The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 28

Internet of Things Insights from Rob Tiffany


NEWS HEADLINES

 

IoT enables supply-chain transparency for food safety and recalls  Link

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 1 in 10 people are sickened yearly from eating contaminated food leading to 420,000 deaths. Given these sobering statistics, manufacturers are under increasing pressure to track and trace food from farm to shelf, quite an undertaking that requires leading-edge technology.

Arm confirms Treasure Data purchase, launches Pelion IoT platform  Link

Treasure Data is active in the data management space. Arm is using the deal — combined with its previous acquisition of Stream Technologies — to launch a new platform called Pelion IoT, pitched as an end-to-end IoT connectivity, device and data management platform.

10 Big Security Concerns About IoT For Business (And How To Protect Yourself)  Link

Anything that’s connected to the internet has the potential to be hacked and misused. This is especially unsettling considering the amount of personal data IoT devices collect and use.

Dead IoT products still live on retail shelves  Link

Connected products aren’t like traditional gadgets, which may last long after the original manufacturer goes defunct. In many cases, a connected product dies when its company does. What’s unacceptable is that the retail channels where consumers can buy these products haven’t adapted to the connected era.

GE digital assets sale highlights struggles of IoT platform Predix  Link

GE’s announcement yesterday that it is selling off its digital assets business demonstrates the failure of its industrial IoT platform Predix to realize its potential, according to Dima Tokar, co-founder and head of research at IoT analyst MachNation.

Siemens To Buy Mendix For $730M To Make IoT Development Easier Link

Mendix is a leader in the rapidly expanding low-code segment and their platform will help customers to adopt MindSphere even faster by accelerating cloud-based application development for the industrial Internet of Things.

How the App Store Economy Will Make IoT More Functional  Link

Customized app stores can open the door to new opportunities in IoT devices as automatic updates and bug fixes become a reality.

Why IoT for seniors is a lot tougher than it looks  Link

Senior citizens are often touted as a huge potential market for the Internet of Things (IoT), but progress may be slower than a retiree with a bad hip.

Like Magic: Seamless Customer Care In An IoT-Connected World  Link

There is much talk of IoT 3.0 and a connected customer experience — concepts that we have been discussing in the industrial sector for many years. With terms such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, we imagine a self-managing network of devices that independently discovers defects and gaps in processes, reports them proactively and in the ideal case, finds a remedy.

AWS makes Device Defender generally available for IOT security  Link

The service can audit and monitor an entire fleet of devices, including different types of devices, to ensure they’re in compliance with all required policies. It alerts a customer when those policies are not being met or when it detects abnormal behavior.


PODCASTS

 

#IoT Podcast: I’m Here to Eliminate your Workforce  Link

For more than a century, advances in technology, machinery and automation have oftentimes replaced humans as a means to accomplish tasks. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany tackles the unsavory topic of workforce reduction as certain tasks have evolved from manual to mobile to IoT.

#IoT Podcast: Breaking Down Blockers to IoT Adoption  Link

Despite the promise of process optimizations, innovative new business models and cost savings, the multi-trillion dollar Internet of Things megatrend faces a variety of headwinds that are slowing adoption and commercial rollouts. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany discusses ways to approach and overcome adoption blockers like security, complexity, the skillset shortage and the quest for value.

#IoT Podcast: Building the Internet of Humans and Machines  Link

More and more, humans and machines are working together side by side. Therefore, it’s important for Internet of Things platforms and associated technologies to treat them the same. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany illustrates use cases where humans perform work on behalf of machines and vice versa.

#IoT Podcast: Lumada’s Visionary IIoT Journey to the Gartner Magic Quadrant  Link

Hitachi Lumada just landed in the Visionary quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for Industrial Internet of Things Platforms. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany gives you a “behind the scenes” look at the Lumada journey from concept to shipping product.

#IoT Podcast: Why IoT?  Link

It’s always important to ask “Why” in everything you do whether it’s in business or your personal life. The Internet of Things is no different. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany explains why embarking on the IoT journey is valuable.

#IoT Podcast: What is IoT?  Link

In this introductory podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through basic IoT concepts in order to give you a baseline level of knowledge to build upon.


INSIGHTS

 

#IoT Trends and Predictions for 2018  Link 

With software and adjacent technologies continuing to eat the world, I see the pace of digital transformation accelerating in 2018 as organizations strive to enhance their customer and operational intelligence.


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