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.

Jeffrey M. Kaplan : Joining Forces to Harness the Internet of Things

Source: "No one company can provide end-to-end IoT solutions because of the number of piece-parts that comprise a complete IoT supply chain. Therefore, it is essential for the companies that want to play a major role in the IoT marketplace to team with third parties to build a solid IoT ecosystem and acquire other companies that can extend their IoT capabilities. A rising tide of interest has sparked a series of competitive moves among the widening array of software and technology providers vying


Rob van Kranenburg: Clean slate approaches to Internet of Things; where to start?

IoT is a paradigm shift and an ontological change. Our very notions of what it means to be human and what it means to be ‚in the world’ are based on subject-object dichotomies. IoT brings a third party into the equation, a database, algos and scenario reality that is always present in any interaction between object and subject. This is not an indifferent reality, however, but one of real stakeholders and investors. The consortia that will decide the validity of that reality Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Clean slate approaches to Internet of Things; where to start?



Chanond Ruangkritya: Now is the time to prepare to live in the 'Internet of things' home of the future

Source: „In the last article I wrote about how Web 2.0 was changing the way companies market to and interact with their customers, and continuing with the theme of technology affecting real estate, this time I'm going to discuss the "Internet of Things" and its implications for developers and anyone buying property.
 
The Internet of Things is a technology trend where everything has embedded sensors and is


Martin Geddes: Network architecture research: TCP/IP vs RINA

Source: "In early 2013 I had the good fortune of going to Barcelona for a workshop on Recursive InternetWork Architecture (RINA), hosted by i2cat, produced by the Pouzin Society, and presenting work done under the IRATI programme. RINA is a radical alternative to the incumbent TCP/IP paradigm; the gulf is as wide as that between chemistry and alchemy.
The intellectual thrust of the event was provided by John Day, a veteran of the early ARPANET, and author of


Kia Kokalitcheva: You can now plug your baby into the Internet of things

Source: „Baby activity trackers really are a thing, and a new one from a company named Sproutling is now available for pre-order.
Sproutling’s baby activity tracker, designed to be worn at night and during naps, is a baby-safe ankle band equipped with sensors that track the baby’s heart rate, temperature, mood, whether it’s still sleeping, and if it has rolled over onto its stomach. This last point is important as infants under seven months shouldn’t sleep on their stomachs, so the built-in accelerometer can pick up”


Derek McAuley: Century-Old Snooping: How World War I code breakers taught your gas meter to snitch on you.

Source: „In the depths of night on Aug. 5, 1914, the British cable ship Alert took the first significant action of World War I, severing the five German submarine cables that ran through the English Channel. This operation was a major blow, forcing Germany to use radio for international communications for the duration of the war.
 
Together with the increasing use of the newfangled radio for


Julie Langenkamp: Internet of Things: A Big Use Case for Big Data

Source: „John Myers, research director for analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, believes the Internet of Things is the shiny new toy of big data, and with good reason. Analytics run on sensor and machine data from smart devices yields quantifiable impact to cost savings and revenue, and CFOs are taking notice. In this interview with Information Management, Myers shares trends uncovered in EMA’s big data research, implications about the future of big data and use cases of big data in practice across a variety of industries and markets. Read more about Julie Langenkamp: Internet of Things: A Big Use Case for Big Data



Roger Strukhoff: @ThingsExpo Insight: Plumbing & the Internet of Things. It's Been a Long Odyssey For Us to Get Where We Are. Now What?

Source: „A couple of days ago, I noted the fundamental enterprise IT change driven over the past generation by user impatience - nobody likes waiting in line.
We can point to Moore's Law, Metcalf's Law, and a general business trend toward disintermediation and decentralization as well, taking note of the millions of hard-working people


Francesca Bria: Digitalsocial.eu redesign - Get on the Map!

Source: „There are many cases of Digital Social Innovation (DSI) being spread throughout society that are transforming governments, businesses and society. 
At the heart of the DSI research is digitalsocial.eu, a dynamic and crowdsourced map of organisations that work on digital social innovation. Together with Variable and Interago, we have redesigned the crowdmapping website and increased the DSI network. In the DSI Open Data-Set, there are a total of 575 organisations with 629 projects as of August 2014.


Colby Hochmuth: What keeps DARPA up at night?

Source: „Although the Internet of Things opens many doors for innovation, it opens an even bigger door to cybersecurity risks for the 13 billion devices connected to the Internet.
Randy Garrett, program manager in the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said the increased connectivity and availability of data can be a threat to the security of individuals and the nation.
He added that the most worrisome security vulnerabilities occur when organizations that don't typically work together


Mohana Ravindranath: DOT, VA reps discuss how the federal government could use Internet of Things

Source: „Government officials and private sector representatives met in Washington on Wednesday to discuss potential applications in the public sector for the Internet of Things — technologists term for a connected network of devices and sensors.
Randy Garrett, program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, along with Transportation Department chief information officer Richard McKinney


Neal Ungerleider: Philips Hue Hack makes the Internet of Things mean something

Source: „There’s a lot of talk these days about the Internet of things and connected devices: A computerized world where our refrigerators, thermostats, gym equipment, house lights, and cars are all connected to the Internet and aggregating information in real time. Although a lot of innovations in the area are admittedly overhyped, some new projects are showing an unintended benefit for the Internet of things:


Seth Rosenblatt: 'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat


Source: „Popular routers like this Netgear Centria WNDR4700 have in the past been found to be vulnerable to hacks. Researchers expect vulnerabilities to become riskier as more home devices gain Internet connections.
Dong Ngo/CNET
As many as 13 previously unknown vulnerabilities in home Wi-Fi routers and networked storage systems are set to be disclosed at the Black Hat computer security conference that kicks off in Las Vegas on Wednesday.


Ken Sinclair: Working Together. Separately

Working Together. Separately

Although our August theme seems like an oxymoron the cloud enables us to “Work Together” while flexing our greatest resource our people, a group of individuals that separately create pieces that fit the cloud puzzle. I recently found clarity in the cloud and have started talking funny but now have a clearer vision of our future, a collaborative mosaic of our industry “Working Together, Separately".

AutomatedBuildings.com is a great example; Jane and I working separately from the industry as publishers Read more about Ken Sinclair: Working Together. Separately



Harness Asia Pacific's IoT adoption growth. Join us at IoT Asia 2015

Source: "The Internet of Things adoption in Asia Pacific is expected to grow to US$57.96 billion by 2020. Based on the latest report by Frost & Sullivan, total Asia Pacific spending on Internet of Things is forecasted to be US$9.96 billion in 2014 and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 34.1% to reach US$57.96 billion by 2020.
 
The Internet of Things is more than just internet-connected fridges. It encapsulates the communication between objects networked


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