Four Revenue Streams Revolutionized by the Internet of Things

Posted by Carmi Brandis on May 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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There are two general ways the Internet of Things adds value to businesses. The first is by improving existing business operations. Predictive maintenance, supply chain monitoring, and automation are a few of the IoT solutions that fall into the first category. This approach is great for businesses that want to invest in IoT incrementally in order to save money on expenses that they previously had little control over.

The second way that businesses can leverage IoT is by creating new offerings to transform their business model. The potential that IoT has to truly innovate a business lies in this approach. Over the past 25 years, the companies that have made the biggest splash in their respective marketplace―or have created a market space all their own―have used the Internet of Things to connect their products and services in a way that gives end users more options. Thanks to the Internet of Things, we have online shopping, ride-sharing, and a plethora of subscription-based services that range from food delivery to music to entertainment and television.

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How IoT Optimizes Renewable Storage Capabilities and Energy Forecasting

Posted by Carmi Brandis on May 16, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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Renewable energy continues to play a growing role in the energy sector as technology becomes more efficient and cost-effective in order to meet government mandates. According to Ren21, renewable energy accounted for 19.3% of global energy consumption in 2015, and an International Energy Agency (IEA) report states that renewable energy sources accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016.

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Changing the Face of IoT with 5G Infrastructure

Posted by Carmi Brandis on May 9, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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CES kicked off 2018 with a bang in the world of IoT, and the hot topic of the year was the coming of wireless networks’ fifth generation.

Both AT&T and Verizon have announced their rollout of 5G networks in cities across the country in 2018, and Samsung closed out its CES presentation with details regarding its Telematics Control Unit (TCU), described as “the industry’s first 5G-ready automotive solution.” Intel’s partnership with Korea Telecom at this year’s Winter Olympics will be the first large-scale deployment of IoT powered by 5G wireless systems, and the world will be watching to get a sneak peek at what we can expect as the next leap in wireless technology makes its mark.

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IoT for Good: SweetSense Provides Clean Water to Developing Countries

Posted by Carmi Brandis on May 2, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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Evan A Thomas, Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder of SweetSense, spoke at our San Jose headquarters last week. And when Evan speaks, folks generally tend to listen.

As an Associate Professor at Portland State University, Evan has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder; is a registered Professional Engineer in Environmental Engineering in the State of Texas; holds a Master’s in Public Health from the Oregon Health and Science University. Evan also worked as a civil servant at the NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where he was a principal investigator and project manager in the Life Support and Habitability Systems Branch working on flight hardware for the Space Shuttle, the Space Station, and concepts for Moon and Mars spacecraft.

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5G Networks Will Enhance Telematics and Pave the Way for Autonomous Driving

Posted by Carmi Brandis on April 25, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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Over the past century, innovation in the automotive industry has revolved around making cars faster, safer, more comfortable, easier to handle, or smoother to operate. Since the dawn of the Information Age, however, automakers have explored ways to apply computer technology to refine the driving experience and assist safe driving practices. Sensors that notify the driver about operational conditions and features, such as GPS navigation, have become commonplace in the average motorist’s journey. As stated in Autotrader, starting in May 2018, a new regulation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will require all new cars to be manufactured with backup cameras.

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