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If you consider how the Internet of Things is transforming the technology industry, one of the most interesting and thought-provoking areas to pay attention to is what we might consider technology “majors” – firms like HP and IBM and Cisco that made their mark (and their hundreds of billions) serving the needs of an earlier generation of technology consumers. How these established technology firms are pivoting to address the myriad challenges posed by the “Internet of Things” tells us a lot about how the IoT market is likely to shake out for consumers and – more pressingly- the enterprise.
A year ago, Michael Dell spent $25 billion to buy the PC company he founded back from shareholders and turn it into what he called “the world’s largest start-up.” How’s that going for him? If the CEOs’ talk at last week’s DellWorld 2014 is any indication: great. As this piece notes, Dell argues that going private has accomplished much more than getting Carl Icahn off his back. It has allowed the tech giant to draw its attention away from profit margins into R&D. No longer burdened by the need to meet Wall Street’s numbers each and every quarter, Dell can experiment and take chances. Experiment how and on what? Dell said that Internet of Things and security are two areas the company is investing in in a big way. “As we look at our business we can now ask what are the opportunities and the unmet challenges. These are in infrastructure, […]
Data privacy firm TRUSTe announced that it is forming a group to identify technical standards to ensure consumer privacy in the Internet of Things. Speaking at the Internet of Things Privacy Summit in San Francisco last week, Chris Babel, the CEO of TRUSTe said that the multi-party group will draw up “technical standards to help companies develop the privacy solutions that are needed to protect consumer privacy in the Internet of Things.” [Read Security Ledger’s coverage of privacy issues related to the Internet of Things here.] The group, dubbed the IoT Privacy Tech Working Group will include representatives from TRUSTe as well as online privacy groups The Center for Democracy & Technology, The Future of Privacy Forum and the Online Trust Alliance, according to a statement from TRUSTe. IoT privacy tech working group announced. “This working group will work to address the mounting security and privacy concerns, while promoting transparency and user […]