Tag: iot


Preventing Forest Fires With Smart Technology

April 13, 2020

Australia had a disastrous end of 2019 and start to 2020 before much-needed rain helped contain some of the worst fires in February. More than 20% of Australia’s forests burnt during the catastrophic fires. With a fifth of the continent’s forests being destroyed, the …



Why Scalable Networks Need Scalable Monitoring

March 31, 2020

According to the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Public Sector Tech Pros of Tomorrow, 75% of all public sector tech pros surveyed expressed concerns about whether they have the necessary skills to successfully manage their IT environments over the next three to …


Medical Device Hacking Worldwide Part 1

March 9, 2020

The process of getting approval for a new medicine is long and burdensome and for many patients. Most don’t have the luxury of time on their hands. They want a cure now to increase their quality of life and/or prolong their life. There are …


Securing Data-Centric vs. Action-Centric IoT

February 28, 2020

In 2008, the number of connected devices surpassed the number of humans on Earth, and now, in 2020, analysts predict the exponential growth of the Internet of Things will cross the 50 billion devices mark. This unprecedented explosion of IoT adoption (five times faster …



Is IPv6 Too Big for an IoT Tiny Home?

February 26, 2020

Read about wireless IoT protocols, and one feature will stick out above the rest. 6LoWPAN is a typical client addressing protocol. But what is it? The “6” gives us an immediate hint, and if you’re asking if it has anything to do with IPv6, …



2020—The Rise of the Machines?

February 19, 2020

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the Internet of Things recently. Well, I’ve spent the last seven years thinking about IoT. Seven years ago, I bought my first Wink Hub. That and a couple of bulbs from GE started me down a …



New Laws Alone Won’t Be Enough to Secure IoT Devices

January 28, 2020

Security concerns over the Internet of Things (IoT) are growing, and federal and state lawmakers are taking action. First, the U.S. Senate introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which sought to “establish minimum security requirements for federal procurements of connected …



The Best Way to Prepare for Emerging Technologies

October 1, 2019

Exciting new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things are dominating news cycles, but are they dominating federal IT environments? Maybe not. According to the latest SolarWinds® IT Trends Report, emerging technology may be more of a pain than a benefit. …