IoT sensors

Back to Basics – Sensors for IoT applications

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While a lot of the attention on the Internet of Things (IoT) is on platforms, analytics or even machine learning, IoT really starts with the sensors at the point of use, or the “edge”.

This post is part of the “Back to Basics” briefings on the Internet of Things (IoT) architecture for executives, managers and anyone new to IoT. Using the “Follow the Data” approach, I’ll start at the edge with the IoT sensors, and work my way back to the core of the IoT system.

This article will describe the sensor technology and considerations when selecting sensors.

smart homes for real people

Smart Homes for Real People – Where’s the Value?

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I saw many smart home and home Internet of Things (IoT) products at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). All were interesting. All solved the wrong problems. And all missed the mark with real world buyers.

While today’s smart home products do useful things, they solve “first world” problems of convenience that are not useful to “real world” buyers.

This post discusses what problems that smart homes really need to solve, and provides some takeaways for smart home designers to consider to make their solutions more attractive to “real world” buyers.

Five things managers should do first in an emerging IoT market

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There is no lack of IoT platforms, business models, and innovative products in the market today. However, today’s products are still immature point solutions. From technology standards, to business models, IoT will evolve over the next few years.

Given the immature state of IoT, what should transformation, business and IT managers do today?

This article discusses five things that managers should do now as they plan and deploy IoT strategies and projects.