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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.

 

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