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.

Neal Ungerleider: Philips Hue Hack makes the Internet of Things mean something

Source: „There’s a lot of talk these days about the Internet of things and connected devices: A computerized world where our refrigerators, thermostats, gym equipment, house lights, and cars are all connected to the Internet and aggregating information in real time. Although a lot of innovations in the area are admittedly overhyped, some new projects are showing an unintended benefit for the Internet of things:

Seth Rosenblatt: 'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Source: „Popular routers like this Netgear Centria WNDR4700 have in the past been found to be vulnerable to hacks. Researchers expect vulnerabilities to become riskier as more home devices gain Internet connections.
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As many as 13 previously unknown vulnerabilities in home Wi-Fi routers and networked storage systems are set to be disclosed at the Black Hat computer security conference that kicks off in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Ken Sinclair: Working Together. Separately

Working Together. Separately

Although our August theme seems like an oxymoron the cloud enables us to “Work Together” while flexing our greatest resource our people, a group of individuals that separately create pieces that fit the cloud puzzle. I recently found clarity in the cloud and have started talking funny but now have a clearer vision of our future, a collaborative mosaic of our industry “Working Together, Separately". is a great example; Jane and I working separately from the industry as publishers Read more about Ken Sinclair: Working Together. Separately

Harness Asia Pacific's IoT adoption growth. Join us at IoT Asia 2015

Source: "The Internet of Things adoption in Asia Pacific is expected to grow to US$57.96 billion by 2020. Based on the latest report by Frost & Sullivan, total Asia Pacific spending on Internet of Things is forecasted to be US$9.96 billion in 2014 and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 34.1% to reach US$57.96 billion by 2020.
The Internet of Things is more than just internet-connected fridges. It encapsulates the communication between objects networked

Jack Palmer: There is a seismic shift on its way within auto mobility.

Source: „There is a seismic shift on its way within auto mobility. By the end of the 2020s, the world population will swell to over 8.4 billion people – that’s at least 1 billion more people than today! The knock-on effects will define the future of the telematics industry.  Huge opportunities and revenues await those stakeholders that are willing to set their sights on 2020 now. This realisation will draw together over 1000+ senior telematics execs to Telematics Munich

Chris Fox: The Internet Of Things, Robotic Manufacturing, And The End Of The World

Source: „Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, recently tweeted a disturbingly poignant fact: While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area: manufacturing. The term Internet of Things (or IoT)

Kachina Shaw: Internet of Things Creating New Job Titles

Source: „Several large tech firms, including Microsoft, Cisco and Texas Instruments, have had a Head of IoT, or Internet of Things, for a year or two now. And the position is becoming more common: Global business process services provider Xchanging appointed Richard Cornish as its first Head of IoT last week, in order to better guide its clients through the changes and benefits that the massive growth in networked devices and items can bring.

Paula Marie Navarra: Wi-Fi Backscatter will Power the Internet of Things

Source; „Researchers have designed the Wi-Fi backscatter, a technology that can connect battery-free devices to Wi-Fi infrastructure.
They're calling the technology first leap to the "Internet of Things" era.
Wi-Fi backscatter is a new communication system that uses radio frequency signals as a power source.
It also reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide Internet connectivity to different modern devices.

Kenny MacIver: The economic renaissance led by the Internet of Things

Source: „Innovation designer Vito Di Bari sees the addition of online intelligence to billions of everyday objects as the catalyst for the next industrial revolution.
This next decade for IT is not going to be dominated by cloud computing, social media or mobile technology, but by the prospect of everyday objects becoming both smart and connected.

Scott Amyx: How to Create the Next Billion Dollar Opportunity in Wearables, Internet of Things

Source: „If you’re reading this article, chances are that your company is about to embark on idea generation for wearables and IoT or you’re already knee deep in the process. This article provides a helpful framework to systematically develop the next billion dollar wearable and IoT opportunity that’s right for your firm. In finance, the Efficient Market Hypothesis asserts

Brid-Aine Parnell: t's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards, No, I want to be the one with the bat and the ball

Source: „Intel’s Internet of Stuff standards-seeking group is planning to have a first code drop of middleware ready for developers in the third quarter this year, the firm told The Register. Gary Martz, Chipzilla's wireless product line manager, said that between members like Intel

John Shoemaker: The IoT Challenge

The Internet of Things (IoT) is receiving a lot of attention lately. It is real and will endure for the long term. The IoT fuels relentless transformation, comprising a world of smart products, green initiatives, virtual reality, connectivity and convergence.
The challenge for technology and solution providers is to capitalize on the movement to connect everything using various personal, commercial and industrial wireless mesh networks (or what I term "MeshNets to the Cloud"). Frost & Sullivan estimates that 80 billion devices will be connected by 2020.

Matt Asay: Why The Internet Of Things Is Still Roadblocked Its potential is huge; so are the obstacles.

Source: „It's increasingly a truism that the Internet of Things is going to be a big deal.
The main question is when.
While analysts are projecting the need for millions of developers by 2020 to tie together all our smart and not-yet-smart gadgets, there remain significant barriers to lift-off today, as detailed in a new report from IDTechEx.”

Giulio Coraggio: Internet of Things – Italian telecom authority seeks inputs

Source: „The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable devices to communicate and share data with one another and data to be combined and used across multiple applications.  However, such applications also raise relevant legal issues.  The Italian Telecom Authority (AGCOM) has for this purpose just launched a consultation on the Internet of Things in order to understand how to better foster this market

Tammy Parker: Iotera close to funding goal for free IoT network

Source: „With more than one week left in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Iotera--a startup aiming to build a nationwide machine-to-machine network for all manner of connected devices--has raised more than half of its $250,000 goal. Iotera--the "Iot" refers to the Internet of Things--says it has built the "smallest, longest-lasting GPS tracker in the world." That diminutive (43mm x 22mm x 11mm) device--called Iota--is key to the firm's plan for a new nationwide wireless network with no monthly fees.”


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