The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 30

Internet of Things News, Podcasts, Events and Insights from Rob Tiffany


NEWS HEADLINES

 

The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals  Link

IT security professionals believe that nation states will begin to exploit smart, connected devices in the next 12 months.

How IoT is reinventing IT architecture  Link

The internet of things is driving big changes in how organizations manage their IT and data assets. Here are the areas seeing the most significant impact and best practices for IoT implementation.

How IoT can change retail  Link

Over the last few years, the retail industry has received much-needed momentum to enhance sales. Instead of relying on an e-commerce website to boost sales, more and more businesses are riding on virtual internet connectivity to create intelligent stores, customized shopping experiences, and remote product interaction, which has expanded the horizons of this technology.

Meet the LPWAN clan: The Internet of Things’ low power contenders  Link

We are seeing that the LPWAN pioneers, built on proprietary technology, are working in verticals where low throughput is required (infrequent uploads or smaller message payloads), from devices in factories or hospitals for example, low powered and therefore cheaper solutions are working well.

Top 15 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platforms According to Forrester Wave Research  Link

It’s a tricky time for channel partners evaluating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market for business opportunities. Unlike the age of PCs and servers, the IIoT sector has yet to grow and consolidate down to a few dominant platforms. In fact, it may never fully consolidate because of the very nature of vertical markets.


PODCASTS

 

#IoT Podcast 8: What to Look for in an IoT Platform  Link

With literally hundreds of IoT platforms on the market, how do you know which ones to add to your short list? As a rule of thumb, an IoT platform should connect to Things, manage their identity + security, collect data, store, manage, analyze and visualize that data, integrate with enterprise systems and take action on insights. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through these minimum requirements to help you make an informed choice.

#IoT Podcast 7: Can the Web Save the Internet of Things?  Link

Despite the great promise of IoT to improve business and society, many think it’s being held back due to complexity and the associated lack of required skills to make it a success. Is it possible that the antidote to this complexity and skill shortage problem lies in the existing open standards and technologies that comprise the World Wide Web? In this podcast, Rob Tiffany makes the case for using existing W3C standards to power the Internet of Things.

#IoT Podcast 6: 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 5: 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 4: 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 3: Lumada’s Visionary IIoT Journey to the Gartner Magic Quadrant  Link

Hitachi Lumada landed in the Visionary quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for Industrial Internet of Things Platforms. It took less than two years for this revolutionary IIoT technology to go from concept to Visionary. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany gives you a “behind the scenes” look at the Lumada journey from concept to shipping product.

#IoT Podcast 2: Why IoT?  Link

It’s always important to ask “Why” in everything you do whether it’s for 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 tremendously valuable for business and society.

#IoT Podcast 1: What is IoT?  Link

Welcome to the Internet of Things Podcast. We’re taking decades of experience in the areas of M2M, embedded control systems, wireless, microcontrollers, SCADA, sensors, the cloud, the edge, advanced analytics, digital twins, plus the industrial Internet and teaching it to you every week. 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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

VMworld  Link

Las Vegas, August 26-30

TechCrunch Disrupt SF  Link

San Francisco, September 5-7 2018

Mobile World Congress Americas  Link

Los Angeles, September 12-14 2018

IoT in Oil and Gas Conference  Link

Houston, September 18-19 2018

JS Interactive Link

Vancouver, October 10-12 2018

IoT Solutions World Congress  Link

Barcelona, October 16-18 2018

IoT Summit Chicago  Link

Chicago, November 27-28 2018

 


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