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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Source: “Last week, a colleague and I hosted an event describing investment trends for 2015. One resounding technology theme for 2015 and beyond is something called the Internet of Things (IoT). In the future, everything will be connected — your car, your fridge, and your AC will all hook up to the Internet. But, so will smaller things, like your car keys, your wallet, and your passport. You’ll be wearing clothing and accessories that beam your health data up to the cloud and your house will be connected to the information grid.
Source: “The French senate has passed a bill in an attempt to introduce additional precautions for the use of wireless networks and mobile phones, such as, turning off wireless networks in primary schools when they are not in use and requiring new mobile phones to include specially designed hands-free kits for children. “This amendment takes into account the rights of parents to be informed when their children are exposed to electromagnetic fields. It also follows the principles of common sense in switching wireless networks off when they’re not in use,” Joël Labbé, Greens Senator for the department Morbihan in Western France, said.
Source: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desire to build 100 smart cities across the country has stirred the technology industry into action, with numerous vendors showcasing their offerings with an eye on the vast market opportunity. Traditionally, the various systems that serve a community—from government, energy, utilities, transportation, building management, and more—have operated more or less independently, making it difficult to view or determine logical ways to improve overall efficiencies. “The basic objective of a smart city is to make life smoother for its residents using technology,” said Vivek Varshney, vice-president and Global Head, Telecom Practice, UST Global.”