If there is any technology that will radically influence industrial automation systems and manufacturing facilities, it is the Internet of Things (IoT). This has been understood by all highly industrialised countries in the world who want to improve competitiveness by using IoT technologies, including big data and analytics to take their industrial processes to the next level.
Key to this is the ability to quickly and easily create monetisation, pricing, and mediation schemes, enabling monetisation business strategies that didn’t exist yesterday. It doesn’t matter what one is trying to monetise: API calls, MRI machines, car services, security, voice services, storage, or access.
Over the next year the UK Government Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is to make nearly all of its 8,000 data sets about food, farming and the natural environment freely available, creating a wealth of information for the creation of new products and services. However the benefits to the agri-food industry will be limited unless it tackles the challenge of [...]
‘Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.’ — Winston S. Churchill
In October 1989, a Sunbeam Deluxe Automatic Radiant Control toaster was hooked up to the internet and unveiled at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. Nearly ten years after that, the term ‘Internet of Things’ was coined – and has been in widespread usage ever since.
During the recent IoT Data Analytics and Visualization conference in Palo Alto, many of the presentations, discussions and questions reflected how important the topic of IoT data analytics has become to enterprises. To achieve the new IoT opportunities and services such as predictive maintenance, smart manufacturing and improved customer retail experiences, enterprises need to tap into the [...]
The UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser recently highlighted the opportunities IoT brings to the public sector: “The UK is well placed to be amongst the emerging world leaders reaping the benefits from the Internet of Things.”
With IoT Now granted sole access to Digi’s normally closed customer conference, we ask the CEO and COO their strategy for growing an M2M hardware provider. In Part 2 of Jeremy Cowan’s report the new emphasis is on service and scalability.
From smart buildings to intelligent production lines, organisations are rapidly adopting Internet connected devices to improve performance, reduce costs and transform customer experience. However, many of these Internet of Everything (IoE) implementations remain outside the corporate network – creating serious security concerns and constraining decision making.
Smart cities are not a trend, they are necessary. Local authorities around the world are investing in connected technology to build the cities of the future, but while recent innovations are fuelling growth in this area, it is not a luxury.
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