The Internet of Things is conjuring up new challenges. Many IoT services are still in their infancy, and we’re only just hitting the teething problems – one of the most significant of which will be architecting suitable data platforms.
In the third and final part of IoT Now’s report on smart cities in Malaysia and Singapore, we hear from ten UK companies that recently visited the countries as part of the Connected Cities Trade Mission, organised by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
Ten UK companies recently visited Malaysia and Singapore as part of the Connected Cities Trade Mission, organised by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). In the second of a 3-part report IoT Now gets their views on smart cities in the region.
Sorry to say this, but M2M still frightens a lot of people. Not me, obviously. Ha! But, er, I’ve got this friend and he’s a bit nervous about the enormous potential for IoT.
Ten UK companies recently visited Malaysia and Singapore as part of the Connected Cities Trade Mission, organised by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
The Internet of Things is all over the news. But inanimate connectivity is not new, it’s been happening for quite some time. ANT Telecom’s managing director, Paul Smith explains how businesses don’t need to wait for IoT to reap the benefits of connectivity.
The value of big data equity in the UK was estimated at £12 billion ($17.49 billion) a year or 0.7 per cent of the UK’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012.
The large volumes and the diversity of devices that are predicted to be connected to the IoT over the next few years will introduce a new set of challenges in testing and validation – not only for the devices themselves, but also for the networks that will support them.
With IDC predicting there will be 200 billion connected devices operating amongst us by 2020, the IoT is a digital revolution tipped to eclipse any of those that came before it.
Over the last few months Berg Insight has been looking closely at the smart homes market. Home automation technologies have been available for decades, but up till recently this has mainly been a niche segment either for the affluent or extreme technophiles. In the past few years the market has really taken off and is now growing rapidly.
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