With its software technology Alleantia transforms any electronic device into a smarter Internet-ready device in just a few seconds without having to carry out any work on the device itself; the Cloud-Gate platform provides a single ...
Ken Forster has dedicated his career to connected industries and technologies, such as M2M and the IoT. With Telco Exec he discuss how the M2M/IoT sphere is being explored by Telco and Tech professionals, the big opportunities in the market and how M2M and IoT influences all new business models he encounters.
Ken Forster, Managing Partner of global venture partnering group ThingMUSE talks to Telco Exec about his career, professional outlook and what motivates him to work with start-ups in the challenging and highly competitive market of M2M/IoT.
BetaBoston Shake-up at LogMeIn's Xively division, focused on the 'Internet of Things' BetaBoston Several top execs focused on launching new services to support the “Internet of Things” — sometimes called machine-to-machine communication, or M2M —...
Ken Forster's insight:
Not surprising given the misposition of Xively within LogMeIn, but I hate to see the demise of the pioneers...
Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
This map was made on August 2 by John Matherly, the founder of Shodan, a search engine for internet-connected devices. Matherly, who calls himself an internet cartographer, collected the data to put it together by sending ping requests to every IP address on the internet, and storing the positive responses. A ping is a network utility that sends an echo-request message (known as a packet) to an IP address—the internet's version of "hey, are you there?"
That part was relatively easy compared to the visualization process, says Matherly. "It took less than five hours to gather the data, and another 12 hours or so to generate the map image." For that, he used the matplotlib plotting library in the programing language Python.
With its rainbow of connectedness, the map is similar to one produced last year by folks at Caida—however, that one was illegal. Although Shodan is well-known for its potentially shady practices that prey upon insecure networks, ping requests—the same thing your internet provider uses to test speed and data loss—are completely benign, Matherly says. "We've just advanced enough in technology where we can do it on internet-scale."
Basically, Shodan is now able to send and receive the requests fast enough that the world can be queried in just a few hours. Armed with the new process, Matherly plans to track the changes in the globe's internet connectivity over time. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things, we're bound to see some of those black holes slowly colorize over the next few years. [Shodan]
Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or “Factories of the Future” to highlight a few, these initiatives all bear the same characteristics, i.e., transforming the manufacturing process from a patchwork of isolated silos to a nimble and seamless whole fully integrated with the downstream and upstream production environment.
Jorge loves his Catgenie automated cat-litter tray, but doesn't love spending $350/year on "Sanisolution" (perfumed gunk that makes the litter stick to his cats' feet and gets tracked all over his apartment), but he discovered that the manufacturer...
Ken Forster's insight:
A sign of things to come: jailbreaking home appliances? Perhaps an interesting role for a new class of service companies.
Genoa, Italy (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 -- Flavio Bonomi and Ken Forster join as Strategic Advisors (PLAT.ONE, the First Enterprise-Grade IoT Application Platform, Adds Industry Veterans to Drive Fog Computing http://t.co/YuUmX9imVn...
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will transform companies and countries, opening up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness. (Industrial Internet of Things will transform companies and countries.
Ken Forster's insight:
Nice work by Accenture on this IIoT thought-ware. Great statistics!
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