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Where we’re at with IoT

Couple of days ago I was talking to a person who works for a company providing technical advice and services to enterprise and large businesses. He commented that his clients seem to be moving from an “understanding” to “proof of concept”...
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3 Cases When Not To Use LoRaWAN

LoRaWAN is an open specifications network based on the proprietary LoRa physical layer from Semtech. These networks are really good at what they are designed for- sending data payload from/to sensors and other end devices economically, over long distances,...
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Proprietary data sets as gold mines

If data is the new gold, then for some IoT startups building proprietary data sets could be the gold mine. I’m a big proponent of open data but that’s for non-personal data held by government. Tax payers or rate payers fund the collection,...
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Enterprise IoT: Getting Started

In the previous blog post, digital reimagination of the business to drive customer value was identified as the number one characteristic of IoT Leaders. Fundamental change leads to innovation and substantial value creation. Just what is digital reimagination?...
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IoT For Businesses and Government Bodies

In 2015, 26 companies globally spent US$ 1 billion or more each on Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. While most people in companies and government bodies read and set aside for the future the “hype” of IoT, there are some that are putting...
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The Science of IoT Product Management

Source: Episode 67 of the IoT-Inc Podcast (recommended listening) Hardware is still hard. And yet, hardware is only one part of an IoT product or service. There is software and connectivity. Then there is data storage, processing and analytics. Most importantly,...
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“Messy” IoT networks

Too many people apply cellular network thinking to networks that are purpose-built for the Internet of Things (IoT). They ignore the massive diversity of uses and the scenarios.
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Press Release 4: Bluesky, KotahiNet Bring New Real-time Data Network To Rarotonga

A new network aimed at sensing and controlling the physical world has been launched in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The purpose-built public wireless network for the so-called “Internet of Things” is a result of Bluesky Cook Islands working with New Zealand’s...
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Smart Homes

I had an interesting discussion with a person interested in at-home assisted living for the elderly. With our ageing population, that’s an area where IoT can make a big social and economic impact.
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IoT Ecosystem: all opportunities are not the same

Both established companies and start-ups are eyeing opportunities in the IoT ecosystem. The nature of the opportunities and, importantly, the economics of each opportunity, vary quite a bit. Choosing the ‘right’ opportunity requires a fit...
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