Source: “THE INTERNET OF Things means different things to different people. To vendors, it’s the latest in a slew of large-scale trends to affect their enterprise customers, and the latest marketing bandwagon they have to consider. To enterprise organizations, it’s still a jumble of technical standards, conflicting opinions and big potential. For developers, it’s a big opportunity to put together the right mix of tools and technologies, and probably something they are already doing under another name. Understanding how these technologies work together on a technical level is
Source: “The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy compliance and cybersecurity, but also among others product liability.
What is the Internet of Things in the retail sector?
The Internet of Things is leading retail companies including fashion companies to better know their customers, customize and improve their purchase experience and services through among others sensors and big data analytics.
Source: “There are many well-known ways to lower your car insurance bill, from raising your deductible to reducing coverage on older vehicles, or simply comparing rates between providers. But thanks to the "Internet of things" -- that is, the trend of taking everyday objects and giving them network connectivity -- there's a new, high-tech way you can bring down your cost for car insurance. And though it's becoming more popular by the day, chances are you haven't even heard of it yet. So you're a good driver? Prove it and save.
Source: “The internet of things – are all the great things we read about real or hype? Can this be compared to when cloud appeared on the scene, and everything changed to xxx in the cloud? We invited some industry experts to discuss a number of questions that are commonly asked. Here are their opinions: Wikipedia identifies the internet of things (IoT) as the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices. Do you think this is a good definition? If not, how would you define it? Steven Yates, director of strategy and consulting, BT says he thinks that the description is limiting in what the IoT is and will become.”
When we find ourselves at the borders in between such shifts we are always a bit at loss. The old attractors are still pulling. We somehow still believe that quantity is of key importance, that having a 1000 people at an event is more important then having 100 people or 10. Actually that a public evening with 4 or 5 people is a failure in terms of the event. As it becomes too intimate and can become too personal in our minds we equate such an evening with a family dinner. These types of events are intimate and personal we feel and as such not so relevant for the political discussions or arguments that build work or projects.
ClouT project was officially launched on April 1st 2013, on behalf of the European Commission and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan. ClouT, which stands for “cloud of things”, is providing infrastructure, services, tools and applications that will be used by municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators to create, deploy and manage applications that take advantage of the latest advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud domains. The project aims at providing a reference Cloud
Source: “With smart gadgets flooding the market and thousands more expected, the Internet of Things is emerging amid a regulatory wilderness.
The breakneck pace of this technology has far outpaced the legal system's ability to keep up with it, many experts contend. Because of legal loopholes, consumers often lack any right to control how long their data is kept, who it is shared with and what is collected about them, including such personal information as their finances, mental health, political leanings and sexual orientation.
And while ideas differ on what should be done about that,
The 2015 IEEE 2nd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) - Technologies, Applications and Social Implications is a unique event for industry leaders, academics and decision making government officials. This event is designed to examine key critical innovations across technologies which will alter the research and application space of the future. The Internet of Things
Source: “The Internet-of-Things is the new buzzword of the industry and everybody wants to be the go-to company to sell its IoT services. However, there won’t be one big winner. The Internet-of-Things (IoT) has managed to send the technology industry into a spin. With the prospect of owning a slice of revenue that comes from connecting everything and anything around us, vendors are wide-eyed, licking their lips and trying to position themselves as ‘THE IoT company’ of the future.
Source: “The rapid rise in Internet-connected gadgets has the potential to profoundly and positively affect our daily lives, from how we monitor home security to tracking medical devices. But as the so-called Internet of Things brings about new developments in everything from health care to home care, it comes with a downside, too, as it opens up users to security vulnerabilities that did not previously exist. Policymakers and legislators have entered the fray.
Source: “The Aggies Invent challenge will take place in the Engineering Innovation Center on Friday.
Nearly 80 Aggie engineers eagerly await the weekend as they prepare to take on real world challenges and make the “Internet of things” come alive.
The third Aggies Invent challenge will kick off Friday at the Engineering Innovation Center, where multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students push their innovative skills and compete for the best solution to several industry sponsors’ need statements.
Source: “A group of senators has introduced a resolution calling for prioritizing and accelerating the deployment and development of the Internet of Things, which means to broadband connectivity of a host of devices and services.
"The United States is well positioned to lead the world in innovation policy. Our Internet of Things resolution would commit our nation to a national strategy incentivizing the use of new technologies to maximize consumer opportunity and to facilitate economic growth," said Fischer in a statement.
Source: “He’s got the heart. He’s got the brains. But can Brad Keywell’s new startup really beat General Electric to a $19 trillion finish line? Brad Keywell is showing me around Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, a failed public-housing project in the heart of the country’s third-most-populous city. There’s not much to see. The last of the high-rise buildings that once housed 15,000 poor and largely African-American residents on the Near North Side—mottling Chicago’s skyline with a visual reminder of decades of botched integration efforts—were demolished back in 2011. Once a hotbed of gang activity
Source: “More and more retailers are realising the benefits of RFID due to the growing co-operation between software suppliers, hardware and tag manufacturers, according to Uwe Hennig, CEO of Enso Detego.
With various parts of the RFID ecosystem increasingly working together, a factor exemplified by the recent introduction of new guidelines by standards organisation GS1 US, Hennig believes more cost-effective RFID installations are now possible for the retail industry.