Internet of Things

The world needs to unite on privacy and trust: EU official
The future of the Internet demands a new proactive attitude in how governments, the industry and academia collectively manage issues such as privacy, security and trust, says a top European Union official. Edwin Yapp reports from CeBIT in Hannover, Germany.
Disrupt: IoT to be a goldmine for app developers
One of the biggest tech trends that will dominate both the consumer and enterprise information and communication technology (ICT) landscape in the coming year is the Internet of Things (IoT), two industry experts said yesterday (Jan 22).
Smarter, shadier and stealthier cyber-crime forces dramatic change
The year 2013 saw cyber-criminals continuing to professionalise their ‘industry,’ offering easy to buy and use services that amplified the scale of cyber-crime to levels never seen before, according to Sophos.
Internet of Things: Installed base of 26bil units by 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020, representing an almost 30-fold increase from 900 million in 2009, according to Gartner Inc.
59% of APAC enterprises have ‘Internet of Things’ plans: Global IT body
More than half (59%) of Asia Pacific organisations have plans to capitalise on the increase of connected devices known as the ‘Internet of Things,’ according to ISACA, the global association of 110,000 IT security, assurance, governance and risk professionals.
Malaysia, Spain first partners in Cisco’s Global STEM alliance
Cisco has announced a global commitment to educate and empower current and future generations of Internet of Things entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators through its Global STEM Alliance, with Malaysia and Spain as its first partners.
It’s a new era: The Digital Industrial Economy, says Gartner
IT spending in the Asia Pacific region is forecast to reach US$767 billion in 2014, a 5.5% increase from 2013, but it’s the opportunities of a digital world that have IT leaders excited, according to Gartner Inc.
Mobility dominates Gartner’s top 10 strategic tech trends for 2014
Gartner highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organisations in 2014 at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Kuala Lumpur.
Vulnerabilities discovered in global vessel tracking systems
Trend Micro researchers have discovered that flaws in the AIS vessel tracking system can allow attackers to hijack communications of existing vessels, create fake vessels, trigger false SOSes or collision alerts, and even permanently disable AIS tracking on any vessel.
Intel announces distro for Apache Hadoop
To ensure more organizations and people have the ability to make use of the vast amounts of data that are generated, collected and stored everyday, or big data, Intel has announced the availability of the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software.  
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