Obaidallah Elhassan: Internet of Batteryless Things - IoBT

Perhaps we have some familiarity to the term ‘Internet of Things’– IoT. It is where objects or people can communicate over a network. It is where the web and the physical world meet, and there is real physical presences to observe or control. Then what is ‘Internet of Batteryless Things’– IoBT? What advantages does it have over the many applications that are currently used?

How can IoT technologies be relevant for your business and for your life?

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Introducing the BBC micro:bit

The BBC unveils the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer.
The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK.

Kevin Mwanza: Is Africa Ready For The ‘Internet Of Things’? MTN Thinks It Is

Africa’s largest telecom operator MTN has partnered with global technology firm ZTE to bring one of world’s most talked about tech ‘internet of things’ (IoT) platform to the continent

The platform, which was launched in South Africa, allows devices and systems such as washing machines, fridge and wearable to interconnect via a dedicated network.

Stacey Higginbotham: Leaving the consumer out of the Internet of things is a mistake

If you leave consumers out of the internet of things you’re missing the big picture.

When you hear the phrase “Internet of things” what comes to mind? If you’re a captain of industry, it likely invoke stats from Gartner, Ericsson or some other firm offering up visions of trillion valuations. But if you’re a consumer, you’ll likely stare at the phrase and mumble, “Huh?” before pressing on. That’s because the Internet of things is a corporate and marketing construct for the most part.

Telematics ‘key to Dubai’s smart city plans’

Telematics will play a pivotal role in helping Dubai realise its goal of becoming a “smart city”, said an industry expert.

A key component in realising Dubai’s ‘smart city’ commitment is fleet operators that act responsibly and adopt technology that enables them to enhance their safety and efficiency levels, explained Brodie von Berg, head of Sales and Marketing at MiX Telematics Middle East, a leading provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions.

Preston Gralla: The Internet of Things: Your worst nightmare

You’ve heard the hype: The Internet of Things (IoT) will transform the way we live and work, bring us untold benefits like cutting our utility bills and warning us when the milk has gone sour, and be the engine for the next great economic boom. McKinsey claims, for example, that the IoT could have an impact of $11.1 trillion per year by 2025 — about 11% of the world economy, by McKinsey’s estimate.

Alex Scroxton: The internet of things could save the honeybee from extinction

In a report on the internet of things (IoT) released in 2014, the UK government’s chief scientific advisor Mark Walport warned against “trivialising” the potential applications of the IoT.

Walport said talk of intelligent fridges that can order fresh milk online and washing machines that book their own repair jobs was damaging to this fledgling industry, and distracted attention from the true value of the IoT – improving the standard of living for everybody, not just those that can afford a connected microwave.

John Greenough: From fitness trackers to drones, how the Internet of Things is transforming the insurance industry

The ability to bring internet connection to nearly every type of consumer device will have huge implications for the insurance industry over the next five years. Insurers looking to cut costs, improve business practices, and better assess clients' risk levels, will increasingly invest in the Internet of Things (IoT).

SCDigest's OnTarget e-Magazine: RFID and AIDC News: Companies that Embrace Internet of Things Service Model will be the Winners, Harvard Business Blogger Says

The Internet of Things (IoT) - or Internet of Everything, take your pick - is going to have profound implications in many areas of business, and no more so than how companies interact with their business and consumer customers over the long term.

So says Paul Weichselbaum, a technology industry executive and apparent expert on IoT, in a recent blog posting on the Harvard Business Review web site.

China launches ‘Internet Plus’ plan to integrate traditional industries for economic growth

China on Saturday unveiled an “Internet Plus” action plan, aiming to integrate the Internet with traditional industries and fuel economic growth, Xinhua reported.

The notion of “Internet Plus” was mentioned by Premier Li Keqiang in March when delivering the government work report.

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