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2016 Predictions: Mobile, Internet of APIs Economy, AI, IoT and Hybrid Cloud With another year coming to a close, it's time to dust off the crystal ball for our annual predictions. However, before we forecast any new insights, I want to look back at our 2015 predictions, which could be best summarized as a maturing of technology innovations introduced in prior years. Now that the fundamentals are in place, there's potential for significant shifts in both software and vendor shakeups in 2016. The emerging battleground of innovation continues to heat up between companies that make technology versus those that use it. Success will be determined by a company's ability to leverage and monetize its data and API assets, drive contextual interactions with customers, along with its organizational agility to react to competitive forces. Here is Part One of our 2016 predictions... (more)

Internet of Things, Cloud and Big Data Intersect By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things, Cloud and Big Data Intersect to Create the Internet of Agents Application Economy The concept of Internet of Things (IoT) is not exactly new, but when it intersects with other buzzworthy technologies such as Cloud and Big Data, combined they reach fever pitch. It is the convergence of these three technology areas that will be the topic of this month's #IoTuesday Twitter chat, co-hosted with Mike West, Research Fellow with Saugatuck Technology, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. The Internet of Things was first coined in 1999 by Kevin... (more)

Mobile, Internet of APIs Economy, AI, IoT and Hybrid Cloud By @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Today we continue with our 2016 predictions. If you missed our first installment, you can find it here. 6. Hybrid cloud drives cloud adoption in enterprises. According to IDC, 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017. This has significant implications for the way enterprises need to organize themselves. All enterprises, not just those on the cutting edge, need to adapt their business models to leverage services that are made possible by the cloud. Beyond the requisite cost reduction, new opportunities emerge with cloud that are im... (more)

IoT Becomes Internet of Agents | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #M2M #API]

When Does Internet of Things Become Internet of Agents? | Part 2 In my last blog, I discussed how the Internet of Things is really developing into what can more accurately be called the Internet of Agents. These connections and multi-agent systems are resulting in an increasing number of highly applicable, value-added bundled and branded services. The latest Gartner forecast for Internet of Things predicts that by 2020 there will be $309 billion in incremental revenue opportunity for IoT suppliers, mostly in services. The Internet brings us 21st century online versions of other t... (more)

Internet of Things Is Not Another Subscription Service | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things Is Not Just Another Subscription Service | Part 1 Companies that until recently had never heard of the Internet of things (IoT) are now excited to find that they've been IoT players all along. Businesses involved in home automation, security services, vehicle tracking and health monitoring to name a few have been around for a while. They all provide services that involve devices (now known as "things") that communicate with each other, with their owners, and sometimes with control centers. Increasingly that channel of communication is via the Internet. There... (more)