Internet of Things

Batten down the hatches: Semafone predicts new onslaught of cyber-attacks in 2018

Guildford, UK: 4th January 2018 - Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centers, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber security in order – but also predicts that new regulations will have a positive impact on the market. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty, and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top five predictions for 2018.

1) Mainstream breakthroughs for futuristic technologies

Aricent’s Leadership in Innovation, Design and Engineering is Recognized by Zinnov for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Santa Clara, California — December 11, 2017 — Aricent, a global design and engineering company, today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the company has been recognized as an industry forerunner in Product Engineering Services (PES) by Zinnov. Honoring Aricent’s outstanding market performance in innovation, R&D and design, the Zinnov Zones 2017 PES report positioned Aricent as a leader in six key areas including Embedded Systems, Telecommunications, Automotive and Semiconductors.

Blockchain, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence And Wireless Technologies Will Reshape Digital Business In 2018

London, UK – 24 October 2017 – Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted.

This is according to the list of top IT predictions for 2018 published today by Dimension Data. But the top trend for the coming year is the adoption of Blockchain - the technology behind Bitcoin - and its immense potential to disrupt and transform the world of money, business, and society using a variety of applications.

Thingstream launches IoT Starter Kit to simplify global IoT connectivity without the need for the internet

IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.

Leveraging GSM connectivity without reliance on cellular data or SMS, the Thingstream Starter Kit will allow a device to connect to almost any GSM network, worldwide; and communicate with applications via MQTT messaging.

The Starter Kit is comprised of both hardware and software, including:

Global Vodafone Survey Shows Strong Cyber Security Helps Businesses To Grow

A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies[1] seeing information security as an enabler of new business opportunities, rather than simply a means of defense. 

The research showed a number of perceived benefits that strong cyber security can bring to the relationship between an organization and its customers:

Excellence in IoT: Aricent among the leading players in Zinnov Zones IoT Technology Services

Aricent’s strong record of accomplishment in innovation and design recognized in IoT market worth $140 billion

Santa Clara, California - August 16, 2017 - Aricent, a global design and engineering company, today announced that for the second year running, the company has been recognized among the leading players in the IoT market by Zinnov. The Zinnov Zones 2017 IoT Technology Services report classed Aricent in the leadership zone in five major industry categories that underline the company’s rich heritage in innovation and design. The categories are Advisory & Consulting, Product Engineering, Platform & Application, Communications and Sensors & Devices.

New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers

27 June 2017 – WatchGuard®’s  latest quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that despite an overall drop in malware detection, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. The increased presence of Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder attacks highlights the need to protect Linux-based IoT devices and Linux servers from the internet with layered defences.

Other key findings from the Q1 2017 report include:

UNICOM® Global releases new version of solidDB® in-memory database with enhanced support for IoT

High availability data repository supports critical mobile and distributed applications

MISSION HILLS, CA – June 1, 2017 – UNICOM Systems, Inc. (“UNICOM”) has released solidDB v. 101, the latest version of the powerful, portable in-memory relational database the company acquired from IBM in 2014. solidDB v. 101 includes new features that provide enhanced support for Internet of Things (IoT) applications including a fast, reliable, unintrusive way of replicating data between multiple IoT appliances. New support for geohashing allows IoT and mobile applications to process geo location data faster.