25. March 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Ways to Carve Out Your IoT Niche with Messaging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Everyone and their mother seems to be claiming to have an “Internet of Things” or “Internet of Everything” play these days. From startups to tech giants, competition is fierce, and the offerings seem to be endless – and quite frankly confusing. Machina Research has taken an in-depth look at the competitive landscape and determined that it’s often nearly impossible to understand what distinguishes one IoT platform from another in this very crowded space. If analysts and researchers are having trouble distinguishing between solutions, how are customers feeling?

Source: 5 Ways to Carve Out Your IoT Niche with Messaging

17. March 2016 · Comments Off on How IoT Changes Pricing Models · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There’s a lot of talk today about the technology that makes up the Internet of Things (IoT). What fascinates me the most is the impact IoT can have on the way companies can drastically alter their business models to leapfrog the competition.In the past, companies kept track of their key performance indicators (KPIs) by running reports at month’s end. They would then put plans in place to make the necessary adjustments to improve upon those KPIs going forward.

Source: How IoT Changes Pricing Models – Forbes

01. March 2016 · Comments Off on Move over, Nest! We’re swapping the Ecobee3 into the CNET Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We’re on the hunt for the perfect climate control setup for the CNET Smart Home. If that sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve been down this road before. We’ve been making our living lab in Louisville, Kentucky smarter piece by piece since September of last year, and in October, Megan Wollerton tackled the thermostat.At the time, she picked the Nest 3.0 for our smart-home setup because it looked great, worked well, and was the most well-rounded option available at the time. She mentioned, though, that Nest wasn’t perfect; that the competition, particularly the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, was catching up; and that we might have to revisit this decision at some point in the future.That time is now. this week, we’re swapping out the Nest for the Ecobee3 in the CNET Smart Home.

Source: Move over, Nest! We’re swapping the Ecobee3 into the CNET Smart Home – CNET

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on Weave Is The Fabric That Can Help Nest Dominate The Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Alphabet has a clear and distinct advantage over the competition in the nascent battle to control the smart home.It’s called Nest.Before Google acquired Nest, it was already a popular smart thermostat and darling of the burgeoning smart home and Internet of Things movements. The team was founded by industry veterans in former Apple engineers Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers and is now a 1,000-plus person cog in the Alphabet kingdom working to dominate the connected world landscape.

Source: Weave Is The Fabric That Can Help Nest Dominate The Smart Home – ARC – ARC

01. September 2015 · Comments Off on BAT internet giants boost smart device deployment for IoT market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Unlike their fierce competition in the O2O (online-to-offline) market, China’s leading internet giants Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba (often referred to collectively as BAT) are quietly proceeding with deployments in smart hardware devices to build a solid presence in the huge Internet of Things (IoT) market, reports Shanghai’s China Business News.

Source: BAT internet giants boost smart device deployment for IoT market?WCT