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SMEs move into smart products as Internet of things gains momentum

Small companies are jumping onto the IoT bandwagon, using alternative finance to create smart products people can use in their everyday lives.

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The schoolboy whose idea was sold to Yahoo! for $30 million

As soon as I meet Nick D’Aloisio in the Yahoo! offices, we immediately start chatting about the firm’s new product Yahoo! News Digest, which delivers top news to users on their mobile device twice a day.

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Keil Hubert: Dangers of the modern world: getting mugged by your appliances

The subject of the security risks inherent in the internet of things came up over breakfast a few weeks back. Other families talk about sport or politics; we chat about risks and countermeasures because we’re a family of nerds.

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Government champions Internet of things with new legislation

The UK government is beginning to step up its game when it comes to the IoT. A new Digital Government Review – Digital Britain 2015 – plans to look at how technology can improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of people-powered public services.

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Keil Hubert: We’re Here to Serve

Some IT leaders revel in being ‘hands on,’ while others insist on remaining ‘hands off.’ Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert argues both positions completely miss the point. A good leader cheerfully does whatever needs to be done to get results.

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Cisco predicts there will be 50 billion internet-connected devices by 2020

The Internet of things (IoT) enables devices to communicate to each other without human interaction. Integrated networks of sensors and embedded systems are being incorporated into all types of devices, from household appliances to transport networks and medical devices, to make our daily lives more efficient.

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VIDEO: Taking a proactive approach to cyber security

Business Technology recently hosted a webinar on how to take a proactive approach to cyber security in association with HP and Symantec. Watch a full video of the session here.

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Ten years on, 9/11 Commission report authors warn of cyber terrorist threat

The cyber domain is “the battlefield of the future” according to the authors of the 9/11 Commission report, who warned the US not to let its guard down and repeat its mistakes.

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UK consumers pay more for electronic goods and gadgets than those inUS

Consumers in the UK are paying far more than those in the US for the same elctronic gadgets, according to new research from Which?.

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Netflix sees share price boost as profits double and subscriptions hit 50 million

Online film and TV streaming service Netflix has seen its profits double in the second quarter of this year, as it crossed the 50 million user mark.

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