Bill Curtis and Patrick Moorhead

RESEARCH PAPER: Foundries.io Offers Industry’s First Complete Edge Platform-As-A-Service For IoT Applications

In 2016, Softbank’s Masayoshi Son compared the growth of IoT devices to the Cambrian explosion, referring to the biological Big Bang over 500 million years ago that resulted in our planet’s incredible diversity of life. He predicted a trillion connected devices in 20 years. When he made that bold prediction, analysts reckoned that we’d have …

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2022 IoT Technology Trends The Era Of IoT Plug-And-Play Begins

Every year, after the CES dust settles, I take a step back and rank the most disruptive IoT-related technology trends. This year’s list signals the approach of a significant inflection point in the IoT growth curve. These three developments accelerate IoT’s ongoing transformation from a hodge-podge of custom solutions into a growth industry built on …

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CES 2022: Matter And Thread Win The IoT Connectivity Wars

CES 2022 product announcements signal the end of the consumer IoT “connectivity wars” that began over 20 years ago. Two complementary industry standards are transforming the Internet of Things from a hodge-podge of incompatible gadgets into a scalable industry with interoperable, plug-and-play products from multiple suppliers: Matter – “Lingua franca” for the Internet of Things …

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Microsoft’s Percept Precept: Industrial IoT Shifts From Solutions To Platforms

Azure Percept, a new family of AI-enabled edge hardware and services, was the most significant IoT announcement at Microsoft Ignite 2021. Essentially a logic layer on top of Azure IoT, Percept streamlines AI model deployment for low-power edge devices. But it’s more than that. Taking a step back reveals a bigger trend – the emergence …

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The Future Of Industrial IoT Gateways: Civilizing The Wild West Of IoT

Industrial IoT gateways are small servers at the edges of corporate networks that link the “Wild West” of IoT devices with the civilized world of IT. Because gateways connect directly with enterprise systems, you might expect them to be off-the-shelf, plug-and-play products. Today, this is not the case. Most gateways are customized, one-off systems that …

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CHIP Shot: Will Project Connected Home Over IP Get Us Onto The IoT Green

Last December, the Zigbee Alliance launched “Project Connected Home over IP” (CHIP) with the ambitious goal of enabling plug-and-play consumer IoT devices. Led by Amazon, Apple and Google, Project CHIP aims to deliver specs and open source code later this year. Now that the initial press and analyst coverage has settled down, Project CHIP deserves a …

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IoT Device Security Concerns Could Limit IoT Growth

Would you deploy an IoT device if you knew it could be hacked? Surprisingly, the answer is usually “yes.” Even though security exploits are frequently reported, billions of devices are deployed every year because, in most cases, the tangible benefits of IoT solutions outweigh any perceived risks. However, a big increase in device breaches would …

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