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.

Nick Clayton: French Startup SigFox to Launch Network for ‘Internet of Things

Source: "Current mobile data networks are based on connecting people to the Internet. But when sensors are hooked up to a network their resource requirements are often much smaller in terms of data, power and cost. French startup SigFox is creating a cheap, low energy consumption, long-distance cellular network for sensors and other devices which make up the so-called “Internet of Things”- Read more about Nick Clayton: French Startup SigFox to Launch Network for ‘Internet of Things



Tom Coyle: RFID is finally mature to market

"Systems and solutions are maturing and the RFID market is finally starting to soar. These long range, very affordable passive RFID tags are fundamental to delivering the promise of the Internet of Things. Many billions of RFID tags are being deployed this year in retail, IT asset management, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and many other vertical markets."

Also the view that IoT is an ecology of technological solutions (barcodes, QR codes, RFId, active sensors, IPv6, 6Lowpan) - the perspective of Council - is embraced: Read more about Tom Coyle: RFID is finally mature to market



Dan Farber: Facebook and the Internet of Things

Dan Farber: "The key for Zuckerberg in bringing the Internet of things, as well as more people, into the Facebook fold, will be convincing more developers to embrace the Facebook platform. At this juncture, 40 percent of the top 400 applications on iOS and Android have some integration with Facebook, the company said. Look for Facebook to focus on an equation that attracts more developers and ingests more data to deliver more precise and lucrative payloads to the DNA of its people to achieve its mission. Read more about Dan Farber: Facebook and the Internet of Things



Sandy Kemsley: Bosch Software Innovations: More About A Surprise Player In The iBPMS MQ

Source: "The Gartner iBPMS MQ released in September of this year has been controversial, to say the least; I’m not here to talk about that controversy, but rather address the general reaction to one of the vendors: high up in the “visionaries” quadrant – almost into the sparsely-populated  and coveted “leaders” quadrant – is Bosch Software Innovations. Although well known in consumer products and manufacturing... Read more about Sandy Kemsley: Bosch Software Innovations: More About A Surprise Player In The iBPMS MQ



ARM Holdings plc : Sprint and ARM Collaborate to Drive Innovation around Internet of Things (IoT)

Source: "ARM today announced availability of a rapid prototyping developer kit for the Internet of Things (IoT) market that integrates the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem by Sierra Wireless with the mbed microcontroller development platform, which is based on the ARM® Cortex?-M3 processor. The IoT market is set to grow exponentially, with Gartner estimating 50 billion connected devices by 2020*. Read more about ARM Holdings plc : Sprint and ARM Collaborate to Drive Innovation around Internet of Things (IoT)



Riffstream#: Internet of Things SIG Event

Internet of Things SIG Event: "Matching market opportunities vs IOT technologies and infrastructures to catalyse funding and investment is an event organised  by the Internet of Things Special Interest Group in conjunction with Cartezia. The SIG is a partnership between the TSB and the Creative Industries, ESP, and ICT Knowledge Transfer Networks and was established to help stimulate and support an emerging programme of work from within the Technology Strategy Board...

 


Kevin Benedict: SAP and the Internet of Things (M2M)

SAP and IoT: "I had an interesting discussion with SAP's new VP of the Internet of Things, Suhas Uliyar recently.    He was still in the process of deciding whether VP of the Internet of Things was the appropriate title, or if it should be VP of the Connected World or something more representative of how the technology was evolving.  He did not like the traditional M2M (machine to machine) reference as that reflected too much of the old model.  Read more about Kevin Benedict: SAP and the Internet of Things (M2M)



Ben van Lier: Smart socks ensure Big Data

Smart socks ensure Big Data: "I walk from my car to the office entrance. Just before the glass door opens, my telephone vibrates. The display shows ‘Blacksocks’. “Aha,” I think, “my daily analysis”. I pick it up and hear: "Congratulations, Mr Van Lier. In the light of our advice from last week you have adjusted your walking habits and therefore your socks will last two weeks longer. Will you have them washed tonight?" Is this fiction, or reality? Fiction, you would think. But this is not impossible.In recent weeks, a number of blogs and articles have appeared about the ‘smart socks ’ from the Blacksocks company. Read more about Ben van Lier: Smart socks ensure Big Data



Sue Tabbit: The Internet of Things, Taking On a Life Of Its Own

As this article is being published, European politicians and heavyweight representatives of some of the biggest companies in the world have been convening in Brussels, Belgium to discuss the Internet of Things. The event, The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe: Shaping Europe’s Future Internet Policy - The road to Horizon 2020 was expected to be a significant one, attracting more senior participants than ever this year, such is the growing momentum around the topic. Read more about Sue Tabbit: The Internet of Things, Taking On a Life Of Its Own



Peter Fries:: IoT-A Newsletter Number 2

Working on and in the Internet of Things means working for the society of tomorrow. Smart and connected objects will relieve us from rou- tine burdens and beam us to a different world of real being and virtual reality with new living and working environments. Given the self-organising nature of the Internet of Things, creation, development and evolution will happen in a more chaotic and simultaneous manner. Notions of control and closed environments will be superseded by flexible response and permanent learning and adaption. Read more about Peter Fries:: IoT-A Newsletter Number 2



Chinese 2012 list of Internet of Things development subsidy projects

Source: "China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Finance have jointly released their 2012 list of Internet of Things development subsidy projects, Marbridge Consulting reported. UHF and microwave RFID chip design, product technology R&D, miniaturized intelligent sensor technology R&D, ad-hoc networking technology for wireless sensor networks, intelligent logistics, and intelligent traffic... Read more about Chinese 2012 list of Internet of Things development subsidy projects



Libelium Internet Of Things Platform Certified As ThingWorx-Ready

Libelium Internet Of Things Platform Certified As ThingWorx-Ready: "ThingWorx™ today announced that Libelium, a leader in the design and manufacturing of wireless sensor network hardware, has completed certification of their Meshlium Sensor Networking Gateway device as ThingWorx-Ready™. This certification makes the Libelium Waspmote Plug & Sense!™ sensor platform compatible with the ThingWorx platform Read more about Libelium Internet Of Things Platform Certified As ThingWorx-Ready



John Riley: A Bottom-Up Revolution? Look bottom-up as well as top-down for Internet of Things take-off

John Riley: A Bottom-Up Revolution? Look bottom-up as well as top-down for Internet of Things take-off: "

To see the power of the the Internet of Things, with its capability of linking high quality sensors cheaply and interactively, you don't have to wait for the big supplier companies and traditional business to show the way forward. Just go to meet-up groups and join the social media groups to see how the Internet of Things is catching the imagination of... Read more about John Riley: A Bottom-Up Revolution? Look bottom-up as well as top-down for Internet of Things take-off



Check out these exciting working groups at Forum Europ 4th Annual Internet of Things!

 

These working groups are scheduled on the second day of Forum Europe IoT BXL. Check out the first day

Introductory presentation – setting the scene for the working groups, by Rob van Kranenburg, Founder, Council. 

Conclusions from each working group  will then be presented to the general audience during the next session. Read more about Check out these exciting working groups at Forum Europ 4th Annual Internet of Things!



Florian Michahelles: Internet of Things 2012 in Wuxi

Florian Michahelles: "As a program co-chair I had the opportunity to visit the recent IoT conference hosted by Fudan University in Wuxi. Elgar Fleisch opened IoT2012 by reviewing the potential of IoT to add things-generated data to the gulf of human-generated data. He listed standards, biz models, ownership management, and human behavior change as future research topics within the IoT domain. Lirong Zheng, general chair IoT2012, thanked the various organizers and conference chairs." Read more about Florian Michahelles: Internet of Things 2012 in Wuxi



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