Greetings IoT Weekly News readers!
We have a few exciting things to share this week. First, Lab 651 has announced training for the Internet of Things! This series of courses offers everything from executive coverage of the landscape of what's going on in the industry to hands on deep-dive training for you and your employees using sensors to capture and analyze data in the physical world.
Other hot newsworthy items this week include new technology that allows for antennas to by sprayed-on to materials, two very interesting articles in the Security section below and finally, an upcoming Kickstarter campaign that could extend the capabilities of modern connectivity technologies to turn every smartphone user into a node on a global mesh network.
Finally, it's still not too late to join our annual IoT Hackday where teams compete for 12 hours to create IoT products, have fun, make friends and build startups. This year we have $5000 in cash prizes available to win!
Until next time, I hope you enjoy this issue and remember to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
The State of the Next IT Transformation
In recent years, computing workloads have been migrating: first from on-premises data centres to the cloud and now, increasingly, from cloud data centres to 'edge' locations where they are nearer the source of the data being processed. The goal? To boost the performance and reliability of apps and services, and reduce cost of running them, by shortening the distance data has to travel, thereby mitigating bandwidth and latency issues.
Network World: Spray-on Antennas Will Revolutionize the Internet of Things
In what could be a giant leap for Internet of Things (IoT) form factors, scientists say they have invented a spray-on antenna. And the bug-spray-like application will outperform traditional metal antennas, they claim.
Answers to Simplifying IoT's 6 Biggest Complex Challenges
Many IoT projects fail, yet discussion of this new basket of tech continues. Here are our solutions to six of the biggest challenges of launching a project.
The 2 Things Tech Leaders Should Know
It's no secret that more and more computing workloads are moving to the cloud, and will continue to move to the cloud in the years ahead. In 2018, 10% of companies have shut down their traditional data centers in favor of the cloud. By 2025, that number will be 80%, according Gartner.
Taught by adjunct professor, Justin Grammens and Lab 651 cofounders and engineers, this unique set of classes will help your organization a jumpstart into the age of IoT. Having been in the digital change business for decades, the team at Lab 651 has helped hundreds of companies change how they look at their core business through data monetization and innovation. We’ve done work with hundreds of companies just like yours. Let us teach you what we know.
From Food-Tracking and Shipping to IoT and Security Solutions
The adoption of blockchain technology is slowly taking shape across a multitude of industries. At the forefront of the amalgamation of payment systems and logistics is US tech giant International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), which has established itself as a leader in terms of blockchain-based products and offerings.
Securing the Future of IoT
Whether you know it or not, we’re surrounded by the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart homes where everything can be controlled by the touch of a button, connected cars that can detect potential hazardous road conditions and communicate with each other, and the ever-growing marvel of robotics that’s automating once-static devices.
Microsoft Azure Picks Dell EMC for Edge Compute and Storage
Microsoft is taking a very different approach to edge storage than Amazon Web Services (AWS). Azure Data Box Edge and its ruggedized Azure Stack are Microsoft’s first branded enterprise servers. However, under the unassuming faceplate, the two products use a Dell EMC server chassis. They are already enterprise-class servers, not a Microsoft first attempt at designing enterprise-class servers.
Postmerger T-Mobile and Sprint Expected to Surpass Verizon in IoT Sector
AT&T still dominates the cellular IoT space and is projected to account for 53% of the market by year’s end, but the company’s market share is expected to decline to 48% by the end of 2025, according to the firm. Verizon, the next closest competitor currently, is expected to reach 22% of the IoT market by the end of 2018 and continue growing to 26% by the end of 2025.
IoT Startup Wants To Turn Every Smartphone Into Mesh Network Node
IoT startup Pycom announced an upcoming Kickstarter campaign for a wearable solution that could extend the capabilities of modern connectivity technologies to turn every smartphone user into a node on a global mesh network. The solution is comprised of three parts, including a Pylife application and PyGo multi-use wearable devices that join to create what the company refers to as a PyMesh Network.
Raspberry Pi Internet of Things IoT LoRa HAT
The creative team of developers at Pi Supply has once again taken to Kickstarter to launch their new Raspberry Pi Internet of Things IoT board the LoRa Gateway. Designed to provide an easy way to add LoRa connectivity to your project, by providing a more accessible and hackable add-on for your favourite single board mini PC or microcontroller such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino or Micro:Bit.
Fast.ai Launches Fastai v1, a Deep Learning Library for PyTorch
Fast.ai seeks to democratize access to deep learning with tutorials, tools, and state of the art AI models. More than 200,000 people have taken Fast.ai’s seven-week course Practical Deep Learning for Coders.
Sprint IoT Platform Will Be Finished and 5G-Ready Next Month
Ericsson will have completed construction of Sprint’s new IoT core network and operating system (OS) by next month, it has said. The US carrier will be able to offer ‘internet of things’ (IoT) connectivity and applications on the new infrastructure in November.