Internet of Things

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

Who Will Rule "the Internet of Things"?

Jana Bakunina | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jana Bakunina

A subject of science fiction just a couple of years ago, "internet of things" or "IoT", referring to connected devices, collecting data and interacting with users and each other, is now entering mainstream consumer vocabulary.

A Critical Look at Gartner's Internet of Things

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

The end of the summer marks the return to school and a time to digest our favorite summer publication: the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologie...

Tech Innovation With Security at Heart

Graham Welch | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Cybercrime is unfortunately pervasive at all levels. The only way to counterattack it is to bring security to its rightful place at the heart of every technology - as a vital piece, not an afterthought.

How to Set Up an Internet of Things Meetup

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.

Cloud Bridging The Innovation and Skills Gap

Doug Clark | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Doug Clark

For our economy to flourish again we need to stimulate innovation and have the skills to compete on a global stage and cloud can help enable this as it has a comparative low cost of entry compared with traditional methods.

How IoT Will Change the Way We Manage Ourselves and Businesses

Robert Williams | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

The internet of things (IoT) is a concept that has been around for quite some time now. The idea is that technology will develop to the point where connected devices will be able to seamlessly interact with one another.

Who Owns the Web of Data?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

At the national level access to aggregated mobile phone data would allow aid agencies to understand where crowds are likely to be located, where they may have come from and where they might be going. This could be invaluable when there is a need to quickly respond to emergencies.

Google Just Invented An Operating System To Run The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you didn't know what the Internet of Things was before, you'll certainly know what it is now, and that's because Google has just built an operating...

This Incredible Gadget Is The Remote Control For Everything You Own

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

When the 'Internet of Things' finally becomes something we can define, this little guy is going to be most powerful gadget in your house. Nuimo...

What is The Internet of Things?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I am not a network specialist involved in building the IoT, but I know enough about technology to be able to imagine some of the implications of the IoT as it grows. However, I keep on hearing "experts" on radio and TV using the fridge example to describe the IoT.

Broadband: What About the Urban Not Spots?

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Glanz

We need to be planning now for the next generation of ultra-fast broadband and mobile network to ensure London can be a Capital city which maximises the opportunities from ever increasing demand for content on demand and on the go through to the prospects of an Internet of Things, connecting everything including the kitchen sink to the web.

Putting Technology at the Fingertips of Patients and Doctors Might Just Transform Healthcare

David Lancefield | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Lancefield

There's no one place to see all of the information on our son, whether that's his medical records or progress reports. We combine this information and analysis ourselves on our home PC and in multiple ring binders.

It's Time to Go on a (Data) Diet

Mark Whitby | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

We have computers at home, at the office, and in our pockets, and with them we create, exchange, and process data almost non-stop. The result is that there is an awful lot of data in the world.

Without Identity, the Internet of Things is Just Noise

Patrick Salyer | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

Utilising a dynamic-schema database with the ability to go beyond basic user attributes makes building accurate customer profiles and engaging experiences a reality for companies heavily invested in the creation of connected devices.

When Was The Last Time You Actually Enjoyed Calling A Contact Centre?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Alistair Niederer

This move to customers using multiple channels at all times has been supported further by the prevalence of smart phones. Internet access from almost anywhere is easy today and the culture of engagement has been accelerated because of this.

Connections that will Transform the Future of Healthcare

Jeroen Tas | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Crossing fingers in the hope that budgets and system efficacy will improve is not an option. The system as it stands offers patients' limited opportunities for self-management and resources are stretched evermore thinly.

CES 2015: Connections and Connectivity

Mark Whitby | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

There is still plenty of work to be done to develop standardised platforms before an 'IoT' revolution can take place. However, it is fair to say that data will be the lifeblood of the complex networks of smart devices which are set to become central to making our lives easier.

Can Smartwatches Be the Future of Wearable Tech?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The crop of wearable smart devices at CES overwhelmingly leant towards controlling the features of your phone and fitness tracking, but are these the only applications?

Michael Rundle

Meet The 'Unhackable' Gadgets Battling 'The Internet Of Things' | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech Editor Michael Rundle finds the 'unhackable' gadget makers fighting a rear-guard defence against the all-encompassing Internet of Things at CES 2...

Michael Rundle

Why The Big New Trend In Tech Might Be... Not Using It Anymore | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech Editor Michael Rundle reports from CES 2015 in Las Vegas on why the digital detox might be the big trend hiding among the smartphones and smart c...

2015 Technology Predictions - What Does the Future Hold?

Gary Newe | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The past year has seen the world's digital transformation take another significant step forwards. Cyber security, wearable technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and the continuous expansion of the cloud, are all changing the way we interact with technology. But what does the future hold?

2015: The Tech Behind IoT Takes Centre Stage

Mark O'Neill | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark O'Neill

Here are my predictions for 2015, which focus on the upcoming challenges of "BYOIoT" in the work place, securing the connected vehicle and the opportunities for everything from healthcare to the supply chain.

2015 in Focus: Data Deluge, Privacy and Hybrid Cloud

Mark Whitby | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

Making predictions in the fast-paced technology world today can be tricky. However, there are several clear-cut trends developing as we approach 2015 that deserve close attention from the industry at large.

Why the Internet of Things is a Game-Changer for Britain's Small Businesses

Mike Foreman | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Mike Foreman

I'm sure that by now you've heard a lot about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change all of our lives for good. But, what does it really mean for businesses?