Source: “The beginning of a inflection point for law, business and technology is staring at us. The Internet of Things has quickly become a new frontier for technology vendors to explore, the corporate world to consider, and the legal community to fear. What is the IoT? Everyday objects—such as household appliances, light bulbs, coffee machines, automobiles, personal devices and health devices— that have network connectivity and can send and receive data without human interaction. A simple example: The Nest thermostat that can "learn" your heating and cooling preferences and then adjust them automatically. Today there are around 10 billion Internet-connected devices in the world.
Source: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a funny phenomenon. While the phrase connotes “interconnectedness,” the truth is that these new gadgets, applications, interfaces, and systems aren’t nearly as interconnected as we expect them to be.
Think about it. Why do we have these “things”? We want our lives to be easier; we have connected “things” to gain control and convenience. “Things” allow us to do something, achieve multiple tasks and glean useful, actionable information. They allow us to shop, research, activate,
Source: “Could 2015 be the year that IFTTT goes mainstream? IFTTT, or If This Then That, has become part of the internet furniture for many in the tech community, becoming the default way to connect one internet service to another.
If you’d like to get a text reminder to take an umbrella if rain is forecast, or automatically save your Instagram pictures to Dropbox, or post a scheduled message to Twitter on New Years Eve - then IFTTT is for you. Or, if you prefer, there’s a recipe that will automatically phone you when you arrive in New York and play Jay Z’s Empire State of Mind.
Source: “We’ve been talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) for what feels like years now. Yet the reality is that while it’s quickly starting to dominate technology conversations, it’s still a new and not broadly understood trend.
According to research analyst group IDC, the worldwide IoT market will increase 133 per cent to $3.04 trillion in 2020 while the number of IoT-connected units will reach approximately 30 billion in 2020. The forecast predicts vendors, service providers and systems integrators will have to find ways to integrate products and solutions in order to be successful in the market.
Source: “Chances are, you’ll hear a lot more about the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2015 -- and it might not all be good. Although IoT is clearly gaining momentum, consumers are concerned about privacy and security.
Nearly 65 percent of American consumers are moderately or extremely interested in adopting smart home solutions, according to new research from the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). And 71 percent of those consumers buy smart home products and services based on word-of-mouth referrals from people they trust or in-store employee recommendations.
Source: “The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that the 2015 International CES—taking place January 6-9, Las Vegas, NV— will feature the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT), with more than 900 exhibitors planning to share innovations that harness the power of the network to connect everyday devices. "The IoT is the hottest topic in tech right now,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items like cars, home security systems
Source: “Schneider Electric is in the midst of transforming itself from a supplier of components and industrial parts to a broader technology company. This new face of Schneider Electric includes focus areas such as internet of things (IoT), sustainability, and the convergence (PDF download) of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).
At the same time, the company faces marketing challenges because it owns many worldwide brands but does not possess consumer-level
Source: “This year has seen the software at the very highest point in the Internet of Things stack -- analytics -- becoming tightly coupled with the embedded devices at the edge of the network, leading to many different approaches and providers.
Being able to monitor and use the data that comes from the Internet of Things is a huge potential challenge with different providers using different architectures and approaches, and different chip and equipment vendors teaming up in a range of different ways.”
Source: “What happens to privacy in an increasingly digital world?
To answer that question, Pew Research Center recently interviewed more than 2,500 technology experts.
Specifically, Pew asked whether respondents think there will be a widely accepted public policy by 2025 that allows companies to make money by mining data while still giving individuals the ability to keep information private if they choose. In the end, the survey came back with split results — 55 percent said that an accepted policy won’t exist, while the other 45 percent said one would emerge within the next 10 years.
Source: “Today's workplace looks nothing like the workplace of a decade ago, and Forbes has recently posted an article indicating that this fact means workers are going to need to change and adjust. Innovation is going to be crucial in the workplace of the future, but it is not something that can be developed overnight. Jason Hope agrees with Forbes that certain skills must be developed in order to grow innovation and make one more viable in the modern workplace. ... Jason Hope agrees. "To be viable in the workplace of the future, and the very near future at that,
Source: “While we still think of the internet as a medium by which we can communicate with each other, via email, social media or instant messaging, the reality is there are now more machines connected to the internet than people. Known as the Internet of Things, this phenomenon isn’t new. The internet was invented to connect computers and devices, partly to ensure communications could continue in a nuclear war. But in the past few years the trend has continued unabated. According to the networking multinational Cisco, the number of “things” (as opposed to people) connected to the internet exceeded
Source: “Welcome to The Telegraph 2015 hub, produced with our advertising partner Invesco Perpetual. Inside, you’ll ﬁnd forecasts for the next year and beyond from The Telegraph’s top writers and commentators. Where will people invest next year? Are markets in Britain and around the world headed up or down? Are the conﬂicts in Ukraine and the Middle East likely to be resolved? What will be the most popular ﬁlms, books and television programmes in 2015? What will be the greatest sporting moments? And, most importantly perhaps, what will we be wearing?
Source: “You have probably been hearing quite a bit in recent months about the Internet of Things coalescing into a major high tech business opportunity. You are likely to hear a lot more about this during the upcoming 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Internet of Things converges intelligent products and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. As a market, it has arrived. And now it is ready for prime time exposure at CES, one of the world’s largest high tech events every year.
Source: “CES 2015 set on Jan. 5, will be about the Internet of Things and a lot more. Samsung Electronics sends invites to listen to the keynote of CEO and President BK Yoon about how the IoT will change lives and revolutionize the industry. The Consumer Electronics Show is a tech calendar event that mostly sets the innovation tone for the next year. The upcoming CES will be at the Venetian in Las Vegas and will last until Jan. 9.
The annual event for the good and the great of the tech world gather Las Vegas to present their most recent inventions, with something for everyone.
Source: “You walk up to your front door, and it unlocks as it recognizes the key fob in your pocket. It’s cold outside, but the air on the other side of your threshold is a toasty 74 degrees because the thermostat fired up your furnace the instant you (your phone, more accurately) crossed the 20-mile geofence you drew around your home. As the door swings open, your recessed lighting illuminates your path to the kitchen, everyone’s first destination when arriving home after a long day at work. A glance at an app on your phone, linked to the fitness tracker on your wrist, shows your daily calorie quota will accommodate a glass of wine with dinner.