Reflections

The 30c IoT Device

Will we ever get to billions or even trillions of things connected to the Internet? Not with Internet of Things (IoT) devices costing what they do today. In most of our IoT devices, the single most expensive component is the battery. The retail price...
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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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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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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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Step change: IT majors bet the company on IoT

The latest earnings reports from many major IT companies had one common thread- they are all under-performing in their core business. And, all of them, are betting their future on the Internet of Things (IoT). Microsoft, IBM, Intel et al fall into this...
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Hardware Trends 2015

Stepping back from the news cycle and reflecting on just how rapidly hardware is evolving shows some clear, interesting trends. A new normal is being defined, even amongst continuing change, such as sentient and connected objects.
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“IoT” is best term amongst worse options

IoT or Internet of Things is a really poor term but will continue to be used given all the other options are even worse. This is an unfortunate reality.
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