Welcome! The huge story this past week was Amazon offering cloud based services tuned specifically for the IoT. For fun I also included articles from the week prior on Microsoft's Azure service and Salesforce now supporting a number of IoT services. The fact that Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce are jumping into the IoT is validation that they are seeing a need in the market and providing services to those who need them. I see this as a great time for being involved with the Internet of Things!
To that point, I cover a few stories of personal interest to me on Security and Big Data. These vectors of the IoT are keys to the future and where great innovation and value is being built today.
Finally, we wrap up with articles on business developments, crowd funding and events that I hope you find interesting. As a reminder, please be sure to tweet this issue to your followers. Until next week!
Amazon Launches AWS IoT
This was the big news of the week. Amazon steps in to offer a managed cloud platform that, "lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices." As Amazon pretty much invented the SaS based model, it was just a matter of time before they jumped in. I've already starting experimenting with the service and will be posting my thoughts in a future long form post on what I see are its strengths and weaknesses. For now though, its in BETA and i recommend you check it out!
Azure IoT Suite Now Available
Like what we now seeing from Amazon around services for the IoT, Microsoft has jumped in, arguably ahead of Amazon, and is providing a number of services on their Azure platform specifically focused on IoT. Seeing large companies like Amazon and Microsoft, along with a whole list of others launch services to specifically target this space is a good sign that the industry is maturing to the point of causing tangible solutions to be built on their cloud based services.
Salesforce.com Spreads Its Wings into the Internet of Things
The Salesforce IoT Cloud, the new service (which should be available early next year) is Salesforce’s attempt to cash in on the user data streaming off of connected devices, mobile apps, and websites.
12 Internet of Things Startups to Better Your World
Verizon will grant $1 million, $500,000 and $250,000 to the top 3 winning companies in the category Internet of Things (IoT) for their Powerful Answers Award.
Beyond Bitcoin: How the Blockchain Can Power a New Generation of Enterprise Software
This is a fascinating article on how using BlockChain is being used in some ways it wasn't originally conceived to be. Around the areas of the IoT, the blockchain could provide a decentralized secure platform allowing exchange of trusted data.
The Internet of Things and Cyber Risk
From the 2015 PLUS Cyber Liability Symposium, Kirstin Simonson of Travelers discusses the Internet of Things and risks as from the perspective of the underwriting society.
IBM and ARM Holdings Team up for the Internet of Things
From the writeup, "The deal between IBM and ARM is clearly a win-win deal for both companies and ARM-licensed chip makers."
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Dialog Buys Atmel for $4.6 Billion for Internet of Things
With ATMEL owning a huge market in the low power, microcontroller market and seeing how big name players like Intel, Microsoft and others are pushing hard to get into the early stage space where hackers and entrepreneurs are building the next solutions it was only a matter time when they would be acquired. It's not all about IoT though, there's other reasons too. Check it out.
83% Capture IoT Data, 8% Make the Most of It
An interesting article with statistics on how companies are still just trying to intelligently sniff out the signal in the noise of all the data they are able to capture. With storage space being so cheap the common tactic is to "get all the things". As Big Data evolves I predict that we will start seeing companies "get all the RIGHT things".
Nebri OS - Event Based Platform
Nebri events give you the most power over the internet of things with the least amount of code. Any device with internet connectivity and an API is available to Nebri. Think FitBit, Hue, Nest, Sense Mother, SmartThings and more.
Forcite Alpine: First smart helmet for snow sports by Forcite Helmet Systems
The Forcite Alpine smart helmet records, communicates, tracks and shares all in one.
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