Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

How The Internet Of Things Makes Dumb Devices Smart
The real business potential to add value through IoT doesn’t lie in the sensors or the networks that connect them. It exists in the potential of real time big data analytics to transform business operations and improve our lives. Big data analytics and machine learning will deliver personal and business insights and will enable us to make immediate decisions based on that data – rather than relying as we have in the past, on guesswork or out-of-date forecasts.
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Cisco, Salesforce partner on Internet of Things
Cisco and Salesforce are partnering to align collaboration, Internet of Things, and contact center technologies. Specifically, the two companies will jointly develop and market products that combine Cisco’s Spark and WebEx into Salesforce’s Sales and Service Clouds. The integration will integrate chat,video and voice features. More importantly, Cisco’s Jasper IoT platform will integrate with Salesforce’s IoT cloud. The combination should give Salesforce’s Einstein artificial intelligence platform more data and visibility.
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IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
The issues of IoT data and what to do with it is the focus on a recent report from the MIT Sloan Management Review titled, “Data Sharing and Analytics Drive Success With IoT.” The key to using IoT data, whether it’s internal or shared with the outside world, is having good analytics capabilities. However, this is where the supply of knowledgeable technology talent becomes critical.

Our survey found the two most common challenges for deriving value from IoT were in the area of data analytics, specifically handling and analyzing the resulting data from IoT devices. The next most common challenge was the need to increase their IoT talent base. These capabilities aren’t yet widespread; this year’s MIT Sloan Management Review analytics report classifies 49% of organizations as analytically challenged.
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Why Intel Is Betting High On The IoT Market
As Intel’s PC sales have slowed, it has increased its focus on the IoT segment, which is considered to be the next big driver for the semiconductor industry. IoT accounts for less than 5% of Intel’s revenue at present, though we forecast the revenue contribution will almost double over the next five years. This scenario is quite likely considering that the company has been significantly expanding its IoT portfolio through acquisitions.
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Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices
A giant botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected things like cameras, lightbulbs, and thermostats has launched the largest DDoS attack ever against a top security blogger, an attack so big Akamai had to cancel his account because defending it ate up too many resources.An IoT botnet generating this much traffic is a bellwether event that Ellis says will take some time to analyze to come up with more efficient mitigation tools.
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Which vendors are winning the fight for Internet of Things supremacy?
As outlined in Technology Business Research findings, commercial IoT ecosystem revenue grew 18.3 per cent year-to-year in 2Q16, with cloud services remaining the industry’s fastest-growing segment year-to-year at 67.2 per cent due to vendors’ evolving need for platforms, processing and storage.

According to research, vendors with incumbencies in IT and consulting are the leaders, with IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco and Microsoft emerging as the top four
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Complementary Technologies Enabling Effective IoT Solutions.
These IoT based deployments / solutions can be realized using variety of technologies. Every technology comes with its own unique advantages, but it is important to note that each of them also has some disadvantages. The solution deployments are highly effective when complementary technologies are used together.
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Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

The IoT Is Coming To Healthcare
Price Waterhouse Coopers suggests the market for connected healthcare will grow to $61 billion by 2020.
Qualcomm Life quietly developed the 2Net open device network, and a suite of connected medication dispensers, biosensors and self-care glucose meters. Philips HealthSuite is an open, cloud based platform for healthcare systems, providers and individuals. The marriage of the two creates one massive, scalable ecosystem. It will also create a lucrative new niche medical business as providers move care from costly emergency rooms to the home.
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IBM’s Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal
Drones using artificial intelligence soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes. IBM is edging into this airborne safety and maintenance market early, with a deal to bring its Watson internet of things technology to unmanned aircraft systems Data captured by high-resolution drone camera lenses will be fed into IBM’s visual recognition application programming interfaces (APIs) and services on its Watson cognitive computing and Bluemix cloud-based analytics platforms.
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Internet of Things Pushing AnalyticsCloser to Edge Computing
It always doesn’t make sense to accommodate all the intelligence for the systems in data centers, as the Internet of Things starts generating data from far-flung sensors and automating remote equipment.

The alternative found for this is edge computing, where smaller systems placed on the site in factories or other facilities will make a good judgment of IoT data and act on it. There seems to be a chance that the components of edge computing like gateways can shorten response time or just filter out sensor readings which don’t matter so they won’t add burden to the network.
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How the IoT is creating ‘precision farming’
Moo-ve over, runners and joggers – you’re not the only ones who are wearing a Fitbit, Jawbone or the Vivofit. Fujitsu has come up with its ‘Akisai’ cloud for agribusiness, of which the centrepiece is undoubtedly the connected cow.

When cows are in heat, they walk more, so by attaching pedometers to them farmers can identify which ones are ready for breeding.This cloud-based Akisai platform – Fujitsu’s attempt at Software as a Service (SaaS) to increase efficiency and modernise agriculture – could replace farmers with data scientists.
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How the ‘IoT’ will drive innovation and growth
IoT puts more emphasis on integration of sensors, devices and information systems across industry verticals and organizations to transform operations and enable new business models. IoT furthermore aims to facilitate a better understanding of complex systems through analytics based on data from diverse sources to assist decision making, improve products and enable entirely new services.”
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AI adoption coming quickly to the enterprise sector
Narrative Science has released a new report based on a survey of 235 business executives focused on adoption of artificial intelligence in the enterprise.The survey found that 38% of organizations are already using AI technologies in the workplace. This includes several key types of artificial intelligence systems. Among the most is predictive analytics which takes massive amount of data and analyzes it to find trends and offer predictions about the future based on that evidence.
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How to choose your IoT Platform Architecture?
There are more than 300 IoT platforms in the market today and the number is continuing to grow. However, as discussed not every platform is the same – IoT platforms are being shaped by varying entry strategies of different companies trying to capitalize on the IoT potential. Innovative Startups, hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, enterprise software and mobility management companies are all competing to become the best IoT platform on the market.
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Stackable, IoT-enabled dumpster homes to address urban housing crisis
KASITA is a smart, IoT-enabled micro-home designed to fit in the heart of a city or in someone’s backyard. Somethingstraight out of the sci-fi novel Ready Player One (also a product of Austin), these rectangular stackable shelf-likestructures are more than 300-square-feet large, and have generous 10.5 foot ceilings. According to thecompany, individual homes fit in a single-unit “cradle,” whilemulti-home racks stack up to ten floors high.
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Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

AI Comes to Work: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business
AI has been around for decades— and experts say the rumors of a forceful robotic takeover are exaggerated.X“Instead, they see AI as an indispensable tool for supporting humans in virtually every aspect of life, especially in commercial applications. To find out more about how AI is rolling out in business and how it might develop in the future, Business News Daily spoke to industry insiders about the evolution of artificial intelligence.
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Verizon acquires Sensity Systems to add LED light control to its IoT platform
While Verizon continues to work towards closing its acquisition of Yahoo to boost its media and consumer Internet business (which also includes ownership of AOL, which owns TechCrunch), the company has made another acquisition to keep building out its enterprise services, too. The carrier has bought Sensity Systems, a startup based out of Sunnyvale (also home to Yahoo!) that has built solutions to help businesses and others convert older lighting systems to connected LED systems, making them controllable remotely. This is a straight push for Verizon’s wider Internet of Things “smart city” business, ThingSpace, which will integrate Sensity’s business and technology.
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The smart ice cubes that tell bar staff to order you another drink
The Internet of Things might be about to disrupt a bar near you – and solve a problem you’re likely to have faced time and time again.MARTINI, the world’s leading vermouth and best-selling sparkling wine maker, is trialling the MARTINI Smart Cube.
The concept is simple. A barman places a MARTINI Smart Cube in your drink when serving. The ice cube-shaped device, which is 3D printed, then bobs around until your drink is finished, at which point it senses the lack of liquid and alerts the bar staff, ordering you a fresh glass.
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How Terrorists Could Hijack the Internet of Things
There are already thousands of vulnerable vehicles on today’s roads. Computer researchers Chris Valazek and Charlie Miller have been demonstrating how to hack various car models for years, including a famous 2013 Today Show segment, and a 2015 demonstration in which they took control of a Jeep traveling along a highway at 70 mph with WIRED writer Andy Greenberg inside. Miller has calculated that as many as 471,000 existing vehicles have some exploitable computer vulnerability.
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MasterCard talks Internet-of-Things, Blockchain, payment experience and partnerships
Navigating the digital maze…presents huge opportunities for all businesses including MasterCard, but it also presents some traps that we need to be aware of and we need to deal with as we evolve our businesses

So, winning in digital is extremely complex irrespective of the business that you’re in and certainly not just the case of migrating what you do in the physical world today and making it work online. It’s a lot more complex than that. We’ve an extremely complex and comprehensive digital strategy.
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How to choose your IoT Platform Architecture?
There are more than 300 IoT platforms in the market today and the number is continuing to grow. However, as discussed not every platform is the same – IoT platforms are being shaped by varying entry strategies of different companies trying to capitalize on the IoT potential. Innovative Startups, hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, enterprise software and mobility management companies are all competing to become the best IoT platform on the market.
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IoT Gives a Face Lift to Mobile Gaming
Another way in which IoT can impact online gaming is through amalgamation with the experience of physical gaming. This isn’t only applicable to casinos but to any game platform which shares a player tracking system. With the kind of games played in casinos nowadays, only the operator generates revenue provided the player is present physically. To reassure this, customer outreach programs and marketing managers spend ample time toboost players to return to the casinos by offering them various reward programs.
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Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

The Google of China announces new AI and Internet of Things initiatives
Baidu plans to use this revamped AI platform to develop a voice assistant similar to Amazon’s Echo, reports Bloomberg. It will be working with speaker manufacturer Harman Industries to develop the device, which it hopes will allow users to order food, summon a ride, or control smart home products via voice commands.The Echo’s surprising success has prompted Google, Samsung, and Apple to try and develop competitors, and Baidu, too, is seeking to replicate the success Amazon has seen.
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AI and the IoT: Are We Truly Prepared for What’s Coming?
According to Daniel Newman, CEO of Broadsuite Media Group, artificial intelligence has already infiltrated the IoT to a significant degree. Not only are analytics engines utilizing cognitive software and intelligent algorithms to convert raw data into knowledge, but a new wave of intelligent applications, such as chatbots, is poised to drive intelligence to every connected device on the planet. And if much of the actual processing of all this data is to take place on the edge, as many expect, the vast majority of this thinking will be “fast and uninhibited,” as in, not subject to human oversight
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Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found
Things are looking up for the Internet of Things. 80% of organizations have a more positive view of IoT today compared to a year ago, according to a survey of 512 IT and business executives by CompTIA. “This reflects greater levels of attention from the C-suite and a better understanding of how the many different elements of the IoT ecosystem are starting to come together,” says CompTIA. Here are the highlights from this and other recent surveys
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IoT for Small Business: Effects, Opportunities & Platforms
Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions in the next few years. And this will create tremendous benefits for the businesses that choose to wholeheartedly embrace this growing trend, as there are three ways the IoT can improve their bottom line: 1) reduce operating costs; 2) increasing productivity; and 3) expanding to new markets or developing of new product offerings.

BI Intelligence expects that from 2015 to 2020, business investments in the IoT will grow from $215 billion to $832 billion.
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Launching an IoT Product in 3…2…1
The IoT is still in the early-adopter stages and there are many consumers out there that don’t trust or see the value in an IoT connected product quite yet. We know, like similar technology revolutions, mass adoption isn’t far away, but we aren’t quite there yet.So how do you break through the noise and differentiate yourself?
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How Edge Computing can Solve Complex IIoT Problems
Some equipment operates at such high speed that the diagnoses and actions must be made in milliseconds, which is a challenge if the machine is located in the Alaskan tundra. Maintenance applications need to take into account the fact that some equipment is non-essential enough to be able to survive a total failure, whereas other machines are so critical that failure isn’t even an option.

And when that equipment is 1,000 miles from civilization, failures must be anticipated days in advance to enable repairs. Critical infrastructure equipment — such as that involved in the operation of a power grid — can’t be connected to the public Internet because of security concerns. And there’s the overarching fact that much of the equipment that industrial companies are trying to instrument now was never meant to be connected in the first place.
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Internet of Things and Open Source
Getting an IoT product out in the market is an extremely difficult task. There are challenges involved are in design of Hardware, Software, Cloud and Analytic’s components. However there are quiet a few common areas amongst all products. The need for sensors to be connected via wired or wireless mediums to centralized severs, data collection, interpretation and analysis on the data.
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Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

6 Predictions For How IoT Tech Will Affect Online Marketing And SEO
It’s an exciting notion for homeowners, businesses, and Internet surfers everywhere, but what would such a development mean for the world of online marketing? As IoT technology becomes more common in homes, keyboard entries may almost entirely disappear; devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are already starting to occupy a niche that allows users to give colloquial commands in a casual environment.
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Tripwire Survey: Few Are Prepared for IoT Security Risks
Security and compliance solution provider Tripwire released the results of its latest study, a survey of 220 security professionals who attended the recent Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas. When asked if their organizations were prepared to handle the security risks associated with the IoT, only 30 percent of them answered “yes.”
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Industrial Internet of Things: Insights from the Measurement and Control Show 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Frost & Sullivan research shows that the cross-pollination of ideas, technologies, and processes between the worlds of information technology and operations technology (IT-OT) is expected to form the crux of the fourth industrial revolution. The advent of advanced information and communications technologies (ICT) is likely to promote new interrelationships and interdependencies, giving way to unexpected business collaborations and partnerships in future. There is thus an increasing need for new value creation to realign synergies, partnerships, and collaborations across the vendor landscape.
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GE and Cisco face off over industrial IoT
Corporate giants are in an all-out race to dominate the widely coveted Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. Today, eight companies with market capitalizations over $150 billion actively promote IoT solutions: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, General Electric, AT&T, Verizon, IBM, and Cisco. When you take away the cloud, computing, and telecommunications players, you’re left with an interesting face off between General Electric and Cisco — both of which are targeting industrial IoT. The duel between the two giants is going to be interesting to watch, especially as they reinvent themselves in order to adapt to the IoT market.
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Where’s the money in IoT? Start with real-time data
When it comes to monetizing the Internet of Things’ vast network of sensors and activity logs, the assumption is there’s value in the data. Value, however, can be a highly subjective lens for crafting IoT’s ecosystem bound to overlap with nearly every industry imaginable. One company wants to make data more available within organizations, a goal directed at achieving real-time accessibility for building business applications and making faster decisions.
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5 Services Industries Accelerated by Internet of Things
Internet of Things connects the infrastructure and influences the way the service sector interacts with the industry infrastructure. Such industries generally engage with massive data, collect information and conduct analysis. This is where IoT will play a huge and important role. It will benefit the customers and the services sector too. Web development experts, IT professionals and Mobile Development Specialist around the globe are enabling such solutions through effective cloud, telematics integrated with IoT devices which are going to change the entire perspective of IT development.
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IoT Checklist: 5 First Steps For Solution Providers Breaking Into The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things requires channel companies to have a deeper understanding beyond technology – solution providers need to have a deep knowledge of their clients’ line of business.
“Solution providers need to specialize, at first,” said Alvarez. “Talk their [clients’] talk. Understand the terms they use. As your IoT practice gets bigger you can add more components.”
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IoT Likely To BeThe Next Big Thing For Qualcomm
According to a recent report, Qualcomm holds the top spot in a ranking of the total number of Internet of Things patent holders. It also leads with regard to the number of high strength patents held. Currently, the company garners most of its income by selling modem chipsets and by collecting licensing revenues from from its very strong hold CDMA and 4G LTE technologies. However, the fact that Qualcomm holds highest number of essential patents in the IoT technologies indicates that it is betting high on the growth of IoT market. Below we discuss the key reasons as to why Qualcomm is ramping up its investments in developing IoT technologies.
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