The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 36

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


NEWS HEADLINES

 

The Factors Pushing Edge to the Forefront  Link

Edge computing – defined as computing infrastructure that exists close to a source of data that helps to collect, analyze, store and use data in a meaningful way – is quickly gaining popularity across many industries. By harnessing computing at the edge, rather than in the cloud or via a centralized data warehouse, organizations can leverage real-time data processing to significantly improve the way they run their businesses.

AI, IoT bring new protections to the power grid  Link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are already doing their part to secure the nation’s vulnerable electricity grids. They have developed a relatively low-cost method for on-the-fly detection of attacks on power grids.

Microsoft Brings Cloud, AI, And IoT To Physical Spaces With Launch Of Azure Digital Twins  Link

The concept of a digital twin, in and of itself, is not new. They’ve been used for planning and maintaining industrial equipment. What Microsoft has done with Azure, however, is to take the basic concept of digital twins and apply it more broadly to all of the ways people live in and work with their physical environments.

5 Ways IoT Can Shape the Future of Utilities at Home  Link

With a growing population and urbanization, global energy consumption has rapidly increased over the last few decades. Utility companies all over the world are striving to bring efficiency in demand and supply optimization, leakage detection and reducing demand.

New Hitachi Vantara IoT App Makes Smart Repair Recommendations  Link

Hitachi Vantara launches Lumada Maintenance Insights, a new Internet of Things solution that uses machine learning to deliver intelligent maintenance recommendations.

U.S. Cellular Taps IoT for Smart Agriculture Services  Link

U.S. Cellular next month plans to launch several smart agriculture services in partnership with Internet of Things America, a company that specializes in agricultural IoT. The connectivity that U.S. Cellular will supply for the services will not use traditional IoT protocolssuch as Cat 1, Cat M1 (also known as LTE-M) or NB-IoT. Instead, the services will rely on CDMA and LTE connectivity, in some cases extended via LoRa, a relatively low-bandwidth wireless technology that works in unlicensed spectrum.

LPWAN emerging as fastest growing IoT communication technology  Link

As active global IoT connections grow from 7B in 2018 to 22B in 2025, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are expected to be a key growth driver. These technologies provide low-power, low data-rate communication over long distances or from deep indoor environments, enabling battery-operated devices to operate for up to 10 years without any human intervention.


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 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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