A Look Inside Google and Carnegie-Mellon's IoT Campus. For the "Internet of Things" to thrive, all it needs is for all devices to get along—which is currently wishful thinking.
Last week, however, Google announced a partnership with Carnegie-Mellon University, which is leading a collaboration of faculty from several other academic institutions on a project to jumpstart the Internet of Things revolution. Their plan: Build a universal platform that lets any device talk to any other device. And fittingly, that master-key solution will be open source. The problem is that IoT software and devices are mostly proprietary, built by each company and working well within their own sandboxes, but they don't communicate well together. The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships. Steven Moore Just as it’s hard to remember what life was like before the iPhone, it can be hard to remember business before there was CRM software — back when you still had to explain that it stood for “customer relationship management.”
Today, CRM pervades the way many companies track and measure how they interact with other organizations, across many departments: marketing, sales, customer service, support, and others. CRM made it possible to determine precisely who responded to a specific marketing campaign and then who became a paying customer, which customer called the most for support, and so on. It gave companies some overall measure of revenue compared with marketing spend — something described in this 2007 article in The New York Times. Marco Annunziata: Welcome to the age of the industrial internet. Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy. Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things.
TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices. The Problem With The Internet Of Things. Editor’s note: Dan Conlon is CEO and co-founder of Cocoon, a smart home security device currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo.
Bitcoin: a Internet do Dinheiro. 5 Open Source Home Automation Projects We Love. With big-name companies like Google and Apple entering the space, 2014 has been the year of smart homes.
But while Nest, SmartThings, and others represent the big heavy hitters in the field, a number of smaller, open source solutions are helping show exactly what the home automation field is capable of. And it doesn’t just have to be controlling your thermostat. This Handlebar-Mounted Phone-Holder Turns Your Dumb Bike Into A Smart Machine. Tom Goodwin, Founder at Tomorrow group. Finding the Money in the Internet of Things. Executives have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but they’re understandably suspicious of all the hype.
The one question that’s on all their minds is: where’s the money? Where and how will this new technology generate meaningful economic value for the enterprise? In the absence of a clear and compelling answer to this question, there’s a lot of interest, but relatively limited investment to date in a promising technology. Unfortunately, most technology vendors, accustomed to selling products to CIO’s, rarely focus on the overall economic impact of this technology. And business executives often focus on some particular application that’s somehow gotten their attention without assessing more systematically where the highest economic impact might be achieved.
This New Robo-Chef Tells You What To Eat For Dinner, And Then Cooks It For You. Americans are finally eating fewer TV dinners, largely because millennials are more interested in eating fresh food.
Still, that sometimes means we might be more likely to get takeout after work than actually cook for ourselves. A futuristic new food system aims to make convenient food that still uses fresh produce from a local farmers market. In the new system, a set of appliances is connected to an app that answers the perennial question of what to eat for dinner, and then makes it for you. The app considers the basic facts—maybe you ran for 32 minutes earlier in the day, the fridge is well-stocked, and you're recovering from a cold, so you need a little extra vitamin C. Then it calculates the perfect meal. "Flavor pills," tiny water-soluble pods filled with organic spices and nutritional supplements, get added to one of the appliances along with fresh produce and some water. Unlike most convenience food, the system still requires shopping at a farmers market.
Why Wearables Should Be Free. Owners of wearable technology, like the upcoming Apple Watch or Microsoft Band, are the most vital part of the product ecosystem because they generate valuable information each time they wear their devices.
The Boundaries Around Your Industry Are About to Change - David Chivers. By David Chivers | 10:00 AM November 3, 2014.
Humans Can Make the Internet of Things Smarter - Carlos Montero-Luque. By Carlos Montero-Luque | 1:00 PM October 28, 2014.
The Internet of Things Will Change Your Company, Not Just Your Products - Joey Fitts. I have had a front row seat as companies have struggled to enter the emerging world of the Internet of Things — first, 10 years ago as a vice president at Ambient Devices, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that was a pioneer in commercializing IoT devices, and then as a consultant.
One of the biggest obstacles is that traditional functional departments often can’t meet the needs of IoT business models and have to evolve. Here are some of the challenges that I’ve observed: Product management. Successful IoT plays require more than simply adding connectivity to a product and charging for service — something many companies don’t immediately understand. Building an IoT offering requires design thinking from the get-go. A company that understood this was Vitality, which reimagined the pill box as a smart service to get patients to take their medications in accordance with their physicians’ instructions. Finance.