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.

Eric Markowitz: It’s A Bad Day For The Internet Of Things

Source: “Talking to your fridge sounds cool, but what happens when your Prius rises up and attacks you?
There’s a viral news story going around this morning about Samsung’s Smart TV and its sinister-sounding setting that “listens” in on all your conversations. The gist: Samsung’s newest TV has voice recognition software that allows you to speak to your TV and tell it what to do. The problem is that there’s no “trigger” word that actually initiates the voice control, so the TV ends up listening to you the entire time,


Christian de Looper: Top 5 Internet Of Things Devices To Expect In The Future

Source: “The Internet of Things is taking off, with connected devices likely to be a big part of our future.
In fact, Google's Eric Schmidt has even said that the Internet will "disappear" from our consciousness, as it simply becomes a part of our environment, largely due to the uprising of the Internet of Things. Billions more devices are expected to come online over the next 10 years, making people's interaction with technology commonplace. At the end of a panel at the World Economic


CDN Staff: CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Internet of Things

Source: “The top story for the 2014 Newsmakers list well could have been last year’s.
The channel and all of society cannot deny the overwhelming momentum of the Internet of Things. If you believe Cisco’s financial logic to IoT (and many do) this market grew in nine months from a $14.5 trillion worldwide profit and economic savings opportunity in the next decade to a $19 trillion one. For Canada it grew from $400 billion to half a trillion dollars in the same time. Yes, that’s not a typo. We really mean “trillion.”


GS1: How EPC/RFID works

Source: "The Electronic Product Code is a unique serial number tagged to a product in the form of a memory chip. Attached to the chip is a radio antenna which transmits the EPC as a radio wave to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader when prompted. The reader can be handheld and needs to be within range of the EPC tag. Objects in a shop or warehouse can obstruct the radio wave, but – unlike barcode technology – there doesn’t need to be a direct line of sight between the tag and the reader. The EPC contains a wealth of product information, such as manufacturer,


Chris Hall: iSheep are real: Internet-connected sheep are roaming Wales

Source: “Researchers in North Wales have created a flock of iSheep - sheep connected to the internet - in the latest twist on the internet of things.
Using a small tracker, the idea is to enable a farmer to keep track of the flock, and stop rogue sheep wandering off.
Apparently, some sheep are wont to do that. A farmer will then be able to keep track of the flock with a quick glance at an iPad or other connected device. It also means that a farmer will be able to locate missing sheep in such instances as foul weather.


Jason Hope: Big Data Mistake in Industrial IoT

Source: “At the heart of what drives the Internet of Things is data, yet in some industries, like industrial manufacturing, that data is not as accessible as one might think. Industrial manufacturing equipment, which is decades old, is lacking the accessible data necessary to make the Internet of Things helpful, Jason Hope and Forbes agree.
 
Apps must have all of the data available. With industrial equipment, much of which was put into use 20 to 30 years ago, you have a pile of data lost somewhere in the IT or maintenance department.


John "JT" Thomas: What the Internet of things means for business app developers

Source: “Are you getting tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, get used to it because IoT is gaining steam as it moves from what has been a consumer focus to business adoption in 2015. And this crossover will radically change application developers should be thinking about IoT. According to a recent global survey of over 1,000 software developers conducted by Dimensional Research and commissioned by my company, Embarcadero, 2015 is the year IoT will have a material impact on business applications.


Jim McHale : ’Internet of Things' to reshape the security industry

Source: "The evolution of the Internet of Things and the increasing connected nature of all devices stands poised to reshape the security industry, according to new research from Memoori. The game changer in the physical security industry is still IP driven, not just across video but now into access control and intruder alarms. The industry is fast moving to an all IP business, which has vastly improved and extended the value propositions for end users. Security companies that have grasped this opportunity and can demonstrate how improved ROI can be achieved through making businesses


Tom Goodwin: Intimate Data Will Be Key to the Internet of Things

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.


Pedro Hernandez: Businesses Are Bracing for the Internet of Things: Gartner

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.


Andrea L. Gothing and Seth A. Northrop and Li Zhu: The Internet of (Legal) Things

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 Read more about Andrea L. Gothing and Seth A. Northrop and Li Zhu: The Internet of (Legal) Things



Anthony Baker: Connected spaces: the next step for the internet of things

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.


Daniel Price: The Internet Of Things Leads And Greener Public Spaces

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.


Ben Fox Rubin: How Intel will embrace the 'delightful chaos' of Internet of Things


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 has made an update to the first non formal and non peer review of the FIWARE Generic Enablers

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.
 
 


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