The Importance of Security in IoT

IoT, or the Internet of Things, has made its way into every corner of our lives. Once upon a time, the idea of an inescapable internet may have seemed like a far-off dream. Today, it’s our reality. Internet connected devices are everywhere—from our fitness trackers to our vehicles and appliances. These devices track our sleep patterns, enable us to set our coffee machines remotely, and find our pets after they have wandered off, among countless other tasks.


Cyber-Security Of The Fridge: Assessing The Internet Of Things Threat

Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’.


66% of North American Homes Have Multiple IoT Devices

A new survey has found that North American homes have the highest density of Internet of Things (IoT) devices of any region in the world. Stanford University and Avast published a research paper titled All Things Considered which was based on the data from user-initiated networks scans of 83 million devices in 16 million homes. Home IoT refers to devices like smart TVs, printers, gaming consoles, and surveillance equipment.


Community Highlight: How Timbergrove Uses InfluxDB to Offer a Smart Workplace Kit

Timbergrove is an American-based creative technology studio and consulting firm. For over a decade, Timbergrove has been using hardware and software to solve business problems. Timbergrove has a unique culture compared to other workplaces. They use their status as an IBM Preferred Business Partner to draw on enterprise-grade resources while remaining lean and agile. Timbergrove balances the fun, scrappy startup vibe with solid processes and methodologies that their enterprise clients can trust.


Building a Data Stream for IoT with NiFi and InfluxDB

Apache NiFi has been a game changer in the world of IoT, allowing you to automate the transformation and flow of data from IoT, and any edge, sensor to just about anywhere you want. In addition to supporting mission-critical data volumes with rigorous security, data provenance and compliance requirements, NiFi provides developers with a drag-and-drop UI for flow-based programming and automatic “real-time” deployment of new flows.


An Open Technology Stack for Industrial IoT

AMMP Technologies runs monitoring for energy systems, usually off mini-grids in Africa. The company uses Grafana to monitor interface with physical objects that are not servers or containers. “It’s interesting how a toolkit for visualizing essentially internet/computer/server metrics is so well-suited to working with real-life streaming data,” AMMP Cofounder Svet Bajlekov said during his talk at GrafanaCon L.A.


The Chande Momentum Oscillator and InfluxDB

I’m sitting in my friend’s living room. He’s sitting cross-legged in white linen pants, with his hands casually placed on his knees, nodding gently. His guests are part of a fairly successful pop band, and they’re recounting their adventures from their latest tour around Europe and Asia in a sailboat, magic tiny-home-schoolbus, or some hip mode of transportation. I noticed the only quiet guy there.


IoT in 2019: Are You the Customer or Are You the Product?

Security and privacy are two of the biggest obstacles to enterprise adoption of IoT technology. They are the two topics I am most frequently asked about by customers, and there’s no question that the concerns are real. Botnets, digital invasions, even the use of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to commit remote sabotage are all in today’s headlines.


Key Metrics to Baseline Cloud Migration

Cloud computing is well past the emerging stage. It’s no longer a radical idea for businesses to depend on cloud platforms and services to serve as their technology backbone--and the numbers show it. In 2018, Forrester reported that nearly 60% of North American enterprises rely on public cloud platforms. This year, Gartner projects that the public cloud services market will grow from last year’s $182.4 billion to $214.3 billion this year, a 17.5% jump.