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  • Consumers Want a Smart Home Butler That Provides Services—Not a Bunch of Connected Things
    Published October 2015
    Almost every technology media outlet—consumer, trade and engineering—has been writing about the ongoing avalanche of technology for the home. GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links discusses a better way to market the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things.
  • Connect, Talk, Think, Act: Developing Internet of Things and Industrial Internet Opportunities
    Published September 2015
    The Internet of Things is just scratching the surface of what will become possible in this age of customer service innovation. An instrumented, interconnected and intelligent world not only creates tremendous opportunity to make, transport and operate "things," but also leads to better products based on real-time insight into how they are used. To that end, Sogeti examines several compelling IoT use cases, ranging from industrial to consumer markets. This document is designed to help companies focus on "things" from their own perspective, and to develop solutions that will enhance their competitive edge. (36 pages)
  • RFID: The Backbone of the Internet of Things—An Examination of the Implications for Retail
    Published August 2015
    Industry adoption of RFID is on the verge of a momentous tipping point, driven largely by the world of apparel retail. SML explains how the features and benefits of RFID technology are tailor-made for the pricing and SKU complexity of the apparel retail model, delivering real business value as an inventory-management tool.
  • Networking for Industrial Machine Building
    Published July 2015
    Companies creating industrial machinery for fabrication, assembly and testing constantly upgrade the capabilities of their machines, requiring free-flowing data within the machines, as well as between those devices and the headquarters of their builders. This enables new business models focused on monetization of consumables or service, reduces customization costs, increases machine availability and provides end users with simpler integration into their facility and logistics systems. This free flow of information has been called the Industrial Internet of Things. National Instruments' Todd Walter explains how the IEEE and the AVnu Alliance are working to create updates to standard Ethernet to support the converged network needs for high-speed, reliable closed-loop control, and remote data access over standard IT infrastructure. (6 pages)
  • Messaging Technologies for the Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things
    Published June 2015
    The most important messaging technologies proposed as the foundation of the next generation of Internet of Things (and, more specifically, Industrial Internet) applications are reviewed in this white paper from PrismTech, which offers a comparison between DDS, AMQP, MQTT, JMS, REST, CoAP and XMPP. An understanding of both the architecture and the message- and data-sharing requirements of each target system is an important prerequisite for choosing the most appropriate messaging solution. (26 pages)
  • RFID-based IoT Technology Pushes the Envelope of Production Efficiencies for Composite Component Manufacturing
    Published May 2015
    Aerospace companies are deploying advanced control and measurement applications that leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things. To make the IoT useful, one must turn data into knowledge, and then move up to context-aware optimized decision-making. Plataine discusses how companies can implement RFID-based IoT technologies at production plants. (2 pages)
  • Careful Connections: Building Security in the Internet of Things
    Published January 2015
    This document, issued by the Federal Trade Commission, offers an in-depth analysis of discussions held at a 2013 workshop about the Internet of Things, and explains four ongoing initiatives to address consumer protection implications. The report offers the FTC staff's insights into how the principles of security, data minimization, notice and choice apply in the developing Internet of Things marketplace, and also highlights the Commission's bipartisan recommendation for federal data security and data breach notification legislation to strengthen existing tools. (12 pages)
  • Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World
    Published January 2015
    This report, issued by the Federal Trade Commission, recommends concrete steps that businesses can take to enhance and protect consumers' privacy and security, as Americans start to reap the benefits from a growing world of Internet-connected devices. The report is partly based on input from leading technologists and academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and others who participated in the FTC's Internet of Things workshop in Washington D.C. in November 2013, as well as those who submitted public comments to the Commission. (71 pages)
  • Promoting Investment and Innovation in the Internet of Things
    Published January 2015
    The Internet of Things is set to enable large numbers of previously unconnected devices to communicate and share data with one another, in industries ranging from agriculture and energy to transport, health care and more. Ofcom has identified several priority areas to help support the growth of the IoT, following feedback solicited from stakeholders in 2014. These areas include spectrum availability, data privacy, network security, and resilience and network addresses. (37 pages)
  • Attaining IoT Value: How to Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights
    Published December 2014
    Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE)—the networked connection of people, processes, data, and things—will generate $19 trillion for the private and public sectors between 2013 and 2022. This white paper, written by Andy Noronha, Robert Moriarty, Kathy O'Connell and Nicola Villa, combines original and secondary research, as well as economic analysis, to provide a roadmap for maximizing value from IoT investments. It also explains why, in the worlds of the IoT and the IoE, the combination of edge computing/analytics and data center/cloud is essential to driving actionable insights that produce improved business outcomes. (20 pages)
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