John M. Eger: The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else. Goldman Sachs calls it the 3rd wave, and points out that while:
The 1990s' fixed Internet wave connected 1 billion users ... the 2000s' mobile wave connected another 2 billion. The IoE has the potential to connect 10X as many (28 billion) "things" to the Internet by 2020, ranging from bracelets to cars. If we put some kind of sensor in a thing -- a tree, a car or a household appliance like a toilet -

STEAMLabs launches IoT teaching kit

STEAMLabs, a non-profit community makerspace, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) teaching kit to help students and teachers navigate the world of connected devices, 3D printing and software development. The teaching kit was officially launched at the Toronto International Film Festival digiPlaySpace by a team of grade six students who used the material to construct models of Ontario's power system.
 
The IoT teaching kit is designed to help non-experts learn to teach fundamental principles of engineering and computer science in fun and engaging ways.

Tom Taulli: Internet Of Things (IoT) -- The Lean Way

Often, being early in a market is a bad thing. As the old saying goes: The pioneers are those with arrows in their back. But for entrepreneur Saar Yoskovitz, being early has turned out just fine.  In fact, he started his business, Augury, when the buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT), did not exist yet! But based on what he was seeing at the time — back in 2011 — he knew there were some interesting trends that would rapidly become mega markets. Yet the early days were not easy. “The basic premise of connectivity was challenged from the beginning,” he said. “So being self-funded for two years was essential.

Toni D'Andrea: The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

In a very important year for Italy, celebrating Expo 2015 in Milan, Pulire 2.1 is becoming more and more interactive and future oriented. That's the reason why we intend to approach and analyse the Internet of Things theme. We want to discuss with operators how and why the Internet of Things is changing the relationship between manufacturers, dealers and consumers in a way called ‘connected experience'. Physical objects are integrated into the internet to make everyone's life easier and connected... in a word ‘smart'.

Henri Barthel
: GS1 will hold two open workshops at the end of May in Barcelona, Spain.

On May 27, a special workshop will address the business needs and the possible solutions for barcode high-speed printing (up to 1,000 items a minute). The request came initially from the tobacco sector. We are looking for the participation of industry sectors having similar needs and for technical experts in this field.
On May 28-29, a workshop will be held at the same venue. It will discuss ideas and build a vision for the future of identification and data capture technologies.

Stephan Tual: The end of Big Data: a reasonable Internet of Things

It will start in your kitchen, with the humble washing machine.
It’s surprisingly hard work for the advertisers to able to contact you with offers on detergent: in order to track what you’re purchasing at till, they have to engage with retailers who broker purchase data via analytics companies. Once they’ve identified your use of detergent, they leverage machine learning to place you into consumer segments, determine if you have children or not, how often you wash, if you wash items at a frequency that might indicate you play sports, etc.

Chris Preimesberger: Can We Secure the 'Internet of Other People's Things'?

The IoT, and the security thereof, represents the greatest business opportunity for the IT industry in the second half of the second decade of the 21st century. The "Internet of other people's things" is simply another way to describe the Internet of things in the hands of bad actors. The Internet itself has always been a playground for hackers, but the IoT—with all the inanimate, automated devices about to come online in the next few years—multiplies attack surfaces and network access points tremendously. So the playground will become a bigger greenfield for the bad guys and increasingly risky for everybody else.

Erica E. Philips: Internet of Things Reaches Into the Trucking Business

The Internet of Things, it seems, is coming to your local truck stop.
Recently, Saia LTL Freight Inc. began employing Internet-enabled Intel Corp. technology on its fleet of more than 3,000 trucks. Sensors installed on Saia’s vehicles enabled the company to track maintenance needs, driver safety, fuel usage and several other metrics in real-time.
Previously, those sensors recorded information on fuel consumption and other “vital statistics” on engine and driver performance, but the data was only gathered intermittently.

OSGP News: NES – Networked Energy Services has moved the production of smart meters from China to Poland

Closer to the customer – Faster, easier transportation, simpler logistics and better control over the production.
These days NES will come with its 4th generation platform for the Smart Grids; Patagonia, an innovative and highly secured operation platform for the best Smart Meter in the Market.
We aim to reach all Nordic customers within maximum 4 days with centralised storage and through the carefully optimized production and logistics

Eric Escobar: What Is the "Internet of Things"?

This new buzz phrase has been floating around the internet for a while and is now beginning to make its way into mainstream media. Naturally when words like this enter the general lexicon, I get a lot of questions about them! This one is near and dear to my heart, so I'm going to roll up my sleeves and try to explain away this catch-all term! What is the Internet of Things? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: things that have internet! What sorts of things you might be wondering? Well just about anything from an internet-connected refrigerator, to a smart TV, a plugged-in laundry room, and even your WiFi wired actual house!

Michael Wolf: Why Social Media Companies Want To Control The Internet Of Things

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the Internet of Things (IoT) is hot. Everyone from chip makers to software companies to retailers are getting in on the act, all trying to figure out how to capitalize on what many pundits believe is the next big disruptive wave in technology.
One group that’s particularly interested in IoT are social media companies.  On one hand it’s a logical progression, as an industry that has spent the last decade figuring out how to connect people to one another now tries to connect people to their things.

Alessandro Bassi: Meet IoT 2015: Call for Exhibitors.

Meet IoT will be held in Torino, on October 1st and 2nd.

This event is officially supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT), the City of Torino, the Torino Smart City association, Torino Wireless, Officine Arduino and the Brazilian IoT Forum, and we partner with Council and Postscapes.

The purpose of the event is to bridge advanced research, big industry and the world of makers and start-ups: it will be held in the Toolbox building, which hosts Officine Arduino and Casa Jasmina.

Giulio Coraggio: Internet of Things privacy consultation in Italy!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming exponentially reviewed by regulators.  After the report from the Italian telecom regulator (AgCom), the Italian privacy authority just launched a consultation seeking inputs from the industry on how to regulate the IoT.
 
We had discussed just a few days in this blog post about the report issued by AgCom on the Internet of Things which raised considerable issues in terms of telecom compliance including whether or not B2C operators need to hold a telecom license in addition to the license held by the telecom operator.

Victoria Lloyd: IoT Nexus: 77% of IoT professionals saw interoperability as the biggest challenge in the Internet of Things,

In less than 3 minutes I can prove to you why interoperability in the Internet of Things is a challenge your business needs to take care of.  Don’t just take my word for it, listen to what Microsoft, B&B SmartWorx, HyperCat, Wyless and more have to say in this short video. These interviews alongside our industry wide survey, reporting that 77% of IoT professionals saw interoperability as the biggest challenge in the Internet of Things, makes one thing clear.

Workshop on: Collective Adaptation in Very Large Scale Ubicomp: Towards a Superorganism of Wearables

The 2nd workshop (after the UBICOMP 2014 WS in Seattle) asks questions on the potential and opportunities of turning massively deployed wearable systems to a globe-spanning superorganism of socially interactive personal digital assistants. While individual wearables are of heterogeneous provenance and typically act autonomously, it stands to reason that they can (and will) self-organize into large scale cooperative collectives, with humans being mostly out-of-the-loop.

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