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What Experts are Saying About the Internet of Things – May 2015

This is the latest post in a blog series here at bbotx that highlights what happened in the Internet of Things world during the past month.

  • As stated in this Forbes article, “Where does one even begin to capitalize on such a growing monstrosity as the IoT? Where can you begin to see value?” As the IoT continues to grow and encompass many different industries, this question is more important than ever.
  • What challenges may delay the future of the IoT? This article from Information Week highlights 6 obstacles that companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things should be aware of.
  • “Industry 4.0 is the next phase in manufacturing – a so-called fourth industrial revolution,” says this ZDNet article. This era is all about information technology and how it will change the face of manufacturing as we know it.
  • Is the technology of the IoT the easy part? This article from GCN describes the policy and cultural implications that must be taken into consideration – the human elements that can make or break a program.

What other articles caught your interest about the IoT space this month? Let us know on twitter at @bbotx or in the comment section below.

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bbotx in the News: AT&T Developer Blog

bbotx Co-Founder and Lead Technologist Geoff Kratz was recently featured in AT&T’s Developer program blog titled ’15 Unbelievably Helpful Expert Tips for Developing IoT Apps.’

The biggest limitation may be the battery, and the most power-hungry component is typically anything with a radio (Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, Wifi, GPS).

Check out Geoff’s full tip (he’s #6) here.

Thank you for including Geoff!

 

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What Experts are Saying About the Internet of Things – April 2015

This is the latest post in a blog series here at bbotx that highlights what happened in the Internet of Things world during the past month.

  • As stated in this Forbes article, we have reached an inflection point for the IoT and a little perspective is in order. The Internet of Things is not new, as companies in the process industries have been exploring how to use sensors to make their industries more reliable, efficient, and safe for years.
  • Everything seems to be connected to the internet now: shoes, glasses, homes, cars. This article from TechCrunch points out that if the IoT stays on its current course, more and more people will become skeptical of the value it can truly provide.
  • “The IIoT is set to transform companies and industries by opening up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness,” states this article from Technical Review Middle East. This economic growth will drive the creation of new products, services, and markets around the world.
  • This article from M2M Now begs the question: Why do we need more M2M standards? Quite simply, more standards will help the world realize the potential of the IoT.
  • April 9th was IoT Day. bbotx Founder and CEO Paul Hanson describes what exactly is the much hyped Internet of Things, its history, and where it is going.

What other articles caught your interest about the IoT space this month? Let us know on twitter at @bbotx or in the comment section below.

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