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What Experts are Saying About the Internet of Things – March 2016

This is the latest post in a monthly blog series here at bbotx that takes a look at what people in the IoT space are saying – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

  • The Internet of Things has some communication issues, but this article from Fast Company misses the point. All of these IoT devices are state-aware not self-aware. They don’t need to talk to each other; they need to talk to a central process. A central process can speak as many dialects as required.
  • As the world races to take advantage of new technologies, there is a need for sustainable solutions. This article from Plant Engineering makes some fairly obvious points on the topic, but makes a good one in a roundabout way: we don’t want to replace all of our “stuff” to add state awareness and data collection.
  • In its rehash of other articles and poorly attributed quotes, this piece from Transmission & Distribution World does make a startling point: things are happening faster today in business and technology.
  • Are we in danger of an IoT overload? This fun article from ReadWrite underlines the uselessness of many IoT “innovations” – projects that promise to change the world by connecting inanimate objects to your smartphone (because do we really need our cellphones to tell us when our frying pan is too hot?).
  • In this piece from the Huffington Post, the author misstates Moore’s Law – a mistake that sets the precedent for the entire article. In 1965, Gordon Moore observed that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit – not “technology” – would double roughly every year, and projected that it would continue for at least for a decade.

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.

 

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bbotx in the News: IoT Evolution

Paul Hanson, bbotx CEO and Co-Founder, recently had an article featured on industry news site IoT Evolution. His piece ‘Lessons for IoT from the Frontlines of B2B’ explores the similarities between the IoT hype and the B2B bubble.

You can find the full guest post here.

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bbotx in the News: IoT Journal

bbotx CEO and Co-Founder Paul Hanson recently had an article published on IoT Journal, an independent website devoted  to covering Internet of Things technologies and their many business applications. Paul’s piece takes a look at why the Internet of Things can be a risky business for brands looking to integrate IoT technology into their operations.

To read Paul’s full ‘IoT and Brand Management’ article, visit IoTJournal.com here.

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What Experts are Saying About the Internet of Things – February 2016

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.

  • According to Gartner, there are 10 IoT technologies that should be on every company’s radar over the next two years. IT Pro Portal explains each – the blindingly obvious (security), but also the secondary problems of analytics and management, as well as battery life. However, after reading this piece we’re left wondering: what about the importance of users being able to easily self-assemble the systems they need (ad hoc)?
  • The IIoT needs to be used as a catalyst for fundamental change in the way companies operate and how individuals go about their daily work, states Control Engineering Europe. The article suggests we start archiving data from systems that can provide it, but what really needs to be considered is how these insights might be used in the future.
  • The Industrial IoT intends to connect industrial and manufacturing devices and systems together. Automation World outlines how to develop a successful IIoT project that will ultimately share data, improve processes, reduce costs, and increase profits. The problem here? The article perfectly describes how to do a SCADA project, while the promise of the IIoT (as yet unfulfilled) is to create ad hoc reporting systems.
  • The IoT might finally be reaching a point where it is less about the hype, and more about practical applications for society. With this comes five reasons why enterprises must embrace the IoT, as explained by ARC from Applause. This rehash of other opinions only emphasizes the IoT’s capabilities beyond consumer applications.

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.