Processes
    Published October 2014
    Many technological trends and innovations have positively affected manufacturing throughout the past thirty years. With the advent of the Internet age and the firm demand for greater efficiency in production, business leaders are seeking out greater solutions to achieve higher output with complex accuracy and strength. This white paper, from Entigral, discusses what the Internet of Things is and why its introduction and manifestation represent the next leap forward in smart manufacturing. (10 pages)
  • NFC for Embedded Applications
    Published September 2014
    Experts predict an explosion of connected things to occur over the next few years. As more things get connected, concerns regarding data privacy and security will escalate. NXP Semiconductors explains why utilizing Near Field Communication as a communication method can help address some of these concerns. (20 pages)
  • One Network: A Billion Dreams
    Published June 2014
    The success of the Internet and the World Wide Web has resulted in a variety of fixed and mobile computing devices being connected, and efficient wireless communication has, therefore, become of critical importance. This first Internet/mobile revolution changed the world profoundly, but Sigfox explains how the next disruptive development—in which the majority of data traffic will be generated by things rather than by human initiation—has the potential to change it even more. (17 pages)
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