Bill Curtis and Patrick Moorhead

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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