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Topic: Internet Of Things

7 Trends and Challenges That are Impacting the Internet of Things
Mobility

7 Trends and Challenges That are Impacting the Internet of Things

While offering vast amounts of business potential, the IoT also comes with many types of threats. For example, have you ever heard of "denial of sleep" attacks? For those that haven't, this is where hackers drain your devices by keeping them awake and functioning, meaning you have a dead battery. This can cause numerous issues and this is just one of a list of trends affecting the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Creating an IoT Strategy: 3 Reasons it's More Complex Than You Think
Mobility

Creating an IoT Strategy: 3 Reasons it's More Complex Than You Think

IoT growth in the workplace is inevitable as we are transitioning into a culture where physical objects are being connected to the digital world through sensors. The “father of sensors” Janus Bryzek even described it as “the largest growth in the history of humans.” The internet of things will create new applications, new processes and new business opportunities, however it also has the potential to put a lot of strain on your wireless network's performance.

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Get to Know the Internet of Things: Impact of IoT By 2020 [Infographic]
Strategy

Get to Know the Internet of Things: Impact of IoT By 2020 [Infographic]

For as long as the internet has been in existence it has been powered by people (humans) and our need to communicate. However, over the next 25 years the growth of the internet is going to be dominated not by us, but by machines (things) and their new ability to communicate with each other. We call this the internet of things or IoT for short and as it stands now by 2020 everyone on the planet will be connected.

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The Internet of Things: Understanding the Basics
Strategy

The Internet of Things: Understanding the Basics

You've heard it a million times, the internet of things or IoT is going to revolutionize the world and change how we do business. But what exactly is the internet of things, and why is it causing every industry to sit up and pay attention? The IoT is everywhere you look today, with both companies and individuals trying to integrate several pieces of technology to help their business run more efficiently or make their lives easier. The internet of things is becoming more relevant than ever. To help you better understand the basics of the IoT, here are three simple questions and answers that will prepare you to take the next step.

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The Growing Role of Wireless Networks in Industrial IoT
Mobility Strategy

The Growing Role of Wireless Networks in Industrial IoT

What is the industrial internet of things or IIoT? To sum it up quickly, it's machine to machine to man communications. By placing sensors on physical objects and connecting them to the internet you can now gather and analyze unbelievable amounts of data that provides immediate, actionable insights that will drive smarter business decisions.

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How The Internet of Things is Making the World Smarter [Infographic]
Strategy

How The Internet of Things is Making the World Smarter [Infographic]

The Internet of Things has brought in a new era in how machines make our lives easier. Basically we gave objects brains (sensors) and now they can talk to us (using wireless networks) and we can make better decisions. Billions of the tiniest to the largest devices are embedded with smart technology (sensors) that allow these objects or machines to talk to each other and even to communicate with us. It's kind of mind-blowing when you first realize the limitless possibilities, I'll let it sink in... ... ... Awesome. Welcome to the reality that is IoT.

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The Real Value The Internet of Things Has to Offer [Infographic]
Strategy

The Real Value The Internet of Things Has to Offer [Infographic]

The Internet of Things is one of the most talked about trends in the tech industry today. It’s massive size and scope is estimated by some to grow to over 50 billion connected devices by 2020, (although others have that number closer to around 30.7 billion devices), which in real-world economic terms is equivalent to $14.4 trillion in potential business opportunities. It’s so big that it seems almost too overwhelming to fully contemplate.

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What is the Internet of Things and Why Does It Matter
Strategy

What is the Internet of Things and Why Does It Matter

When we mention the “Internet of Things,” people either don’t know what it is or associate it with wifi enabled devices, for example a NEST thermostat. Even though you wouldn't be necessarily wrong, there is so much more to the internet of things than just the basic M2M concept of machine-to-machine communication. The way I see it, the Internet of Things is about connecting the physical world to the mobile, web based world we actually spend most of our time in.

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