Cisco has moved to snap up privately-held Jasper Technologies with a planned acquisition for US$1.4 billion. Frost & Sullivan believes this to be as much as 20 times the company’s annual revenue in 2015, says Frost & Sullivan’s Sheridan Nye.
As readers of this site will know, when Bluetooth was originally invented by Ericsson, Nokia, Intel and Toshiba, it was intended to act as a way of providing cable-free connections between computers with mobile phones, PDAs, printers and other computer peripherals. The story goes that Bluetooth was given its name, because of Harald Bluetooth, the king who unified Denmark and Norway.
In part two of this preview, internationally renowned Smart IoT speakers share their views of the industry ahead of what is claimed to be the world’s largest IoT event.
Cloud edge computing
Clouds are moving to the edge of the network. That may sound like an oxymoron since the cloud is basically a centralised facility where IoT data transmitted from the edge is aggregated and processed into real-time information.
Internationally renowned Smart IoT speakers share their views of the industry ahead of what is claimed to be the world’s largest IoT event.
Applications are created and deployed in OT domains. They operate in IT domains, alongside or incorporated in mainstream business processes like ERP. Seamless integration between these disparate worlds is a mandatory IoT requirement.
Studying the fossil record, evolutionary biologists have theorised an event called the Cambrian explosion. During a relatively short period, the diversity of animal life seems to have rapidly increased from predominately single-cell organisms to a much wider variety of complex organisms.
A fundamental change happens to businesses when they enter the world of the Internet of Things: they transform from being a product business (manufacturing and selling an item) into a connected-service business.
One of the most daunting tasks for any platform or device vendor in the smart home market is identifying which type of company offers the best opportunity for long-term success – security providers, multiple service operators (MSOs), smart home specialists, do-it-yourself (DIY) smart-home systems or utilities.
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