The WAZIUP project, namely the Open Innovation Platform for IoT-Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa is a collaborative research project using cutting edge technology applying IoT and Big Data to improve the working conditions in the rural ecosystem of Sub-Saharan Africa.
First, WAZIUP operates by involving farmers and breeders in order to define the platform specifications in focused validation cases.
Gadgets from Alphabet’s Google, Apple, Qualcomm, and Fitbit don’t form a network at all. They’re just a way to expand their own ecosystems.
One of the most popular buzz terms in tech today, the Internet of Things, is a misnomer, and that’s a problem for tech.
The IoT, as it’s called—made up of a gaggle of gadgets such as the Nest home thermostat from Alphabet (ticker: GOOGL), Apple ’s (AAPL) Apple Watch, and the humble Fitbit (FIT) step trackers—doesn’t really constitute an Internet, not in the sense any dictionary would frame the term.
We can now count Hitachi among the list of companies that has formed a division to specifically target the Internet of Things (IoT). This is a move that many automation suppliers are finding necessary as they try to better manage the technologies and expertise needed to capture this important market.
Amazon’s Dash Buttons are there to make shopping easier. Instead of pulling out your phone or heading to the computer when you’re running low on laundry detergent or razors, you just push one of the customized buttons and it’ll be shipped with your next Amazon purchase.
But Amazon’s newest Dash button isn’t for ordering things; it’s for accessing the Internet of Things. The AWS IoT Button is in the same form factor as the Dash, but serves as a physical button to connect with digital services instead.
This week, Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google opened up the Thread protocol (originally created by Nest), which makes communication between home Internet of Things devices built by different companies much easier, and enables their connection to the cloud.
The Internet, of course, changed everything. And it continues to do so.
One of the latest topics is called the Internet of Things, or IoT.
What is the Internet of Things? As with many new Internet ideas, different people will have different answers.
In a nutshell, the Internet of Things is attempting to connect billions of different devices.
Some of these devices you already know about, such as your smartphone, your television, your thermostat, your car, your refrigerator, your microwave oven, your light bulbs, your garage door opener, etc.
12 MAY 2016 | GENEVA - More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted.
According to the latest urban air quality database, 98% of cities in low- and middle income countries with more than 100 000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. However, in high-income countries, that percentage decreases to 56%.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the current technological revolution aiming to connect (all) the items used everyday to the World Wide Web. Increasingly, we see new appliances, transportation and even mundane items such as shoes, clothes and door locks, connected to the Internet and controlled via other devices, such as computers, smartphones or tablets.
Privacy needs to be baked into Internet of Things developers’ thinking from the outset, one of IBM’s IoT supremos said today, pointing out that “just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you should”.
Andy Stanford-Clark, in a keynote kicking off the Building IoT conference in Cologne, reeled off the monikers assorted vendors have deployed over the years in an effort to corner this market, from SCADA, IoT, and ubiquitous computing, through to Cisco’s attempts to corner “the internet of everything”.
At the Internet of Things conference, where I've been this week, market enthusiasm is high. Proponents foresee a thousand potentially connected in each home, and a million outside the home in each city. Do the math: in the U.S. there are 125,600,000 homes, and 19,509 cities. That equals a potential of 144,109,000,000 connected devices. Dream or nightmare?
IoT is about innovation -- pushing the technology envelope, developing new applications, and growing business models to meet evolving opportunities. In this fast-changing ecosystem, staying current is critical.
The Ipswich City Council, located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, recently announced plans to move forward with a “smart city” agenda.
Global consulting firm Accenture has been selected to manage this transformation and help implement plans. Blueprints will be developed to improve community engagement, examine city operations and grow digital technology.