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The Internet of Things Needs Better Timing

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by Angela Guess Weiss, J. Eidson, and others recently wrote in Phys.org, “Our fast-approaching future of driverless cars and “smart” electrical grids will depend on billions of linked devices making decisions and communicating with split-second precision to prevent highway collisions and power outages. But a new report released by the National Institute of Standards and…

Infographic: Real-Time Analytics and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam, Founder of Datafloq, recently wrote, “The Internet of Things is here and is here to stay. With billions of devices already connected and another trillion coming our way in the next decade, organizations should prepare themselves for a data flood. A data flood that can generate real-time insights in…

Microsoft Azure Plans to Step Into the Internet of Things Market

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoQ, Janakiram MSV recently reported, “At the Convergence 2015 event in Atlanta, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced Azure IoT Suite – an integrated offering that brings multiple Microsoft IoT assets together. Azure IoT Suite is a cloud service that enables billing, monitoring and analytics for Internet of Things solutions. It…

The Internet of Things Meets the Industrial Internet

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Jacob Morgan recently wrote, “You may be familiar with the Internet of Things, a network of connected devices (and people) that is expected to number around 26 billion by the year 2020… The industrial internet builds on this concept by focusing on connecting large, complex machines such as jet engines,…

How Greyhound is Utilizing the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Datafloq founder Mark van Rijmenam recently wrote, “Greyhound Lines, Inc, is a large inter city bus common carrier that serves over 3.800 destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. It is the largest intercity bus transportation company in the United States and it is rapidly driving towards the Internet of Things.…

ParStream Advances IoT Analytics with New Release

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “ParStream, the IoT analytics company, today announced general availability of a new release of the ParStream Analytics Platform. Purpose-built to handle the volumes and velocity of IoT data, the new version includes the capability to perform edge analytics with ParStream’s Geo-Distributed Analytics (GDA) feature.…

Keeping Our Open Source Smart Homes Under Our Own Control

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by Angela Guess Klint Finley recently wrote for Wired, “Smart homes could make our lives easier. But they could also end up being a real pain. Devices from competing companies might not want to talk to each other. Your gadgets might collect personal data and sell it to advertisers without you knowing about it it.…

Real Ways Businesses Can Utilize the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Jessica Groopman recently wrote for iMediaConnection, “There’s a reason consumer-facing companies have been struggling to know what to do with the Internet of Things. It’s certainly not for lack of hearing about it — we hear about dozens of new bright, shiny [connected] objects every day, it seems. Instead, the challenge is…

Inside the Design Challenges of the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing about the Internet of Things for Wired, Margaret Rhodes recently asked, “How often do you you notice the tiny green light on your electronic toothbrush, or the backlight on your smart thermostat? Probably rarely, and that’s entirely the point: those luminescent cues are designed specifically to catch your attention only when…