MUT Retired Professor publishes a book on IoTs

Professor Mhanga Odiambo, left, showing MUT Radio’s Afika Mkhahlela his book

We are at the age of advanced technological development, which has ushered in greater connectivity of various things or what experts call the Internet of Things (IoT). This hyper-connectivity is often accompanied by various risks, especially given that new technological advancements might be breaking new ground not covered by the regulatory framework.

Retired Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Professor Marcel Ohanga Odhiambo, recently published a book focusing on mitigating the challenges that accompany IoTs. He co-edited the book, titled Achieving Full Realization and Mitigating the Challenges of the Internet of Things, with his doctoral student, Weston Mwashita, who was studying at Vaal University of Technology.

Professor Odhiambo said the Internet of Things had been around but there are a lot of issues that are associated with them.

“There are a number of serious concerns about dangers in the growth of IoT, especially in the areas of privacy and security and, consequently industry and governmental moves to address these concerns have begun including the development of international standards,” he said.

Some of the challenges include privacy, data integrity and the quality of service. Professor Odhiambo added that the book was important in that it looked at challenges which were often ignored when focusing on this topic.

Speaking on MUT Radio, Professor Odhiambo said the book was delivered in nine chapters, which all examine the various challenges that accompany IoTs.

Readers can access the book by following the link: