NEWS AND EVENTS
President Barack Obama wears a FitBit monitor on his wrist to count his steps and calories, and has waxed poetic about the power of wearable technology to “give each of us information that allows us to stay healthier.”
With the rise of the internet of things, our individual technology envelopes – our personal networks of smart, connected devices — are rapidly becoming more complicated as more and more devices from a growing profusion of vendors do ever more complex jobs. In fact, industry research indicates that the number of devices in these envelopes will triple over the next few years, and, absent a common set of standards, the complexity of these envelopes will only compound.
The Internet of Things (IoT) landscape appears confusing to those just entering the market. From hardware to software and even networks, IoT plays a major role in business model transformation. Market leaders see IoT as a means of enabling devices to provide insight and improve context in interactions. The goal is to take the real-time data stream and apply right-time contextual relevancy.
Connecting a device turns it into something far greater than the sum of its analog parts. And this fact will disrupt businesses.
Two big waves in the wireless world are driving the need for more spectrum, the radio signals that carry data to our phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
This city at the center of the modern computer industry isn't as smart as it would like to be -- or, according to some technologists, as smart as it ought to be.
The 'blurring' of physical and virtual allows new processes, business models, and ultimately new outcomes for the customers, says an analyst.
Among its many other cultural and economic assets, Google is accumulating a rather comprehensive record of what is troubling us, from asking the search engine to diagnose our disease symptoms to whether we will ever find true love. It seems only natural, then, to turn to Google to decrypt the latest piece of technical jargon, “the internet of things”.
Gartner has predicted that by 2020 the Internet of Things will grow to 26 billion objects. (This excludes smartphones, tablets and PCs, which will account for a separate 7.3 billion devices, Gartner adds.) With these kinds of staggering numbers, there is a disruption in the making -- and we CIOs need to be ready for it.
It seems like everyone is talking about smart cities. As the Internet of Things (IoT) begins to proliferate, authorities are waking up to the potential that these applications can offer the city of the future. There is a real sense among the industry that 2015 could be a breakthrough year.