28. June 2016 · Comments Off on The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? In our age of technological whiz-bang, not much floors us anymore. But I confess, I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can.Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary garbage pickups. That may not sound so impressive — at least compared to driverless cars or sending regular folk into space — but when the dumbest of items gains intelligence, we need to pay attention.

Source: The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all | TechCrunch

24. June 2016 · Comments Off on 4 Rules to Succeed in IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

IoT, and the promise it offers, are edge devices that communicate with the cloud and gather big data. It isn’t a concept, rather it is a state of connectedness and system intelligence. The culmination of multiple emerging and mature technologies, IoT provides actionable intelligence to both systems and people.We typically think of the device as the embodiment of IoT, because it is most visible. But the infrastructure, the system behind the device, is where the real value lies. Without the system, the edge device is pretty much useless. Without the entire system, you cannot effectively solve a problem or affect an outcome efficiently. Without every piece, the outcome can’t be achieved.

Source: 4 Rules to Succeed in IoT

19. February 2016 · Comments Off on Elgato’s Eve Energy opens up the HomeKit home  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

If you want the convenience of a smart home and (for the present, at least) the kind of end-to-end encryption security Apple provides, preventing prying eyes from peeking into your business, Elgato today introduced an affordable way to put intelligence inside your home.

Source: Elgato’s Eve Energy opens up the HomeKit home | Computerworld

02. February 2016 · Comments Off on Making Internet of Things (IoT) Pay In Manufacturing  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

76% of manufacturers will increase their use of smart devices or embedded intelligence in manufacturing processes in the next two years. 63% of manufacturers have either implemented or are planning to integrate IoT technologies into their products. 58% of manufacturers say that improving product quality is the most important objective they are pursuing by incorporating smart devices or embedding intelligence. 44% of manufacturers say that their biggest obstacle in leveraging the IoT is their company’s limited knowledge of how the IoT can improve operations and products.

Source: Making Internet of Things (IoT) Pay In Manufacturing – Forbes

25. January 2016 · Comments Off on AI is coming to factories as IBM works with IoT startup Wi-Next · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Internet of Things startup Wi-Next will add IBM analytics to its systems for industrial quality control and predictive maintenance.The added capabilities, including some powered by artificial intelligence, are designed to help food-processing companies and consumer product makers keep production lines running smoothly despite what’s sometimes a breakneck pace.

Source: AI is coming to factories as IBM works with IoT startup Wi-Next | CIO