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By 2050, 66 percent of the world population will live in cities. These cities must be managed in a way that helps them drive competitiveness, sustainability, and livability.   All over the world cities are embracing IoT technologies to enable them to become more intelligent. Here are a few examples:... Read More
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Blockchain euphoria has given way to blockchain fatigue. The hope remains that distributed ledger technologies (DLT) like blockchain will lead to an “Internet of value” in which anything of importance can be virtually managed, transacted and exchanged in a private and secure way. The reality so far, however, has been... Read More
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Within just a few years “people data” will be 90% of the world’s collective data. Jeff Nick, CTO of EMC, personal communication Our society has reached an unprecedented level of global connectivity. We live in a world peppered with countless digital interfaces, devices and platforms. This, in turn, makes our... Read More
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This article is part of our series, “Four keys to developing a winning IoT service.” For more from this series, visit William Dupley. Successful IoT projects usually start with pilots that study the feasibility of the project. By conducting pilots, the IoT team gains insight into the: Impact on the business... Read More
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This article was originally published to the Nokia blog by Gerald Reddig on February 19, 2019. My last article covered the four elements of 5G security needed to build digital trust. Now, I want to explore why security strategies must be implemented at the outset of 5G planning and before... Read More
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Our smartphones know more about us than our spouses, partners and friends. It’s no surprise we guard them with more than just screen protectors, considering the secrets they hold. But if we were to hand over the metadata to our devices and those of about 3 million of our neighbors,... Read More
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On March 2, a tech journalist posted a video he pulled from a Jibo Owners Facebook Group. It was heartbreaking to watch the little “social robot” announce that his servers were about to be shut down and he would not function any longer. He even thanked his human owners for... Read More
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This article is the second part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are already spawning success stories. They’re using sensors, analytics, apps and mobile devices to gain deeper insights about local citizens and their environment. The end goal? Offer residents better information and... Read More
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Facial recognition technology, like so many other capabilities of the digital age, is improving at a blinding clip. Companies are working to build smarter and more accurate programs based on deep learning and algorithms to identify people quickly in the name of security. China set out several years ago to... Read More

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