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30 Nov 2016
John Deere Leads the Way with IoT-Driven Precision Farming
Network World, November 30th, 2016

"Precision farming makes the most of limited natural resources to feed more people

Did you know that one in seven people in the U.S. depends on food banks to survive?

Or that one out of six children - roughly 100 million - in developing countries is underweight?

Hunger is a global problem.

Natural resources are limited. How do you grow more food on the same amount of land? Lower the cost of food production?..."
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    1 Dec 2016
    4 sectors vulnerable to IoT attacks in 2017
    Information Age, December 1st, 2016

    "2017 is set to feature new attacks on internet infrastructure and advancements in Internet of Things security

    One of 2016's key events in the tech world was the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in October that brought many of the internet's most heavily trafficked sites to their knees.

    There were two main takeaways from the event. Firstly, DNS infrastructure is highly vulnerable. And secondly, the growing proliferation of cheap, connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices - webcams, Wi-Fi speakers, wearables etc. - is making it far easier for cybercriminals to launch massive DDoS attacks..."
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    28 Nov 2016
    How industrial IoT is making steel production smarter
    CIO, November 28th, 2016

    "Productivity increases and reduced maintenance costs have been the direct benefits of a new IoT project between General Electric and a Brazilian steel manufacturer.

    A new project between General Electric and Gerdau, a large steel manufacturer in Brazil, had a simple objective: Improve productivity by reducing equipment failure and related problems. Early indications suggest that goal was achieved with flying colors..."
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    30 Nov 2016
    Here's what your hardware needs for the AWS Greengrass IoT service
    ITWorld, November 30th, 2016

    "Amazon's Greengrass offline IoT service will work on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410c board and should work with Raspberry Pi 3

    Amazon is bringing a bit of its AWS magic to devices and board computers with its Greengrass IoT service, which will help boost offline data collection and analysis.

    The goal of Greengrass, an AWS software tool, is to make IoT devices and maker boards smarter. Even underpowered devices collecting data won't be 'dumb' anymore, Amazon says..."
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    29 Nov 2016
    10 ways to prepare enterprises for the Internet of Things
    ZDNet, November 29th, 2016

    "What IoT visionaries need to do to help create entire new categories of opportunities for their enterprises.

    Preparing an enterprise to embrace the Internet of Things means more than simply linking with remote devices or sensors. The IoT means rethinking an organization's relationship with technology, and the possibilities that are opening up. These possibilities go far beyond what anyone could have even imagined a couple of years ago..."
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    1 Dec 2016
    How to architect the network so IoT devices are secure
    Network World, December 1st, 2016

    "New and increased traffic patterns from the Internet of Things create security challenges

    Just as the internet changed everything, a new revolution known as the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to produce even greater disruption.

    Primarily because IoT sensors will be utilized everywhere - in hospitals to monitor medical devices, in factories to supervise operations, in buildings for controlling temperature and lighting, etc..."
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