Last Week In IoT… a short review of some IoT news from the past week.
In order to meet the growing demand for competent specialists for further digitisation and building automation, the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences is training future “specialists and managers with excellent career prospects” in the Smart Building Engineering and Management (SBM) course of study starting in the winter semester 2019/2020. According to a press release, the university is thus adapting its Sigmaringen location to the ongoing automation and digitization and the associated requirements of the job market. […]
With the “Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019”, the US government has launched a bill that deals with security risks when using IoT systems. … The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to define a security framework that the US government can use to evaluate potential IoT providers. The comparable NIST framework for improving cyber security for critical infrastructures is internationally regarded as a model for many other countries. Experts also expect a similar development from the future US requirements for IoT security. […]
The smart meter rollout is currently one of the dominant topics in the energy industry. The basic idea is simple: give consumers more information about your energy consumption, then they will be more energy- and price-conscious. The means to an end: the smart meter. However, what came out during further implementation is neither intelligent nor smart. What happened? […]
IOTA, one of the fastest growing blockchain foundations in the world, will sponsor the first Texas Smart Cities Summit – an event designed to accelerate local smart city efforts. The company will also host several events throughout the summit, according to a statement. … The technology that has made digital coins possible has the potential to be used in virtually every industry – from supply chains and fashion to finance and government. Several large corporations have started experimenting with crypto currencies, and a handful of local governments have followed suit. […]
Microsoft has announced new Azure services and technologies ahead of its Build 2019 developer conference. The Redmond team also announced the launch of the developer edition of Hololens 2. With the announced new Azure services taking place in Cloud and Edge Computing, Microsoft wants to offer further possibilities for the development of apps covering fields like Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, Internet of Things and Blockchain. Microsoft hopes that the “intelligent cloud” and “intelligent edge applications” will change the way digital information interacts, and wants to bring the physical and digital worlds closer together. […]