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June 15, 2017

Get Dad Something Smart for Father’s Day

If you’re a tech-minded Dad and believe leading tech pundits, your Father’s Day should yield a bounty of Internet-connected gifts. If you are wondering what to buy, the latest research for Father’s Day 2017 indicates that the best way to a Dad’s heart is through his desire for an electronic gift (18%), now beating out power tools (15%), sporting event tickets (14%) and camping/fishing/hunting related gifts (10%). Who would have thought? BEST OF FATHER’S DAY CONNECTED GIFT GUIDES As you might expect, the typical Father’s Day gift list for 2017 boasts many connected entertainment devices like 1) Roku or Chromecast, […]
June 8, 2017

The Importance of External IoT Security Audits When Vetting An IoT Platform Partner

This is the fourth in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward.   External audits: detective work or proctology, to IoT platform companies it feels like both Any manufacturer of branded consumer products who is looking to partner […]
June 2, 2017

Bloomberg focus on hackathon culture (article includes Arrayent)

Arrayent figured into Lizette Chapman’s April 4, 2017 BloombergTechnology article about professional hackathon hustlers: [ read article here ]  
June 1, 2017

Tackling International Security and Privacy Compliance

This is the third in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. At Arrayent, we counsel consumer brands that are embarking on a connected product strategy that security cannot be an afterthought because so much is at stake. […]
May 25, 2017

Security Is Everyone’s Job

This is the second in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward.  We began our series looking at IoT security through an organizational lens. This week we are looking through a cultural lens: How can companies build a […]
May 24, 2017

Arrayent Releases EcoAdaptor for IFTTT

Arrayent Enables Brand Manufacturers to Empower Consumers to Create Their Own Experiences with Connected Products REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 24, 2017—Arrayent Inc., the leading consumer IoT Platform-as-a Service, announced today the addition of the IFTTT platform to its growing list of third-party ecosystem integrations. With today’s release of Arrayent’s EcoAdaptor™ for IFTTT, brand manufacturers can now more easily achieve IFTTT interoperability with their products that are connected and managed by the Arrayent platform. Once connected through Arrayent’s EcoAdaptor service, and then submitted to IFTTT and published, brand manufacturers can empower consumers to add or create countless connections between digital […]
May 18, 2017

IoT Security Starts With People

This is the first in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. Preparing the workforce of a traditional product manufacturer that is facing the challenge of having Internet-connected products for the first time is fundamentally different than securing […]
May 17, 2017

What If We Don’t ‘WannaCry’?

Ransomware Cyberattacks are a Wake-Up Call to the IoT Industry. The global ransomware cyberattack called WannaCry affected over 230,000 computers running the Windows OS in more than 150 countries earlier this week. Although the USA was mostly spared, this has undoubtedly been a huge wake-up call across the tech industry. ‘Ransomware’ attacks involve the remote hijacking of computing devices by malware transmitted over the Internet that encrypt and threatens to destroy their data if ransom is not paid within a proscribed time period. Insidiously, the user is ‘enticed’ to pay the ransom within three days, after which the price doubles. […]
May 9, 2017

Arrayent Explores New Consumer IoT Business Models at Parks Associates CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference

May 23-25 Industry Event in San Francisco Looks Ahead to Broader Mainstream Adoption and Growth Opportunities for the Connected Home REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 9, 2017—Arrayent Inc. today announced its participation in CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, to be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Arrayent VP Peter Radsliff will share his views on the pre-show research workshops panel entitled “Industry Insights: Growth and Business Models” on Tuesday, May 23. Arrayent—the IoT cloud chosen by trusted brands—is also a proud sponsor of the 21st annual confab presented by market researcher, Parks Associates. “IoT provides an […]
May 8, 2017

Connected Products Grace Mother’s Day Gift Lists Like Never Before

From Personal Assistants to Cooking and Cleaning Aids, Lifestyle Experts Recommend A Range of IoT Products to Give Her the Gift of Making Life Easier Market researchers have long assessed that the best Mother’s Day gifts are: quality time, spa time, and things homemade. But in a sign of how the times are changing, the number of tech—and specifically connected—products being advertised for Mother’s Day 2017 is telling. According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Mother’s Day has become the biggest day of the year for portable appliance sales. “Millions of people are looking to show their mothers how […]