Allt digitalt under samma tak, Storsthlm och Lidingö stad

För Storsthlm med regionens 26 kommuner är digitalisering ett viktigt område. Genom samverkan kan kommunerna dela kunskap och dra nytta av varandras erfarenheter.

Spännande att följa Storsthlm och kommunernas arbete med öppen data. Speciellt som vi på Sensative, tillsammans med vår partner Civity, levererar plattformen till projektet.

Privacy by design: Cybersecurity and the future of 5G

So far, carriers and governments have focused on efficiency and first-to-market strategies over the pre-emptive security of their services. Looking back to the arrival of the first IoT and cloud technologies, history has repeatedly shown that when we rush to expand our computing power and interconnectivity, we expose ourselves to an entirely new landscape for attackers to leverage and abuse.

5G is a brave new world for businesses, but also for threat actors.

Smart Cities: What about smart suburbs and villages?

The smart city movement is still in relative infancy. There’s something of an intellectual land-grab afoot, where multi-billion dollar companies are willing to develop smart city applications in exchange for being front-of-mind when it comes to the associated benefits of smart city technologies.

Yet as the excitement dies down and the movement spreads outwards from urban hubs to the suburbs and beyond, a more legitimate business case must be presented if smart technologies are to gain traction. The wow factor is not enough. Local planners, local authorities and local residents need clear socio-economic benefits that save money and improve lives.

What cities can learn from Barcelona on data and smart city projects 

“The smart-city model has been sold to policy-makers as a very top-down, technology-first agenda where primarily big tech vendors “basically preach a model of a highly technological city that would magically solve all our problems — a technological solutionism, let’s say. We understood that wasn’t going to work. We wanted a future model of Barcelona — a future city that was not just about technology but solving the big challenges we are facing in the city and putting people — not technology — first.”

Guldlänken 2019 till Stockholmsprojekt om öppna data

Riktigt roliga nyheter!

Vinnare av Guldlänken 2019 är projektet ÖdiS för en bred satsning på ökad användning av öppna data. ÖdiS är ett gemensamt projekt mellan alla 26 Stockholmskommuner.

Sensative i samarbete med Civity har levererat den tekniska plattformen som möjliggör projektet. Vi är mycket stolta!

The Gold Link is the Swedish eGovernment Awards which was initiated 1999, and is organized by Swedish Municipalities and County Council (SKL), Vinnova and the Government Office. The award highlights the main examples of innovative change work of the year in order to inspire change work, stimulate courage and increase the spread of smart solutions to more players.

Sensative and Civity supplies the technical solution to the winning project ÖdiS.

Cybersecurity facts to focus on in 2018 – Cyber Defense Magazine

An estimated 8.4 billion ‘things’ are now connected to the internet worldwide, and while this level of connectivity comes with plenty of benefits, it also brings increased cybersecurity risks.

Listed by security provider AVG as one of the top 10 points of entry for hackers to access your network, the Internet of Things is not just a problem in the sense that devices can be used to form attack networks or for hackers to co-opt devices for their computing power, it’s also possible to access private information or simply cause a nuisance.

Updates to Zigbee, Z-Wave work toward smarter protocols –

When it comes to smart homes and wireless standards, Zigbee and Z-Wave are two of the most widely used in the market. Both have benefits over more common wireless standards like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and each have their own unique benefits when compared to each other.

Updates in the Zigbee and Z-Wave standards are aiming to make adoption of smart home device easier and more seamless.

This is both good and bad news. Good, that there, in the end, might be a common standard. Bad, that it’s still far in the future. Also good that the market has started realizing this and put requirements on compatibility.

If you already today want to benefit from both eco-systems, Yggio provides seamless integration.

BIoT Building Internet of Things integration –

Security systems, building automation systems, energy control, and lighting systems have all advanced rapidly in recent years. However, despite claims of these disparate systems being integrated to work seamlessly with each other, there has not been much progress due to lack of a common communication standard, says Memoori.

We say: If we are to wait for a common communication standard that is adopted by all vendors we will have to wait for quite some time. We cannot foresee the merge or replacement of e.g. Z-Wave, Zigbee, LoRa, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc, since they all have their different strengths and use cases.

The solution is in-stead integration of all these standards into a common API and data model. Adding an abstraction layer between the services and applications on top and the underlying technologies installed in the building. Very much like how modern computers can work with any printer manufacturer. The application can print without knowing how the printer works.

This is the purpose and strength of our IoT integration platform Yggio for Smart Buildings and Cities.