It seems everything is connected to the Internet: socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a role in shaping our future, we need to get a few things right. The statement “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” has never been more applicable. At the events and conferences I’ve attended this year, it’s clear that while everything is getting connected, few things are actually connected. Some of you may recall the term “network of networks.” We are in real danger of making the same mistake again -
Reemo is a wristband that controls basic home functions like climate control, entertainment and security, all with a flick or two of the wrist.
A slender wristband that manages your home’s climate control, stereo and security system with the flick of a finger. A system that turns your cabinets and appliances into “smart things” that sense the world around them and tell you what they’ve learned. A miniature electric guitar that teaches you how to play at your own pace and produces concert-quality sound to boot.
Gartner reported in September 2014 that 73% of respondents in a third quarter 2014 survey had already invested or planned to invest in big data in the next 24 months. This was an increase from 64% in 2013. The big data surge has fueled the adoption of Hadoop and other big data batch processing engines, but it is also moving beyond batch and into a real-time big data analytics approach. Organizations want real-time big data and analytics capability because of an emerging need for big data that can be immediately actionable in business decisions.
The term ‘internet of things’ (IoT) in Singapore may be a new phrase to the ears of Singaporeans and companies but sooner than later, IoT Singapore will influence the way people work and play. The Minister-in-charge of the Singapore Smart Nation vision, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, referred to the advent of the IoT as a “revolution” demanding the involvement of government, industries of all sectors, businesses and individuals. Dr Balakrishnan, also Singapore’s Minister for Environment and Water Resources,
Most developers are already on the right path to acquiring that mix of skills and experience. An Evans Data survey in July found that 17 percent of the developers contacted were already working on applications for connected devices, while an additional 23 percent expected to begin working on them in the next six months.
Another survey by VisionMobile, a London-based research company, found that more than 50 percent of mobile developers are working on IoT projects, mostly as side projects to their day jobs.
The Privacy Coach is an application running on a mobile phone that supports customers in making privacy decisions when confronted with RFID tags. The approach we take to increase customer privacy is a radical departure from the mainstream research efforts that focus on implementing privacy en- hancing technologies on the RFID tags themselves. Instead the Privacy Coach functions as a mediator between customer privacy preferences and corporate privacy policies, trying to find a match between the two, and informing the user of the outcome. In this paper we report on the architecture of the Privacy Coach
The main event will take place from June 16th-18th in Lisbon.
The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. Since 2014 the IoT Week is organised by the IoT Forum, jointly with a local host chosen by the members of the IoT Forum.
IoT is not a choice but a necessity for survival and relevance in a hypercompetitive market with unforgiving customer attitude. Similar to other trends such as mobile, cloud and social, enterprises that are not on board with an IoT strategy risk losing relevance in the minds of their customers and partners and eventually losing their market share.
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There are three key reasons why a successful adoption and implementation of IoT is critical for business survival and relevance.
One of the primary benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is their ability to collect data that will ultimately help increase efficiency and mitigate problems before they occur.
Now, power companies have begun to take advantage of smart meters, in particular, in order to directly connect with their customers and find out information about their power use. From there, the power company can allocate energy efficiently through a connected smart grid and encourage customers to monitor and reduce their own usage.
Benjamin Cabé, Internet of Things enthusiast and evangelist at the Eclipse Foundation, has years of experience in connecting things, big and small, together. He is the co-founder of the Eclipse IoT Working Group and speaker at many conferences around the world. He is @kartben on Twitter. EclipseCon North America is the annual conference for the Eclipse community. It is an opportunity for developers who use Eclipse technology to learn, explore, share and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse technology and software development.
If you're wondering what the Internet of Things is, our latest Essential Knowledge book, The Internet of Things by Samuel Greengard is a good start. Below, Greengard writes about "How the Internet of Things Will Shape our Lives in 2025". Since the beginning of time, humans have pondered the future. Leonardo da Vinci imagined incredible machines that would fly and use the sun to generate power. Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted a world filled with sophisticated robots. And mathematician Alan Turing foresaw machines that could think far beyond human capabilities—a.k.a. computers. Now, the next phase of the future is unfolding before our eyes.
You’ve heard of the Internet of Things (or Internet of Everything) by now, I’m sure. It’s things like your fridge telling you when you’ve run out of eggs; your shoes telling you how far you’ve travelled; your car keeping you up to date on local traffic so you know which routes to avoid; your house telling you how much water or heating is being used, that kind of thing. For businesses, the focus is very much on data: Cisco reports that the IoT will cause IP traffic to reach 1.6 zettabytes by 2018, a 300% rise on 2013’s figures.
Temboo is the first IoT Platform to forgo building a sensor data storage solution in favor of giving developers a choice. Temboo Streaming leverages existing cloud data solutions, making it simple to send your sensor data wherever you like e.g., to the environment that is hosting the rest of your infrastructure.
Once a Streaming application is running, it takes just minutes to completely switch where the data is being sent, with no hardware or software updates required. This is particularly valuable when you think of the physical locations in which IoT devices can be deployed.
The MediaTek LinkIt Assist 2502 platform is designed for advanced developers looking for a professional environment in which they can design and prototype the software and hardware for consumer-ready wearables and IoT devices. The new module-based approach makes it easier to get access to MediaTek chipset technology and simplifies final hardware design for developers, the Hsinchu-based company said. “Professional developers face many challenges in the lifecycle of device creation, but one such challenge shouldn't be getting that product to a commercial-ready prototype,” said Marc Naddell, vice president of MediaTek Labs.
The Internet of Things promises subtle, pedestrian improvements to almost every aspect of daily life. The Nest Thermostat learns our habits, preferences, and environments in order to save money and improve comfort. Bluetooth and near field communication help our smartphones drive a “body area network” of activity trackers, smart shoes, and Google Glass, as well as interface with payment systems and the rest of the outside world.
IoT devices will help us sleep better, save time and energy, ensure we never run out of coffee or toilet paper, and automate our lives.