The 5 challenges to Internet of Things we should know before starting it

The 5 challenges to Internet of Things we should know before starting it

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Now-a-days, we all know that the home automation is becoming a huge thing when it establishes a connection through IoT. The home automation gives you all the access to control devices in your home from any device situated anywhere globally. This term can be used for all the isolated programmable devices, like sprinkler systems and thermostats. But, the term home automation describes homes more accurately in which we talk about lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating and cooling systems. All the devices are hooked up to a remotely controllable network which also includes your alarm system, and all of the doors, windows, locks, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras and any other sensors that are linked to it
Challenges we face during IOT

Security concerns:1. Privacy issues:

Of course, if you are using home automation, the chances of tracking and surveillance of people by the government and private agencies increases rapidly. As the devices are constantly connected to the internet, they collect user’s data without their permission and analyze them for purposes only known to the parent company. Therefore, the social belief of the IOT devices leads people to trust these devices with collection of their personal data without understanding the future implications.2. Hacking the Devices:
Suppose, If the IOT devices are poorly secured, the cyber attackers will use them very easily to harm other devices in the network also. This will after leads to loss of personal data out into the public and the whole trust factor and the relationship between internet connected devices and the users will destroy fully. With so many interconnected devices out there in market and plenty more to come in the near future, a security policy cannot be an afterthought.

So, to avoid such kind of scenarios, you have to make sure how you manage your devices to prevent them from hacking. Because, it is extremely critical to ensure the security and reliability of internet of things devices and applications to the users across the world.

3. Emerging economy and development issues:
As we all know, IoT provides a great platform for ennoblement of social development across the world.

But there may be lot of shortcomings related to ennoblement of high speed internet, services, architecture and technologies for the commercial and business usage in all the developing countries like India. But, there will be a basic infrastructure which is placed in the devices for the benefits of the users to provide development issues.

While home automation brings about new opportunities at the same time. Also, it adds multiple layers of complexity such as the new environment of devices will add a new dimension in the emerging countries.

4. Inter- operatability standard issues:
In an ideal environment, the information exchange should take place between all the IoT devices which are interconnected to each other. But the real scenario is more complex and it depends on the protocols on various levels of communication stacks between these devices.

Also, the OEM’s producing industry is ready to give IoT devices in large scale. All we need is to to invest a lot of money and time to create standardized protocols which are common for all IoT devices or else it will delay product deploy. So we should think how to prevent standard issues by working on the users demand initially.

5. Legal regulatory and rights issues:
As we all know in IoT, there are no hard laws which are present in the various layers of IoT across the world. The complete range of the interconnected devices raises many security issues which has no existing legal laws to address such exposures. The issues lies whether the current liability laws will extend their arm for devices which are connected to the internet all the time because such devices have complex accountability issues.
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Reports: Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

Reports: Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

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The IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting humans to physical objects in such a ways we never imagined in our life. It is generating a never ending stream of new da​ta which is coming with all the revolutionary insights and game-changing value for customers. IoT is going really vast now-a-days by connecting together online with each other. As per news, the companies are grabing new o​​opportunities in the rapidly evolving IoT space. However, they need a good and intelligent team of experts to help them and understand their options. Also, they will g reduce risks and ​​provide access to resources to make their IoT vision a reality.

Avnet is a leading global technology distributor which has been entered into an agreement with AT&T to support designers. Also, the agreement allows Avnet to seamlessly integrate AT&T’s cloud application development in the development and production of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is all occupied with global cellular connection which is supported by flagship platforms AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer.

We know that both the companies have previously worked together on Cellular IoT Starter Kit and LTE IoT Add-On Kit. But now, the company announced their plans to develop the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit. This plans will be powered by AT&T and Avnet both. Also, the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit is fully integrated with the AT&T IoT Platform (M2X and Flow). It is basically a cloud-based device which fully managed with the time-series data storage service. It has to be done for network and connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices with the Industrial IoT. It is scheduled to be released in second quarter of 2017 but the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit offers a complete development environment for sensor-to-cloud applications and services.

The starter kit will be announced and available with a global SIM to enable operation in over 25 countries. This will have a small (79.5 mm x 30 mm) development board build around Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) M18QWG global LTE Cat-4 modem module.

A new set of system peripherals, controllable through the user’s application code, are easily accessible through a 60-pin expansion connector or a 2×6 peripheral module. This will facilitate customization with application-specific sensors and I/O interfaces through the addition of user-created or off-the-shelf plug-in boards.

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Reports: Bosch Could Be Eliminating Industrial Mistakes in 2-3 Years via IoT

Reports: Bosch Could Be Eliminating Industrial Mistakes in 2-3 Years via IoT

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Bosch is a brand ambassador of most the everyday households which are familiar with anyone who’s ever attempted DIY. We want to give a big thanks to Bosch’s work within the industrial internet of things (IIoT) where they provide the equipment like sensors, cloud services and more. However, in industrial circles. the company’s considerable prestige among consumers is now being superseded by its reputation.

Bosch is frequently named as one of the most powerful and important companies along with the likes of Cisco, Dell and IBM in the IoT space. Also, last year Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner claimed they “offer all the ace cards for the connected world from a single source”.

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Eli Share, head of mobile and IoT for Bosch Power Tools, where he drives strategy, process and “points of entry” relevant to IoT across the entire Power Tools division, which encompasses everything from DIY tools to industrial devices.

“Our user segments are very diverse when we look at IoT solutions; the needs of a ‘DIY-er’ are very different from those working in, say, construction,” Share explains.

“This might be the first time that Bosch is looking at these industries [manufacturing, construction etc.] as ‘open standards’.

“We have a lot of point solutions, but if we don’t build them on open standards that other companies can integrate into we’re missing the mark because, in this day and age, with these applications, you can’t plan on one company owning everything. Because you’re customizing solutions, you have to allow people to work within your open standards.

“So Bosch is definitely taking steps in that direction to not only provide the solutions and get some of these early adopters into play, but also allowing others to come into the picture.”

 

Two to three years until IoT hits the mainstream

In four months, the time share will have sat on a panel with Centrica and Leica Microsystems predicting how IoT solutions will improve customer experience and increase process productivity at Internet of Things World Europe in London.

He’s adamant that IoT is “the biggest driver” towards the much-acclaimed Industry 4.0 and that Bosch is “primed in to lead the development of consumer and industrial solutions in this area”. This suggests Bosch is well placed to fill the void of comprehensive industrial IoT case studies that currently exists.

“The way I see it is that, especially with IoT and Industry 4.0, we do have some isolated success stories but not a lot of case studies,” Share says.

“Most of this is because a lot of industry is still built upon legacy systems – companies are hesitant to change. Across all of the different facets and functions they’ll all agree that’s where they need to go, but then you say ‘here’s what you need to do to get there’ and the response is ‘well… this requires high investment, there’s a high resource cost to implement, and it doesn’t necessarily give us the returns we need right away’. So it’s tough to justify. A lot of the potential success stories are held back by that.”

 

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