GUEST BLOG - Is your IoT device management system secure?

18 May 2017

Unplanned downtime is frustrating, costly and can have surprising business consequences. Monitoring remote connected assets allow businesses to be warned that attention is needed as a problem is appearing. Thus they can plan for effective and remedial action before it becomes business or operationally critical. This is driving new business value for manufacturing and utility operations as there are a range of benefits depending on the type of application or vertical your business addresses.

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Three ways your company could benefit from asset monitoring

14 April 2017

Physical assets – from manufacturing machinery to medical equipment, industrial kit to simple computers – often make up a hugely valuable portion of a company’s overall infrastructure. They’re costly in themselves, expensive and often complicated to repair and replace, and they play a critical role in day-to-day operations. A problem with a physical asset might render your business unable to manufacturer any products. And because physical assets are so often tied together in a complex, symbiotic web, if one asset fails it may leave you unable to use others, even if there is nothing wrong with them at all.

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The challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things

18 March 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a subset of the IoT phenomenon, referring specifically to connected technologies in the manufacturing industry. IIoT technology captures data by monitoring and controlling production processes, which improves overall documentation and quality management.

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What are the challenges that a typical IoT deployment faces?

01 September 2016

One of the questions we get asked most often is “what are the challenges of a typical deployment?”. Given that the promise of the Internet of Things is so widely discussed, it seems only natural that our counter impulse is to also want to understand the risks. Here are the three things I think you need to consider…

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Connected products are changing business models

02 August 2016

We might not all be potential Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerbergs, but for those that can understand the potential offered by today’s new smart connected products – and the potential offered by the internet of these “things” – the commercial rewards are likely to be just as great.

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Are you a Chrysler or a Tesla?

01 July 2016

In July last year, the US auto manufacturer Chrysler recalled 1.4 million vehicles. It did so because of a software vulnerability that led to security researchers taking control of dashboard functions, steering, transmission and brakes.

Stories like this make it clear that, as the Internet of Things grows, we need to think harder about security.

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