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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the description of machine-to-machine devices (as opposed to those requiring use by humans) used in a wide range industries including automation, agriculture, food/beverage, healthcare, utility infrastructure, advertising and manufacturing. A variety of software platforms exist to enable communication and interaction between devices, as well as to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.

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In this article, we are going to find detailed information about the future of emerging technologies and their impact on the IT industry. and why we must ready to face the challenges with it.
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Top Threats of Q1 & How to Defend Against Them
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In the United States, 2.3 million Americans without transportation live more than one mile away from the nearest supermarket. These areas are called food deserts. Technology can help this population eat better and save money.


A population that’s expanding in an environment that consists of limited resources poses a problem for the future of mankind. As more industries seek and implement sustainable solutions, society is slowly undergoing a change where business leaders are starting to think about the impact that enterprise activities have on the environment. Resultingly, enterprise leaders and researchers are turning to technology to find ways to sustain the environment and humanity.


Researchers estimate that the world’s food producers must double production by the year 2030 to fulfill the dietary needs generated by the planet’s forecast population growth to 9 billion people by the year 2050. This is an enormous challenge in a world where the United Nations (UN) is also working to end all hunger by the year 2030. Technology provides faster solutions for learning about and solving these kinds of problems. Innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data systems are helping scientists make great advancements in sustainability research. They’re discovering valuable ways to preserve the environment by improving the ways that enterprises conduct business.


The Logistics of Putting Food on the Table

Technology makes transportation more efficient. To reduce the impact on the environment, scientists urge consumers to make more use of public transportation such as buses, ride shares and trains. If consumers were to follow the recommendations of researchers and use public transportation, they could reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 37 million metric tons and gasoline consumption by 4.2 billion gallons.


Food often travels great distance before it makes it to the meal table. In fact, this is a great source of debate in the scientific community. With some food products, transport is a significant source of greenhouse emissions. Some researchers argue that the carbon use of organic crops does more harm to the environment than the carbon emission generated by transporting food. Other researchers note that the sum of all current agriculture activities produce the maximum estimated level of organic emissions that scientists forecast the planet can withstand in total by the year 2050. Either way, food waste contributes to this problem double fold by requiring producers to grow more goods and then transport them to consumers.


The Growing Need for Accessible Nutrition

The American Nutrition Association designates regions that lack a sufficient supply of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole foods as “food deserts.” These are generally impoverished areas occupied by underserved populations. In food deserts, it’s difficult for consumers to access healthy and culturally relevant foods. Technology, however, is a solution for accessing nutritious and desirable nourishment. It makes it possible for supermarkets to deliver food to consumers. With innovations such as smartphone apps, even consumers who don’t live near supermarkets and are without transportation have access to healthy foods in select regions.


Researchers hope that technology will help them find more solutions for providing access to food for consumers who live in food deserts. Meanwhile, nonprofit organizations, social workers and government agencies are conducting outreach work to help consumers who live in these areas, including initiatives such as nutrition training and health advocacy. The entities also work to promote awareness of food deserts and distribute information about how to help people who live in these areas. Together, these individuals and organizations can help the residents of food deserts live healthier lives.


Sustainability in Food Distribution

Public demand has prompted enterprises to understand and mitigate the impact that their goods have on the environment. Innovative technologies have given enterprises this ability and resulted in a new supply chain term called “hyper-transparency.” Today, connected supply chain systems provide enterprises with detailed sourcing data. In the future, technology experts hope that the Internet of Things (IoT) will allow manufacturers and food producers to track goods throughout their entire lifecycle – from production to recycling and on through repurposing. Companies can already monitor inventories in real-time, and as more technologies evolve, their combined utilities spawn new, exciting - and sometimes unforeseen - applications.


Technology is transforming the world, and more enterprises are using it to take better care of the environment. One day, engineers hope that they can develop technologies that can measure the impact that all products leave on the environment. The development of this kind of empowering innovation requires the skills of experts trained in STEM sciences who can develop technologies into new and beneficial iterations.

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In this interview with the head of client strategy for blockchain developer Very, we take a look inside the growing popularity of blockchain development and how this technology can make an impact beyond Bitcoin.
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The number of companies understanding the potential of IoT on B2B market is growing with each day. And yet only a small share of IoT developers have managed to equalize incomes and stay competitive in the international market.
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The deadly train derailment that occurred recently in DuPont, Washington, raises a lot of questions. It was a new route, the first trip tested with passengers, and the train was travelling at 50 mph over the zone’s speed limit. Could IoT play a role in infrastructure safety and prevent tragedies?
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These arise many challenges during the IoT software development, and security is one of them: https://it-infrastructure.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/iot-new-challenges-for-software-programming-nid-24650-cid-130.html
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Block Chain Technology
Blockchain technology enhances society similar to the Internet. Its effects are broad, disruptive, and will boost global productivity.
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Technology: Cure or Curse
Cyberspace is the new townsquare. Does the change from a physical space to a digital space spell doom and destruction or growth and prosperity.
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Dublin Tech Summit
One event, two days, a great line-up of speakers, and 48% female presence. Still have no idea what I’m talking about?
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Digital services have impacted the providers of three major areas: revenue generation, enhanced customer experience, and cost optimization. An increase in revenue generation through the use of modern upsells whilst giving digital services to the customers is a win-win situation for entrepreneurs.
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I took on this little project as a proof of concept for IoT devices. My main goals were to find the easiest, cheapest way to stream data to the cloud. This article describes how to stream telemetry data to ThingSpeak via REST API. This can also be done with Azure IoT hub with a local gateway.
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What were the top attacks of Q1 2018?
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This article is subjected to educate the readers about the strategies that they can adopt to ensure IoT success. This article covers three preferred strategies to succeed in IoT implementation. A general introduction and rising popularity of IoT is roughly mentioned in the beginning.
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Smart phones, smart watches, Bluetooth-connected devices—the IoT is all around us. In this article, we take a look at the security implications of our highly connected world.
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The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely to be worth the investment.
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The next five years are sure to bring developments that are just astonishing, and we will continue to try to find the balance between connectivity and security. Here are five major technological developments from the last five years and some predictions for the future.
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With healthcare moving into the digital age with things like Healthcare.gov, the digitization of patient records and video conferencing with patients, data has a much greater chance of being exposed than ever before.
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If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.  

Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual traffic patterns.
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Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the description of machine-to-machine devices (as opposed to those requiring use by humans) used in a wide range industries including automation, agriculture, food/beverage, healthcare, utility infrastructure, advertising and manufacturing. A variety of software platforms exist to enable communication and interaction between devices, as well as to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.