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Cover of ISOfocus September/October 2016 - Our connected future

The Internet of Things

These are exciting times for the Internet of Things (IoT)! Just imagine that in a few short years IoT technology will be connected to nearly 50 billion “things” of one kind or another. The exponentially growing number of objects connected to the Internet is completely changing our world. What new changes will appear? Which standards need to be developed? How many businesses will benefit?

Aptly entitled “Our connected future”, this issue covers the most pervasive and ubiquitous IoT advances, trends and opinions. Find out more in the latest issue of ISOfocus.

David WelshSpotlight

The next frontier for business

The Internet of Things is already changing lives today. Businesses are responding to the new promises offered and the challenges raised. Standards, meanwhile, help resolve some of the related complexities.

This IoT movement has the potential to improve the way we work and live.

Leading articles from this issue

Are we safe in the Internet of Things?

by Maria Lazarte

Suppose a criminal were using your nanny cam to keep an eye on your house. Or your refrigerator sent out spam e-mails on your behalf to people you don’t even know. Now imagine someone hacked into your toaster and got access to your entire network. As smart products proliferate with the Internet of Things, so do the risks of attack via this new connectivity. ISO standards can help
make this emerging industry safer.

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How the Internet of Things will change our lives

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginning
of the transformational journey. Here’s a look into the current state of affairs in
the race to standardize IoT, along with what people are saying about it.

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On the road to transport connectivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution will bring numerous improvements to all industrial sectors, but an area that will realize many of the advantages of IoT in the years ahead is transport. Here, two experts discuss the most important
issues as more connected cars come online and explain why they back ISO standards to meet the IoT transport challenge.

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About ISOfocus magazine

Published in English, French and Spanish six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.

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Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Editor-in-Chief of ISOfocus
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