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IoT Security: A Tsunami is coming

IoT Security: A Tsunami is coming

The numbers speak for themselves: There will be 1 trillion connected devices by 2035, but less than 4% of new devices include embedded security. Keep in mind that years, or decades will pass, until today’s embedded devices will be decommissioned. This is a Tsunami in the making,

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The 4 Elements of IoT development

The 4 Elements of IoT development

More and more products are connected, and are therefore part of the Internet of Things (IoT). But IoT development is fundamentally different from the development of more traditional products. This is a challenge for new companies that enter the market, but established organizations struggle even more, as their

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The Power of a One-Pager (And How You Can Put It to Use)

The Power of a One-Pager (And How You Can Put It to Use)

Putting information on a single page can be incredible useful if done right. While the trend is towards modeling, we argued before that documents still have their place. A one-pager is compelling, as there really is no excuse to read it. Unless you are using 3 Point

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3 Ways for Writing Black Box Specifications

3 Ways for Writing Black Box Specifications

There are many techniques that help dealing with today’s increasing product complexity. In the following, we describe the black box paradigm, and 3 ways for applying it. While you hopefully have an overarching strategy for coping with product complexity, individual techniques can be applied quickly for harvesting

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The Vision of the Connected Car: C-V2X in Denver

The Vision of the Connected Car:  C-V2X in Denver

Connecting cars promises many benefits, from saving time (rerouting around traffic jams and towards parking spaces), money (driving in platoon) and providing safety (warning of road hazards ahead of time). Of course, there are also risks, in particularly with respect to safety, due to bugs or malicious

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Why it is a great time to be a Systems Engineer (and how to become one)

Why it is a great time to be a Systems Engineer (and how to become one)

Until not too long ago, only few companies employed Systems Engineers. In fact, until recently, there was not even a clear career path to become one. Things are changing on both fronts: The demand for Systems Engineers is going up steadily. And there are now systematic career

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What does the Internet of Things (IoT) Mean for Requirements Engineering?

What does the Internet of Things (IoT) Mean for Requirements Engineering?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot buzzword right now. It simply states that we take physical devices and connect them to the Internet. As with many buzz words, this is not really new: This has been done for decades. But in the past, this was

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The 3 Technology Trends that Matter in Product Development

The 3 Technology Trends that Matter in Product Development

The Gartner hype cycle is a model for representing the maturity, adoption and social application of technology. It consists of five phases, starting with a Technology Trigger and ending with the Plateau of Productivity. Gartner looks at emerging technologies on a regular basis and places them on

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There must be a better way: Invitation to a virtual panel discussion on disrupting requirements

There must be a better way: Invitation to a virtual panel discussion on disrupting requirements

On April 26th, Michael Jastram will participate in a panel discussion with Colin Hood and Christer Fröling. The webinar is entitled Disrupting Requirements: Finding a Better Way (Free Registration >>). The subject of the debate is textual requirements. Requirements are more important than ever, but what works

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4 Talks at ReConf 2018 we’d like to see (and 2 by Michael Jastram)

4 Talks at ReConf 2018 we'd like to see (and 2 by Michael Jastram)

ReConf 2018 is coming up, taking place on March 6 and 7 2018 in Munich. ReConf is one of the biggest conferences on Requirements Engineering in Europe. Dr. Michael Jastram will be present with two talks: „Agile Systems Modeling: Contradiction in Terms?“ and „Functional Safety and Agile,

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