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Mitigating the negative effects of electrical harmonics

How do you best manage the harmonics created by variable frequency drives? An interview with two subject matter experts with a focus on critical buildings. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are increasingly integrated in industrial IoT and critical power environments.  Research...

Industrial cybersecurity is years behind; IoT security has a standards issue

Industrial cybersecurity is years behind general IT security and standards pose a challenge for IoT cybersecurity. These are two out of eight trends identified in the TÜV Rheinland Cybersecurity Trends 2019 report. The existential question for many companies will be...

C-level executives number one target for social engineering attacks

C-level executives are increasingly targeted by cyber criminals with financially-motivated social engineering attacks according to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Cybersecurity needs active management awareness, attention, buy-in and involvement. The consequences of attacks simply are too important,...

Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert channel program: focus on business enablement

Nicolas Windpassinger, Global VP of Schneider Electric's Partner Program, EcoXpert, on the evolutions in the channel, emerging technologies and changes in the program as end user needs evolve and new initiatives empower channel partners to grow, differentiate and be...

Tom Casaer on the IoT market, makers, LPWAN & iterating in IoT

Part two of an interview with Tom Casaer, the CEO of IoT company AllThingsTalk, with a focus on the market, the makers and the reasons why getting started with IoT matters. Companies which are using IoT technology in their...

IoT World 2019 – the issues, plans and actions of IoT executives

The organizers of IoT World 2019 released a report, entitled 'What’s Keeping IoT Executives Up At Night in 2019 - A Study from Internet of Things World'. The top three concerns for IoT leaders in 2019 are execution, cybersecurity, and...

Swedish IIoT startup Crosser: €3 million A-round to kick off international expansion

Swedish Industrial IoT startup Crosser Technologies AB announced a new financing round end April 2019. A look at the company, its solutions, the A-round and Crosser's expansion plans and strategy. Crosser recently announced its “Bring Your Own AI” strategy...

How AllThingsTalk makes IoT ideas happen for everyone (interview)

AllThingsTalk is an IoT company you might want to have on your radar. The firm has a strategic and pragmatic approach to the Internet of Things that enables organizations, communities and 'makers' to rapidly start with IoT and move...

Data professionals – challenges and their impact on AI and ML

Every organization must be using artificial intelligence (AI) in some (more or less) mature way to make the most out of all that data now, right? Not really. The market for machine learning-based intelligence is still in its infancy...
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IoT 2019: spending, trends and hindrances across industries

IoT spending forecasts from IDC for 2019 with a look at leading industries, use cases, regions & technology areas – including takeaways from the IoT 2019 FutureScape, digital transformation investment data from April 2019 and comments. Worldwide IoT spending will...

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): the business guide to Industrial IoT

A complete guide about IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things or Industrial IoT) with definitions, market evolutions, use cases, standardization efforts, challenges and strategic approaches across the globe. The Industrial Internet of Things originally described the IoT (Internet of Things) as...
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Customer experience: the guide to customer success

Customer experience: connecting business and customer value The attention for customer experience has grown exponentially over recent years. Yet, at the same time, customer experience has become a “thing”, a term many people use for various reasons. A guide to...
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Utility industrial control systems: the top six utility ICS security weaknesses

A look at cybersecurity in the utilities industry and findings from a 2019 ABI Research paper looking into the cybersecurity risks in utility industrial control systems with data on smart infrastructure investments and the gap with cybersecurity initiatives. By 2023,...
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Corporate performance management – the impact and role of AI and new technologies

The face of corporate performance management is changing as new technologies, specifically in the scope of artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics to mine previously untapped corporate data and take future-oriented decisions, meet growing demands for better, more agile...
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Companies across the globe are digitally transforming as they are challenged to improve business processes and develop new capabilities and business models. In this economic reality where entire industries are disrupted, actionable intelligence is the new currency. Data and information...

IoT security awareness – why it matters and why it is still a concern...

IoT security awareness is not what it should be yet as research by Trend Micro, conducted by Vanson Bourne shows. Yet, the issue seems to be larger and still about cybersecurity awareness and training in general too if we...