The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Joseph Tsidulko: Internet Of Things Might Be Greatest Risk To Security, Privacy: Sophos Researcher

Source: “Dozens of solution providers went back to school on Saturday night to learn about the latest security threats to online systems, and the business opportunities those threats create for the channel.
 
The Channel Company's 2015 XChange conference got under way in Dallas, Texas with IT Security University, a series of sessions aimed at helping solution providers build successful security practices. The Channel Company is the publisher of CRN.”


Alysia Judge: MIT Develops Picowatt Radio Chip For Internet Of Things

Source: “University releases new research that could help alleviate the vampiric thirst of connected devices for power Internet connected devices require power to send data wirelessly. With the number of these devices set to double to more than 30 million in 2020, concerns have been growing over the amount of energy they’ll require to operate. The problem is that if a sensor is waiting to be polled so it can answer with a snippet of data, the radio has to be in a state where it can be woken up. However, when the device is off, you want the least possible leakage currents.


Connecting people to the Internet of Things

Source: "As the Internet of Things evolves and becomes the Internet of Us, security expert Kaspersky Lab has teamed up with Swedish bio-hacking community BioNyfiken to uncover the realities of connecting our bodies to the Internet.
Once confined to Hollywood blockbusters and Sci-Fi novels, in 2015, the number of humans upgraded by technological devices is increasing in number.
BioNyfiken, a Sweden-based bio-hacking community, is leading the charge in normalising the chipping phenomenon and bringing it to the masses. Their view is that having a smart sub-dermal implant is not so different from wearing an earring or having a tattoo,


Robert Vamosi: Designing For The Internet Of Things

Source: “Writing last week in FastCompany, Gadi Amit, president of New Deal Designs, said “in designing an object, I define what can be done physically or digitally, delivering what kind of experience, at what speed, with what kind of future roadmap for the business and its physical-digital experience.”
This he calls Technology Design, distinct from the more traditional Industrial Design where “…designers were routinely handed a piece of technology as is and asked to wrap it with a beautiful skin,” he said.
In an interview last September, Amit said many so-called IoT smart devices aren’t really smart,


Quantum Dots For The Internet Of Things

Source: "Quantum Materials Corp (QMC) today announced that the Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) has released QMCs’ broadcast interview from the DCIA's 'Internet of Things' (IoT) recording marathon during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The interview is available on YouTube. "Quantum Materials President, founder and CEO Steve Squires makes the scientifically-advanced topic of quantum dots for the Internet of Things (IoT) easily understandable to the average person,“ said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty.”And with the Internet of Things on an unstoppable growth trajectory to surpass 50 billion smart objects by 2020 the potential energy benefits alone of


Nick Jones and Stephen Kleynhans: Corporate Leaders Aren't Prepared for the Internet of Things

Source: “In a recent Gartner survey, more than 40 percent of organizations expected the Internet of Things (IoT) to have a significant impact over the next three years. That makes sense for industries dealing with tangible equipment, products and services. For example, many retailers already track inventory with RFID tags, and manufacturers use industrial automation and utilities that exploit sophisticated monitoring and control systems. However, many survey respondents feel that senior levels of their organizations don’t yet have a good understanding of the potential impact of the IoT. Read more about Nick Jones and Stephen Kleynhans: Corporate Leaders Aren't Prepared for the Internet of Things



India m2m + iot Forum 2015 Reaches State of Extreme Excitement!

New Delhi, India, 25 February 2015 – m2mpaper.com delivers an extremely successful second edition of India m2m + iot forum 2015 that was held on Thursday, 19 February 2015 and Friday, 20 February 2015 at The Royal Plaza, 19 Ashok Road, New Delhi, India. The forum presented an incisive two-day agenda showcasing the strategic perspective of the Stake-Holders from m2m + iot Eco-System, with extremely focused deliberations from the Key and Nodal Government Agencies and Departments and the industry’s ‘C-level’ Executives managing leading-edge implementations, and founders of innovative start-ups that are seeking


Kumar Srivastava: The 'Internet of Things' Will Make Us Paranoid

Source: “Joel Beckerman, founder and lead composer for Man Made Music appeared on KQED San Francisco to discuss his project “How Sounds Manipulate How You Feel." Joel talked about how hospitals, meant to be places of healing, are filled with sounds of various alarms going off and this cacophony of alarms often ends up making patients feel uncomfortable and restless. As he discussed this topic, he inadvertently gave a glimpse of what the impact of the internet of Things (IoT) might be on our lives and psyche. The metaphor is apt for where we are going with the IoT. For those unfamiliar with the term, IoT refers to the Internet of Things Read more about Kumar Srivastava: The 'Internet of Things' Will Make Us Paranoid



Lindsay Rothfeld: With the Internet of Things, brands can take marketing to the next level

Source: “What does it mean to be the chief marketing officer of an agency? Well, according to creative agency MRY's CMO David Berkowitz, it's an unusual, challenging and rewarding role to be a marketer's marketer. "Our brands are B2C, and I am in a B2B business. For our brands, it's easier to differentiate themselves; their products taste or look or feel different, or go after different targets. For us, it's a more crowded marketplace. It's tough, I get that; it's also why I like that challenge, especially when I get to market our work or people as our differentiators." Read more about Lindsay Rothfeld: With the Internet of Things, brands can take marketing to the next level



Kevin Maney: Meet Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things

Source: “The Internet of Things started in the mid-1990s, when a quirky young brand manager in the U.K. puzzled over why a shade of brown lipstick kept disappearing from store shelves.
The story matters because the Internet of Things, or IoT, has become prodigious yet ephemeral, as difficult to grasp and explain as the Holy Spirit.
 
Cisco CEO John Chambers declared that IoT will generate $19 trillion in profits, which isn’t helping because, frankly, when you cite such an unfathomable number it’s hard not to sound like you’re pulling it out of your ass.


Victoria Lloyd :Are you a Power Player in IoT?

With market forecasts shifting daily and large scale IoT marketing campaigns being initiated by all major tech players, what remains unclear in the Internet of Things is which companies are driving the market forward and where innovation is coming from.

 IoT Nexus commissioned a global industry survey completed by hundreds of companies working within IoT today, from massive multinationals to SMEs and Start-Ups, in order to discover which companies are considered the most powerful in the industry by the industry. 

Download our free white paper featuring the results of our industry wide survey on who the market sees as the power players in the Internet of Things.




Stephanie Walden: How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

Source: “The Internet of Things is coming to a city near you.
That's not a tagline for the latest summer blockbuster or an ad for a swanky coffee shop chain: Regardless of your feelings for the term itself, the 'Internet of Things,' which refers to the plethora of "smart" technologies inundating the market today, is a concept with vast implications for the way we'll live our everyday lives in the coming years.
 
And it's not just app programmers whose ears perk up whenever Internet of Things enters the conversation.


Cherie Fuzzell: The Internet of Things Will Change Everything

Source: “Cherie Fuzzell, chief executive officer, Parkmobile LLC, which provides on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking:
“The thing that keeps me awake at night—and should keep a lot of CEOs awake at night—is the disruptive impact of the Internet of things and connected devices.
 
“We’ve all experienced firsthand the dramatic impact of the smartphone. We live in a world where there are more than two billion connected devices, and a substantial majority of phones are smart ones. CEOs ought to be thinking,


Chris Neiger: Even Congress Is Worried About Internet of Things Security

Source: “There is a discussion around the Internet of Things that started years ago as a muted murmur and is now growing into a loud uproar. At the core of it is the fact that in just five years, 50 billion devices and things that were never connected to the Internet will be. And all of those devices need some level of security. While the Internet of Things, or IoT, is mostly unknown to the majority of Americans, the U.S. government is quite focused on it. Last month, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in her Consumer Electronics Show keynote


Alex Drozhzhin: Internet of Crappy Things

Source: “Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) among IT professionals. It means that all things should be connected: refrigerators, coffee machines, TVs, microwaves, fitness bands, and drones. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
It just so happens that due to some peculiarities of the online community, solely consumer electronics enjoy media coverage when it comes to the IoT. In reality, the IoT is not just about home electronics.
There is a flood of appliances which could be connected – and some are connected – without a second thought as to whether or not it’s necessary.


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