Welcome to the last IoT Weekly News issue for 2015. The focus this week is both looking back at accomplishments in the Internet of Things for 2015 and predictions for 2016!
As one data point for 2016, I'm teaching a graduate level engineering class on the Internet of Things at the University of Saint Thomas. We opened enrollment a few weeks ago and the class was filled in 2 days! If this is any sign, it's looking like there won't be a shortage of interest in the Internet of Things in 2016.
Additionally, I've found the 3 most clicked articles by you, the readers in 2015! Check these out:
- A Majority of Enterprises Are Mulling IoT Tech
- Real-time Repairs: Why The Internet Of Things Is A Game-Changer For Manufacturers
- The Future Is the Internet of Things - Deal with It
Finally, THANK YOU for being a subscriber to IoT Weekly News! I appreciate your time and interest in this publication. I look forward to a bright 2016 covering the Internet of Things! If you haven't already, please be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy!
Roundup Of Internet of Things Forecasts and Market Estimates, 2015
Good summary including a number of infographics on what happened in the Internet of Things for 2015.
The Worst Internet of Things Stocks of 2015
Article covering a few of the big players providing products and services in the IoT that took a hit this year on their stock price.
2015: The Year the Internet of Things Jumped the Shark
Article reminding us that just because it can be connected, it shouldn't need to be connected. With CES just around the corner, it will be fun to see what products shown there actually provide value and those which are there for vanity's sake.
IoT 2015 in Review: The 10 Most Relevant News of the Year
Good information on the coverage in the news around the 10 biggest stories of 2015.
Will 2016 Be the Year of IoT?
Good article touching on if 2016 will finally be the year of IoT. It covers some of major points I've written about that is holding back the internet of things.. Until these are addressed, 2016 or any future year will NOT be the year of IoT.
2016 Predictions: Home IoT, Digital Personal Assistants to Take Off?
This report from Adobe stated that, "Half of smartphone users have already used the IoT in their homes, while digital personal assistants like Apple's Siri are on the rise". Depending on what you define as "IoT", I'm not sure if I agree with the first statement.
IoT 2016 Predictions: Enterprise Adoption, Security Threats and New Job Roles
As discussed in the article, "2016 will be the year of IoT in the enterprise market. Currently, we are seeing a slump in sales for the once buzzworthy, consumer IoT devices, such as fitness trackers, whereas just the opposite is happening for commercial IoT products."
CIOs Be Prepared: 2016 May Be the Year of IoT
A good article from the CIO's standpoint and speaking to that it's not a matter of IF companies will be building M2M and IoT solutions, but HOW.
10 Big Technology Trends Likely to Emerge in 2016
Cool article covering not only IoT, but a number of technology trends we will see grow in 2016.
How Will The Internet Of Things And M2M Change In 2016?
I like this article a lot as it discusses how the Internet of Things will be at the center of the customer experience. I'm seeing a trend happening these days where the industry is starting to wise up to the fact that the customer and user experience is a key component to driving the adoption of these new devices.
4 Predictions for the Internet of Things in 2016
Another fun article on predictions in 2016 for the Internet of Things. I'm not sure I agree with #1, but take a look and see what you think for yourself.
2016 Predictions for IoT and Smart Homes
Fun predictions on what is in store for 2016 specifically in the area of smart homes. Many of these companies playing in the consumer smart home product field will start being seen as a necessary component to your home... at least that's what is predicted.
IoT Insights 2015
Addressing the size and scope of the IoT opportunity is a far greater challenge than any single company can do alone. Intel is collaborating with partners to build common standards and protocols, helping to ensure “things” operate with the cloud and everything in between.