Digital world

  • CES technology trends for 2018

    15 January 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Early on each New Year, technology companies gather in Las Vegas for the annual CES show. The 2018 edition brought together 3900 exhibitors displaying their latest developments. Analysts from the show organizer, the...
  • It’s anything but a dog’s life

    20 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Our lives, work, and the way we take care of our health continue to evolve. The internet of things (IoT) and smart technology have disrupted industries as diverse as agriculture, construction, healthcare and industrial...
  • Digitization: direct impact on standardization

    20 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    In his address to Council, Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO, reminded the audience that digitization is a key focus for both industry and standards organizations. Standards will play a key role in the...
  • Driving the internet of things through standardization

    15 July 2017 by Gilles Thonet, Head of Information and Communication Technologies Standards, IEC
    The internet of things (IoT) is now in sharp focus for the technology industry and for standards development organizations, such as IEC, which publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity...
  • Helping thwart cyber threats on nuclear plants

    15 July 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Cyber attacks on civil nuclear power plants (NPPs) would have devastating consequences for a country relying, even in part, on nuclear energy. It could affect the entire power network, might cause the release of...
  • Cyber security for the modern grid

    15 July 2017 by Didier Giarratano, Head of Marketing Cyber Security at Energy Digital Solutions/Energy, Schneider Electric *
    Mitigating risk and anticipating attack vulnerabilities on utility grids and systems are not just about installing technology, but also about understanding risk.
  • Helping prevent a cyber nightmare

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Standardization work by the IEC technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs), and by the Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) set up by the IEC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is...
  • Tags, RFID and the Internet of Things

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Information technology is all around us and part of our daily lives. Shopping has never been easier, with the swipe of a barcode, voice recognition and fingerprints provide access to buildings, while millions of...
  • Self-powering the internet of things

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things...
  • Texting cows and talking fields

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Imagine getting a text from a cow which is about to calve or from a field to say it needs watering, while drones, smart machinery and mini ‘agribots’ tend to your crops. This scenario may not be too far away. Discover...
  • Virtual training for real situations

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) is being used across many industries to improve business and enhance workplace safety. The industries include aerospace, advertising, automotive, construction, energy, defence, medical, mining and...
  • Protecting road vehicles from cyber attacks

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Critical infrastructure systems are being increasingly targeted by sophisticated cyber attacks. A session of the annual Future Networked Car symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the...
  • Biometrics for consumer markets

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Fingerprint, palm, iris, voice, facial and gesture recognition will aid advances in driver-assistance systems and vehicle security. Incorporating cloud analytics will generate useful information and allow notifications...
  • Standardization enhances network security

    21 March 2017 by Antoinette Price
    As we transition into a smarter world, more buildings are becoming connected to improve overall efficiency. They incorporate new technologies, which manage everything from lighting, heating and energy, to security...
  • Why the IoT needs standardization

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The internet of things (IoT) is already part of our lives. It’s penetrated our smart cities and homes, agriculture, automotive/transportation, energy management, entertainment, healthcare, industrial automation and...
  • Hearing lots of voices?

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In our smart world, a huge number of devices are part of the internet of things (IoT), or becoming so, many of them integrated with our homes, cities, manufacturing or transport systems and infrastructures. Added to this...