Tag: sensors

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    The Whole Bit About Smart Networks of Things

    My very first assignment as an IT consultant, back in 1980, was to design a system for automating how a clerk in a gas station convenience store would use a device called a “telephone acoustic coupler” — a cradle for the handset with a microphone in it — to upload

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    McKinsey: The IoT is Worth $11.1T a Year

    The numbers associated with the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) are always big. So big that they make the dollar signs from the US government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP ) and the bankruptcies and buyouts of the Great Recession seem paltry in comparison.  The doozy IoT number

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  • The IoT Challenge: Make Use of the Data

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to provide massive business opportunities and equally significant data headaches. The bigger the IoT gets, the bigger the potential problems.

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  • How to Put the IoT in the Hands of Your Customers

    In Southeast Asia mobile technology adoption is very high. But that reality runs in stark contrast to the population's general adoption and comfort level of new technologies. That disconnect was a topic of conversation late last month at the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015 in Bangkok, where I participated

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  • Into the Light

    Intel Changes the IoT with Altera Buy

    Intel yesterday announced its intention to acquire chipmaker Altera in an all-cash deal. This is not a business news publication, and this story is not about mergers and acquisitions.  It’s about changing the Internet of Things from a fairy story into a market.

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  • Dont Sell the Internet of Things Short

    Don't Sell the Internet of Things Short

    What's in a name? According to the Technology Partnership (TTP), a Cambridge, England-based tech firm, quite a lot. Last week, the TTP issued a report, which I can only assume was meant to stir the collective pot that is the Internet of Things (IoT).

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  • Why Small Businesses Should Tap the IoT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is big and getting bigger. Fueled by some incredible buzz, the IoT is driving big data analytics and helping companies make some big money in the process. Almost every day a new startup bursts onto the scene with a new IoT product or service.

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  • One Happy Family Marketing Messaging Apps and the IoT

    One Happy Family: Marketing, Messaging Apps and the IoT

    Marketing and creativity has typically gone hand-in-hand. But many of the marketing folks I know are also innovative — and strike me as far more Silicon Valley than Madison Avenue.  There's no argument that marketing departments want to get their messages in front of as many people as possible.

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  • The IoT Challenge Protecting Privacy in a Connected World

    The IoT Challenge: Protecting Privacy in a Connected World

    Just thinking about the Internet of Things (IoT) can make your head spin. Through sensors and pervasive connectivity, we open ourselves to a wide range of ideas that can improve our daily activities and add a much richer context to just about everything we do … if we let them.

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  • London Firm Bets Money on the Internet of Things

    London Firm Bets Money on the Internet of Things

    Gartner expects the Internet of Things (IoT) will be driven by small entrepreneurs rather than big tech companies. And that means funding for those entrepreneurs is going to be crucial.

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  • StartUps Not Enterprise Elephants Lead the Internet of Things

    Start-Ups - Not 'Enterprise Elephants' - Lead the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) was a hot topic at last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Orlando, Fla. and the focus of new research released during the event. Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner, said the organization’s latest Maverick research shows innovators, tinkerers and entrepreneurs — otherwise known as

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  • Casting Light on the Internet of Things

    Casting Light on the Internet of Things

    Smart bulbs were among the first products to have commercial success in the connected home. While simple in theory, they have the very practical application of allowing users to control electric lights from smartphones or tablets. Interactivity is one of their key features.

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  • Mobile Devices are the Gateway to the Internet of Things

    Mobile Devices are the Gateway to the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about devices: how we interact with them and the data they produce.  One key piece of the IoT that is often overlooked is our mobile device.

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  • Do You Really Want to Give Google Your Health Data

    Do You Really Want to Give Google Your Health Data?

    (Update: Google took on Apple in the health arena yesterday with the launch of Google Fit. The company announced the new initiative at its Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco. Google Fit is an open fitness and health tracking platform. The platform SDK will be available in just a few weeks. The news comes just a few weeks after after Apple announced HealthKit at its Worldwide Developers Conference. HealthKit, which will be bundled with Apple's new iOS 8, is a hub where you can monitor daily health stats and track data over time.) If reports are right, Google will announce its second attempt to tap into health data at its annual developer-focused

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