Theo Priestley: The Internet Of Things Is A Fragmented $19 Trillion Roulette Gamble

50 billion connected devices. $19 trillion opportunity. All by 2020.

Forget the numbers you see quoted on every slide deck at a conference because these are meaningless when you analyse just how fragmented this market seems to be. So I’m going to serve you up a new set of numbers.

  • There are 10 major factions fighting to become the standard for IOT
  • 6 vendors in reality control the outcome of the Internet Of Things
  • They have a joint market cap of $670 billion
  • They have net annual sales of $428 billion

Wendy Laursen: The Internet of Big Things

Wärtsilä announced last week that it had signed a maintenance agreement with GasLog to ensure the reliability of operation of GasLog’s seven LNG carriers.

 The demand for predictive analytics and advisory services is increasing, says Wärtsilä. Data collected via satellite will allow GasLog to maximize intervals between maintenance periods, streamline logistics for spare part deliveries and ensure that main generating engines are operating optimally, thereby lowering operating costs and minimizing fuel consumption. 

Apple Acquires VocalIQ, Likely to Connect Siri-enabled Devices to the Internet of Things (IoT)

VocalIQ should allow Apple to boost Siri's capabilities in leaps and bounds, years ahead of their direct competition

As reported by Business Weekly, Apple has just acquired UK-based artificial-intelligence VocalIQ for a sum between $50-$100 million, in an effort to add the company's adaptive and self-learning spoken dialogue technology to its own Siri virtual personal assistant.

Brian Benchoff: A White Hat virus for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is going gangbusters, despite no one knowing exactly what it will be used for. There’s more marketing money being thrown at IoT paraphernalia than a new soda from Pepsi. It’s a new technology, and with that comes a few problems: these devices are incredibly insecure, and you only need to look at a few CCTV camera streams available online for proof of that.

Joseph Pistrui: How Managers Can See the Future More Clearly


Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if poorly managed, success proves elusive.
Suppose the management lens was smeared, even opaque. In this case, management could easily misapply resources. Or suppose the lens was a mirror looking only at past ways to deploy resources.

David Kravets: RFID chips in driver’s licenses. What could go wrong?

So why not put RFID chips in driver's licenses? California Gov. Jerry Brown has a bill awaiting his veto or signature that would do just that. The states of Washington, New York, Michigan, and Vermont already have adopted the spy-friendly, voluntary program that links your license with the Department of Homeland Security. For the moment, the cards are designed to be used instead of passports at US land borders in a bid to speed up the entrance lines from Mexico and Canada.

Barb Darrow: This tech can cut your water bill, save energy, oh and stalk your cat

New devices, and the data they generate, can help businesses save a big chunk of their energy and water bills, not to mention keep “enemy cats” out of your home.

The coolest things about the Internet of things are not the things themselves (though those are undeniably awesome) but the services they enable.

Cory Doctorow: Internet of Things That Lie: the future of regulation is demonology

Volkswagen's cars didn't have a fault in their diesel motors -- they were designed to lie to regulators, and that matters, because regulation is based on the idea that people lie, but things tell the truth.

The Internet of Things is a world of devices (buildings, legs, TVs, phones) that can be programmed to sense and respond to their environments. These are things that don't submit to scrutiny: they fight back. You know the old joke about a broken photocopier that works perfectly when the repair tech shows up? Xerox could build one of those and maximize service-call revenue.

Damien Couroussé: post-doctorate position at CEA Grenoble, in the field of compilation and code generation applied to the security of software embedded components.

Please find a link to an offer for a post-doctorate position at CEA Grenoble, in the field of compilation and code generation applied to the security of software embedded components.

smartcon 2015 Dubai will be the most strategic gathering in the Regio

smartcon 2015 Dubai will be the most strategic gathering in the Region with the overall theme of Leadership in a Data Driven World and specialized tracks on Smart Government, Big Data, IoT, Digital and Marketing. Speakers at the conference include some of the world's foremost thinkers and practitioners.

On the week of UAE Innovation Week, world class content from international thought leaders, practical case studies and business applications, expert opinions and best practices will inspire and equip you with ideas to define smarter strategies for your business.

Nicky Ryan: Are you an expert on the Internet of Things? Accenture is hiring 200 people in Dublin

ACCENTURE IS OPENING a new innovation centre in Dublin, and has announced it intends to hire over 200 people in a range of roles.

€25 million is being invested in the project, and the firm is looking for professionals with R&D and design skills in ”cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing”.
The centre will be a location to research, incubate, and pilot innovative industry-specific and cross-industry technologies and solutions” for Accenture’s clients.

Jessie Davies: Mandatory ID tag plans spook producers

INDUSTRY is banding together to block the Victorian government's moves to mandate radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for sheep and goats.

Wool, sheepmeat and goatmeat bodies, as well as livestock agents, fear a mandatory RFID system would force other states to follow their lead, which they argue wouldn't enhance their ability to track animals during disease outbreaks.

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