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.

Jason Hope: Big Data Mistake in Industrial IoT

Source: “At the heart of what drives the Internet of Things is data, yet in some industries, like industrial manufacturing, that data is not as accessible as one might think. Industrial manufacturing equipment, which is decades old, is lacking the accessible data necessary to make the Internet of Things helpful, Jason Hope and Forbes agree.
Apps must have all of the data available. With industrial equipment, much of which was put into use 20 to 30 years ago, you have a pile of data lost somewhere in the IT or maintenance department.

John "JT" Thomas: What the Internet of things means for business app developers

Source: “Are you getting tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, get used to it because IoT is gaining steam as it moves from what has been a consumer focus to business adoption in 2015. And this crossover will radically change application developers should be thinking about IoT. According to a recent global survey of over 1,000 software developers conducted by Dimensional Research and commissioned by my company, Embarcadero, 2015 is the year IoT will have a material impact on business applications.

Jim McHale : ’Internet of Things' to reshape the security industry

Source: "The evolution of the Internet of Things and the increasing connected nature of all devices stands poised to reshape the security industry, according to new research from Memoori. The game changer in the physical security industry is still IP driven, not just across video but now into access control and intruder alarms. The industry is fast moving to an all IP business, which has vastly improved and extended the value propositions for end users. Security companies that have grasped this opportunity and can demonstrate how improved ROI can be achieved through making businesses

Tom Goodwin: Intimate Data Will Be Key to the Internet of Things

Source: “Remember in the early days of the internet, we'd "go online" -- after waiting for our sister to get off the phone first -- and we'd hear that loud dial-up noise, and the internet felt like a thing? It was a place we went, and it felt real. Nowadays, we celebrate that the online and offline worlds are blending, and to some extent it's true, but you can still feel the edges. We've got passwords to remember, we've got places with no connectivity, and we still have to add on a data plan to our phones. When technologies have really arrived, they blend into the background and they become unnoticeable, like oxygen or electricity.

Pedro Hernandez: Businesses Are Bracing for the Internet of Things: Gartner

Source: “Business leaders are awaiting the bottom line-boosting effects of the Internet of Things (IoT).
In a survey of over 450 business and IT leaders, Gartner discovered that 40 percent were looking for the IoT to boost sales and cut costs for their organizations within three years, the analyst group announced today. Further out (five years or more), 60 percent said that they expected the same result.
Yet few of them have a plan to capitalize on the IoT's growth.

Andrea L. Gothing and Seth A. Northrop and Li Zhu: The Internet of (Legal) Things

Source: “The future is here and that future is populated with billions of devices sensing and communicating everything from weather conditions and your vital signs to how many eggs are in your refrigerator. Technology research firms such as Gartner predict that, in five to 10 years, the number of smart devices will balloon to more than 26 billion. Welcome to the "Internet of Things" (IoT) — the Web of embedded computing devices that interact with our everyday lives. Like any technology revolution, those devices have no interest in waiting for the legal world to catch up, including that smart fruit bowl Read more about Andrea L. Gothing and Seth A. Northrop and Li Zhu: The Internet of (Legal) Things

Anthony Baker: Connected spaces: the next step for the internet of things

Source: “Throughout 2014, the internet of things (IoT) was undeniably one of the most popular and widely discussed topics in our industry. Manufacturers, companies, brands and agencies have been exploring its merits and pitfalls, trying to decipher what it means for the digital industry and for society as a whole. CES 2015 fuelled the trend even further. Everyone wants to know where the next big disruption is going to happen, and how to capitalise on it. The basic principle behind IoT is to connect every possible electronic device to the existing internet infrastructure.

Daniel Price: The Internet Of Things Leads And Greener Public Spaces

Source: “The internet of things revolution continues to march forward unabated. As cars, fridges, healthcare, and fitness industries all fall over themselves to take products to markets, one sector which has gone relatively unnoticed is that of waste and waste management. While the internet of things might not literally be able to take out your garbage for you (yet!), it can certainly help make the whole process considerably more efficient. One such example of waste management that is being revolutionised by the internet of things is trash collection.

Ben Fox Rubin: How Intel will embrace the 'delightful chaos' of Internet of Things

Source: “When it comes to everyone's favorite new buzzy tech phrase, "Internet of Things," Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith has a refreshingly candid answer on how big the chipmaker's efforts in the area could become: "No idea."
He's referring to Curie, a chip that Intel introduced in January that crams a processor, sensors and radio into a space the size of a button. The chip serves as the company's newest stake in the ground in the Internet of Things, a concept that many everyday items -- a coffee maker, washing machine or jacket --

The FIWARE ASSOCIATION has made an update to the first non formal and non peer review of the FIWARE Generic Enablers

The FIWARE ASSOCIATION (soon on fiwareassociation. org .com and .eu) has made an update to the first non formal and non peer review of the FIWARE Generic Enablers part of the official FIWARE Architecture in their Open Spec, based on feedback received in the Linkedin Group of Council, The Internet of Things.

Giulio Coraggio: Internet of Things rules by US and UK authorities

Source: "
Internet of things rules might change after the recommendations issued by the US Federal Trade Commission, FTC, and the commitments taken by the UK telecom regulator, Ofcom, which set out the principles for the future of the IoT that any other regulator worldwide might follow. 
I discussed in several posts about the legal issues relating Internet of Things and whether Internet of Things regulations are now necessary.  But the move from the FTC and Ofcom might considerably change the future scenario.

IoT Nexus Content Series : detailed reports from senior decision makers

We have a series of detailed reports from senior decision makers from the Internet of Things industry, covering the key challenges for any business taking IoT seriously. 
White paper 1:  Are MNOs ready to enable the internet of things?
White paper 2:  Standards in Emerging Technologies
Webinar Big Data in IoT: Unlocking Hidden Value 

Minda Zetlin: 5 questions every CIO should ask about the Internet of Things

Source: “Like cloud and big data, Internet of Things, or IoT, is one of those terms you can't get away from, and it covers a lot of different technologies and use cases. And while refrigerators that tell you when the milk is going bad or living rooms that know when to turn on the lights may get a lot of the consumer attention, the Internet of Things can also bring huge benefits to the enterprise. "The Internet of Things is all about enabling process efficiency within an organization," explains Yasser Khan, founder and CTO of Connect2.Me, a free global database of IoT devices and APIs.

John Hagel and John Seely Brown: How The Internet Of Things Can Enhance Human Relationships

Source: “A white-coated primary care physician walks into an exam room and greets a waiting patient, who promptly lists his symptoms. The doctor listens attentively and maintains eye contact while the Google Glass device she is wearing records the patient’s words. As the patient speaks, the doctor can also see his vitals from the last two visits as well as recent test results and current prescriptions. A blood pressure cuff and heart-rate monitor feed data into the doctor’s field of vision, allowing for comparison with previous monitoring. The doctor notices a pattern that might Read more about John Hagel and John Seely Brown: How The Internet Of Things Can Enhance Human Relationships

Quentin Hardy: Tim O’Reilly Explains the Internet of Things

Source: “Tim O’Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the Internet since it went commercial. In fact, he helped take it there: In August 1993 he released the Global Network Navigator, a web page containing information, catalogs and a marketplace, which may have been the first site with advertising.
In 2004, he popularized the term “Web 2.0.” The idea was that, far from being just a vehicle for the dot-com bust, the web was a new kind of platform for software development, in which crunching data to manage crowds of developers and customers would be a critical skill.


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