Are We Nearly There Yet? Moving from Connected Things to Connected
This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo
2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for
MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues,
customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the
Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the
show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve
to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents.
EsmeraldaSwartz @ThingsExpo Blog: ▸ Here
Download Slides: ▸ Here
The big question everyone is asking is "Where does IoT currently stand?"
Certainly there has been tremendous hype. Analyst firm Gartner went so far as
to place the IoT atop its 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle, displacing big data, the
favorite f... (more)
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and
resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers
resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven
predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
The Internet of Things turns into the Internet of Agents. M2M connections and
multi-agent systems will result in an increasing number of highly
personalized, value-added branded services. The latest Gartner forecast for
the Internet of Things (IoT) predicts that by 2020, there will be $309
The cable companies and telcos who dominate the U.S. market for Internet
access won a victory when they succeeded in having the heart of the FCC's
ruling on net neutrality struck down. Now, for the first time legally, those
companies can both block content and offer fast lane services at their
I have mentioned several times in my recent series of blogs that the eventual
outcome of this decision may not be as obvious as we first thought: it may be
less bad than network neutrality advocates feared, and rather less wonderful
than some of the anti-neutrality advocates ho... (more)
Catch up with all the news from Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) by reading
parts one, two and three of this series.
The recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 saw innovations in the worlds of
cloud, mobile, social and global connectivity, but new developments in
personal technology and security really drove home how the increasingly
connected technology sphere is impacting users on an individual level. Below
are a few examples of these trends.
Wearables become fashion accessories
Wearable technology was dominant at this year's International Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) , and... (more)
Esmeralda Swartz @ThingsExpo Slides: ▸ Here
In the last blog we started the conversation on our findings from @Cloud Expo
2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015 as the industry came together to explore the impact
of Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) on business models as we know them.
While often the focus of IoT are consumer services and the sometimes
over-simplification of what constitutes an IoT company or service, one area
there is no disputing is the significant advancement in the Industrial
Internet (a term made popular by GE). Ongoing improvements in sensor
technologies - including ... (more)