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100 Business Insights from Fortune 500, Startup CEOs, VC's and Analysts

More than 100 leaders from Fortune 500, Startups, Venture Capitalists, and Analysts share their business insights in this informative collection.
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Excellent points, been saying / hearing a lot of this over the years in IT, I know a couple CIO's who concur as well.

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Chip Makers Target IoT Complexity

Chip Makers Target IoT Complexity | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
As issues of time and complexity increasingly dog embedded product developers, semiconductor makers are stepping in to help.
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”In the old days, engineers were expected to do the whole thing from top to bottom,” Jack Ganssle, embedded consultant and founder of The Ganssle Group, told Design News. “Today, managers don’t have the patience for that. They want their engineers to immediately start generating application-level code.”

That’s why manufacturers of embedded processors are stepping in. They want to take ownership of some of the technical issues, thereby removing the burden from time-strapped embedded developers. If their latest concepts are successful, embedded developers will have a pre-integrated foundation, onto which they can lay their application software.  -  “The big challenge has always been the integration,” said Vin D’Agostino, VP of Engineering and Marketing at Renesas, which recently rolled out a platform known as Synergy to help developers with those issues. “We said, ‘What would happen if we automated the ability for engineers to integrate all the little pieces they need to build up the base of their product?’ That way, they could move forward and build their applications on top of that platform.”  -  Synergy attempts to attack the problem by incorporating those “little pieces” -- some in silicon, some at board level, and a lot in the software code. It pre-integrates drivers, communication stacks, operating systems, and an application framework, all within an integrated development environment targeted at Renesas Synergy processors. Renesas engineers say that, unlike many industry predecessors, the platform is different in that the ‘little pieces” include software code that’s pre-certified to work inter-operatively.

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IoT chip firm DecaWave raises US$30m

IoT chip firm DecaWave raises US$30m | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
DecaWave, whose chips can guarantee indoor GPS accuracy to within 10cm, is positioned to be a lead player in the internet of things.
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DecaWave offers Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology for precise location and connectivity applications that can identify the specific location of any object, person or place, guaranteeing indoor location accuracy within 10cm with greater than 99% reliability.

DecaWave technology will be installed in cars as early as 2017
DecaWave’s DW1000 chip allows both accurate measurement of time and data communication to occur simultaneously, in a wide variety of applications by developers of real-time location and indoor positioning systems, IoT and wireless sensor networks.

Since launching its flagship product in 2013, DecaWave has seen significant progress, with more than 900 customers working on its UWB technology.

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Kaspersky Lab Patents Virtual Machine Security

Kaspersky Lab Patents Virtual Machine Security | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Kaspersky Lab has patented a security architecture for virtual machines aimed at protecting virtual environments without hindering their performance.
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Kaspersky already implements the Security Architecture for Virtual Machines technology in its Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent product, a security solution for servers and virtual workstations in environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and VMware vSphere. Anti-malware is a key feature of the product, which provides deep scanning of system processes and memory, web control, application control and device control to keep malicious code out of the system, according to the company.

Virtual machines largely rely on security at other points in a network architecture for protection, but this technology is aimed at providing a platform for the security of the machines themselves that won’t hinder their ability to make networks operate more efficiently, said Matvey Voytov, Corporate Products Group manager at Kaspersky, in a press statement.  -  “This newly patented technology helps to reliably protect virtual environments without compromising their effectiveness,” he said in a press statement. “Moreover, this technology is currently the only truly specialized security tool for some virtualization platforms.”  (VMs are a benefit for network efficiency in that they use only the exact amount of RAM and CPU power that they need. However, if a typical cybersecurity solution is deployed to protect each VM, it would consume a substantial amount of computing power, defeating the purpose of this efficiency, according to Kaspersky.)

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An Empirical Analysis on Past Predictions of Breakthrough Tech by MIT's Technology Review

These slides empirically analyzes predictions made by MIT’s Technology Review. Technology Review has produced a list of 10 breakthrough technologies for many o…
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Bottom Line:   Excellent as well as a more than fair analysis of MIT's (as a source of engineering and technology excellence) and it's ability to actually predict with any kind of certainty or feasibility about which technologies should be focused on and developed by a firm.  Basically more research is required and just because someone from MIT says it, doesn't mean that it's true or valid.  Give me an hungry, wants to learn, aggressive  problem solving engineer from a state university every time,  they'll get the job done.

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Design Related Flaws Never Let A Mobile Application Attain Success

Design Related Flaws Never Let A Mobile Application Attain Success | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Hundreds of utility applications and games gets launched every week on different mobile application stores. But only a few receive the appreciation and attention of the users. The reason, why a mobile application does not attain success, is its improper, insufficient marketing and promotion.
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The mistakes that the development team should not attempt:

The developers and owners should never test performance of their own application by themselves. It is a very common picture at the mobile applications development labs. To cut their cost, the developers test out the performance on their own. By doing so, they overlook some of the significant errors, which can possibly irks the end users. It is quite an intricate and baffling affair for one to spot one's errors. The mobile application testing should only be carried out by professional testing developer.   -  Every aspect of the application should be tested out. Most testers check only the visible and front panel of the application. However, reviewing the front panel is very important and cannot be neglected, but there could also be some processes working as the backbone of an application, like payment gateways, navigation, and loading speed, etc. Functionality of these aspects should also be verified comprehensively. The testing developers and theory writers should work closely to make the application safe and friendly for the end users. Enhancing experience of the end-user is the key to success. Every outbound connection with the application should be experimented and confirmed to be satisfactory.   -  When an application has design and development related flaws, and faulty unclear interface, chances are there that it will get declined by the end users.   -  Meticulous testing is an imperative procedure that every mobile application should undergo before it is released into the market. The article suggests employing independent testing services to adjudge the performance and functions of mobile applications.


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Gated Virtualization Essentials

Virtualization Essentials
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Definitely a trend we think is only go gangbusters, according to a Information Week Global CIO survey, 92% plan  on increasing their virtualization initiatives - worth it to go over this if you're in IT or even an IoT firm (remember it's about adding value for the end user and the decision makers working with the end user).

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TR-069's Pivotal Role in IoT and the Smart Home

TR-069's Pivotal Role in IoT and the Smart Home | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --??TR-069, the Broadband Forum standard which has already transformed the provision of communications services in the home, is set for a new era as an industry survey conducted by Ovum showed that service.....
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Ovum report shows more than 80% of service providers see the TR-069 protocol as playing a significant role in their Smart Home strategies.  TR-069, the Broadband Forum standard which has already transformed the provision of communications services in the home, is set for a new era as an industry survey showed that service providers across the world are relying on its versatility and reliability to support them in delivering IoT and M2M services.  -  

"Virtualization is creating a framework for a new broadband era, where broadband will be a hybrid ecosystem; migration-ready and handling both current static and new, programmable, virtualized networking and computing as the market evolves," said Robin Mersh.  -   "Our vision is for ultra-fast technologies and software which can deliver new levels of performance and a broadband infrastructure which will be a platform for new high-value applications that will generate exciting opportunities for new business and consumer applications.  -  Ultra-fast is a must, the ability to be agile and responsive is vital and the result must be an innovative, integrated services platform which will provide enormous value for service providers worldwide".

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Gartner: IoT security is all about physical safety and data handling

Gartner: IoT security is all about physical safety and data handling | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
IoT security will change the infosec landcape by 2020, says Gartner, with added focus on physical safety and data handling.
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"The data that's collected is a lot bigger because as mobile evolves towards the Internet of Things, we're going to have orders of magnitude more sources of data," Chrisitan Byrnes, managing vice president at Gartner said. "So the data collected by 2020 is going to be 1,000 times as much as 2015, something like that … The organizations that collect, use and intelligently analyze the data collected, those are the ones to succeed."  -  Byrnes said the traditional CIA triad model of security - confidentiality, availability and integrity - will see shifts because of IoT. Availability becoming a critical factor based on a move to more real-time event-driven systems. The sheer volume of data generated will lead to organizations accepting lower integrity data as standard.

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Technology-enhanced Scarves May Help Treat Illnesses

Technology-enhanced Scarves May Help Treat Illnesses | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
By Sarah Fulton - Fiber Optic Blue Lights Incorporated Into a Scarf Could Help Fight Illnesses Such As Seasonal Affective Disorder.
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Fiber optic blue lights incorporated into a scarf could help fight illnesses such as seasonal affective disorder. Microsoft demonstrated a prototype of the scarf, called wearable light therapy, along with other wearable technology, at its Washington TechFair on Wednesday.  -  On the surface, the scarf appears to be a regular winter scarf. But the scarf is actually a sheath. It holds crinkly fabric that incorporates blue fiber optic lights. Those lights help the wearer by raising low melatonin levels, a major cause of SAD. Suffers commonly sit in front of blue light boxes.  “The idea is that you are not behind a box all day or for 30 minutes. You can just wrap yourself in light,” Asta Roseway, principal research designer, said. “You get to kick off your brain and get going by just wearing something fashionable.”

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'IoT' Could Drive Litigation Uptick

'IoT' Could Drive Litigation Uptick | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Lax security for the growing number of appliances, televisions, cars and other everyday items connected to the Internet will prompt a wave of litigation in c...
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Lawyers chiming in on their opportunities to make some $$ off of the nascent IoT as it emerges -  "The pace of technology is outpacing our ability to provide regulatory safeguards. This is a recipe for disaster," said Glen Gilmore, a Hamilton-based attorney who consults on emerging technologies. "Smart devices can easily become dumb and dangerous when they are not protected against data spillage, hacking or share information that consumers never consented to in an informed fashion.   -  "This is a danger to consumers, developers, manufacturers, marketers and society at large because of the harm it can create," Gilmore said.

Jay Edelson, a Chicago attorney whose 19-lawyer firm, Edelson P.C., said many developers of products that utilize the Internet of Things are startup companies that are eager to get their products to market as quickly as possible, but take shortcuts on privacy issues.  "The Internet of Things is the perfect storm—what we see is there's going to be an incredible amount of innovation but it's going to come at a huge cost for consumer privacy," Edelson said.

At Reed Smith, the Internet of Things has been identified as a likely growth area for class actions by the firm's Innovation Think Tank, an in-house strategic planning exercise. The firm's lawyers are getting ready by learning more about the subject, according to Mark Melodia, founder of the firm's information technology, privacy and data security group and co-leader of its intellectual property group. The think tank's prediction was based in part on a number of academic studies showing how cars, medical devices and airlines are vulnerable to wireless hacking, he said. Another factor is the sheer growth in the number of devices that could be subject to data breaches, he said.

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Steve Wozniak Says The IoT Is in 'Bubble Phase'

Steve Wozniak Says The IoT Is in 'Bubble Phase' | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Apple co-founder thinks companies may have overestimated the appeal of connecting everyday objects to the Internet.
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Wozniak isn’t the only one who thinks the IoT market might be getting ahead of itself. At Gigaom’s Structure Connect event last October, IBM Vice President of IoT Paul Brody said the market was in “a classic bubble phase,” and that most of the data being accumulated on these devices was “useless”.  The problem with claims that the “IoT bubble” could burst is that they sometimes clump too many categories of products together.   Some markets, such as smart homes and connected cars, could grow at a healthy rate. A recent Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey found that 64% of sales associates believed buyers were more interested in homes with smart features than they were two to five years ago. As for cars, a survey by Accenture found that only 6% of respondents were “not using, nor interested” in using connected navigation systems, and just 14% weren’t interested in using infotainment systems for entertainment. Meanwhile, the industrial IoT market — which helps companies automate tasks and analyze data — will likely keep growing because it cuts costs and boosts efficiency.

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Very much in agreement

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How the 'IoT' Will Impact Food Safety

How the 'IoT' Will Impact Food Safety | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
This is the year that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins rolling out key components of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the sweeping law meant to modernize the U.S. food safety system. And, as part of that legislation, FDA is requiring significantly more detailed monitoring and record-keeping on the part of food producers. One... Continue Reading
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“Temperature has the biggest impact on food safety, and it’s what many food companies are most interested in monitoring,” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit, a sensor technology company. “By far the most prominent use is in commercial refrigeration,” he added.

Over the Internet, these sensors are able to keep constant tabs on the condition and quality of food as it’s produced, transported and stored. The resulting paper trail gives companies more assurance that they’re maintaining adequate food safety standards.

According to some estimates, by 2020 there will be four times as many non-traditional devices connected to the Internet as there are computers, tablets and smartphones.  -  The main purpose for many of them? Collecting data — lots of it.   For food companies, that means collecting food safety data to ensure both that the product stays safe and that they know where they went wrong if anything compromises the product.

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AMD Challenging Intel and NVIDIA unveiling HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) - capable Fury GPUs

AMD Challenging Intel and NVIDIA unveiling HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) - capable Fury GPUs | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Graphics cards based on AMD's anticipated R9 Fury X (water-cooled) and R9 Fury (air-cooled) GPUs will respectively sell for $649 and $549, AMD revealed today at the E3 gaming conference. The Fury X and Fury, based on AMD's ne
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Graphics cards based on AMD's anticipated R9 Fury X (water-cooled) and R9 Fury (air-cooled) GPUs will respectively sell for $649 and $549, AMD revealed today at the E3 gaming conference. The Fury X and Fury, based on AMD's next-gen Fiji GPU architecture, sport 1.05GHz.+ and 1GHz. clock speeds to go with 4096 and 3584 stream processors.As expected, both GPUs come with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). AMD promises HBM will provide 60% more bandwidth than existing GDDR5 chips and over 3x as much bandwidth per watt, while consuming a fraction of the surface area. SK Hynix is producing AMD's HBM chips. AMD also plans to launch the R9 Nano, a Fiji/HBM GPU meant for cards that are just 6" long, but which are still promised by AMD to be more powerful than the existing R9 290X (while consuming much less power). For more cost-sensitive buyers, AMD has unveiled its R9 and R7 300 series cards, which are based on the older GCN GPU architecture and use GDDR5 memory. R9 300 prices range from $199 for the R9 380 (970MHz., 2GB memory, 1792 stream processors) to $429 for the R9 390X (1.05GHz., 2816 stream processors, 8GB memory). The R7 360 and 370 respectively go for $109 and $149.

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Industrial IoT Integration signals the 4th Industrial Revolution

Industrial IoT Integration signals the 4th Industrial Revolution | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
When it comes to integrating systems for the Industrial Internet of Things, plan for elastic logistics and flexible manufacturing processes.
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The fourth industrial revolution will be marked by materialization of the information or, equivalently, the computerization of physical components and the total integration of machines and work flows. This scenario has a significant implication—the proper management of information and the interdependencies of the materials will lead to a reduction in production time and required stock, with a consequent reduction in required capital.

This moves the competitive advantage from those who have greater capital investment capacity to those who have a greater capacity for information coordination and control, those who are able to operate with a maximum level of flexibility.  -  We are certainly only at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, but given the speed of change brought about by technology, it is reasonable to think that we could be admiring a significantly changed manufacturing scenario within the next few years.  -  Also the separation between products and business processes will disappear. It will no longer be possible to approach the two areas separately. Their fusion is necessary, with physical devices that become integral components of business processes, nourishing them with data and information, generating events that affect the flow and transporting themselves according to the rules by which they must be managed.

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Report From Accenture Interactive Finds IoT Driving New Era of “Living Services”

Report From Accenture Interactive Finds IoT Driving New Era of “Living Services” | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Organizations will soon be creating a new wave of transformative digital services driven by the convergence of the Internet of Things and shifting con
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According to the Accenture report, living services will affect people in almost all areas of their lives, including their health, home, shopping, travel and money:

  • Health: Living services will help prevent health issues. For example, given the high correlation between diabetes and depression, the app Ginger IO can predict signs of depression up to two days before outward symptoms manifest. It taps into data from a patient’s smartphone to record everyday behavior and can provide early warning signs. Living services will also enable personalized medicine. Proteus Digital Health’s digital medicines feature a stomach-activated sensor that provides information on how the patient is taking and responding to medication.
  • Home: The home will become a hub for a range of automated adaptive services that take over time-consuming and reoccurring tasks. Most services to date are related to energy consumption and security. Nest and Ecobee identified that consumers needed a thermostat that can learn and adapt to preferred temperatures. Wallflowr is a fire-prevention system that constantly monitors the status of electricity and gas supplies to a home. The next stage is for these disparate elements to connect and communicate with each other.
  • Shopping: Living services will allow retailers to offer less intrusive experiences and move away from the industry’s standard scenario of bombarding shoppers with offers on arrival at a location. By working with Pinterest, a particularly rich trail of taste and visuals, fashion retailer Nordstrom is determining store merchandising on a weekly basis, as well as providing staff with an iPad app to make it easy to show customers trending products and merchandise live.
  • Travel: The broader sphere of travel and hospitality will be transformed in the next five years, driven by the reinvention of cars, initially connected and then autonomous. If drivers are no longer required, and cars can become places where you sleep or are entertained in during long journeys, they will introduce a new level of experience competitive with trains, buses and airplanes.
  • Finances: A bold vision for living services in the financial arena is a service that links peoples’ financial status directly to other areas of their life. For a traveling customer, the bank could proactively negotiate better currency rates from ATM providers and seek and negotiate the best fuel prices as a customer is driving and prepay the bill. If the customer’s bank account “knows” a customer’s power consumption, it could also predict his or her future financial state. Israeli company 24me is already heading in this direction: its app automatically syncs with utilities and other services to remind and enable users to pay their bills.
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Living Services - eng verknüpft mit dem Thema Real Time Service - mit schönen Beispielen beschrieben. Vielleicht eine Quelle für Ideen für Sie?

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When Technologies become Economically Feasible: the case of electronic products

These slides describe the process by which many new electronic products become economically feasible and the types of questions that young entrepreneurs should…
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Exceptionally well written analysis and presentation of the electronics technology development feasibility and where the necessary focus needs to be when evaluating technology, - I would rate this a 10 out of 10 - a great job done by Associate Professor Jeffrey Funk

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How I use project-based learning to engage my pupils - Innovate My School

How I use project-based learning to engage my pupils - Innovate My School | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
How can PBL be used to truly engage pupils with their learning. Adam Bodley-Tickell, a British expat teaching in Bangkok, discusses how he and his learners embrace the city to enliven the classroom.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Excellent points. And this is how we train engineers to take their skills to the next level, bashing in the head complex / tough problems, and that is exactly the outcome that Engineers who seek their own Excellence want to do.  No better way to train anything other than "hands on" with a project learning a new way to tackle the understanding of a new topic / subject.

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2015 Internet Trends Report

KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995. Since then, the nu…
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If you pay attention to trends in the marketplace, then this is a must read preso  - definitely a worthwhile read

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New returnable package saves Herman Miller $46,000/yr

New returnable package saves Herman Miller $46,000/yr | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Environmentally committed office furniture company develops reusable, returnable system for chair component that results in significant savings in...
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In 2012, Herman Miller’s Holland operation organized a cross-functional team—comprising production supervisors, facilitators, conveyance operators, material handlers, the part supplier, and the packaging engineer—to develop a returnable package design for a “Y”-shaped plastic part, called a “spine,” that is assembled on its SAYL® office chair. The part is made from glass-filled nylon and includes many surfaces that cannot be scratched or scuffed.  "We are always looking for ways to reduce waste; whether it is packaging material or extra labor needed to repack parts for efficient presentation to our assembly lines,” explains Herman Miller packaging engineer Cindy Doman. “When implemented correctly, returnable packaging can cut down on the number of touches a part receives, both in material handling as well as the handling of the part on the assembly line.”

In considering a new, reusable solution, the package design team wanted to find one that would optimize:
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The part supplier’s manufacturing processes (without adding more time or effort)

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Transportation (trailer cube)

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Material handling (labor and time reduction)
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Sustainability (cut down waste)
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Part presentation on the line to effectively cut down on labor time, without sacrificing quality


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Rise and rise of IoT in India

Rise and rise of IoT in India | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
India is adopting Internet of Things at faster rate
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In 2014, the Government of India (GoI) announced its plans to create a USD 15 billion IoT marketplace in India by 2020. The Draft Policy specifies plans:  (1) To undertake capacity development (human and technology) for IoT specific skills  (2)  To undertake research and development activities for all assisting technologies   (3)  To develop IoT products specific to Indian needs in different domains


The Indian local eco-system is maturing quickly. Pune-based CarIQ (www.cariq.in) has already gone through four rounds of collecting orders for their intelligent device and should start shipping it out by the end of June 2015. Their promise: predict potential problems in your car and get help resolving them. Bengaluru's Beaconifi (www.beaconifi.it) recently went public with the announcement that it had connected more than 1,000 local stores in Bengaluru with sensors that could guide customers to the right deals in the right stores. Another exciting new prospect is Entrib (www.entrib.com) from Pune that is promising to revolutionise productivity and quality on the shop floor through the use of IoT. On the entertainment front, there's TeeWee (www.teewee.in) from Bengaluru that has come up with a HDMI dongle that will help stream any kind of media to a TV at the tap of a button. Notable among the IoT infrastructure players is Axelta (www.axelta.com) that has a centre in Hyderabad, which is developing some frameworks to facilitate communication among connected devices, allowing brands and consumers to truly harness the power of IoT.

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Smart Palms on Dubai beaches: fast connections, fast charging

Smart Palms on Dubai beaches: fast connections, fast charging | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Dubai is known for its aggressive embrace of design and engineering feats to boost investment and tourism, and it is getting 'smarter.' Dubai has been putting in place its Smart Palm, to provide, for free, Wi-Fi (the connection delivers high-speed Internet access), charging station and weather information ...
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"Sitting on the beach under the shade of a palm tree while connected to the Internet with your personal device is no longer a fantasy,"  Smart Palm is described by the site as an electronic palm tree that offers beachgoers Wi-Fi and other smart services. They get access to a connection, charging station, and touchscreens which display information about the beach they are visiting in particular, and Dubai in general.  -  Types of information they may view include the weather, sea conditions, transportation and amenities in Dubai, via the screens and speakers. Each station, standing six meters tall is in the shape of a date palm tree. It can support 50 users at a time. It has 8 phone recharging points, multimedia screens and a public announcement system. Each "tree" is linked to a central control center and monitored around the clock.  -  Each Smart Palm is equipped with a 360 degrees infrared CCTV camera and an Emergency button.

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Trucker hack's the trucking industry

Trucker hack's the trucking industry | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Trucker and electronics enthusiast Andy Proctor explains how he is trying to hack the haulage industry.
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A UK trucker getting the Job To Be Done by creating his own Outcome employing new IoT technology. Great video (by the BBC) who implemented a Raspberry Pi - an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer for hobbyists - that he's adapted to his truck to make his job easier.   Definitely a worthwhile 'watch' for those in companies trying to figure out how to build Use Cases for the IoT

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Cost Reduction: Inventively Reducing the Cost of the Bill of Materials

Inventively reducing the cost of materials and the BOM in electronics assembly and manufacturing
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Sometimes you just need a few pointers on how to reduce costs of BOM's or materials, and save a bunch of money in the process, hope this helps out someone.

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Innovations in Biometrics for Consumer Electronics– Nine-Pronged Technology

1. Developments in Biometrics for Consumer Electronics– Nine Pronged Technology Evaluation (Technical Insights) Biometric Technologies offering Digital ...

Via Kenneth Carnesi,JD
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Frost and Sullivan's slide show report put into video on Biometrics and the size of the market for it, breadth of industry, where it's focused, and many other incidentals.  Worth a quick look at least.

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