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.

PSFK Labs: Tending to the Internet of Things Like You Would a Thriving Garden

Source: „User-friendly controls and simplified interfaces are allowing more people than ever to program multiple objects and devices together into personalized experiences.
From botanical to the hanging variety, every garden in the world shares one thing in common – they exist because someone cares. Dedicated individuals attend to them who know not to plant mint in the same plot as basil,

Steve Tobak: What the Internet of Things Means to You

Spurce: „At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco chief executive John Chambers said the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate $19 trillion in revenue by 2020. He went on to say, “It will be bigger than anything that’s ever been done in high tech.”
This from a CEO and a company desperately struggling to stay relevant.
Not to be a buzz kill, but overhyping the next big thing isn’t exactly new to the tech industry or the media that covers it.

Martin LaMonica: Electric Imp Raises $15 Million to Go Big on Internet of Things

Source: „Electric Imp is among the companies trying to build the technical plumbing to make the Internet of things work securely and reliably—and make money doing so.
The Los Altos, CA-based startup today said it has raised $15 million in a Series B round, which brought in new investors Foxconn Technology Group, PTI Ventures, and Rampart Capital. The Series A round of $7.9 million in 2012 from Redpoint Ventures and Lowercase Capital

Mike Dano: Untangling the business opportunities in the Internet of Things

Source: „It's no secret that the Internet of Things has generated a significant amount of buzz in the wireless industry. Indeed, the Internet of Things is now at the peak of its own hype cycle, according to research firm Gartner. (For comparison, the M2M market has already peaked and is on its way toward a "plateau of productivity" while virtual personal assistants are on the firm's pre-peak "innovation trigger" slope.) But its top position on Gartner's hype cycle graph

Chris Speed: Producing Data: Practices, Materialities, Values

Source: The term 'data' is ubiquitous across our homes and workplaces, academic and mainstream media, political discourses and ethical disputes. Sometimes its presence can take the form of representations of various facets of our lives, such as statistics or visualisations of figures. Data is a part of the contracts that we make with each other, companies that we deal with, and the fallout of the devices that we use. Our positions within these relationships change our competences Read more about Chris Speed: Producing Data: Practices, Materialities, Values

Europe's Biggest Connected Car Forum: Telematics Munich 2014 November 10-11, Munich

Telematics Munich is Europe's largest and most influential business conference & exhibition for the connected car industry. With over 1000 industry executives and more than 100 pioneering speakers set to attend, Telematics Munich is the one event that you cannot afford to miss this year.

José R. S. Leal: Cloud for IOT Adoption(Pilot)

In this survey we will attempt to gather datas that will hopefully help in understanding the status of adoption of Cloud for Internet of Things and the reasons behind it. 
We shall also investigate about possible future positioning of the adoption status.
Return your feedback on the survey to jose.r.s.leal at, please.
We thank you in advance for taking the time to reply to this survey. All answers are anonimous.

Chris Taylor: We’re Looking At The Internet Of Things All Wrong

Source: „Theo Priestley tackled the excessive hype around the “things” part of the Internet of Things (IoT) today with his piece, “Everything is Connected in the Internet of Things.” Priestley very accurately says that the emphasis of what’s coming shouldn’t be on the “Things” or the “Internet” but instead on the data that will be generated (and, I would argue, consumed). Taking the argument one step further, even the data that gets generated and consumed by an Internet

Daniel Price: Is The CIA Concerned About The Internet Of Things?

Source: „A recent forum on the future of warfare at the Aspen Security Centre in Colorado established that one of the major geo-security threats of the coming decades would be the internet of things – specifically the embedding of computers, sensors and internet capabilities into everyday objects. But why is the CIA worried?
Dawn Meyerriecks, the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Science and Technology,

Desire Athow: Internet of Things tops Gartner's annual hype cycle

Source: „Gartner's Hype Cycle is 20 this year and its latest iteration has crowned the "Internet of Things" and "Natural-language Question Answering" as the two most hyped technology with both expected to reach their respective "plateaus of productivity", i.e. when they are will become mainstream.
The blunt reality though is that the Internet of Things, where all "things" are interconnected, has been around for a while and has only recently hit the headlines.

Dave Greenfield: Internet of Things Gains Real World Traction

Source: „The hype around the Internet of Things concept has been pulsing heavy for a few years now. Recent announcements make it clear that the Internet of Things is quickly materializing in real world industrial applications.
Manufacturing is the sector most primed for the value proposition of the Internet of Things (IoT). Why? Because of all the data that’s been captured and is constantly being captured by industry.

Patrick Hubbard: Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways

Source: „The advent of the IoT will mean monitoring an explosion of gateways and will require increased network performance monitoring -- in particular, application-aware network monitoring. The last mile of the Internet of things (IoT) may be enabled by yet another new specification, Thread. It has the advantage of an interesting range of backers, including Google (Nest), ARM, Samsung, and, of course, the climate control pioneer Big Ass Fans, which no standards body could do without.

Alex Hern: 'Internet of things' is the most over-hyped technology, say analysts

Source: „The “internet of things” (IoT) is the most over-hyped technology in development today, according to tech analysts Gartner.
The firm puts the technology, which promises a world in which every electronic device has a sim card and its own presence on the net, at five to 10 years from actual productivity. Right now, it says, the concept is instead it is at the “peak of inflated expectations”.

Greg Luttrel: Catching the next technology wave

Source: „The convergence of broadband wireless, Internet accessibility, smartphones and all the services that get wrapped around them is dramatically changing the way consumers interact with businesses and vice versa. Known as the “mobile Internet,” this fourth major technology wave is creating opportunities for investors. Over the last 40 years, information technology has gone through waves of innovation, with each period building off the advancements of the previous one.


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