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I look at the IoT as having three great components: M2M, wearables, and grids. The components can also be seen (roughly) as enterprise, personal, and government/organizational. I'll examine each area in follow-up articles. I'll start with the third, as it applies to research I've been conducting for the past three years and dovetails with the very high-level view of the IoT being taken by the largest technology companies in the world. And I'm looking forward to discussing issues great and small with all in attendance at the upcoming @ThingsExpo, for which I serve as Conference Chair. A Dismal Look Smart grids, cities, and nations hold transformational potential, especially but exclusively for the developing world. It that holds the promise of fixing the millenium-old human problems of poverty, disease, violence, and poor leadership. Right? To examine the IoT's po... (more)

The IoT and The Big Problems

Earlier, I wrote a bit about traffic and the IoT. It's a big topic. The traffic problems of the developed and developing worlds seem so large, complex, and intractable to significant change in any reasonable timeframe. Consider Mexico City. There are more than 20 million people in the metro area, of whom about 4 million ride the subway systtem every day. There are also about 4 million cars, all of which seem to be on the road at most given moments. The traffic there has been legendary for a long time. Mexico City, like so many other metro areas in the developing world, does not h... (more)

Microsoft's "Internet of Things" Accelerator Winners

Let me think lemme think. Do I date myself unnecessarily by making a "Gaslight" reference? You know, the 1944 film with Ingrid Bergman and several other great actors in which the remote, seeming random dimming of a house's gaslights were part of a plot to convince Ingrid's character she was insane? This classic-which by the way was released well before I was even born-comes to mind when reading about Plum, which "lets users control lights and electronics from...anywhere in the world." This company is one of 10 IoT startups just selected by a "thematic accelerator focused on home ... (more)

Microsoft Encourages Blinking LEDs for Internet of Things

The earliest challenge to the original homebrew microcomputer geeks was to get little indicator lights to flash. Then, by toggling several switches to turn the lights on and off, the computer would start doing other things, processing instructions within the confines of several hundred or a few thousand bytes of memory. Fast forward to today, and we're revisiting that age within the IoT, albeit with much more power and sophistication. I was struck by this thought when reading the line, "We'll help you get your Windows application running on a Galileo-and blinking LEDs in no time.... (more)

Cloud Expo Expands To Internet of Things At @ThingsExpo

The 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location. The show now has three tracks devoted exclusively to the IoT (with WebRTC present in one of the tracks), a full single track focusing on Big Data, and a two-track DevOps Summit, in addition to four tracks devoted exclusively to Cloud Computing in the enterprise. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of th... (more)