Well-loved urban parks historically have served as community centers. With more than 100,000 public park facilities scattered throughout neighborhoods and cities in the United States, urban parks have the potential benefit of fostering community and providing kids and adults with a place to socialize, exercise, play, and connect with the outdoors. As one City Lab article reports, urban parks are, “an ideal place for Americans to meet the national recommendations for physical activity (an hour a day for youth and a 150 minutes a week for adults),” though, in more recent years, parks are struggling to fulfill this potential.
IoT-enabled wearables, which include everything from smart glasses to fitness trackers, are rapidly becoming popular in both the business and consumer markets. And this is not some passing fad. Businesses are realizing significant cost savings, as well as enhanced productivity, once wearables are introduced into their ecosystems. Consumers are equally enthusiastic. Most see wearables as a natural extension of their cell phones, and something they can’t live without. In fact, research by Ericsson showed that two out of five users of wearables honestly feel naked without them. Even better, the wearables market is just in its infancy, and that means there truly is unlimited potential for a technology that, conceivably, could unseat smartphone dominance.
Cellular web networks allow for Internet connectivity even outdoors or in remote locations, and for smaller companies or startups without the resources to invest in more expensive Wi-Fi architecture Subscriber Identity Modules – better known as SIM cards – can make all the difference. Similarly, communities with limited resources can leverage SIM cards to cheaply connect everyone at a data rate within their budget. If Wi-Fi changed the world by making high-speed, reliable connections commonplace in the home, SIM cards change the world by letting everyone connect on-the-go for less, with much greater flexibility in terms of service providers, usage rates, and more. With the advent of the Internet of Things, the SIM card has emerged as the key to connectivity. But what are some specific examples of the SIM card’s impact on our world?
How do I connect? Is my data secure? I have differing technologies, how will that impact my business as it relates to the Internet of Things (IoT)?
With the emergence and growth of the IoT, people want to know about the basics and then some because, as they say, the devil is in the details. On Nov2, 2017, Aeris will present a Connectivity Management webinar to explain many of the nuances associated with connectivity, platforms, and the overall ability to view and control the entire IoT process — from provisioning to deployment to data collection and storage to analytics and billing. Our subject matter experts define the issues, take a look at the challenges, and then provide insights to solutions proven on a global scale.
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.