Cisco forms Internet of Things group

Melds existing Connected Industries, Energy and Physical Security into one business unit Cisco has formed a business group to specifically address the Internet of Things opportunity — sensors, industrial electronics, etc. — which the company reiterated this week is a $14.4 trillion market. Last week, company officials said it represents …

Google making steady progress in the enterprise

President of Google Enterprise says 58% of Fortune 500 are using some Google tools already, and new cloud products are encouraging conversion Google Enterprise is making inroads on many fronts, winning converts to everything from its productivity tools to its cloud offerings. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently …

Intel chooses sides in wireless power market

Intel has joined The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), an industry group that hopes its “flexible wireless power” specification for mobile wireless charging can become an industry standard. Founded by Qualcomm and Samsung, A4WP claims to have nearly 50 members, including Broadcom, Delphi, Haier, LG Electronics, SanDisk, Integrated Device Technology …

What’s next for Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is blossoming in the enterprise as organizations find new ways to leverage the wireless infrastructure and workers, having benefited from mobility, demand increased range and better performance (and support for all those devices they are bringing in from home). The industry is responding in kind, introducing new products and …

Malicious power-charger can infect Apple iOS devices

Black Hat presentation from Georgia Tech researchers to show malicious proof of concept IoS devices are vulnerable to malware coming from a malicious charger according to researchers from Georgia Tech. The researchers, who will be presenting their proof-of-concept charger known as Mactans at the upcoming Black Hat security conference, say: …