by Klint Finley from on (#1564X)
Maybe the way the Internet of Things really grows isn't by letting you control your thermostat with your smartphone; it's by helping businesses profit. The post Tech Tycoon Bets Business Is the Internet of Things' Future appeared first on WIRED.
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Fingrid, Finland's main electricity transmission grid operator, has selected IBM Watson Internet of Things technology to help drive transformation in the electricity industry and ensure uninterrupted service for customers. Using networks of sensors and IBM's advanced analytics, Fingrid has pioneered a new solution called ELVIS which provides system operators with a consolidated view of the entire electricity transmission grid, from long-term plans to the day-to-day management and maintenance of assets and infrastructure.
IBM today announced Quarks , a breakthrough technology now available to the open source community that embeds streaming analytics onto Internet of Things devices. Analyzing data at the edge continuously, can help companies generate insights more quickly and reduce network communication costs.
v3rgEz writes: Want to see the future of interoffice communications? Lady Gaga might be a surprising muse, but her tribute to David Bowie last night at the Grammys showcased the increasing sophistication of augmented reality dash - technology that might soon find its way into an office near you. In fact, just a few days ago, JPL opened up a little bit about how they were using the augmented reality, via HoloLens, to build virtual prototypes for engineers to kick around and play test, without having to physically fabricate a thing. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
by Russell Holly from Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers on (#13NHQ)
The Internet of Things isn't dead, it's just taking a nap. Well, sort of. A year ago, it felt like new IoT products were being announced practically every day. Some were Kickstarter projects with broad ambitions, while others were big brand presentations that had consolidated their plans into single channels to release products later in the year. The connected home, where everything talked to everything else, seemed well on its way to being a reality that excited more than just the super geeks and early adopters. You are not alone in feeling like the Internet of Things movement has stalled, but the delay in progress was due to a much-needed rethink and reboot. Everything that comes next is going to make a lot more sense, but it's still going to be a little while before all of the pieces fall into place. Looking at the connected home products on the shelf right now reveals a mess. Samsung and LG took way too long to figure out that they needed to play nice with the other big nam...
szczys writes: The Internet of Things is all the hype these days. On one side we have companies clamoring to sell you Internet-Connected-everything to replace all of the stuff you already have that is now considered "dumb." On the other side are security researchers screaming that we're installing remote access with little thought about securing it properly. The truth is a little of both is happening, and that this isn't a new thing. It's been around for years in industry, the new part is that it's much wider spread and much closer to your life. Al Williams walks through some real examples of the unintended consequences of IoT, including his experiences building and deploying devices, and some recent IoT gaffs like the NEST firmware upgrade that had some users waking up to an icy-cold home. Read more of this story at Slashdot.