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Data or Metadata? For The IoT They’re Both Important

As the amount of machine-generated data scales, indexing it via metadata will become critical. Think about the most successful, widely scaled networks that let us function in today’s world. No I’m not talking about internet service providers, I mean the Really, Really Big Networks. The ones that without which modern civilization would be very different. The telephone […]

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Welcome To A World of Sensors

Sensor technology is evolving so rapidly that previously unthinkable options for capturing happenings in the physical world are becoming viable — and pervasive. Increasingly, we live in a sensor-laden world. Almost every electronic device in our lives has some kind of sensor in it, possibly many. We don’t tend to think of sensors when looking […]

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CES: The Car Electronics Show?

Over 100 years of dominance by the mechanics of driving is rapidly giving way to the electronics of mobility. One couldn’t escape the impression that automobiles “owned” this year’s CES. The number of auto-related exhibits was unprecedented. This is the year the line between the electronics world and mobility disappeared. That seems obvious to folks who […]

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Is Voice The ‘Killer App’ For Consumer IoT?

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it became clear that our homes will be Voice Castles. Having a background in wave mechanics and tenure in the world of audio, I was fascinated by Amazon Echo when it first came out: I was one of the first buyers and haven’t looked back. Millions of happy “Alexa-ites” are out there. […]

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Time To Monetize The IoT

So far the conversation has been about what/whom/where/why the IoT. It’s time for how the money will be generated. We’ve all been looking at, thinking and talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) for some time now. Many of us have begun to implement IoT-based systems and solutions. The majority of these, insofar as the commercial […]

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The IoT: Where We Are, And Where We’re Heading

Evolution or revolution, we’re on a journey that will surely affect…everything I’m often asked, “When will the Internet of Things materially impact me or my organization?” Given the enormous amount of hype associated with the IoT, the question is reasonable. Fortunately, history offers us a guide to how this is likely to play out. Let’s […]

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A Feast of The Sensors

Nearly everything in our world is becoming sensor-laden. How can you benefit from the pervasiveness? Now that the term “IoT” has become widely accepted, it’s interesting to ask people about what they think it means. Responses range from wearables to factory automation tools to drones. In actuality, all are valid if you take “Internet of […]