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Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review


July 19, 2014

By Jonathan Keane, Contributing Writer

The Internet of Things is rapidly growing and we all need to keep up, and IT systems are no different.

With connectivity more vibrant than ever before and only growing, this will place huge demands on IT systems, according to Loraine Lawson at ITBusinessEdge.

Current systems are simply not equipped to handle the growth of data that will need to be processed. However a study went on to show that 41 percent of companies are working towards updating their systems.

There’s another issue, cybercrime. With more devices than ever online, it gives hackers more options of attack. Privacy and security efforts will need to be enhanced across the board.

Speaking of the Internet of Things, Google’s (News - Alert) Nest Labs, Samsung, Yale Security and a team of others have announced the formation of Thread Group, a new IP-based wireless networking protocol that will be integrated into potentially hundreds of smart appliances in the smart home.

“Devices will talk to each other in subtle ways,” Chris Boross, president of Thread Group said in a statement. “If a thermostat thinks no one is home, it might be nice to turn out the lights. If a lock opens, maybe the lights will come on.”

Finally, we have the new partnership between Bull and Axiros. The former is a provider of secure mission-critical digital systems, while the latter is a provider of device and service management solutions. The two will work together to speed up the delivery of Machine to Machine and Internet of Things systems.

“With the advent of the Internet of Things, industrial vendors need a robust platform with the ability to scale and manage massive amounts of devices and data,” said Gunther Klessinger, Axiros founder and MD of Innovation. “They also need a one-stop shopping offering with a System Integrator able to practically manage their business and operational pains.”

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