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IoT’s Lesser Known Power: “Good Enough” Data Accuracy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about data, insights, and action. Commonly, this is taken to mean that the goal should be the “best” data, which will presumably lead to better insights, action, and benefits. This is a fallacy. Why? Because...
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Press Release 5: New approach to engaging Māori with river data launched

A new approach to engaging Māori communities with conservation and digital technologies has been launched today. The project is a collaboration between Tuia Innovation, KotahiNet and Touch Media. Sensors for continuously monitoring some aspects of river...
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Why We Operate At India’s Frequencies

Why do we, a national wireless network operator in New Zealand, operate using LoRaWAN frequencies meant for India? Why not just be like everyone else and make the “obvious” choice of operating at the frequencies designated by the LoRa Alliance...
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The Digital Twin

People are slowly moving on from thinking about the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of a new way of describing machine-to-machine connectivity. As with all step-changes, new technologies are first contextualised within the existing frames of reference....
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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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