Just in time for the holidays! This article discusses some the products that have little value connected. As the saying goes, "When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail".
Israel is one of the fastest growing countries to embrace the concepts of the IoT. I co-founded a local conference and non-profit called IoT Fuse with the mission of getting wider adoption, collaboration and connections between everyone in the industry. However, if you take a look at the numbers of people in the IoT Meetup in Isreal you'll see they are over 3,200 people. Most people wouldn't know it but Isreal is leading the world in the IoT.
When devices start being internet enabled, not only can data be pushed or pulled, the devices can start taking intelligent action. One of those things will be to automatically service themselves. This is virtually non-existent today, but I believe we will see huge benefits and massive growth with this functionality in the future.
The race to build the most visible and used IoT platform continues. Amazon releases AWS out of Beta. I expect we'll be seeing press releases from IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce and Facebook in the coming months about their IoT offerings as well.
I've been seeing Schneider Electric investing heavily in IoT solutions for themselves and their customers. The area of smart agriculture is growing by leaps and bounds and is opening up new opportunities for not only large companies such as Schneider, but many other small providers to contribute as well.