Mass adoption of connected home devices may not be too far off. Ipsos focused in on the popular topic of home automation in its latest installment of the Canadian Interactive Trends Report, a quarterly syndicated study. Looking at interest, attitudes, and behaviours toward home automation among Canadian households, the study found that significant opportunities are just around the corner, but consumers need to understand the true value of home automation first.
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $15 million in funding to help strengthen and protect the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks, pending congressional approval.
Source: DOE approves $15M for grid security measures
8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched. The startling piece of statistic will make any IT leader shudder with trepidation. And it takes on an even more alarming dimension when viewed against another significant piece of statistic. A recent survey by research agency Gartner reveals that 43% of organizations are using or plan to implement the Internet of Things in 2016. IoT projects are sprouting like mushrooms after the fresh spring rain. But will these projects go down the rabbit hole? “Yes,” says Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner. “8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched,” he proclaims.
Source: 8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched | ET CIO
The Siemens Building Technologies Division and Capgemini are set to put in place a cloud based services platform comprising asset management and analytics technology. The two entities are adding to the development of the web-based Energy & Sustainability Navigator platform that has saved 10.5 million tons of CO2 per year for customers. Both companies are looking to ensure corporate real estate owners see business results and meet energy efficiency goals, while making the best of the lifecycle potential of their customers’ real estate assets.
Source: Capgemini to collaborate with Siemens on IoT platform – IoT Tech News
Few disagree that the Internet of Things is accelerating at rapid speed. Gartner Inc. predicts there’ll be more than 25 billion connected devices in the world by 2020, generating revenues of more than $300 billion for those who catch the wave. But even with this massive amount of growth being forecast, most enterprises fail to understand the opportunity and are not invested in the IoT. Consulting firm Bain & Company Inc. believes a big reason for this is that the definition of the “Internet of Things” is still being misrepresented.To try and add some clarity to the issue, Bain & Company recently published a new report that focuses on “the major emerging battlegrounds” in the IoT that enterprises need to be aware of.
Source: The 5 biggest markets the IoT is poised to disrupt | SiliconANGLE
Over 200 professionals from across Europe were in attendance at the Repower Europe Conference in Brussels earlier this month. Repowering Europe was one of the largest joint European events this year among the smart grids and solar photovoltaic sectors. The objective of the two-day event was to review past successes of the smart grids in Europe and discuss future challenges.
Source: Sustainable Smart Grids Could Revolutionise Europe – Blue and Green Tomorrow
What does your dream home look like? It is a log cabin in the mountains? A sleek design on an ocean cliffside? Whatever the overall look, if you’re hoping to integrate smart features that will control the entertainment, lighting and heating systems in your home, maximise energy efficiency or simply have that futuristic edge, here’s some inspiration from around the globe.
Source: These Are The 10 Smartest, Most Futuristic Homes Around The World | Gizmodo Australia
The US Department of Energy has announced $220m in funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country’s power grid over the next three years. What work needs to be done to make the grid ’cleaner, more productive and more secure’, and what are the implications for the integration of more grid-connected renewable energy projects in the future?
Source: Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century – Power Technology
The next big thing after IoT is EAI — Enterprise Asset Intelligence — as physical objects become digital, says Zebra Technologies Corp, 18 months after acquiring Motorola Solutions Enterprise business.Zebra Technologies Corporation, a public traded company with NASDAQ symbol ZBRA, provides global solutions and services for giving enterprises real-time visibility into their operations.Today Zebra announces its vision for the company moving forward, Enterprise Asset Intelligence, or EAI. By providing “visibility that’s visionary”, Zebra claims it will increase Australian business’ ability to track critical assets within their operations to make smarter, faster decisions which improve the bottom line.
Source: iTWire – IoT pioneer Zebra Technologies shares vision for next wave of industrial age
Comcast is pushing ahead on a plan to take Xfinity Home, its home security and automation platform, to the next level in part by broadening a curated mix of devices that work with the platform while also adding elements that drive more value into the service and reduce service friction. “First and foremost, we have over the past year and a half focused heavily on disrupting the home security market,” Dan Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home, said in an interview soon after he keynoted the Parks Associates Connections conference in San Francisco on Tuesday (May 24).
Source: Comcast Pursues Bigger Piece of Smart Home Market | Multichannel