Sharon Gaudin: Get ready to live in a trillion-device world

In just 10 years, we may live in a world where there are sensors in the walls of our houses, in our clothes and even in our brains.

Forget thinking about the Internet of Things where your coffee maker and refrigerator are connected. By 2025, we could very well live in a trillion-device world.

That's the prediction from Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley.

Michael Hummel: The Future of the Internet of Things in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy companies have experienced strong global growth over the last several years, but they face pressure to improve profitability and productivity as the industry continues to scale globally. That said, the energy business can no longer be differentiated by simply applying more improvements via mechanical engineering and physics.

The next wave of innovation will be driven by sensors and data – in other words, the Internet of Things (IoT).

Brad Egeland: What will the Internet of Things mean for project management?

The Internet of Things is estimated to grow to 50 billion devices by 2020. How soon - and how - will IoT affect the tech projects we manage?

Ok, the Internet of Things (IoT) may not mean anything to your next project, but it’s coming. IoT will eventually affect you, your next project, the technology you are delivering, and your IT organization as a whole.

McKinsey Global Institute: The Internet of Things: Five critical questions: How do industry experts view the development of the Internet of Things, and what would they change?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving rapidly. In these short videos, McKinsey’s Michael Chui poses five critical questions about its development to experts ranging from MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito to Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group deputy director Dan Kaufman to Cloudera cofounder and chief strategy officer Mike Olson to O’Reilly Media founder and chief executive officer Tim O’Reilly. An extended and edited transcript of their comments follows.

Ben Beckstrom: Internet of Things getting bigger by the day

The number of gadgets linked to the Internet of Things (IoT) will go from 25 billion nowadays to around 50 billion devices in 2020. Other reviews state that these figures might be at over 35 billions in 5 years.

These predictions could probably be real, but it is sure that IoT is huge and will become even bigger. To put it simply, the Internet of Things represents the amount of items in your everyday life that can be linked or managed through an Internet connection. Following the present pattern, a smart phone might be the center that gets all the other devices together.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: A Critical Look at Gartner's Internet of Things

The end of the summer marks the return to school and a time to digest our favorite summer publication: the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Chart. Every year I feel a bit confused about this graph. Folks in B2B sectors swear by it and have pointed out that in the last two years the internet of things reached the dangerous 'peak of inflated expectations'.

Jack Palmer: For those working in auto, one key question burns – how will the integration of Internet-enabled objects improve the selling points of the car?

If you’re like me, you’ll be tired of reading wildly ambitious predictions for the Internet of Things.
For those working in auto, one key question burns – how will the integration of Internet-enabled objects improve the selling points of the car?
To identify the apps/services/use cases that consumers really want connecting to the car, TU-Automotive sat down with Volvo, Vodafone and Strategy Analytics.
As Volvo’s director of connectivity strategy put it – “some of the best applications for the car simply haven’t been invented yet”.


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