So far it has been devices were reaching out to IoT Hub’s and Cloud and using the compute power for Edge and/or main computing apart from data handling, with AWS Greengrass it is reverse current!. You can use IoT and Lambda infrastructure that can trigger actions on devices that are connected via this framework and circuit is complete in terms of usage of the computing power in both directions apart from the existing bi-directional data transmission
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Launched recently finally. It is catching up with AWS, Azure and IBM Bluemix and much later than PTC etc. But it has data for analytics that can propel it faster to realistic use cases deployment!.
Mirai IoT botnet was in news for a huge hacking that went through. The Botnet code was opensource y’day and it took only 61 password combinations to do it!. Surprisingly 80% are still having telnet open, more details here.
Walmart Labs has launched OneOps that provides scripts to run workloads across different cloud platforms.
Interesting idea to democratize the use of cloud vendors in enterprises!.
Move over Bar codes, QR codes : Printable sensors are getting traction in comparison with RFID technologies for cheap ID tags, more here.
Blockchain and BitCoin are always discussed together, but this article gives a different take on use of blockchains.
I think Blockchain can be effectively put to use like DNS(that doles out name to IP mapping) as the lookup for who is authoritative resource for the security and rights of a Digital Document and others can offer the same document cached from their repository!.
As mentioned in article this becomes very critical in distributed, semi-connected environments like Industrial IoT and healthcare where centralized data management increases the risk of attack can be highly dangerous!.