How IoT Lowers the Barrier to Entry

Posted by Kody Betonte on Apr 20, 2017 2:00:00 AM
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The internet did a lot to democratize marketplaces and extract substantial efficiencies from ongoing operations. Requiring only a minimal investment, anyone potentially could create a successful business, especially if they leveraged large distribution channels, such as Amazon or eBay. Yet for all the technological advances, many businesses still suffer from relatively high operating expenses due to the analog nature of existing infrastructure—a sensor can generate an alert that a pipe is leaking, but a maintenance worker has to do the rest. Entering such a traditional marketplace, with its high barriers to entry, would normally be fraught with risk.

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Blockchains and IoT: How Bitcoin Created a Revolution

Posted by Kody Betonte on Mar 23, 2017 2:01:00 AM
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In 2008, a secretive inventor—or group of inventors—named Satoshi Nakamoto created the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain (or alt-chain) technology. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger system in which transactions are recorded but cannot be copied. This methodology that remedies many of the drawbacks of traditional internet networks as a blockchain is essentially a self-auditing ecosystem that reconciles transactions every ten minutes in groups known as blocks.

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Looking to start or accelerate your IoT efforts? This webinar is a great start

Posted by Kody Betonte on Feb 28, 2017 5:21:28 PM
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IoT is a huge and growing field, yet it’s still in its infancy. That means you’re getting in on the bottom floor of one of the greatest marketplaces since the dawning of the internet. But as with any paradigm shift, there is a lot of confusion about what’s the best approach to successfully compete. Everyone seems to have an answer, but not every answer is right for your company, or even right at all.
 
For more than 20 years, Aeris has been a pioneer in IoT and its predecessors. That’s one of the reasons we developed the Neo marketplace. Just like the internet leveled the playing field for every-sized business, Neo enables smaller companies even two-person startups to immediately take advantage of IoT like the big corporations. Quickly, easily and cost effectively.
 
But what’s Neo all about? And how can you apply Neo to your unique business model? Bring your questions (and get answers!) at our upcoming interactive webinar. 
 
 

Everything Neo

A Roundtable Webinar Discussion

Featuring Neo and IoT experts

March 29, 2017

 
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Topics: Neo

The Ultimate Self-Service IoT Connectivity Management Platform, Neo AerPort™

Posted by Kody Betonte on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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Monitor, Control, and Manage your Organization’s Devices all from a Simple Interface 


AerPort_Dashboard-1.pngAerPort, Neo’s IoT connectivity management platform, puts you in complete control of your organization’s IoT network and devices. With AerPort, you can monitor and make changes to your SIM cards, set up custom alerts, run detailed reports, and detect and troubleshoot any network or device issues all from a single, easy-to-use interface.

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Same IoT Devices, All-New Revenue: Up-Selling and Cross-Selling

Posted by Kody Betonte on Jan 19, 2017 2:00:00 AM
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Google made more than $89 billion dollars in revenue in 2016, Amazon $136 billion. These companies (and others) revolutionized their industries by taking an existing platform (the web) and maximizing its marketing potential. Such fantastic opportunities exist again thanks to IoT. Now you can take a basic IoT infrastructure and maximize its value via up-selling and cross-selling to consumers. Much like web technologies, IoT-driven marketing treats each user as unique and delivers a personalized experience that both increases sales and enhances loyalty over the long term.

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Tap into a Multi-Billion Dollar Market—IoT Maintenance and Repair

Posted by Carmi Brandis on Dec 22, 2016 2:00:00 AM
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One of the most lucrative business models commonly is known as the razor and razor blades. In a nutshell, you can sell one-off razors but why not have repeat customers with the blades? You can see this applied today in everything from printers (ever wonder why printers are inexpensive or even free?) to vehicles (a dealer does not necessarily need to sell a lot of cars to remain profitable). Which brings us to IoT and your operations.  

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How to Protect Small Business IoT

Posted by Alexander Oriani on Nov 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo_Blog_SecuritySmBiz.jpgChances are your small business already uses Internet of Things technology for day-to-day tasks. Smartphones, for instance, have become a standard tool for any businessperson to stay on top of emails, projects, finances, and processes. And now, IoT and cloud networks provide seamless interaction between managers and employees with smartphones, computers, and IoT hardware to streamline workflow companywide.

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Customizing Building Automation With IoT

Posted by Gurinder Dhillon on Nov 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo_Blog_BldgAutomation.jpgBuilding automation systems allow people to monitor power usage, hardware malfunctions, and even control when and how lights, air conditioners, and security systems operate over the course of a typical business day. Since 2000, a majority of commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings have been built with at least some kind of basic automation system installed. Within the past decade, use of Internet of Things / machine-to-machine technology in building automation systems has resulted in more affordable, flexible, and customizable automation for large buildings than ever before.

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Last Chance to Switch Before AT&T’s 2G Sunset!

Posted by Trystan L. Bass on Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo_Blog_2Gsunset.jpgBack in August 2012, AT&T announced that it would be shutting down 2G GSM services (including GPRS and EDGE packet-data) by January 1, 2017. The reasons for this technological sunset have to do with various historical and business issues that drive the cellular industry.

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Topics: 2G GSM Sunset

All About IoT Analytics in One Infographic

Posted by Trystan L. Bass on Oct 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo_Blog_InfographicAnalytic.jpgWhen creating and managing an Internet of Things / machine-to-machine deployment, you’ll want to integrate analytics from the start so you can gain the most value from your investment. Gathering data in real-time helps businesses analyze and decide what optimal actions to take.

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