Jul 20, 2015—Radio frequency identification has largely been seen as a technology for large manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies and so forth. That was true, largely because big companies typically have many more assets or product shipments to track and because they had the resources to deploy an RFID system and overcome any challenges that might have come up. Smaller companies with fewer resources felt the risks of deploying a system might be too great.
Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year, reports Telecoms.com.
Nokia Networks has slated the lab to be the bedrock of its targeted “Programmable World” project by utilising the convergence of IT and telecoms. It claims small and medium-sized IoT firms looking for advice, expertise and an environment in which to test new products and ideas will be able to make the best use of the lab.
The concept of the Industrial "Internet of Things" (IoT) is still a bit of an enigma for most organizations, but it is certainly of high interest. I've been presenting on this topic at the IT Roadmap events and the sessions have been packed. If you find yourself in New York on July 29, stop by the Javits and see the session.
Solitude has long been the condition for inspiration. John the Baptist fled to the desert; Descartes retreated to his fireside; Mahler took refuge in his lakeside cabin. Through solitude, religious, intellectual or creative enlightenment can be reached. As Nietzsche said: “How can anyone become a thinker if he does not spend at least a third of the day without passions, people and books?”
You might be interested in these podcast interviews we have conducted (and continue to!) with thought-leaders talking about their experiences and perspectives on the various aspects of the Internet of Things. They’re all around 40 minutes long and we have some amazing people coming up as part of the series.
We get a lot of our guests via suggestions from our subscribers on iTunes and Stitcher but if you can suggest someone interesting you would like to hear from then we’d really appreciate your suggestions.
Here are some of the interviews that are up already:
IBlinds will allow the customers to control any two inch horizontal blinds: set up a specific time to open and close, adjust them to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, remotely control a single or groups of blinds, from anywhere in the house or in the world.
A user can install the intelligent motor inside the blind headrail in 10 minutes, without the need for tools, messy remodelling or professional programming.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB, Nasdaq:BBRY) is one of many companies looking to win in the Internet of Things space, but acquisitions could hasten its progress, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse.
Tse spent time recently with BlackBerry CFO James Yersh. He says the meetings were quite timely, with the company’s Q1, 2016 results just in the rearview mirror and its annual security summit imminent.
We live these days surrounded by a network of connected electronic devices which is continually expanding. Some call it the Internet of Things (IoT), in which the Internet integrates every single “smart” virtual and physical object in the world in possession of an identifiable computing system into one network.
Recently the Union Cabinet has cleared a project to develop 100 smart cities across India and revitalise another 500 in the country, with a budget running to approximately Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of five years. While Rs 48,000 crore has been allowed for the Smart Cities Mission, a sum of Rs 50,000 crore has been sanctioned for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation of 500 cities — also called Amrut — that could subsequently lead to cities becoming smart subsequently.
Talking about the statistics on sexual abuse, Minister of State for Home Affairs said that "I believe that for a society or a country, the level of progress is determined by how safe the children are."
Initiatives such as 'Smart City' project cannot be successful unless children are provided with a safe and secure environment, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Friday as he described the statistics on sexual abuse of children in the country as discouraging.
The future today: machine to machine and human interactions in the connected home.
As the internet of things brings more technology into the home, forecasters predict the home automation industry to be worth over £9 billion by 2020.
CBR puts together a list of ten smart ways of living in the home of the future.
In part one of the Impact of IoT for CIOs, I addressed why CIOs should be more concerned about the on-coming Internet of Things then they are currently as indicated by our survey, What’s Keeping Higher Education CIOs Up At Night. The blog described how new devices will be joining your network at alarming rates, suggesting that you should be defensively preparing your IT infrastructure, and offered a planning checklist. This installment digs into IoT security, training and new business opportunities.
As it is virtually impossible to walk around the OnPR office without tripping over the Internet of Things these days, or stepping on a digital transformation project of one kind or another, I spotted with interest the new report from Altimeter Group: Consumer Perceptions of Privacy in the Internet of Things, by Jessica Groopman with Susan Etlinger. I recommend it as worth a look to virtually anyone in business today.