The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 32

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


NEWS HEADLINES

 

Why Healthcare IoT Is on the Rise  Link

The Internet of Healthcare Things is coming and by next year, 87 percent of healthcare organizations will have adopted IoT. Moreover, more than three-quarters of these organizations believe the technology will completely transform the healthcare industry.

AWS Launches Over the Air Updates for IoT Backbone FreeRTOS  Link

The operating system for microcontrollers enables low-powered connected devices, such as appliances, fitness trackers, industrial sensors, smart utility meters, security systems and a long list of others. On Aug. 28, Amazon launched to general availability a new OTA (over the air) update to Amazon FreeRTOS, an operating system for microcontrollers that enables low-powered connected devices.

VMware looking towards IoT and the edge  Link

As the world of edge computing and IoT becomes more distributed, billions of connected devices require increasing levels of compute at the edge. This needs to be secured, managed, and automated, and VMware wants to look after that on behalf of the enterprise.

6 IoT in Agriculture Solutions from AgTech Startups  Link

It’s estimated that between 10% and 15% of farmers use some sort of IoT in agriculture solutions, spending nearly $1 billion.  Top-funded Agtech startups like Farmers Business Network and Farmer’s Edge help growers gather tons of data to manage their operations in order to boost yields and profitability.

Dell Technologies announces new IoT solutions to automate powerful, actionable Insights  Link

Dell Technologies’ Edge and IoT Solutions Division is announcing new solutions and bundles to simplify deployment of secure, scalable solutions for edge computing and IoT use cases. This will drive workloads for computer vision – enabled by imaging sensors – and machine intelligence – characterized by structured telemetry from sensors and control systems.

Major Aerospace & Defense Company Taps IoT Sensor Solutions to Boost Productivity  Link

Smart factories are fast becoming a reality as manufacturers leverage Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technologies to connect people, data and processes across their factories and supply chains. BAE Systems improves efficiencies with Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) from Tapestry Solutions.


PODCASTS

 

Momenta Edge Podcast: Explore Uncaptured IoT Value in the Basics – A Conversation with Rob Tiffany  Link

The conversation with Rob covered his origins in the 1990s building connected systems for vending machines using technologies considered primitive by today’s standards. We follow the progression of the industry through the evolution of powerful enabling technologies while fundamental principles forged during Rob’s early experience inform the success of his work at larger companies including Microsoft and Hitachi. A key message to the industry is the need to focus on the basics like connecting machines for visibility and operational efficiencies – the more advanced technologies like AI and Blockchain are interesting, but there’s important value that’s being overlooked today – and real business needs to be met.

#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

 

TechCrunch Disrupt SF  Link

San Francisco, September 5-7 2018

Mobile World Congress Americas  Link

Los Angeles, September 12-14 2018

Rob Tiffany will be speaking at the IoT in Oil and Gas Conference  Link

Houston, September 18-19 2018

Rob Tiffany will deliver a keynote at the Node+JS Interactive Link

Vancouver, October 10-12 2018

Rob Tiffany will be attending the IoT Solutions World Congress  Link

Barcelona, October 16-18 2018

IoT Summit Chicago  Link

Chicago, November 27-28 2018


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