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Seven Ways Blockchain Will Strengthen IoT 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of companies using IoT grew from 13% to 25%, according to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. By 2023, there are expected to be 45 billion connected IoT devices, which will help set the foundation for future smart cities. Despite the […]

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Can IoT Help Preserve COVID-19 Vaccines During Shipping?

The race to manufacture a viable COVID-19 vaccine raises an important question: Given the logistical challenges of delivering vaccines to billions of people across the planet—with many stops along the way—how can they be safely distributed? Vaccines need to be temperature-controlled or they will lose their efficacy. According to the International Air Transport Association’s Center […]

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Edge Computing: Security Issues and Trends to Watch in 2020

Despite roadblocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic, edge computing is expected to undergo explosive growth over the next decade, bolstered by developments in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. According to Grand View Research, the technology’s global market value in 2019 was $2.5 billion USD. By 2027, that value is expected to increase to […]

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Developments and Challenges Influencing the Advancement of 5G 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the globe has caused the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the international organization that creates telecommunication standards, to delay the release of two 5G standards. These standards will determine 5G requirements for standalone (SA) networks, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems. The standards, Rel-16 Stage 3 […]

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Challenges and Solutions to Expanding the Internet of Things

Cities are getting bigger. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), they’ll soon be getting smarter, too.  Over the next 30 years, urban areas are expected to add an estimated 2.5 billion people on average worldwide. As these cities grow, police wearables, open data, smart trash collection, and tools that monitor traffic levels and crowds […]

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How New Technologies Can Enhance Edge Computing

Organizations have increasingly set their sights on edge computing as a solution to their data storage needs. According to a survey from Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Mobility, 57% of mobility decision-makers want to incorporate edge computing into their plans by the end of 2020. Because it uses a number of smart devices around the […]

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Enabling Microgrids Through IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is allowing organizations to cost-effectively implement smart grids, also known as microgrids. Through IoT-based energy technologies, companies could revolutionize the distribution of electricity around the world. Microgrids create smaller groups from the larger electrical utility grid, which provides greater control to organizations on how they use their energy supply.  Through […]

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IEEE Rising Stars 2020

For the sixth year in a row, over 370 students and young professionals hailing from ten IEEE Regions kicked off their new year at the IEEE Rising Stars Conference. IEEE Region 6 hosts this annual conference with the primary goal of inspiring and empowering IEEE’s future leaders. This year, the conference was held at the […]

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CES 2020—Top Advances in Hearables

CES 2020 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from 7-10 January. This global event highlights some of the biggest advancements in consumer technologies that are available to the public. Check out some interesting developments in hearable technology. Hearables Advances Bluetooth Bluetooth LE Audio was announced at this year’s CES conference. This new update allows for […]

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Cloud Computing for 2020

Cloud computing has been a top IT trend since 2006. Cloud technology will only continue to grow as more organizations utilize cloud services. What trends are in store for this year? Hybrid Clouds Hybrid clouds allow workloads to move among third-party, public, and private cloud providers. Because private clouds can easily transfer data to the […]

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