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Building the Smart City With the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “‘Smart city’ is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they? The idea is to embed the advances…

6 Obstacles Facing the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn recently wrote for Information Week, “The Internet of Things (IoT) may be the sum of smart devices, but it doesn’t necessarily add up for companies creating IoT technology. A report released this month by McKinsey & Company and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) found that semiconductor executives had mixed opinions…

Automating Your Relationship With the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Molly McHugh recently wrote for Wired, “A few years ago, there was really no way to know how we would use the Internet of Things. A handful prescribed functions for home devices like Nest and Philips Hue made immediate sense. But beyond the gadget-specific actions that blink our lights, lock our doors,…

Integrating the Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper Azmi Jafarey recently wrote, “Gartner has predicted that by 2020 the Internet of Things will grow to 26 billion objects. (This excludes smartphones, tablets and PCs, which will account for a separate 7.3 billion devices, Gartner adds.) With these kinds of staggering numbers, there is a disruption in the making — and…

How the Internet of Things Will Save You Money

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by Angela Guess Cade Metz recently wrote for Wired, “As the Internet of Things expands, with everything from thermostats to cameras to cars plugging into the net, so does the need for machines that can handle those connections. The data traveling to and from all those thermostats, cameras, and cars, you see, must flow through…

Industrial Internet of Things Brings With It Operational Savings

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Dell Power More blog, Norman Rozenberg recently commented, “The Industrial Internet of Things is transforming the manufacturing, energy and oil and gas industries. It has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture. This revolution was built on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology that…

The Natural Union of Big Data and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Carl Weinschenk recently wrote for IT Business Edge, “The close relationship between the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data is an intuitive one. The IoT will create a ton of information, which is precisely what Big Data is designed to handle. They really are different sides of the same coin. Even…

An Argument Against the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Galen Gruman recently opined, “A highly connected world where devices of all sorts intelligently use sensor data to be more efficient, adjust to changing conditions, prevent or at least flag problems, and optimize performance of themselves, workflows, and even personal health — that is the vision of the Internet…

A Business Case for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Chris Taylor recently commented, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. We’ve moved beyond speculation about what IoT might look like to the place where the rubber meets the road: that is, to where IoT demonstrates real business value. This evolution raises questions for how to best manage…