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How wirelessly connecting objects to the Internet can help organisations anticipate change.
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Saving Energy with the "Internet of Things"

Saving Energy with the "Internet of Things" | Web of Things | Scoop.it

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Dilip Rahulan believes that buildings, infrastructure and transport use far too much energy today. We keep heating, cooling and illuminating buildings, even if it is not necessary: “When a building designed for five hundred people is only occupied by ten, the air conditioner is still going at full blast.” Energy could often be saved without losing comfort – but this requires intelligent software solutions, which allow the electronic devices in the building to exchange information. This strategy works even better when whole cities or countries are connected in a network of information exchange. The internet and mobile phones have revolutionized the way people communicate. In a similar way, an “internet of things” could revolutionize our technology, enabling devices, computers, data bases and information networks to exchange information.

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#IoT and "the philosophy of shared standards"

European Commission's Neelie Kroes:

 

"We need to bear that in mind when thinking about the many new possibilities out there - public services from e-government to e-identification, applications from health to transport, innovations from the Internet of Things to cloud computing. Because if we are to unlock the power of any of these new developments, then we need to ensure that these technologies too are built on the philosophy of shared standards, so that within these new systems there is co-operation and interaction, just as there is between nodes on the Internet."

 

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Digital economy will make over business landscape

Digital economy will make over business landscape | Web of Things | Scoop.it

“Now that the internet of things has been created it’s going to have the ability to sense things, translate, collect, analyse and distribute data on a massive scale. Humanity will have the information it needs not only to survive but to thrive in a world that is changing at a rapid pace.” - Cisco country manager Mary Lou Nolan

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The Internet Of Things: Every Device That Connects… | Bit Rebels

The Internet Of Things: Every Device That Connects… | Bit Rebels | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"When trying to piece together the devices that we use to connect to each other, it’s easy to see that it’s going to take a piece of paper the size of Texas to feature them all. Even if we manage to do so, we will be far from connecting them all in whatever way they use the Internet. So what do we do? Well, we do it anyway, and on a computer of course. Intel put together a really interesting infographic that lines up all the devices (breeds) that we use to connect to each other."

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The internet of things and yet another revolution

The internet of things and yet another revolution | Web of Things | Scoop.it
The "internet of things" is viewed as the next big thing, but when will it allow people to create their own stuff, asks Russell M Davies.

 

"I always think the people behind the internet of things have a goal of making the world more efficient and controlled, whereas the hardware people, the hacking people, their goal is to make the world a bit more magic."

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» Self-Powering, Wireless Energy Sensors Join the Internet

» Self-Powering, Wireless Energy Sensors Join the Internet | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Pressing an EnOcean switch to turn a light on generates enough energy to send out a wireless signal, which enables communication between the switch and a wireless receiver up to nearly 100 feet away. Until recently, EnOcean sensors were only communicating amongst themselves and a specific wireless receiver within range. Now, with TCP/IP enabled communication, any computer hooked up to the internet can communicate with the sensors."

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Computers: The New Consumers? - Forbes

Computers: The New Consumers? - Forbes | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"How can we leverage the collective intelligence of the web, and the objects that connect to it, in ways that meet our needs, but don’t diminish our relevance?"

 

by B. Bonin Bough

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Intelligent Traffic Technology

Intelligent Traffic Technology | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Using RFID and GPS technologies, we can monitor the driving behaviors of drivers, accidents, and energy consumption", said Feng Xingfu, vice president of Beijing Public Transport Holdings. In the future, an intelligent sensor network can be established based on vehicles and bus stations, so as to share information with the outside world.

 

According to analysis, modern intelligent traffic technology can, at minimum, reduce automobile energy consumption by 15 percent, cut the emission of nitrogen oxides by 15 percents, and reduce traffic jam and traffic accident by 15 percent."

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The Internet of Things isn't a profit center ... yet.

The Internet of Things isn't a profit center ... yet. | Web of Things | Scoop.it

From a paper put out Tuesday by Chetan Sharma, a wireless analyst:

 

"In 2011, the connected devices segment is growing at a 12 percent rate while the traditional device segment is growing at less than 5 percent. By 2015, we expect the connected devices segment revenues to exceed that of the prepaid segment in the US. As prices fall, connected devices will start to penetrate the developing markets as well. In fact, tablets are likely to be embraced in developing nations once we start to see $100-200 price-point in the market. It is also clear that the number of devices an operator has to launch to stay competitive will double and quadruple in the coming months and years. As such, the traditional cost models of throwing more [people] at the problem won’t be effective."

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Bug Labs Launches BUGswarm

Bug Labs helps organizations innovate in the rapidly growing machine-to-machine (M2M) and "Internet of Things" markets. The Bug System, an integrated, open source hardware, software and cloud-based platform, allows customers to leverage the collective power of real-time, connected devices to make better, faster and more insightful business decisions.

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Australia - The Internet of Things in 2011

Australia - The Internet of Things in 2011 | Web of Things | Scoop.it

With Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) now well and truly underway it is important to look at what will be the real value of this new infrastructure. The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity.

 

It will link millions of devices, such as sensors, that will enable us to manage our environment, traffic, infrastructures, and our society as a whole much more efficiently and effectively.

 

This Internet of Things' is going to be a real game-changer. It will transform every single sector of society and the economy and it will be out of this environment that new businesses - and indeed new industries - will be born.

 

This is one of the reasons so many overseas ICT companies are increasing their presence in Australia. The NBN is an ideal test-bed for such developments. A great deal of attention is being paid to cloud computing and the NBN can be viewed as one gigantic cloud

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It is mindblowing that the internet, what we take for granted, is underdeveloped in certain parts of the world.

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Manufacturing and the "Internet of Things"

Manufacturing and the "Internet of Things" | Web of Things | Scoop.it

“There’s been an ‘intranet of things’ in manufacturing for years now,” says Tony Paine, president of Kepware (www.kepware.com), a technology company in Yarmouth, Maine that develops communication and interoperability software for the automation industry. Explaining his statement, Paine points to the growing use of preventative and condition-based monitoring that are widely accepted, if not always implemented, by most manufacturers."

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The pieces are falling into place for an "internet of things"

The pieces are falling into place for an "internet of things" | Web of Things | Scoop.it
It may be difficult to describe what exactly the phrase "an internet of things" means, but the pieces of the puzzle that are required for that to develop are all here today, ThingM CEO Mike Kuniavsky told attendees at GigaOM's Mobilize conference...
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IoT Interview: Rick Bullotta of Thingworx

IoT Interview: Rick Bullotta of Thingworx | Web of Things | Scoop.it

How do you view the term “Internet of Things”?

 

Interesting question. I personally think the term is one of those memes that, if you ask 100 people what it means, you’ll get 104 answers. I consider it somewhat “damaged” as a result of the original RFID-centric definition of a few years ago, so I’d love to see that cord being cut once and for all. I also don’t really see the analogy to the “internet” being accurate. The “internet” was the plumbing, but the “web” was really brought the value. So I’m partially biased towards Dom Guinard and Vlad Trifa’s “web of things” term. Also, the reality today is that a significant number of the devices that will be connected in the near term (energy, manufacturing, water, transportation, healthcare, and remote service management) will be connected via private networks. I call that the “Intranets of Things”. There are literally millions of these networks, and there is amazing value to be unlocked not only *within* those networks but at the interstititials/boundaries between those networks. I’m a passionate believer in the power of the network effect – Metcalfe’s law.

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Smart jeans: A cause for concern?

Smart jeans: A cause for concern? | Web of Things | Scoop.it
What if those new jeans you've just bought start tweeting about your location as you cross London Bridge?
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Analysis: Are We Ready to Become Friends With Things?

Analysis: Are We Ready to Become Friends With Things? | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"We have to ask that question: How do all of our products become social? How do all of our cars become our friends?"

Mark Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com

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HP and Shell Team on a Massive Wireless Sensor Network for Exploration

HP and Shell Team on a Massive Wireless Sensor Network for Exploration | Web of Things | Scoop.it
HP and Shell are working on a Mega Channel Seismic Survey System that will wirelessly connect millions of sensors ten meters apart from one another.
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Rationality won't make you rich, or how to think about the Internet of Things

"I'm much more interested in big questions like: What will be the iBeer moment of Internet of things? What will be the Farmville of connected devices? These are the seemingly silly applications that always pop up in the wake of new technological possibilities. The simple, cheap, entertaining stuff. Humans are a curious species, and we don't always make rational decisions."

 

By Jonas Olofsson

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Leaders In Cloud Computing -- Oscar Rodriguez, Extreme Networks

Leaders In Cloud Computing -- Oscar Rodriguez, Extreme Networks | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"I think one of the things that’s a coming disruptor is the concept of machines becoming aware – the Internet of Things (IOT). Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication will take off. There are more machines than humans. Smart grid is a subset of this. Eventually in the consumer space, this type of communication and volume in network connectivity will outstrip what’s happening today. Even though it’s still nascent, we should pay attention to it."

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Qualcomm's Jacobs pushes "Internet of Everything"

Qualcomm's Jacobs pushes "Internet of Everything" | Web of Things | Scoop.it

The vision Jacobs espoused wasn't purely about mobile devices, however, but about the Internet of Things - or, as he terms it, the Internet of Everything.

 

"It's possible that there will be a sea of sensors," he claimed, "and these will all be connected. Is that possible - a thousand radios per person? I don't know," he admitted.

 

It's a project that has far-reaching implications - into retail, gaming, social networking, and healthcare - and one that Qualcomm isn't afraid to open up to its competitors.

 

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How will we design products for the Internet of Things?

How will we design products for the Internet of Things? | Web of Things | Scoop.it
As revolutionary as the mobile ecosystem is, it's the interactions of more intelligent connected devices with people outside the context of phones or computers that will drive more innovation says Mark Rolston, the chief creative officer at Frog...
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Social network NFC tag scans increasing 22% per month

Social network NFC tag scans increasing 22% per month | Web of Things | Scoop.it
NFC tag scans for social networking and marketing are increasing at a rate of 22 per cent per month, according to new research carried out by Kimtag.

 

"Phil Coote, Kimtag’s CEO, commented, "The research illustrates that while a lot of the current focus within the NFC industry has been on payment systems, the use of NFC to empower the new ‘internet of things’ is likely to play an equally important role in it’s growth."

 

 

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Digital Natives to grow up with the Internet-of-things

Digital Natives to grow up with the Internet-of-things | Web of Things | Scoop.it

So, what are some of the key differences in the way that children play now compared to previous generations, and how has technology influenced these changes?

 

“Children’s starting point is one step ahead of ours,” Sakaria says. “They are beginning their lives in a world where the Internet is integrated into their everyday experiences – not only through mobile technologies – but soon through the mainstreaming of RFID, NFC and other ‘Internet of things‘ based developments. As a result, digital natives allow us to see unrestrained possibilities for Web-based developments.”

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