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How We'll 3D-Print The Internet Of Things

How We'll 3D-Print The Internet Of Things | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things promises that every object will eventualy be hooked up to a network. And 3D printing promises that any object we can imagine, we can build—on site and on demand. And big data promises we'll know everything there is to know about these networked objects.

What happens when you put those innovations together?


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Awesome explosion of 3D Print technology

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Print-on-Demand taking on Star Trek Replicator overtones. 

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Admirável mundo novo! 

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed […]
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Another leap in productivity in the economy will be unleashed by these new and better products. In addition, producing them will reshape the value chain yet again, by changing product design, marketing, manufacturing, and after-sale service and by creating the need for new activities such as product data analytics and security. This will drive yet another wave of value-chain-based productivity improvement. The third wave of IT-driven transformation thus has the potential to be the biggest yet, triggering even more innovation, productivity gains, and economic growth than the previous two.  -  Some have suggested that the internet of things “changes everything,” but that is a dangerous oversimplification. As with the internet itself, smart, connected products reflect a whole new set of technological possibilities that have emerged. But the rules of competition and competitive advantage remain the same. Navigating the world of smart, connected products requires that companies understand these rules better than ever.

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7.2mm thick iPad Pro leaked in detailed schematics

7.2mm thick iPad Pro leaked in detailed schematics | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The schematics suggest dimensions measuring 305.7 x 222.6x7.2mm which is slightly bigger than the previous predictions.
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The tablet's design has a striking similarity with the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which won't be surprising; but we hope the software of the device is not just an expanded version of the iOS running on the phones. The schematics show an ultra-slim 7.2mm body which can prove to be a fatal design-flaw in the device. Remember Bendgate? Now imagine an even broader and bigger device with nearly similar thickness. Yes, it will be highly prone to bending. Unless, Apple incorporates a stronger frame in the tablet.

One side of the device shows a single port which can safely be assumed to be the USB Type C port which was unveiled with the 12 inch MacBook. The camera seems to be placed subtly on the left corner of the device. The speaker grills look almost identical to what we find in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Leadership Crisis: Fact or Fiction?

Leadership Crisis: Fact or Fiction? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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Leadership traits: “open to change” and “initiative.” Neither sound like traits of people who follow others. being “evaluative” and “interested in feedback.”  Comparing these leadership traits with what the Project Management Institute says are the key traits that all project managers should have:
• Show their worth
• Understand business strategy
• Overcome hurdles
• Improve team performance


Which means you lead yourself in order to actually be a leader of others, let alone be considered for a position that is a leadership role.  Remember you're only a leader if others willingly follow you, not because your position or title is given to you by an organization - this is something that you give yourself first.

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ICAP Patent Brokerage to Hold 2nd IoT/ Connected Devices Patent Auction

ICAP Patent Brokerage to Hold 2nd IoT/ Connected Devices Patent Auction | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 Following the success of its April 2015 Internet of Things / Connected Devices patent auction, relnofollow
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Multiple successful sales and a high level of interest in Aprils auction were an affirmation that the IoT sector is where technology companies are focused. It is also indicative of an upswing in the overall intellectual property market, says Tim Schnurr, COO and Chief Analyst at ICAP Patent Brokerage.  -  Portfolios in this auction will cover wearables, smart-home technology, biometric/self-powered smart cards and payments, automotive/navigation, lighting, Big Data (including distributed storage architecture), DRM/security/encryption, and the standards which drive the connective tissue between them (802.11, NFC, Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, and PLC).

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Consumer Reports - Privacy Tips for the IoT

Consumer Reports - Privacy Tips for the IoT | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If you don’t like the idea of being tracked by your connected devices, you could avoid the technology altogether, Consumer Reports says. But for most smart products, these strategies that can restrict how much of your information gets collected.
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Excellent advice - 

1. Password-protect anything that collects personal information. Many smart devices are managed through Internet-based accounts. 

2. Read the privacy policy. If you want an indication of the kinds of information your device is tracking, that’s where you’ll find it. 

3. Find the “off” toggle in the settings menu on your smart device. 

4. Don’t leave connected devices on when you’re not using them. 

5. Install security updates. Device makers need to get serious about automatically pushing out security updates. Consumers would be wise to periodically check the manufacturer’s website to see whether their device has a patch, an update, or new firmware. If there is, install it quickly.

6. Take it offline. 

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Can We Secure the 'Internet of Other People's Things'?

Can We Secure the 'Internet of Other People's Things'? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The IoT, and the security thereof, represents the greatest business opportunity for the IT industry in the second half of the second decade of the 21st century.
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"Security concerns have really been raised by industry players, due to media attention around cyber-attacks," Luukkonen told eWEEK's Sean Michael Kerner. "All the attention has really woken vendors up to the risks and consequences of an attack."  -  Jeff Moss, a celebrated former hacker and founder of both the DevCon and the Black Hat security conferences, told eWEEK at the RSA Conference 2015 that he believes conventional security will never jump ahead of the hacker community with an ability to completely shut out all data breaches or other types of attacks.  "I'd be really good with like 80 percent security, because we're never going to get to 100 percent security," Moss said. "And we don't have anywhere near 80 percent yet. But if we got to 80 percent, that means we only have to work on the remaining 20 

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IoT coming to Banking

IoT coming to Banking | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Will the future be all about your things’ connections? By now, most people have at least heard the term “internet of things” and have at least a hazy...
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Accenture highlights six necessary investments in critical business capabilities:

1. Analytics—In the internet of things era, the volume of data available will explode. Banks need to continue investing in analytics capabilities to make sense of all this new data, in context with individual customers.

2. Tailored pricing—Equipped with a vast amount of granular data, tomorrow’s bank will need to design and provide products tailored to a specific customer’s needs at price points reflective of that customer’s overall financial position.

3. Distribution—Banks will need to be absolutely precise in the choice of distribution tools, applications, and methods used to communicate with each customer.

4. Agility—Banks will need to invest in developing their capacity for change as new technologies and infrastructures emerge.

5. Continuous innovation—Developing the capacity to innovate rapidly and successfully will enable banks to grow their customer base and increase customer value while fortifying their market position.

6. Digital risk management—The internet of things will enable banks to collaborate with their customers to better understand their needs, financial position, and collateral value—while automating much of the work involved in doing so. By gaining access to the data of their customers’ daily lives, the bank of things will be able to refine its credit models and improve its overall risk position

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IoT, Business Intelligence & Retail Sector - awesome threesome...

IoT, Business Intelligence & Retail Sector - awesome threesome... | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Internet of Things gives rise to Business Intelligence in the Retail sector making the competition really tough; giving nightmares to the retailers...
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As such; it is being embedded into almost every industrial sector; even in the least expected vertical, i.e. retail sector, and is fully geared to explore the amazing benefits of it. Going by the recent reports published by SAP; the revenue generation in retail sector through Internet of Things is speculated at a whopping $329bn. -  "Good comes with a taste of bad"; likewise this projected massive growth is likely to make way for several issues related to privacy, compliance as well as cybersecurity, along with others product liability. We shall see how internet of things is the next big shot in retail sector and some of those common concerns and ways to address them effectively.

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Visual browsing: there's a critical gap between how we see and how we search

Visual browsing: there's a critical gap between how we see and how we search | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Visual browsing will sit at the heart of future internet discovery, bringing contextual life to the world around us
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There remains a fundamental difference between how we perceive the world and how ‘search’ as a concept has developed into the search engines we know today, which are predicated on knowing the right question to ask or being able to describe what you are looking for.  -  Semantic search is a step towards solving this problem but it’s reliant on the understanding and eloquence of the user – to find what you’re looking for you still have to describe it accurately. Sound easy enough? Look around you now and try an online search for the mug on your desk, the shoes of the person standing in front of you in a queue or the exotic fruit on a poster in your office. You might find a mug, a shirt or a fruit but probably not those you’re seeking, simply because text-based search engines can’t properly factor in the specific context of your query.

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Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quickly

Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quickly | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects.
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Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects.  -  The unusual steps were discussed at a forum Tuesday held by government safety regulators who are frustrated over what they say is an unacceptably low rate of recall repairs

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Nest CEO Tony Fadell on the Future of the Internet

Nest CEO Tony Fadell on the Future of the Internet | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Tomorrow’s Internet will be everywhere and in everything, he says, and it will help us make better decisions.
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So what does this have to do with the future of the Internet?

Today, the Internet is like a library. It contains a vast amount of information accessible if we know where to look. In most cases, getting the right answer requires your asking the right questions.

Tomorrow’s Internet will be everywhere and in everything. It will draw on massive amounts of data to augment our own intelligence. And it will help us make better decisions—from avoiding dangerous drug interactions to diagnosing illnesses to deciding when water skiing might not be the best idea.

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Without Tesla's batteries, the power grid could fail

Without Tesla's batteries, the power grid could fail | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The power grid was never built for the bidirectional electrical power transfer that distributed renewable energy is enabling. Batteries will reduce peak load demand and improve the overall efficiency of the grid, reducing or eliminating the need to upgrade it.
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As the number of solar panels on business and home rooftops multiply, America's power grid is bearing an electrical load that it was never designed to handle: the bidirectional power transfer.

"There's no grid system in the world designed for that," said Anise Dehamna, principal research analyst at Navigant Research. "Every grid has been designed for unidirectional flow of energy -- from transmission to distribution to the end user."   -  With bidirectional power transfer, the utility sends power to the customer, but with solar panels, the customer can then send excess power back to the utility.  -  There are two ways to address the increasing electrical load on the grid: an enormous and costly region-by-region infrastructure upgrade, or batteries that can store power and reduce peak load demand on the grid while improving overall system efficiency, according to Dehamna.  -  Lithium-ion battery systems, which have become the de facto standard for homes and utilities, like the ones Tesla is planning to announce this week, will enable electricity generated through renewable power, such as wind and solar, to be stored on site.

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New Threats Range From 'Dribbling Breached Data' to IoT and Toys

New Threats Range From 'Dribbling Breached Data' to IoT and Toys | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Researchers highlight some newer threats and security trends such as "dribbling breached data," which refers to the incremental release of hacked data.
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"There are tool kits available that let you sniff and crack Z-Wave devices," he said. -  Even something seemingly as benign as the new wave of wirelessly connected toys (what Skoudis called "the Internet of toys") poses a risk. 


The other trend covered is "the commoditization of malicious hardware." These are small, inexpensive devices designed to aid in the physical intrusion of desktop and portable computers. One example, the $40 USB Rubber Ducky, advertised by one vendor as "the most lethal duck ever to grace an unsuspecting port." While it looks like an ordinary USB flash drive, the Rubber Ducky is actually an integrated processor with a USB connector and an SD card. When connected, the computer recognizes it as an input device (a USB keyboard).


Android Exposed:  In the case of Android, there's been a trend of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) not being turned on in mobile devices, said John Pescatore, director of the SANS Institute. SSL provides a secure connection between Internet browsers and Websites to let you more securely transmit private data online, and device builders sometimes don't turn on SSL because it can slow performance, he said.  -  "The device works faster when it's not encrypting bits on the disk,"  Pescatore pointed to a McAfee report that said 70% of mobile app users don't turn on SSL, and millions of app users can be exposed to SSL vulnerabilities. "The good news is that the big app stores like Google Play and the Apple Store, [deactivate] these apps quickly, but it doesn't take long for a lot of people to make money off of them" if they're published, he said.  -  Another area of concern is distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, though Pescatore noted the early large-scale DDoS attacks are getting fewer in number as enterprises and other large organizations beef up their defenses. "But now, we're seeing more targeted application attacks over port 80 and exploiting specific capabilities,"

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3 Ways Best Practices Can Backfire

3 Ways Best Practices Can Backfire | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
What works in one company may have very different results in your business.
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Too many companies slavishly adhere to best practices in a race for the Great Silver Bullet that will put all of their problems into the cold dark ground. Unfortunately, that doesn't make a lot of sense for three reasons.  (1) Simultaneity and causality are two different things  (2)  Every organization is different  (3)  Best practices cannot replace innovation (the team sport of creating differentiated value for the customer and the company) 

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More on Whether or Not Tesla’s Newest Battery will Pan Out? - WSJ chimes in

More on Whether or Not Tesla’s Newest Battery will Pan Out? - WSJ chimes in | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Tesla faces lots of competitors and rival technologies in the budding market for electricity storage, but a key challenge will be driving down the price of Tesla’s ‘power walls.’
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Tesla announced Thursday that it is repackaging the lithium ion batteries it now uses in its electric cars to sell them as electricity-storage devices for homes, businesses and utilities. The battery packs are meant to absorb electricity when it is cheap and plentiful—during a sunny afternoon for a house with rooftop solar panels, for example—and release the power when electricity is expensive or scarce.  - So far the market for electricity storage remains small, though growing quickly; last year about $128 million worth of such batteries were installed around the country, mostly at utilities, according to GTM Research, which tracks the renewable energy industry. Just 1% of the capacity was installed at homes.

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Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Affect Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor Readings

Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Affect Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor Readings | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Apple has updated its Apple Watch support documentation, confirming that the device may have issues when worn by users who have wrist tattoos. The changes..
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Apple now says that permanent and temporary changes to your skin, including the ink used in tattoos, can impact the heart rate sensor’s performance.  -  In addition, the document clarifies, the ink, pattern and saturation of the tattoo can block the light from the sensor, making it difficult for Apple Watch wearers to get reliable readings. That is to say, those with darker tattoos that cover more of the skin’s surface may have more issues than those with lighter tattoos that are smaller in size.

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Researchers Have Created A Bulletproof Material That Can Be Moulded Into Any Shape

Researchers Have Created A Bulletproof Material That Can Be Moulded Into Any Shape | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
It’s a transparent armour so good it might turn the phrase “glass cannon” on its head. The Naval Research Laboratory developed a manufacturing process to reliably make a strong, transparent ceramic...
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It’s a transparent armour so good it might turn the phrase “glass cannon” on its head. The Naval Research Laboratory developed a manufacturing process to reliably make a strong, transparent ceramic that also allows infrared cameras to look through it, which most commercial glass can’t do. Now that the process is complete, the NRL is sharing the technology with industry so they can scale it up to make giant sheets of transparent, lightweight, bulletproof clay.

Called Spinel, the material is made in a lab from synthetic powder. Under the right conditions, it can be shaped into strong, transparent sheets. The NRL has worked with the material for decades. Earlier production strategies used crucibles and high heat, which left behind imperfections that made the crystalline glass murky.

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The Internet of Stupid Things

The Internet of Stupid Things | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In those circles where Internet prognostications abound and policy makers flock to hear grand visions of the future, we often hear about the boundless future represented by "The Internet of Things". This phrase encompasses some decades of the computing industry's transition from computers as esoteric piece of engineering affordable only by nations, to mainframes, desktops, laptops, handhelds, and now wrist computers. Where next?
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Really great article on why certain products cause so much havoc.  In the case cited, a Netgear CPE modem, used the SNTP protocol to pick up the time uof day from the network, as it did not have an internal battery or clock, and it hard-coded the IP address of the network time server operated by the University of Wisconsin into the product. The more units that were sold, the greater the aggregate traffic volume that was sent to the university's time server.

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STEAMLabs launches IoT teaching kit to bring digital education to Canadian elementary schools

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Key Facts:

  • Teachers need fresh tools to teach digital literacy programming. This need is even more pressing in areas of rapid change, such as Internet technology. The Internet of Things teaching kit is designed to help non-experts learn to teach fundamental principles of engineering and computer science in fun and engaging ways.
  • This past weekend at the TIFF digiPlaySpace, grade six students presented unique models of the Ontario power system that were built using the Internet of Things teaching kit. Students used 3D printing, Spark Core microcontrollers, LEDs and other electronics to build the model. They developed software programs with Arduino coding, HTML, CSS and Javascript and used real time data to demonstrate Ontario's mix of power generation technologies and model the challenges facing the power system.
  • According to research by the .CA Community Investment Program and Ipsos Reid, 82 per cent of Canadians agree that young people should graduate from high school with basic skills to help them succeed in the digital economy, such as computer coding skills. The team at STEAMLabs directly supports this goal.
  • Analysts at IDC estimate that the Internet of Things Market will grow to $7.3 billion by the year 2020. Developing early literacy in these emerging technologies is critical to ensuring that students can understand this pervasive technology and seize new opportunities in this growing market.
  • STEAMLabs will be holding a free training session on June 5th for educators wishing to learn how to use the teaching kit.
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3 Essentials For IoE Security -- And A Proven Approach To Them

3 Essentials For IoE Security -- And A Proven Approach To Them | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
IoE Security - Given the number of "things" operating in the IoE, it is essential to identify everything and ensure it is who/what it says
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(1) Identity and Authentication (2) Encryption (3) Data Integrity - 

So how can the above essential security needs be achieved? One leading suggestion is to rely on public key infrastructure (PKI).  PKI has been used for decades to authenticate machines and servers, and has successfully expanded into mobile environments in recent years. Its encryption capabilities are well defined – think about the padlock displayed when logging into a bank’s website – and its underlying cryptographic technology ensures the data transmitted between devices cannot be altered in transit.

Major manufacturers are using PKI today to enable secure boot processes, authenticate devices in the field, and secure connections between devices, users, and back-end systems – across vast collections of devices that are geographically dispersed, yet readily managed by central IT teams.

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Google Combats Phishing with New Security Tool

Google Combats Phishing with New Security Tool | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Tech giant Google is fighting phishers with its new Chrome browser extension. With all the high-profile data breaches, this could add more security for users who are falling for social engineering tactics.
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Social engineering strategies trick users into clicking on links that contain malicious software downloads or otherwise send them to fake sites that entice them to enter personal information in exchange for some type of reward or access. Fake banking sites are prime examples.  -  Google’s new tool is called Password Alert. Here’s how it works: If you enter your Gmail or Google for Work password into anywhere other than accounts.google.com, you’ll receive an alert, so you can change your password if needed.  -  Google explains that Password Alert also tries to detect fake Google sign-in pages to alert you before you’ve typed in your password by checking the HTML of every page you visit to see if it’s impersonating a Google sign-in page.

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“BPM Everywhere: Internet of Things, Process of Everything”

“BPM Everywhere: Internet of Things, Process of Everything” | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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Future Strategies proposes that in the era of the Internet of Things where smarthomes, appliances, cars, phones, apparel and all imaginable devices are connected; BPM must, and will, be everywhere. -  “Big Data” has never been so large, nor presented such an acute role within enterprises and the processes that drive them. BPME as well as traditional BPM methods can already be found at the center of this. Its role will grow exponentially.  - Emergent factors such as process mining (see chapter “Mining the Swarm” by Keith Swenson, et al) will be critical for uncovering engagement patterns and the need for process management platforms to coordinate interaction and control of smart devices. Intelligent BPM is expanding the window of what can be automated, by enabling adaptable automation.

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How Big Data Has Changed Sports

How Big Data Has Changed Sports | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Big data is transforming sports analytics by helping managers measure individual performance and the most effective game plans.
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The NBA equivalent of Moneyball has been primarily associated with Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. As a staunch supporter of sports analytics, Morey has commercialized analytics in the NBA and founded the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The goal of the annual MIT conferences is to provide a forum for the discussion and promotion of the increasing role of analytics in the sports industry. In the NBA, data analysis has provided teams with better ways to measure player efficiency and defensive effectiveness. A player’s value can be measured by a number of metrics, including player efficiency rating, win shares and wins above replacement player.  -  Morey’s findings have largely transformed the game of basketball by promoting an up-tempo system in favor of fast breaks and threes over midrange shots. As a result, Morey’s Rockets have attempted the fewest midrange shots over the past two seasons. Likewise, three-point field goal attempts have become a strong indicator of team success.

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TRIZ + TOC + Lean = Taking Continuous Improvement to the Next Level


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When considering some of the relative merits of ToC, Lean and TRIZ we are not dealing with a simple case of ‘methodology A is superior to methodology B’. The right approach is more subtle than that. The underling philosophy of TRIZ is to re-use and exploit existing excellence in problem solving. With this in mind it would be sensible to combine the various methods, using the more specialist tools within ToC and Lean when dealing with problems suited to them – augmented and supported by TRIZ to help implement solutions to the problems that they highlight. While both ToC and Lean are useful and effective in creating, sustaining and developing process-oriented systems (such as manufacturing), combining them with TRIZ methods of systematic problem solving takes these tools to a new level. It also offers the additional benefits of a universally applicable problem solving system that can be applied across every aspect of any organisation or enterprise. - Our Findings as Well

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Danger in the digital age: the internet of vulnerable things

Danger in the digital age: the internet of vulnerable things | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Since the first PC virus was set loose in the mid-1980s by two brothers in Lahore — reportedly to deter piracy of software they had written — technology users have discovered that the connected world delivers risks as well as benefits. Less well
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Atif Kureishy, a principal from Booz Allen Hamilton’s technology and analytics practice in the Middle East, notes that: “Reporting of a cyber security breach can have massive legal, financial and reputational implications on a business, and many will think twice before going public on an incident.”  -  For hackers, the task of finding interfaces to domestic, business and industrial systems has become easier, thanks to search engines such as Shodan that scour the web for internet-connected devices, from heating systems and geothermal energy plants to building control systems and manufacturing plants.  -  According to a Ponemon Institute/Unisys survey of almost 600 IT security executives in 13 countries from the utility, oil and gas, alternative energy and manufacturing sectors, only 17% of respondents thought their company had a mature level of cyber security.

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IoT-Connected Devices Leading to Rise in SSDP-based Reflection Attacks

IoT-Connected Devices Leading to Rise in SSDP-based Reflection Attacks | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
NSFOCUS Report States Online Gaming and Entertainment Sectors Continue to be High on the Target List and Attackers Are Becoming More Sophisticated
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The rise of IoT-connected devices responsible for an increase in SSDP reflection attacks: With the proliferation of the Internet of Things, any network-connected device with a public IP address and vulnerable operating system will increase the number of devices that could be used to launch SSDP-based reflection type attacks. This particular type of DDoS attack was seen as the second most dominant threat, after NTP-based attacks, in 2H 2014. More than 30% of compromised SSDP attack devices were network-connected devices such as home routers and webcams. Findings also revealed that globally, more than 7 million SSDP devices could potentially be exploited.

Attackers are becoming smarter: While 90% of DDoS attacks lasted less than 30 minutes, one attack lasted 70 hours. This shorter attack strategy is being employed to improve efficiency as well as distract the attention of IT personnel away from the actual intent of an attack: deploy malware and steal data. These techniques indicate that today’s attacker continues to become smarter and more sophisticated.
Online retailers, media and gaming remain top targets: As retailers, entertainment and gaming companies increasingly employ online environments, consumers demand the highest level of quality of service. By slowing down or flooding these servers, attackers look to take advantage of online businesses through a variety of means, including blackmail, unfair business competition or asset theft.

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