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How IoT Will Change the Way We Work
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Many of us tend to think of the IoT as a network of convenient, home-related gadgets that will make our lives easier and complete the circle of mobility. And it’s true, knowing that the garage door is closed by checking an app on your phone is pretty sweet, and getting […]

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Connecting the Unconnected Car
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at LightReading.com About one-third of U.S. adults want connected car features. However, in 2015, only about 5.3% bought a new car, and the average age of cars on the road in the U.S. is 11.4 years old. That leaves a lot of people who want […]

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IoT of Caffeine: Connecting the Coffee Maker
By: Bob Harden

Bob Harden

While walking through Best Buy the other day I was mildly surprised to see a WiFi-enabled smart coffee machine. The coffee maker comes with an app that allows you to schedule brews, monitor status, change settings, and receive notifications on Apple iOS and Android devices. Does it help you make […]

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Car Ownership Alternatives: 5 New Ways to Drive
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Until recently, the way that we think of car ownership had not changed much since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1909. At first, you had to walk into the dealership with a fistful of cash to putter off in a wondrous horseless carriage. As the […]

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Monetizing Wearables is all About the Data
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

They’re used as fitness trackers, mobile phone extensions, and high-tech fashion accessories for the Silicon Valley set. It looks like wearables could be the next mobile, but how will they be a financial hit for the companies that make them? Surprise! It’s all about the data. More than ever, just […]

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Is Carsharing Really Reducing Car Ownership?
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Every time a new carsharing service pops up, people raise their arms and cheer that traditional car ownership is over. Tomorrow there will be no more dealerships, no more salespeople, no more financing. Nobody in their right mind would miss the haggle-and-hassle misery of the dealership, but is carsharing really […]

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Automotive IoT Moving to Monetize Data
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Google recently announced that it will partner with Fiat Chrysler to develop its autonomous vehicle technologies. This is big news, but the bigger story is why the next Google autonomous vehicle will be a Chrysler, not a Chevrolet. The answer is data—and more importantly—who gets to control it. Negotiations between […]

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IoT at your Service
By: Sean Kirk

Sean Kirk

To differentiate their offerings from competitors and generate new recurring revenue streams, manufacturers are incorporating services into what were once product-only business models. For example, these days you can get just about anything “as a service”—from software (SasS), infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS) to office printers, urban transportation (think Zipcar […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: The Internet of Medicine – IoT Adoption in Healthcare is Inevitable
By: Eileen Bernardo

Eileen Bernardo

Whether you’re aware of it or not, the Internet of Things (IoT) surrounds you. Just take a moment and look around your home. Or in your vehicle. Or at your office. Chances are there is an IoT-connected device in your vicinity. The next industry in queue? Healthcare. Though healthcare reform […]

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The IoT: New Opportunities Bring New Security Challenges
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Note: This article first appeared in Security Sales & Integration. Connected devices are skyrocketing in popularity in all applications. But will the technology used to protect that data be able to keep up? The numbers don’t lie — the Internet of Things (IoT) is every bit as big of a […]

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