Ronna Porter: Do Privacy Concerns Really Change with the Internet of Things?

As it is virtually impossible to walk around the OnPR office without tripping over the Internet of Things these days, or stepping on a digital transformation project of one kind or another, I spotted with interest the new report from Altimeter Group: Consumer Perceptions of Privacy in the Internet of Things, by Jessica Groopman with Susan Etlinger. I recommend it as worth a look to virtually anyone in business today.

Irving Wladansky-Berrger: Measuring the Economic Potential of the Internet of Things

Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things has been long in coming. Ubiquitous or Pervasive Computing dates back to the 1990s, when neither the necessary low-cost devices nor ubiquitous wireless networking were anywhere near ready. But IoT has now reached an inflection point, with over 10 billion interconnected smart devices already out there, a number that’s expected to rapidly expand to tens of billions by 2025 and to hundreds of billions in the decades ahead.

Jim Tully: The Internet of Things and the Enterprise Opportunity


The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly become one of the most familiar — and perhaps, most hyped — expressions across business and technology. That hype, however, is entirely justified and is backed up by the numbers.

The world will see 25 billion Internet-connected things by 2020, and Gartner estimates that the IoT will produce close to $2 trillion of economic benefit globally. These things are not general purpose devices such as smartphones and PCs, but dedicated objects, such as vending machines, jet engines, connected soap dispensers and a myriad of other examples.

Tom Saunders: Making smart cities work for people. No 1: Crowdsourcing flood maps in Jakarta

The “Smart City” is a vision of what cities might look like in the future if they adopt a range of cutting edge technologies – the Internet of Things, big data, advanced computing, and so on.

But this vision rarely leaves any space for people; nor does it take into account the pressing problems that cities are facing now. As a result, many smart city ideas have failed to deliver on their promise, combining high costs and low returns.

Andy Meek: Why have we yet to be enchanted by the internet of things?

One of the leading thinkers in the new computing sector known as the internet of things (IoT) can’t help but look at all the flashy, expensive, feature-packed gadgets on the market today – things like Google Glass or the Apple Watch – and keep coming away with the same thought: too many device makers keep getting it wrong.

Philip N. Howard How Big Is the Internet of Things? How Big Will It Get?

New information technologies have transformed world politics, and not always for the better. Even trying to understand how technology connects us reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the Internet. To understand what the Internet is becoming, let's start with some basic questions--how big is it and how big will it get? The best estimates now say there will be almost 50 billion devices by 2020.

Jonathan Margolis: French gadget-makers pour into the ‘internet of things’

Last month in Angers, 300km from Paris, President François Hollande opened Europe’s biggest centre dedicated to “internet of things” (IoT) technology — the gadgetry that enables objects to communicate with other objects.

Innovations from this emerging sector include heating thermostats that talk to your mobile phone, litter bins that connect remotely to refuse trucks and hives that communicate with beekeepers. By 2020, forecasters predict between 26bn and 50bn IoT units being connected to the internet.

How the Internet of Things is going to change the future of privacy

In the second part of a three-part interview, French Caldwell, Chief Evangelist MetricStream talks about the security challenges IoT, robotics, bitcoins bring to the table from a GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance) perspective). He believes that the old definition of privacy no longer works in today's world where information gets collected every moment; and that it's going to be a bigger challenge once the Internet of Things goes mainstream.

TU-Automotive Europe 2015 Conference & Exhibition

The 13th annual summit will take place 2nd-3rd November at the International Congress Centre in Stuttgart. This event will bring together the key thought leaders in the European connected car and mobility space to cover the hottest topics in automotive innovation.

With over 1400 high level executives and 120+ carefully selected speakers, this year’s TU-Automotive Europe is sure to be the best event yet.

Ina Fried: Qualcomm Joins Google’s Rival Internet-of-Things Consortium

Qualcomm said Tuesday it is working with Thread Group, a Google-backed effort to determine ways for Internet-connected devices to talk to one another.

The move is important because Qualcomm has been a key backer of the AllSeen Alliance, one of several competing efforts to set standards for the so-called Internet of Things. By taking part in Thread as well, Qualcomm opens the door for potential cooperation and collaboration between the two bodies.

Chris Breger: It’s no secret that in recent years vehicle sales to 18-34 year olds have plummeted to an all time low.

Dubbed the digital millenial generation, a new demographic of customers has emerged that dont want horsepower and perfomance, but want a mobile-esque app interface with continuous OTA upgradeability. But how do you capture a generation of consumers who just don’t want to buy?

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