Telehealth and the IoT are being put to good use in Seattle, freeing up hospital beds for more severe COVID-19 cases. This rapid transition to telehealth in a moment of necessity will show hospitals and healthcare providers that telehealth should be an integral part of their operations. Telehealth and IoT powered devices can deliver big benefits in treatment, monitoring, and even aftercare. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that this is the beginning of a new normal for healthcare.
Internet usage soars this week as schools and businesses close their doors due to social isolation. Will internet providers be able to handle the daytime increase in traffic?
Failing IoT security measures have led to a resurgence of the Cornflicker worm, impacting IoT connected healthcare devices and others — and that’s not going to cut it in today’s internet-driven, everything-connected world. IoT devices, in the healthcare world and elsewhere, must treated just as carefully as employee computers, servers, and other devices. They must be connected to network security, continuously monitored and scanned, maintained by way of security patches, and updated on a regular basis. There should be no halfway measures here, in the healthcare industry or otherwise — security of IoT connected devices is too important to business operations and business continuity.
As AT&T launches its AT&T TV service nationwide, is the ability to easily toggle between live TV and streaming applications worth the inevitable price jump?
Virgin Galactic stock has soared 160% so far in 2020, which shows the market’s confidence in the notion of space tourism. The company projects revenues of $600 million by 2023. If private space efforts literally ‘soar’ and projected revenues are met, all different types of verticals and areas of the tech sector will want to become part of the value chain.
Still upset over losing the Department of Defense JEDI contract, Amazon’s AWS seeks to President Trump and six other government workers regarding the selection of Microsoft for the DoD cloud services contract. Will questioning the government about this decision make any difference?
As experiential retailer b8ta opens its first international store, the retail-as-a-service provider continues to blaze new trails in the retail industry, at a time when that is some much-needed change. Describing themselves as “the next generation of retail” and focusing not only on discovery, but also on the building of infrastructure and tools to power that next generation of retail, I continue to watch what the b8ta team is doing with interest.
Internet satellites continue to crowd the skies, with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s OneWeb leading the way. With early-stage space tech investments reported thus far at about $24 billion invested in 500 companies, this sector is beginning its boom. Specific to internet satellites, what does that mean for our skies? What is the FAA focused on as it relates to space tech? What are the overriding concerns for the space tech industry? Here’s what we think is ahead.
What do private space efforts mean for the tech sector? As Elon Musk forges ahead with his plans to colonize Mars and private space exploration becomes a reality, there are both challenges and opportunities ahead. Here are my predictions on what tech sectors could experience a paradigm shift and new revenue streams fueled by private space exploration.
With the launch of 2020, certain cybersecurity laws covering “smart” devices go into effect. As local (state) IoT cybersecurity regulation kicks in and federal regulation is looming, what does this mean for members of IoT ecosystems?