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IOT Resources

Harnessing IoT in the enterprise (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at how the Internet of Things is enabling data analytics and automation in ways never before imagined in business. Provided by: TechRepublic Topic: Innovation Date Added: Feb 2017

The Internet of Things Goes Nano – The Internet of Things (IoT), built from inexpensive microsensors and microprocessors paired with tiny power supplies and wireless antennas, is rapidly expanding the online universe from computers and mobile gadgets to ordinary pieces of the physical world: thermostats, cars, door locks, even pet trackers. New IoT devices are announced almost daily, and analysts expected to up to 30 billion of them to be online by 2020. Provided by: Scintific American

Internet of Things (IOT), Technologies in the news

  • Half of Organizations in the US and Europe Lag in IoT Adoption– This is a first-of-its-kind global CXO survey with early adopters of the technology. 50% of respondents said their organizations are already behind the curve on IoT, whilst 43% said their customers will suffer from their organization’s failure to utilise IoT fully. (HCL Study)
  • Smart building startup gets $7 million to spread its IoT sensors – Israeli startup PointGrab announced a $7 million investment Tuesday with participation from Philips, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital (MUCAP), ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) and Japan’s MUFG.Their flagship product is CogniPoint, a sensor working off deep learning neural networks to provide analytics on space management and operational efficiency. It also looks to optimize energy efficiency. (GeekTime.com)
  • Gartner Survey Shows That 43 Percent of Organizations Are Using or Plan to Implement the Internet of Things in 2016 – Although less than a third (29 percent) of responding organizations are currently using IoT, an additional 14 percent are planning to implement IoT in the coming 12 months, with an additional 21 percent planning to implement after 2016. In other words, the number of organizations adopting IoT will grow 50 percent in 2016, reaching 43 percent of organizations overall. In aggregate, the majority of organizations (64 percent) plan to eventually implement IoT. However, it is also important to note that another 28 percent have no plans to implement IoT, and 9 percent that see no relevance whatsoever in the technologies.  (Gartner)

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