Fast networks, smart sensors and intelligent analytics provide a fundamental shift in what will be future of the Internet. As I follow the changes that are happing, I'm in some ways reminded of the way in which The Borg from Star Trek function as "drones of the collective". While I don't see these systems trying to assimilate others, I do see a collective system working together to provide information that complements what humans are doing in the physical world. Imagine if every person in the world was connected over a network to every other person in the world and could communicate with each other at any time! Imagine the possibilities that could be done to change the outcome in the world we live. These changes is what I see IoT eventually enabling. A fully scalable and world wide system that can perform tasks faster and with better precision than any other and communication happening between all nodes of the network. Once things are networked, the world will never be the same.
When we talk about the "Internet of Things" it's easy and fun to discuss the the devices, the "things", and all the interesting things they can do. ;) For industry the two most important things are to measure and record. Measure and record. Over. And over. And over again. Businesses need the data from the devices to see trends to make informed decisions. To see the efficiency of the production floor. To see stock levels in the warehouse. To see where the drivers are and if they're on time. To see the gas levels in the tanks. IoT can help companies see where they are and how they got there to gain clarity of vision to see where to go.
The Internet of Things Will Function like an Organism
As the article states, "Today’s web is mostly the domain of people, but the Internet of Things is about to change all that". What's going to change is that these devices will have the ability to automatically adjust based on real time conditions. No longer will it be controlled by a central unit, but will be free to make decisions based on the environment they are exposed to. Concepts surrounding machine learning will only grow as these devices become more intelligent.
5 Wild Internet of Things Predictions
The Internet of Things will change the way we live. This article touches on some of the key changes that will occur when devices are bought online and become smart, automated, wearable and social.
Freescale Has Great Expectations for IoT
Sensors are being put in everything these days. But imagine a day when these sensors are all communicating and are 100 times for more powerful. Say, down to the neutron level. When advances like that start happening, we will see a whole new world of possibilities open up.
Slowly but Surely, Standards on the Way for Internet of Things
We currently are in a phase of "The Internet of Word and Pictures". As we have seen, standards have emerged to allow these words and pictures to be interchanged with each other. What we are entering now is the phase of bringing "Things" online. It's clear that we are still working out what standards will be used in this new phase.
50 Percent of Internet of Things Solutions Will Originate in Startups
Apple, HP, Google - all these companies started with a few founders and an idea. As new technology emerges, it's the small players that can be nimble and afford to take the chances and fail. Startups are just that... starting up. With no existing customers or investors to worry about, they have the flexibility to experiment, fail and try again.
Internet of Things Analytics
We are starved for data! How many calories have I eaten? How much have I exercised? How can I improve? As the internet has evolved, we take basic website analytics for granted, but what about IoT Analytics? Pulling all of this information together into one concise view and being able to use it to adjust behaviors is extremely powerful.
Coca-Cola Gets Inspiration for IT Automation from Its Bottling Plants
Besides the obvious automation of the factory floor, Coca-Cola is using cloud based services like Splunk to mash up the data that they collect from loyalty programs, vending, social media, fraud and security and promotions.
GE, Forges Internet of Things Alliances with Verizon, Cisco, Intel
Hard to know if this article is real or just a number of large companies making a play for developers to use their platform that won't be out until 2015. So many platforms are started these days that the big guys don't want to be left behind. The good news is that those service providers who want to attach themselves to an industrial platform, aligning with GE, Verizon, Cisco and Intel isn't too shabby.
Logic PD Teams with Maxim Integrated to Develop Wearable Devices
The world has Google Wear and now the Apple Watch. However, that is just for general consumers. What if you wanted to completely customize the experience and device for any market? LogicPD provides an application guide and development ready foundation for companies to start building their own hardware solutions.
MQTT: M2M messaging for low-powered IoT devices
As hardware developers continue to build solutions that are smaller and more compact, the network stack is increasingly shrinking as well. MQTT is an open standard which more developers are embracing as they build solutions.
AT&T M2M Strategy in Fast Lane with 10 Million Cars by 2017
There's a network play going on between the two biggest carriers. Each wish to be the backbone of data flowing into and out of cars. Providing internet service to the occupants of the car, is short sighted. Once cars start reporting diagnostics and communicating to each other based on realtime information - that is interesting!
How The Internet Of Things Market Will Grow
A report which covers those sectors that will experience growth driven by the need for greater efficiency and automation in the coming years. Some of the findings might surprise you!