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What Experts are Saying About the Internet of Things – December 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.

  • In 2015, businesses jumped on the IoT bandwagon without strategic vision or plan. Tech Week Europe explains how in 2016, M2M will help create a more strategic approach to the internet of things.
  •  “Embedding a smart chip inside a gadget doesn’t necessarily make it a smart idea,” explains SF Gate. Here is their selection of some of the most useless IoT gadgets of the year.
  • The digital economy is expected to grow ten-fold by 2030. This article from Digitalist explains how the IoT is enabling knowledge to be shared more efficiently, as well as accelerating innovation.
  • Data produced by the industrial IoT is becoming more actionable and immediate, explains EP&T.  The IIoT is an enabler, identifying maintenance issues before they become a major problem.
  • Bonus: Consumer products rarely, if ever, become enterprise technologies. bbotx Co-Founder and Lead Technologist Geoff Kratz explains what is stopping the shift from consumer to enterprise.

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

BYOD

BYOD: What’s stopping the shift from consumer to enterprise?

The so-called “consumerization of the enterprise” is actually a misnomer. The other description used, “bring your own device,” or BYOD, is a more apt explanation: employees provide the end-user devices, which are basically consumer versions of enterprise devices.

When you look at the history of technology in business, consumer products rarely (if ever) become enterprise technologies. A lot of technology moves from enterprise/business to the consumer: the microwave oven (started at a commercial device for reheating/cooking), the VCR (based off of video tape technology used in the television industry), the personal computer (PC), the smartphone, etc. Not all of this technology moves into the consumer sphere, or does so in ways we expect. For example, the photocopier really only started to become common in the home in the late 1990s, appearing as the all-in-one inkjet printer/scanners we get for cheap today.

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What Experts are Saying About the Internet of Things – November 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.

  • “The Internet of Things stands as one of the largest economic opportunities in the world,” states this article from Venture Beat. The opportunity for IoT in industry will be in sophisticated, elegant systems that manage problems and processes.
  • This article from Automation World takes a look at the “how” of the IIoT, something that remains elusive for many manufacturers. In our opinion, the “why” of the IoT is not settled – at best there is a “why not?” seen as a money grab. Few organizations can actually say why the IoT is relevant to them.
  • Thanks to the combination of big data and the Internet of Things, manufacturers can now watch what happens inside the products they make after they leave the factory and, as pointed out in this article from Forbes, predict what happens next.
  • There are five IoT technology segments, as described in this article from IP-Watch. Companies must understand all five in order to be successful in the industry.

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