This week I decided to highlight a few reports from industry analysts covering the Internet of Things. They offer an interesting perspective into what some of the larger players are doing and how they might influence the direction of the industry in the coming years.
I also cover a number of Wearable, DIY and Crowd Funding articles that I had been holding off until this week, since I wanted to focus last week on security and Blackhat.
Finally, there's a fun video from Vimeo on the IoT explained. Hope you enjoy this issue and as always please tweet it to your followers!
How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
A great report from Michael E. Porter from Harvard business School and James E. Heppelmann of PTC on how the IoT will allow the U.S. to reinvigorate its capacity as a technology leader in the global economy.
IoT Accelerators Offer Advice to Entrepreneurs
Good article talking with a few of the leading accelerators on how they give advice and work with IoT startups.
Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things
A new McKinsey Global Institute report, The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype, attempts to determine exactly how IoT technology can create real economic value.
The Internet of Things: Making Sense of the next Mega-Trend
Great report from Goldman on what the third wave of computing looks like. As no surprise, it's all about the Internet and connectivity in everything.
Service Leaders Will Be Hard Hit by Internet of Things Revolution
I enjoyed this article written by Harvard's Michael Porter on how and why service leaders will be hard hit by the Internet of Things.
Punch Through Jobs!
Punch Through is hiring! We're always looking for driven people to join our growing team.
Olio Devices CEO: How Apple, Google and Samsung Are Getting Wearables Wrong
Product company Olio Devices makes some good points as to why the big players need to spend more time on design and customization around their products in the wearable market.
The Internet Of Things (IOT) Explained on Vimeo
A short 2 minute pictorial interview narrated by Philip Moynagh, VP IOT Intel explaining what the IoT is and how in the past has been the "internet of screens", the next revolution is the "internet of things".
Avoid Design Pitfalls in the IoT: Keep the Focus on People
Podcast on how to avoid design pitfalls in the IoT by keeping the focus on people.
Introducing the SparkFun Ecosystem for the Particle Photon
In an effort to make the Photon even easier to play with, Sparkfun has been working on a series of shields that’ll provide the development board with unique features.
IoT Water Flow Meter
Measure the water consumption in your house with a Particle and water flow sensors.
U of M Grads Raise $627k for High Tech Water Bottle
Great story on U of M grads launching an IoT project. From the article, "Not two years out of school, they've raised more than $600,000 in start-up capital. Now they're about to bring to market their signature product: a smart water bottle that tells you when your body needs a drink."