Hi everyone! There were lots of great topics around the Internet of Things to pull in this week. Momentum continues to build in the areas of jobs/employment, so I picked out an article on this topic to lead with around the main skills that IT pros will need regarding IoT. Great stuff from Target on showing people what is possible in the consumer market, stories on Big Data and Security have also become a mainstay now.
Finally, be sure and check out the article from Accenture in the Video section of the newsletter. Mark Curtis does an awesome job of explaining and expanding on the idea of "Living Services" as a concept IoT thought leaders are discussing today.
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4 IoT Skills IT Pros Need
Interesting article on how IoT will change future jobs. As the story says, "There are two things you need to know about IoT that will help you figure out what skills you need for the future: Services are about to atomize, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be at the heart of future products."
Target Among Retailers Trying to Figure out How to Explain the Internet of Things
Target will use space in San Francisco as a lab to see how it might replicate some of the storytelling and customer education aspects in its 1,800 big-box store and on its website. Should maybe help introduce consumers to what is possible and how it can be used in their homes.
Nest, Amazon and Their IoT Ilk Spark Privacy Concerns
Privacy continues to be a hot button topic in the area of IoT.
The IoT Will Be as Fundamental as the Internet Itself
Great long form article on why IoT is set to change the entire way we will think about and work with the internet itself in the future.
Breaking the IoT Connection
Good article discussing how we often need to make tradeoffs between what is easy to use and best security practices.
Biometric Security Measures Put Slow Squeeze on Passwords
Why passwords will be a thing of the past in the near future and how biometrics is moving into the realm of the only way to truly be able to trust who you authenticate with.
IBM Is Collaborating With Apple On Artificial Intelligence
IBM and Apple are really getting into this Big Data meets IoT thing. ;) Especially around health care.
What We Know About Deep Learning Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
Good article on what researchers have been able to do in the areas of deep learning, just in the past 6 month. You'll definitely want to take a few minutes to watch the embedded video of the TED talk in this article by Jeremy Howard as well.
The Internet of Things: Your Worst Nightmare
A reminder on how the IoT still has a ton of issues and is still in its infancy. I expect more problems than solutions in the near future, especially around connectivity and interoperability in the consumer space where new products are being launched at breakneck speed.
The Vague Software ‘Magic’ of the Internet of Things
Wearables don't just have to be humans. The article covers how some beef producers are tracking data about their cows via wearables to improve yield.
Wearable Technology Entrepreneur? It Is Time to Think B2B
IoT Wearables at Disney? I had seen this covered via an advertisement put out by Disney and thought it was an interesting concept. Seems like others are covering it as well. I look forward to the experience when I go there with my kids.
The Era of Living Services
Watch this amazing interview and download the report with Mark Curtis from Fjord as they launch a ground-breaking report on the next wave in the digitization of everything
5 IoT Questions for Technology Futurist Angela Orebaugh
Interview with technology futurist Angela Orebaugh on her thoughts regarding the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) trends.