25. August 2016 · Comments Off on IFTTT Moves To Become The Glue Of The Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

For the past few years, there has been a number of efforts to tie together the fragmented smart home world. Big tech players like Alphabet -owned Nest, Apple AAPL +1.25%, Samsung and Amazon have all tried their hands at it to varying degrees of success. IFTTT, a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2010, has been a bit of an unsung hero here. IFTTT — an abbreviation for “If This Then That” — does the complicated and tedious work of tying together internet services (like Facebook FB -0.77% or Instagram) and internet-connected hardware (like the Nest thermostat or LIFX light bulbs). Users come up with so-called “recipes” for how these things will work together. For example, send an email when Facebook’s stock jumps over $150 a share, or send out a tweet every time the garage door opens (no, maybe not the most useful recipe). IFTTT users have created 40 million of these recipes to date.

Source: IFTTT Moves To Become The Glue Of The Smart Home – Forbes

21. August 2016 · Comments Off on Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

There has been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I have heard Amazon’s Echo referred to as a smart home device, and just this week, web service IFTTT announced new partnerships that are intended to allow smart home devices to connect in an automated fashion to other devices and services.However, what we’re still missing when it comes to the smart home is a true smart home assistant — a counterpart, if you will, to the smart assistants that come baked into every modern smartphone operating system. This post dives into what that means in practice, and who might be best positioned to deliver on this vision.

Source: Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant? – Recode

07. July 2016 · Comments Off on How ready is the Internet for IoT? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We’re currently witnessing rapidly expanding product launches and sky-high elevated expectations from the emerging deployment of the Internet of Things in both personal and commercial domains. Stakeholders — ranging from hardware manufacturers and service providers to cloud platforms — are vigorously weighing in to position their offerings in anticipation of windfall rewards from accelerated IoT adoption.While vendors are in a mad rush, jockeying for a land-grab position, one thing is becoming increasingly clear — connected devices, apps and services, which collectively comprise the building blocks of IoT solutions, are in need of a dependable communication fabric for robust deployment.

Source: How ready is the Internet for IoT? | TechCrunch

04. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart home gadgets need to live together · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say. While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple manoeuvring to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information. “We need to look at problems in the home from a holistic perspective and reali

Source: Smart home gadgets need to live together

16. May 2016 · Comments Off on New IoT for Automotive services to develop applications for location & driver behavior · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

IBM is releasing two new services through Bluemix that can be utilized through our IoT for Automotive solution. They are Context Mapping and Driver Behavior. We appreciate all the feedback we received from you while these were previously available as experimental. The developer community is always critical to helping us understand your challenges and to continuously improve our offerings.

Source: New IoT for Automotive services to develop applications for location & driver behavior – Bluemix Blog

28. April 2016 · Comments Off on Digi International to Lead IoT Strategy Session at IoT Fuse · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, today announced that it will be presenting at IoT Fuse, taking place April 22, 2016, at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota campus. Digi International Chief Technology Officer, Joel Young will lead a session titled “Making Sense of Low Power Wide-Area Wireless for IoT,” at 2:45 p.m. CT.

Source: Digi International to Lead IoT Strategy Session at IoT Fuse

29. March 2016 · Comments Off on Cisco Boosts IoT Presence with Jasper Technologies Buyout · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO – Analyst Report) recently completed the buyout of Jasper Technologies Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash to expand further into the Internet of Things (IoT) space.Jasper is currently the leading player in the IoT space on the basis of the number of enterprises and service providers it serves globally.The Santa Clara-based start-up has an automated system for managing and monitoring IoT devices (connected cars, homes and medical devices, among others) through the cloud. As a result, enterprises and cloud-based service providers can use the system to launch services and track customers’ usage through IoT devices.

Source: Cisco Boosts IoT Presence with Jasper Technologies Buyout – March 24, 2016 – Zacks.com

28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Cisco To Invest Millions Making Berlin Into A Smart City · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cisco will help Berlin build an mHealth platform in their latest project to turn the German capital into Europe’s leading smart city. In a deal announced over the weekend, Cisco and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will cover telemedicine (mHealth), cyber security and of course building a general network infrastructure to support the platform. It will provide easy access to patient data for hospitals, general practitioners, specialists, clinics and emergency services.While it isn’t known exactly how much Cisco and the city will invest in this project, it is part of a much larger package wherein Cisco will invest $500 million in the national Deutschland Digital initiative over the next three years that will build infrastructure across the country for various services and push the testing of new communications technologies like 5G networks.

Source: Cisco To Invest Millions Making Berlin Into A Smart City

01. March 2016 · Comments Off on To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With over 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the Internet of things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact. What’s not clear, however, is how the IoT’s complex ecosystem — a loose network of interacting products and services, pictured below will evolve and proliferate and which companies will emerge as leaders. The red nodes represent platform companies; the gray ones are companies that provide a product or service.

Source: To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Ericsson Alliance to Enable New Business Models for IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Wireless equipment company Ericsson (ERIC – Analyst Report) teamed up with the Global M2M Association (“GMA”), the Bridge Alliance and Samsung, to deliver pioneering solutions that will facilitate new, inventive business models for the Internet of Things (IoT).The collaboration will allow international enterprises to deploy connected devices and services securely globally, under local terms and conditions.End-users will now be able to employ the same device with services and data plans for a tailored offering while also enjoying corporate security.

Source: Ericsson Alliance to Enable New Business Models for IoT – February 25, 2016 – Zacks.com