The 'Internet of Things'

Esmeralda Swartz

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Are We Nearly There Yet? Moving from Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. EsmeraldaSwartz @ThingsExpo Blog: ▸ Here Download Slides: ▸ Here The big question everyone is asking is "Where does IoT currently stand?" Certainly there has been tremendous hype. Analyst firm Gartner went so far as to place the IoT atop its 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle, displacing big data, the favorite f... (more)

Industrial Internet and Beyond | @ThingsExpo #IoT #API #InternetOfThings

Esmeralda Swartz @ThingsExpo Slides: ▸ Here In the last blog we started the conversation on our findings from @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015 as the industry came together to explore the impact of Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) on business models as we know them. While often the focus of IoT are consumer services and the sometimes over-simplification of what constitutes an IoT company or service, one area there is no disputing is the significant advancement in the Industrial Internet (a term made popular by GE). Ongoing improvements in sensor technologies - including ... (more)

IoT Becomes Internet of Agents | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #M2M #API]

When Does Internet of Things Become Internet of Agents? | Part 2 In my last blog, I discussed how the Internet of Things is really developing into what can more accurately be called the Internet of Agents. These connections and multi-agent systems are resulting in an increasing number of highly applicable, value-added bundled and branded services. The latest Gartner forecast for Internet of Things predicts that by 2020 there will be $309 billion in incremental revenue opportunity for IoT suppliers, mostly in services. The Internet brings us 21st century online versions of other t... (more)

Internet of Things Is Not Another Subscription Service | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things Is Not Just Another Subscription Service | Part 1 Companies that until recently had never heard of the Internet of things (IoT) are now excited to find that they've been IoT players all along. Businesses involved in home automation, security services, vehicle tracking and health monitoring to name a few have been around for a while. They all provide services that involve devices (now known as "things") that communicate with each other, with their owners, and sometimes with control centers. Increasingly that channel of communication is via the Internet. There... (more)

The 'Internet of Things' Reality: Today’s Smart Cities By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

In the last blog, we looked at the impact of Internet of Things on industry and society, just like the Industrial Revolution did before it. But to date most smart city projects, such as green areas, smart trams, bike-sharing schemes and smart electricity grids, have been of relatively modest scale. In the not so distant future, we will reach a point where a city's data infrastructure will be as important as its transportation, utilities and roads. How far are we from science fiction to reality? Below are some examples of what is already happening. Smart Santander: As one of the... (more)