The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 34

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


NEWS HEADLINES

 

Decentralized IoT networks help supply-chains  Link

Blockchain has the potential to transform supply chains but it is hampered by an ability of scale. To counter this, technology company Ambrosus have outlined steps to achieve a scalable blockchain-based supply chain.

What Every Executive Needs To Understand About IoT Security Architectures  Link

If a hacker breaks into a mobile phone and compromises a bank account, it may wreck the phone owner’s day. But when a hacker gets into relays for a power grid or the controls of a hospital dialysis machine, entire populations can be put at risk and lives can be threatened.

First IoT security bill reaches governor’s desk in California  Link

The bill’s main provision is that “a manufacturer of a connected device shall equip the device with a reasonable security feature or features.”

19 Astonishing Quotes About The Internet Of Things Everyone Should Read  Link

What are some of the world’s brightest minds, most notable figures or just everyday people saying about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Here’s a sampling of what’s been written or talked about when it comes to the Internet of Things.

The Top 7 IoT Trends of 2018  Link

By 2020, it’s estimated there will be over 30 billion IoT devices. As the popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to rise across industries, it’s important to take note of which trends could affect your business.

5 Reasons Your IoT Strategy May Fail (And How You Can Save It)  Link

There will be 55 billion connected IoT devices by 2025. With nearly $15 trillion in IoT investments projected by the same year, there’s a significant chance for companies to make costly, complicated and potentially fatal mistakes. With so much at stake, how can your business build an IoT strategy that succeeds?

IoT At The Edge: How High-Performance Processing And Internet Productivity Are Changing Businesses Worldwide  Link

Most IoT devices, at the most basic level, are input and/or output devices that are connected to the internet. For IoT devices to provide value beyond passively streaming data to the internet though, intelligence must be built into the device.

How IoT Is Changing The Science Of Medicine  Link

The drive towards improving diagnoses, improving patient care and improving patient outcomes continues to push forward, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is now accelerating things even further. Many modern medical miracles have been accomplished by placing IoT devices at, near or even inside of patients.


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

 

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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