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.

Sean Michael Kerner: The Internet of Things Thread Network Protocol Debuts

Source: „Apparently, regular Internet networking protocols aren't enough for the Internet of Things. Today yet another group emerged, promising to deliver an improved experience for the Internet of Things with yet another new protocol effort.
Thread will leverage a number of existing standards, including IEEE 802.15.4, IETF IPv6 and 6LoWPAN. Thread's backers define it as an IPv6 networking protocol designed for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks. Thread is already being used inside of

Colleen Michele Jones: ​ParkerVision jumping into the 'Internet of things'

Source: „Long-beleaguered ParkerVision is expanding its vision, the company said in a presentation to investors today. Its new frontier: the Internet of Things.
The Jacksonville-based developer of radio-frequency technology for wireless applications provided shareholders with an overview of its recent litigation maneuvers as well as business strategies and market opportunities during a presentation in New York.
One of the areas ParkerVision is actively moving into,

Beverly Macy: 3 Key Internet-of-Things Trends in Mid-2014

Source: „The Internet of Things market will be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC). BI Intelligence finds that 1.9 billion once-inert everyday and enterprise devices are already connected to the internet -- from parking meters to home thermostats -- and by 2018 that number will top 9 billion.
Everyone from Samsung to Intel to GE to you-name-it is already in the space and it's getting very exciting. It's also getting very real, with both advantages and risks rising to the surface.

Noel Randewich: Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home

Source: „Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets like locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that Google bought in January for $3.2 billion, to lead the way on how household devices will speak to each other in the future underscores the importance placed by Google on cars, homes and other areas

Industry-leading companies including Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung Electronics, Nest Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM team up to Thread!

Industry-leading companies including Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung Electronics, Nest Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM team up to Thread! "Unlike many existing technologies or IoT approaches, Thread is not an application protocol or

Rethink money and meaning with the internet of things: Chris Rezendes at TEDxSanDiego 2013

Source: „Chris Rezendes, founder and president of INEX Advisors, talks about the emergence of the Internet of Things—a worldwide deployment of tiny devices to measure, connect, and tear down the barriers between the analog and silicon worlds. While the focus has been on profit, Rezendes argues for a broader perspective. From water wells in Africa to America's own transportation infrastructure, the Internet of Things can help us put people above machines Read more about Rethink money and meaning with the internet of things: Chris Rezendes at TEDxSanDiego 2013

Charlotte Jee: Plan to share ICT and legal services with two other councils in face of cuts

Source: "Councillors at Cambridge City Council will discuss sharing ICT and legal services with South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire councils this evening. Sharing services could save the three councils 'hundreds of thousands of pounds', Cambridge City’s strategy and resources scrutiny committee will be told. “With a 40 percent reduction in government core funding for the council we have to find ways of making further savings for at least the next four years,” said Cambridge City Council’s leader, Lewis Herbert."

Tim Omarzu: RFID chips to be used on Chattooga County buses to track students

Source: „No child left behind — on the school bus. That's part of the sales pitch made by StudentConnect Inc., a Marietta, Ga.-based start-up company that lets school districts and parents track students using ID cards that contain radio frequency identification device (RFID) chips. The Chattooga County School District recently signed a five-year contract to use StudentConnect, said Kayode "Kay" Aladesuyi, chairman and CEO of East Coast Diversified Corp., the holding company that owns StudentConnect.

Loraine Lawson: Why the Internet of Things Data Will Spark an IT Revolution

Source: „In the beginning, experts said Big Data technologies would lead to the end of enterprise data integration, with data eventually moving into one, big in-memory or Hadoop system.
That was before the Internet of Things (IoT), with its never-ending stream of data. It seems the IoT is teaching Big Data humility.
A TechTarget article about a recent O’Reilly Media webcast includes this very telling quote from Mike Olson

William Toll: Top 49 Tools For The Internet of Things

Source: Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), but for a long time many weren’t quite sure how to define it. While the IoT is still taking shape, it’s already make incredible strides as a new frontier for the connected world in which people, devices, environments and virtual objects are all connected and capable of interaction. There’s a new wave of technology platforms targeting the need to bridge these sophisticated communications, as well as hardware manufacturers producing

IBM launches Chinese smart city R&D base

Source: "IBM and its Chinese partner will launch a base in southwest China's Sichuan Province to research and develop "smart cities," futuristic urban centers where computing technology will improve infrastructure and public services, they announced on Sunday.
The joint project with Chinese firm Sichuan Huaxun Zhongxing Technologies Co. Ltd follows their announcement on May 18 that they will build a service center dedicated to the big data and cloud computing that is necessary for smart cities.

Anthony Brino: The Internet of Things for seniors

Source: „For many of the nation’s 45 million (and growing) senior citizens, aging in place is alternatively a much sought-after way to live out the golden years or the default option for those with modest incomes. To make aging in place work, especially for baby boomers, advocates and the government may need to help nurture new technologies that address major problems for seniors.  As the population of Americans 65 and older starts off an expected doubling, to more than 80 million, by 2050

Jeffrey Burt: Dell Taking Pragmatic, Strategic Approaches to IoT

Source: „Company officials say the vendor is looking to see what organizations need now while planning for what they'll need as the Internet of things evolves. Dell grabbed some headlines earlier this month when it joined Intel, Samsung and others in launching the Open Interconnect Consortium, the latest vendor-driven group aimed at creating an open standard for the burgeoning Internet of things. Like the AllSeen Alliance, the Open Interconnect Consortium

Your Pulse Will Be The Key To ‘The Internet Of Things’, But Is That Actually A Good Thing?

Source: "Our world is constantly expanding technologically, and it is safe to say that over the last decade and a half, our technology has improved so much that it is now considered a necessary part of our lives. Most of us seem to be lost without our smartphones buzzing on our hips. We also find it weird to be in any public place that doesn’t provide some sort of WiFi access. Now a new item that has been introduced that makes a wearer’s pulse the key

TRUSTe Announces Multi-Stakeholder IoT Privacy Tech Working Group as Next Step to Help Enhance Consumer Privacy in Internet of Things

Source: „At the first Internet of Things Privacy Summit in Silicon Valley, California today, TRUSTe announced the formation of a multi-stakeholder IoT Privacy Tech Working Group to identify the technical standards and best practices necessary to help enhance consumer privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT).


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