20. January 2016 · Comments Off on Looking beyond the obvious to benefit from IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Much of the discussion about digitization has focused on the economic benefits and efficiencies it brings to big business, the “fourth industrial revolution”. But what about the broader socio-economic impact of cloud computing, smart data and intelligent technology? A new study by Forrester Research highlights some of these wider benefits, as identified by early adopters of cloud-based IoT. For example, an enterprise architect for a leading British university who was interviewed for the study cited the imp

Source: Looking beyond the obvious to benefit from IoT | EU Policy Blog

13. January 2016 · Comments Off on Deloitte and AT&T Form Alliance to Build Smart Cities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Deloitte today announced a strategic alliance agreement with AT&T aimed at accelerating the adoption of smart city technology across U.S. cities. The telco and global management consultancy, along with several other hand-picked alliance members, strive to enhance livability and improve the efficiencies of local governments through optimal use of today’s technology.”Substantial attention has been paid internationally to how new technological innovations can be used to solve the problem of modern cities. The combination of AT&T’s mobility and cloud networking solutions seamlessly enable almost every aspect of the smart city vision,” said John Levis, principal, technology, media and telecommunications practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “The company is helping to lead the future vision and pull together the most experienced and innovative companies to bring smart city benefits to fruition. We are honored to be part of this elite group.”

Source: Deloitte and AT&T Form Alliance to Build Smart Cities — LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

17. December 2015 · Comments Off on Smart cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016: Gartner · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Gartner, Inc. estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2016, an increase of 39 percent from 2015 (see Table 1).”Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will take the lead with just over 1 billion connected things in 2018,” said Bettina Tratz-Ryan, research vice president at Gartner.Commercial real estate benefits greatly from IoT implementation. IoT creates a unified view of facilities management as well as advanced service operations through the collection of data and insights from a multitude of sensors. “Especially in large sites, such as industrial zones, office parks, shopping malls, airports or seaports, IoT can help reduce the cost of energy, spatial management and building maintenance by up to 30 percent,” added Tratz-Ryan.The business applications that are fueling the growth of IoT in commercial buildings are handled through building information management systems that drive operations management, especially around energy efficiency and user-centric service environments. In 2016, commercial security cameras and webcams as well as indoor LEDs will drive total growth, representing 24 percent of the IoT market for smart cities.

Source: Smart cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016: Gartner

11. November 2015 · Comments Off on IoT and medical devices can be a scary combination · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Medical devices are undergoing an evolutionary change partly due to the current emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), opening the door to an entirely new level of complications. Before we dive into details about connected medical devices and some of the benefits and current threats, let me make something perfectly clear: Stolen medical data on the black market is significantly more valuable than debit or credit card numbers, and typically includes far more personal information. Cyber attacks, typically malware infections, are proving successful – despite hospitals deploying a variety of security methods.

Source: IoT and medical devices can be a scary combination – Embedded Computing Design

03. November 2015 · Comments Off on 3 Companies Using the Internet of Things to Build the City of Tomorrow  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Many of us are lucky: Our cities are getting make-overs. No, not in preparation for winter — these updates transcend repairing potholes. Local and state governments are looking to usher our cities into the 21st century by converting them to smart cities. And as this process unfolds, businesses that specialize in the Internet of Things, or IoT, will reap the benefits. Let’s look at three companies that are well positioned to profit.

Source: 3 Companies Using the Internet of Things to Build the City of Tomorrow — The Motley Fool