How is IoT changing the healthcare industry?

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The healthcare industry is changing. There is an increased demand to offer health monitoring solutions that are not only less expensive but also more efficient and provide better care. In short, the healthcare industry is joining other industries in their efforts to provide better service for less expense – to dramatically increase value.

Like their commercial counterparts, the challenge is to accomplish this goal without compromising security and the answer is to leverage...

By Alex Vilner, 14 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Do manufacturing engineers really want IIoT right now?

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As leaders in the tech industry, it is easy to assume that every other industry is waiting, with bated breath, to incorporate connected technology. After all, who wouldn’t want to reduce costs through truly on-demand-maintenance? Who wouldn’t want to better understand how their products perform in the field thanks to real-time diagnostics and performance monitoring? Who wouldn’t want those same products to order their own replacement parts based on sensor data?

Well, the answer is...

By Alex Vilner, 02 February 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How to find your role in the IoT data flood

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The march towards a connected world is bringing forth a new breed of analyst. Just as connecting towns and cities with highways brought on the need for roadside diners, rest stops and increased police presence; connecting individuals and their behaviours with devices, programs and businesses creates a need for an information mediator.

A report released by Cisco refers to this role as the ‘Data Infomediary’; a role that is necessary “within the big data...

By Alex Vilner, 26 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Does the IoT have the potential to break the internet?

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In 2016 we saw a limited number of IoT-related botnet attacks; but those that did carry out their plans were large enough to make everyone sit back for a moment and contemplate the impact millions of connected devices could have on the internet as a whole.

DDoS hits scale

First there was the attack on the site of IT security journalist, Brian Krebs. In a simple, yet ingenious move, the attacker mobilized hundreds of connected devices, mostly security cameras, and used each one to make a request...

By Alex Vilner, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Is your business ready to capitalise on IoT in 2017?

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Staying one step ahead of the market is what separates the companies that sustain growth from those that optimise their growth by continually taking it to the next level. Businesses with a growth mindset are not resting on their laurels; they are not satisfied with keeping up the status quo – instead, they are actively looking for ways to up their game.

Just in case you have been so buried in your day-to-day that you haven’t come-up for air in the past year – here is a...

By Alex Vilner, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How IoT is set to change the digital marketing landscape in 2017

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The most commonly discussed trend in technology circles this year has been the Internet of Things (IoT). Most of us have seen the predictions made by giants like BusinessInsider, Forrester and Gartner. BusinessInsider’s latest reports predict that there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 and that nearly $6 trillion will be spent in the IoT sector over the next five years.

Forrester’s predictions for the near-term are a little darker – in 2017,...

By Alex Vilner, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Preparing to monetise your IoT service: What needs to be done from here?

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What if you want to get into the IoT game but do not have a connected device in-mind? What if you already have a great device and now it is time to leverage that all-important recurring revenue?

With all of the data and ecosystems that the IoT revolution is already beginning to spawn, it is smart to take a look at how to monetize your IoT service as soon as possible.

The inherent problem with IoT services is that most R&D groups can devise fantastic ways to leverage the...

By Alex Vilner, 07 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Why IoT needs data solutions: The what, how, and why of data

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Much of the focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the “Things” themselves – the sensors and the everyday (or not so everyday) objects to which they connect. From connected home products that promise energy-savings and on-demand responses to personal health trackers to keep track of our diets and exercise, connected products are both big news and big business.

As described by the Harvard Business Review, products like health trackers have three core aspects:...

By Alex Vilner, 02 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

How the financial services industry can benefit from IoT

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The financial services industry is a quiet giant. The tools it uses to interact with investors, account holders and other industries are frequently in the hands of users although we rarely hear of new or innovative approaches.

The most recent, significant change to the credit card industry was the development and adoption of the EMV liability shift that resulted in many credit card companies issuing new, chip-enabled cards to users. In order for merchants to process the cards in an...

By Alex Vilner, 30 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

IoT, augmented reality, and the digital marketing equation

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Connected technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR): these are all terms used to describe the trend towards joining the real-world with internet world. Digital marketing firms have long tracked how specific audiences navigate these waters and now there are new ways in which AR is being used to provide value to potential buyers outside the store.

How are digital marketers using AR?

It is evident that, for customers, the line between offline and online no longer...

By Alex Vilner, 18 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.