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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Recent years have seen a significant evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). It has become increasingly easy to connect devices to the Internet and send sensorial data to the public cloud. However, it’s quite evident that the adoption of IoT platforms and stream analytics within the enterprise is lagging and less prevalent. This could be associated with lack of skills required to deploy a platform and the difficulty to demonstrate value of such platforms through real-life use cases.
Source: Intel’s internal IoT platform for real-time enterprise analytics – O’Reilly Media
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
The true value of IoT lies in the merging of real-time data collected by connected devices with historical data, and in its ability to enable appropriate actions, according to SAS Australia’s IoT domain lead, Kevin Kalish.At the recent SAS Analytics Insight event in Sydney, Kalish said that data collected ‘at the edge’ must be combined with cloud data to drive meaningful action if any value is to be obtained from the Internet of Things.
Source: Edge data and action create value – News – IoT Hub
Qualcomm holds the most IoT-related patents right now, and those patents have a very high value, according to a new study by LexInnova, which provides research and consulting on patent law. The study found that Qualcomm holds 724 IoT-related patents, just ahead of Intel’s 688.Chinese networking provider ZTE, which came in third place, only has 351 IoT patents.
Source: Qualcomm has the most valuable IoT patent portfolio – Business Insider
Advantech’s (TSE:2395) IoT gateway starter kit will jumpstart your innovation with a reliable platform and open gateway technologies. The whole package includes a ready-to-run system (Intel® Celeron® J1900 platform & Windows 7 Embedded), IoT software platform service (WISE-PaaS), software development kit and technical support service. This gateway is also verified to work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With it, you can take your IoT innovation to market faster and create new business value.
Source: Advantech Unveils IoT Gateway Starter Kit | Business Wire
Enterprises and businesses are at the cusp of a major transformation, a new wave of industrialization based on IoT. IoT will involve the intersection of powerful supply and demand factors that will cause a tremendous amount of change and value creation. Beyond the economic benefits of business use-cases for the “Internet of Things,” the implications of this trend on our understanding of our societies, economies and ecology can be profound. Imagine data from soil sensors in Iowa, for example, being correlated with emissions data from California. Human behaviors and conditions can be mapped and analyzed with great detail, bringing serious privacy and security issues and concerns.
Source: What Needs to be Done to Build IoT in the Enterprise?
There are myriad “things” that could benefit from having a Wi-Fi Internet connection, enabling access to devices and data anytime and anywhere. Whether it’s a vibration device monitoring commercial building disturbances or irrigation controllers charged with watering acres of plants at a theme park, the Internet of Things (IoT) provides companies with an avenue to improve efficiency, add value, and ultimately make the “things” they manufacture “smart.”
Source: Why Every Healthcare Device Should be Connected to the Internet of Things | Lantronix
Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks announced that it is collaborating with Cisco to help customers embrace digital transformation and accelerate the development of new business models based on the Internet of Things (IoT). Actility will today join the Cisco Partner Ecosystem as a Cisco Solutions+ Partner for LPWA solutions for IoT. The collaboration will allow global service providers and other vertical industries to create added value far beyond simple connectivity, in both business markets such as smart cities, connected factories and industrial IoT, and high volume business to consumer applications.
Source: Actility Collaborates with Cisco to Deliver IoT Solutions… — GSMA Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —