Nick Heath: How open-source software could save your life

Karen Sandler's heart condition means she lives with what she describes as a "very high risk of suddenly dying".

Because of the danger her abnormally large heart could suffer a cardiac arrest she has been fitted with a combined pacemaker-defibrillator.

Encoded in this parcel of electronics are instructions for when to deliver a shock to correct potentially-fatal irregularities in her heart beat.

Stuart Levine: Are You Prepared for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things can bring remarkable benefits as well as substantial challenges to today’s ever-changing business environment. No industry will remain untouched, as physical assets are equipped with sensors to create interconnected electronic network systems that record, process and transmit information. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates the IoT will produce $11.1 trillion annually in global economic value.

ICT 2016: This year's theme “Expansion to Small” aims to draw research community’s attention to the enormous anticipated expansion of communication systems through small architectures and devices.

CALL FOR PAPERS 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2016)
May 16-18, 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

RFID World: Fujitsu Launches UHF RFID Tags for Fashion Apparel and Accessories

Fujitsu has announced today that it has developed a new, low cost, Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID tag suitable for fashion apparel, garments, and accessories. The new Fujitsu WT-A522L Fashion tag, which is about the size of a typical shirt collar stay, is virtually imperceptible when installed in the sheerest of garments. Fujitsu will be showing the new WT-A522L Fashion tag at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual 2016 Convention & Expo in booth number 3805 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City,

Matt Goddard: The 2 Phases of Internet of Things and Marketing

In August, it was reported that 51 percent of marketing executives expect the Internet of Things (IoT) “to revolutionize marketing by 2020,” according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The question is why?

IoT has been couched as a tool for ‘personalization,’ ‘engagement’ and new ‘customer experiences,’ but these characterizations are too vague. IoT may be worthy of all the buzzwords, but what will it actually look like in day-to-day life?

Marsha Irving: On #IOT: Exclusive survey results from over 300 industry peers

Internet of things is in the minds of insurers today. But, how does your progress in the area benchmark against your peers in the industry? Access the full results of our Insurance IoT survey.

We asked over 300 insurers pivotal questions about the challenges, opportunities, and successes that they have seen in the past year and expect to see in the coming 12 months.

The survey infographic provides important insight on what insurers think about:

Educational program for the best Future IoT Developers

Who is going to build the projected 50 billion connected devices and Internet of Things systems slated to come online by the year 2020?

Libelium is throwing down the gauntlet to empower the future IoT workforce by promoting electronics skills in universities and high schools, offering specialized training and a contest to rank and reward the most promising developers and their educators.

Steve Heller: The Beauty of General Electric Company's Internet of Things Strategy

Beyond the potential benefits the Internet of Things offers to the consumer segment, industrial uses like manufacturing, power generation, and aviation can also benefit greatly from the Internet of Things. General Electric (NYSE:GE) is leading the charge in the industrial world with an initiative it's calling the Industrial Internet -- aka, the Internet of Things for industry.

David Greenfield: Internet of Things is Changing Industry Investment

If there’s been one thing the world has not been lacking in the past year, it’s been discussion of how much the Internet of Things (IoT) will change business. From product design to partnerships to business strategy, the IoT has been having an affect on it all (as can be seen from the links at the end of this post). But what I have not seen covered in much detail, until now, is how the IoT is changing the industry investment model.

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