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.

The Quintessence of Internet of Things | Issue 13 - 2013

We believe that megacities will be the nation-states of the future,” states Bernd Heinrichs. “In 50 years we might even not have any countries any more.” But the Internet of Things not only means change for the established nation-states. Karim Khebere reminds the group of countries in Africa, Asia or South America: “The Internet of Things will drive their development such that they start catching up the industrialised nations much more rapidly. Read more about The Quintessence of Internet of Things | Issue 13 - 2013



Worldwide Application Server markets grow in Internet of things

Source: "There are now 6.9 billion cell phone registered, paying users.It is anticipated that the apps market will expand from $24 billion in 2013 to $35 trillion by 2019. This expansion of mobile computing at the device level is nothing compared to what is happening at the machine to machine communications, with sensors being located everywhere, and monitoring of those sensors proliferating. Read more about Worldwide Application Server markets grow in Internet of things



China sets up first state-level IOT alliance

Source: "Chinese enterprises and research institutions on Thursday established the country's first state-level industrial alliance for the Internet of Things (IOT). IOT refers to digital networks of physical objects that are linked by the Internet and interact through web services. Everyday goods will be connected to the Internet and be identified by other devices. Launched by the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation... Read more about China sets up first state-level IOT alliance



Maria Deutscher: Internet of Things Review: Tablets Are All the Rage

Microsoft’s plans for the Internet of Things extends far beyond the tablet market. Insiders revealed on Tuesday that the company is prototyping a Google Glass rival in an effort to catch up to Google in the wearable tech arena, a rapidly growing segment that is expected to reach $19 billion in revenues by 2018. The device reportedly features a camera and advanced Internet capabilities." Read more about Maria Deutscher: Internet of Things Review: Tablets Are All the Rage



Jo Brookes: RFID to speed up the glue for real now in Internet of Things

Source: "Back in 2009 when RFID was a lesser known term, Scientists at the University of Bristol created tags so small that they could be glued onto ants to track how they decided where to form colonies. As personal and industrial technology devices become more sophisticated, embedding RFID into items at the point of manufacture seems a more realistic venture. Read more about Jo Brookes: RFID to speed up the glue for real now in Internet of Things



Drake Bennet: In the Internet of Things, bot is the new dot-com

Source: "Watch the news, read the tech blogs, and the so-called robots have already taken over. On Kickstarter there’s a robot that brews beer, a robot that tunes your guitar, a robot that is a 3D printer. There’s a robot refrigerator, a robot alarm clock, a robot desk lamp. In the Internet of Things, bot is the new dot-com, a suffix that confers the mystique... Read more about Drake Bennet: In the Internet of Things, bot is the new dot-com



Skynet

Skynet offers a realtime websocket API as well as a Node.JS NPM module to make event-driven IoT development fast and easy. When nodes and devices register with Skynet, they are assigned a unique id known as a UUID along with a security token.

Upon connecting your node or device to Skynet, you can query and update devices on the network and send machine-to-machine (M2M) messages in an RPC-style fashion. Read more about Skynet



Tony Smith: IoT needs hi-tech carrots rather than government sticks

How will Europe lift itself out of current and future economic woes - and help save the planet while it’s about it?

According to chip giant Intel, with hi-tech carrots rather than government sticks. So said the head of Intel’s European R&D operation, Martin Curley, this week at the chip company’s European Research and Innovation Conference – Eric to its friends. Read more about Tony Smith: IoT needs hi-tech carrots rather than government sticks



Steve Lynn: Expert: Smart city movement losing steam

The evolution - rather than revolution - of making cities more efficient or "smart," must come from city officials, businesses and citizens, Aoun told an audience at the NetZero Cities conference in Fort Collins on Thursday.

The conference addressed ways cities could plan better to solve problems related to challenges such as population growth and climate change. Read more about Steve Lynn: Expert: Smart city movement losing steam



Bas Overtoom: An open discussion on the impact of Big Data

An organizations’ ability to become ‘data savvy’ and integrate data analytics within the core of its company will become one of the primary elements for success in the modern world. This ‘shift’ will lead to significant changes within the organization, and that is why we need to try to answer the following question: ‘How should a manager integrate data and data analytics.. Read more about Bas Overtoom: An open discussion on the impact of Big Data



Stacey Higginbotham: The FTC is set to investigate rules for the internet of things

The rise of such connected devices essentially takes the established privacy framework the FTC adopted for web data and throws the problem into three dimensions. The FTC had established several categories of “sensitive data” in its 2012 Privacy Report, including Social Security numbers, precise geolocation data, financial records.. Read more about Stacey Higginbotham: The FTC is set to investigate rules for the internet of things



Addy Dugdale: Starbucks Joins The Internet Of Things With Smart Fridges That Know When Milk Has Gone Bad

Source: "The fridges and coffeemakers at Starbucks are about to get a whole lot smarter. Within the next year, the coffee chain reportedly plans to connect its devices to the Internet of Things. Specifically, fridges will now tell employees when a carton of milk has gone bad, and cloud-based Clover coffeemakers... Read more about Addy Dugdale: Starbucks Joins The Internet Of Things With Smart Fridges That Know When Milk Has Gone Bad



Kristin Jellison: Internet of Things Becoming Reality

Source: "... The Internet of Things makes a huge difference for the patient. She receives personalized and responsive healthcare. But this technology also helps the businesses involved. The healthcare provider achieves a competitive advantage in its services. The hospital benefits from cost savings through more accurate treatment and better application of services. All of this, in turn, translates into savings on insurance claims. Read more about Kristin Jellison: Internet of Things Becoming Reality



Cherokee Nation monitors air quality

Source: "Cherokee Nation Environmental Specialist April Hathcoat checks real time air quality data collected from the tribe’s air monitoring stations from her Allen Road office in Tahlequah.

The Cherokee Nation was among four Oklahoma tribes to receive part of an $847,097 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help monitor air quality on tribal lands.
Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs received $437,785 in funding. Read more about Cherokee Nation monitors air quality



The Internet of Things looms, are you ready?

Source: "Gartner are predicting by 2020 the Internet of Things will create an additional $1.9 trillion for the economy. The Internet of Things is the eventual merging of the explosion of smart devices, from smartphones through to sensors within a kitchen fridge, and the connectivity of the Internet. As the cost of connecting devices decreases and the ubiquity of an Internet connection increases the number of connected “things” shall continue to rise to, Read more about The Internet of Things looms, are you ready?



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