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Another awesome week of articles for this issue on the Internet of Things. IoT continues to be growing in multiple sectors. As a good contrast however, I did find a story below showing that the IoT might be falling out of favor in some areas. I've also included articles on Enterprises using IoT, IoT Startups and Target Corp. expanding their coverage of Smart Home devices to other stores.
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Ericsson: IOT Connections to Surpass Mobile by 2018 Mobile News Online
It was not so long ago that I was running a mobile user group and conferences talking about the massive influx of smart phones and how mobile devices was changing everything. The Internet of Things is set to disrupt the landscape here in the next few years; and for good reason. There's a great opportunity to understand and track things in the physical world.
IBM, Cisco Take IoT Analytics To The Edge
Great article on IBM and Cisco looking to build out greater analytics capabilities within their organization. It will be fun to see how that model holds as I'm looking for analytics expertise for Recursive Awesome
Is the Internet of Things Dead?
I found this interesting. It raises some points about the term, the "Internet of Things" falling out of favor, but also asks questions on if this means anything for the Industrial Internet of Things?
Liberty Mutual Funds Smart Home IoT Startup Notion
This is a short article, but the promise is big. When everything is automatically connected with each other, this opens us up a unique paradigm where insurance companies are increasingly interested in what you are doing to your house.
Pebble Core Pairs With Amazon Alexa to Become an IoT Wearable
This is kind of interesting, "Pebble Core will utilize Alexa’s voice assistant services to become a useful fitness wearable device that can also perform Internet of Things tasks."
You Have a Business Problem, Not an IoT Problem
It's a short article, but it's pretty good on publishing the information that myself and clients of my company are uncovering as we talk with more and more companies on their IoT strategy.
IoT Projects: Who Pays For All That Stuff?
As quoted in the article, There’s no question as to the enormous business potential of the Internet of Things. As reported last year, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will add between $4 trillion and $11 trillion to the global economy by 2025."
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Handle with Care: IoT Solutions Help Workers Avoid Back Injuries
As quoted from the article, "Companies improve workplace safety using IoT systems, ergonomic designs and gamification." I find the gamification aspect of getting users to do healthy things fascinating as I have seen it work on many occasions.
Open Source and IoT: A Match Made for the Enterprise
Having worked for and consulted with a number of Enterprise companies in my career, I have to agree with the sentiment of this article. Open Source Software has great potential to own much of the underlying software and infrastructure for the IoT just as it has done in a number of different technological advancements in the past.
Arrow and Indiegogo Partner to Accelerate IoT Startups
This is pretty cool! People building products for Indiegogo will access to a number of high performance tooling from Arrow as they build out their solutions for delivery to backers.
Target Expanding Dedicated Smart Home Spaces to More Stores
This article covers what has ben happening at other smart Home spaces and where Target is now putting in dedicated smart home devices to track who is there and what they are doing.