Privacy and the Internet of Things: Practical or paranoia?

The promise of connected homes, cars, wearables and every day conveniences is growing rapidly. Established companies like Cisco Systems Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications have a great deal to gain as the Internet of

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Mark Burdon

How Canadian organizations use the Internet of Things

What happens when Internet connectivity goes beyond computers and phones? That’s the premise of “Internet of Things” technology. The concept dates back to 1999 when Kevin Ashton coined the term  (also known as

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Bruce Harpham

An energy sector CIO explains what’s needed to stop security threats early

For most CIOs, “uptime” is all about whether servers or other IT infrastructure is running properly, but Doug Thomas is one of the few who is literally focused on keeping the lights on.

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Shane Schick

Researchers find a way to use Wi-Fi signals as a power source

The increasing ubiquity of Wi-Fi is a blessing (unless you're in a national park) for a number of business users. But like almost any technology it needs a power source. Maybe not. Researchers

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Here comes the Internet of Things

Leading up to our Internet of Things Twitterchat on July 30, here are a few facts and figures gleaned from two recently-issued reports on the IoT that CIOs and IT managers should keep

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IT working with business units on Internet of Things: Canadian survey

The number of smart connected devices in Canada is poised to balloon from 28 million in 2013 to no less than 114 million in five years, according to a study on Internet of

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Dell, Intel, Samsung, others form IoT consortium

Big technology companies led by computer and server builder Dell Inc., semiconductor maker Intel Corp. and electronics conglomerate Samsung Electronics have banded together to development standards that will govern technologies for the so-called

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Do we need a separate network for M2M traffic?

With the co-called Internet of Things only just getting started, it's sometimes hard for enterprises to plan strategies. There may be a device that your (fill in the blank -- warehouse/factory/installations in the

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Many enterprises not thinking about network for M2M data: Survey

We're just on the verge of exploring the potential of the so-called Internet of Things. Utilities are only starting to connect homes with wireless meters, connected cars are still a dream and the

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon