Editorial: The OpenIoT project is continuing its trajectory of high-profile contributions with its very successful participation in IoT Week in London 16-20th June! OpenIoT is now seen as an absolute core flagship project in the IoT space in the EU and world-wide! OpenIoT organised two sessions (IERC Activity Chains 2 and 4), contributed to 3 more including the Architectural Reference Model session and co-organized the Hackathon. In the Hackathon OpenIoT scooped 3 prestigious prizes including the semantic
Source: „Shelburne Vineyard has recently deployed a wireless environmental sensing system to monitor key conditions during the growing season. Monitoring temperature lows during the spring and fall is critically important to ensure that grapes are not damaged by frost. During the last week of April in 2012, a cold snap threatened the health of Shelburne Vineyard’s newly budding Marquette crop. ...
Source: „If something isn't connected to the Internet—whether human, animal, household appliance, automobile, factory tool, etc.—does it exist? If you're going all-in on the Internet of things, you may conclude that it doesn't. Simply stated, the Internet of things refers to the possibility of providing online connectivity for every "thing" on the planet. In addition to computing devices, the objects and products that can be connected include cars, ovens, bathtubs,
Source: „Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT. As with any new technology, security is always the first point of resistance. I agree that IoT brings a wave of new security
Source: „Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better. The vision everyone keeps touting for the Internet of Things, where billions of devices are sharing information and completing tasks to improve the efficiency of daily life, relies on access to a planetary-scale Internet. Unfortunately, today's architectures can't handle the needs that the Internet of Things will demand.
"The investment bank looks at the development of the Internet in three stages: the fix Internet of the 1990s, using primarily desktop computers; the mobile internet of the 2000s, utilizing smart phones and tablets; and now the Internet of Things, which includes connecting wearables, cars homes cites and industrial concerns. The first and second phase connected up to 2 billion people while the Internet of Things is expected
Source: „Research across a range of fields is beginning to offer useful new guidance for planning policy and practice—and pointing the way to more effective "bottom-up" strategies.
The urbanist Jane Jacobs was famous for her withering 1961 criticism of modern urban planning: it was, she said, a "pseudoscience" that was "almost neurotic in its obsession to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success." Since then, by some accounts,
Source: „At one point Steve Jobs offered to buy Dropbox, explaining to the founders that their cloud-based file system was really a feature, not a product. In my view Jobs was right with respect to Apple’s definition of a product. But what he failed to understand was that the Internet had fractured the meaning of the word product. Dropbox and many other companies have proved it is possible to build a great business
Source: „GE is perhaps the best example of a traditional business that is rapidly becoming a software house. While GE may be best known for manufacturing big heavy plant items (wind turbines, jet engines and the like) it is, in fact, morphing to become a company that sees itself delivering customer solutions that are, in part, driven by software. This isn’t just marketing speak, GE has been investing huge amounts in
Source: „Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water, the smart meter debate has been elevated to the national level by several publications, including Forbes. Smart meter installations in the United States are expected to progress steadily over the next 10 years. That is because they offer a range of benefits to both utilities and their customers. Even so, according to Forbes Magazine, smart meter deployments
Source: „We need to accept our connection with technology. Only then can we move ahead, believes ICT strategist Ben van Lier.
My clothing and accessories are becoming steadily more communicative. The sensors in my Nike shoes are connected wirelessly to my smartphone and reveal my current location to my relatives, how fast I am running and whether I am keeping up with the training schedule obtained from Nike. My shirt by OMsignal
Source: „The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) is seen as the founding father of economic theory about innovation. Schumpeter defines innovation as a fundamental change in an existing economic cycle, made possible by combining new technology with for instance new or existing production methods. These new combinations are introduced into the economic cycle by entrepreneurs who are aiming to obtain a position within existing markets by using these new combinations
Source: "We’re used to tapping our phones and instantly getting the results that we want – whether we’re looking for a new restaurant, finding movie times or just checking our email. But when we get home, the process is still pretty primitive. We turn on lights individually, flip on the television and fiddle with the air conditioner.
But what if you could make your phone a remote control for all of those appliances? In the morning, you could tap a button and turn on the coffee machine. As you leave, you could make sure all of the lights are off. And, when you’re coming
Source: „The global trend lab VINT, set up by Sogeti to explore the impact of new technologies, is launching its third report in a four-part series on Internet of Things. In this report VINT gives insight into the Fourth Industrial Revolution; the marriage between factory automation, aka Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT), in which the industry is taking the lead. This marriage is realized by Internet of Things; the evolution making everything and everyone connected to the internet.