Defending the Internet of Things from hackers and viruses

The 2010 Stuxnet malicious software attack on a uranium enrichment plant in Iran had all the twists and turns of a spy thriller. The plant was air gapped (not connected to the internet) so it couldn’t be targeted directly by an outsider. Instead, the attackers infected five of the plant’s partner organizations, hoping that an engineer from one of them would unknowingly introduce the malware to the network via a thumb drive.


IoT at your home, work, or data center with Prometheus metrics and Grafana Cloud

We recently had a hackathon at Grafana Labs. Anyone who wanted could get several work days without normal responsibilities to do whatever they found meaningful in the wider Grafana community and/or Grafana Labs commercial offerings. This allowed me to invest some time into Kraken, a project designed for reading out different sensors, and to update it for modern hardware and libraries.

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Top 7 IoT Tools & Platforms for App Development

The connected reality of gadgets presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) can no longer be considered as just a buzz as it has already transformed our living to a great extent. The connected things made our homes, workplaces, and transportation smarter. No wonder IoT apps are now one of the most popular app categories. As the latest statistics reveal, the global market share of IoT apps is expected to touch a whopping 520 billion USD by the end of 2021.


How to Visualize & Accelerate Digital Twins IoT Development

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we physically and digitally interact in the world. With the global IoT market projected to reach nearly $2 trillion by 2028, developers are looking for ways to take advantage of the increasing demand and gain a cutting edge. For many teams, IoT development combined with using digital twins for verification allows them to make better decisions during development and visually market their devices after launch. How?


Building an IoT App with InfluxDB Cloud, Python and Flask (Part 3)

Last year I started an IoT project, Plant Buddy. This project entailed soldering some sensors to an Arduino, and teaching that device how to communicate directly with InfluxDB Cloud so that I could monitor those plants. Now I am taking that concept a step further and writing the app for This app will allow users to visualize and create alerts from their uploaded Plant Buddy device data in a custom user experience.


Five worthy reads: Internet of Behaviors - Exploring beyond the Internet of Things

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week let’s welcome a new acronym to the club — IoB (Internet of Behaviors) and assess its impact. Organizations are making the best use of analytics, A/B testing, and more amazing things to map the perfect customer journey. Here comes the missing piece to building an ideal user journey: Internet of Behavior (IoB).


How Siemens uses IoT sensor data and Grafana to optimize train maintenance, capacity, and more

There’s something special about the interactions a train journey generates — the interesting views and perspectives that inspire insights and drive new thinking. Martin Klimmek, Head of Digital Development and Operations at Siemens Mobility and Haluk Tutuk, Data Platform Engineer with Periscube, are among 20 data scientists, data engineers, and DevOps engineers building the next generation of data-powered customer service for the rolling stock industry in the U.K. and beyond.


GrafanaCONline IoT Day recap: Real-time streaming in Grafana 8, fun DIY projects, Grafana for trains, plants, and more

Week two of GrafanaCONline 2021 is going strong! To catch the live sessions — or to watch all the videos on demand after GrafanaCONline ends on June 17 — register here. If you didn’t get a chance to watch yesterday’s presentations, here’s what you missed from Day 4 of the conference.


Get Ready For Industry 5.0: How Enterprises Are Relieving Digital Pressure in the Age of Seamless Connectivity

From connected factories to smart fleet management, technology is driving a new industrial revolution. To stay competitive, industrial enterprises are building on the efficiency gains delivered by automation and other pillars of Industry 4.0 to adopt more advanced digital solutions for smarter, faster working.


The 4 keys to a successful manufacturing IIOT pilot

If you have read our previous post focusing on the challenges of planning, launching and scaling IIOT use cases, you’ve narrowed down the business problems you’re trying to solve, and you have a plan that is both created by the implementation team and supported by executive management. Here’s a plan to make sure you’ve got it all down. Think of these success factors like the legs of a kitchen table and the results that you desire, a bowl of homemade chicken soup.