The IoT is more than Hype

The foundation of the Internet of Things is not new. Connected embedded systems have long been a key component of many mobile, enterprise, and industrial markets. Now, however, the combination of more pervasive connectivity with the evolution of contextual and real-time analytics is (re)defining the IoT market’s potential.

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The power shift that will enable a connected future

In recent years, M2M has transformed from a bold futuristic vision into an enabler that has changed the way business is done in industries from utilities to security, transport to health care. Most companies who have integrated M2M into their business have done so for pure commercial reasons. M2M slashes costs, opens up new revenue

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Managing risk in the era of the Internet of Things

A topic that has been heavily discussed this year, and one that is sure to impress us further in 2015, is the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Gartner’s definition of the IoT is, take a deep breath… “The network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states

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Who knows how big the data is going to get

They say that the Internet of Things has a protocol problem. But the communications bottlenecks are nothing compared to when humans conspire to cock up

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Digital health offerings fixes a flaw in our healthcare system that we never talk about

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Satisfaction Paradox.

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Do we have an ‘Internet of Stupid Things’ problem?

Recently I learnt about an INKTalks speech, says Manfred Kube, where the topic of discussion was the Internet of Stupid Things. It’s not currently online, however, it did manage to create some Twitter buzz from its attendees.

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Better than a crystal ball

Service providers can’t know the future so it must be made easy to add and integrate new features. David Friedman, co-founder and chief executive of Ayla Networks, tells M2M Now why it’s time to stop attempting to re-invent the wheel, endlessly writing specific software for specific applications and devices, and instead turn to easily-configurable, end-to-end platforms that can scale up massively as M2M

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The New Enterprise IoT agenda for CEOs – what are the new challenges?

In a recent webinar for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Machina Research contributed to the presentations and discussions around the topic of “Putting the Industrial Internet to Work.” Shared here are some of those thoughts.

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The Technology Paradox in digital health

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Technology Paradox.

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Is the IoT the Internet of Threat?

The IoT is set to revolutionise the way we communicate with each other and the companies we buy from, with everything from refrigerators to cars to be linked through the Internet. But the security threat needs to be addressed to make sure customers are protected.

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New ultra low energy standard aims to make smart homes and building automation more affordable

Devices and machines which can be connected to multi-functional networks are in high demand. Network-compatible solutions are already common in IT and other sectors such as automation and smart homes. However, most products are expensive, limited to individual manufacturers, or difficult to install.

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Smart Security for Smart Cities: The cloud is the best choice to secure urban assets

When fully connected, a rapidly emerging class of technologies can profoundly improve the lives of citizens in so-called “Smart Cities.” However, as we connect and digitise infrastructures – whether they are public or private, it’s essential to implement thoughtful safeguards. One thing is clear: the best security option is the cloud, which enforces the use

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The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 3

How to call a tractor a tractor The focus of standards is to define how devices connect and exchange data over a common interface. A standard defines how to connect a Thing to a network, but then what? The data still needs to be put in context, to say what its data means and to

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Build trust in the Internet of Things, but be wary of causing data breaches

Growth in Internet of Things technology across all areas of society and industry will see a huge increase in the diversity of software developed to support it. At the same time, the domination of traditional developers such as Microsoft and Adobe is being challenged by thousands of ‘one-man-bands’ able to get in on the act

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The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 2

All Things Wireless It’s not the case that all Things will be wireless; just almost all of them. Some objects are very static and very close to the right kind of wire but vastly more devices are not. This is because of mobility, remoteness, convenience and, particularly in the home, because of aesthetics.

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North Dakota’s Bismarck shows how to get smart on water infrastructure, says analyst

Water infrastructure and management play a key role in the development of smart cities, and smart cities of the future must intelligently address the related areas of water and energy to fully achieve resource efficiencies. So says Jacob Pereira, analyst for smart utilities infrastructure at IHS Technology in a new report.

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