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  • What RAIN RFID Brings to the Internet of Things
    Published December 2015
    Growth of the Internet of Things is forecast to exceed that of other connected devices. Estimates predict the resulting economic value-add that businesses will derive may be as high as $1.9 trillion, with adoption being led by retail, manufacturing and health care. The RAIN RFID Alliance explains how RAIN RFID, as an essential building block of the IoT, can enable many new applications and business models, as well as make them affordable and practical. (7 pages)
  • Edge Analytics via Edge Clouds for Real-time Insights
    Published December 2015
    In today's digitally connected society, there is a deeper and decisive affinity between enabled objects, connected devices and humans. As a result, large volumes of multi-structured data are being generated in different speeds, sizes, scopes and schemas through the interactions and collaborations of heterogeneous digital elements, smartphones, technical experiments, social media, health-care instruments, machines, satellite telemetry and imagery. This white paper, submitted by IBM's Pethuru Raj, articulates the need for edge analytics of Internet of Things data through appropriate edge clouds to realize actionable insights. (7 pages)
  • Testing Bluetooth Smart Products for the Internet of Things
    Published November 2015
    Bluetooth Smart is playing an important role in the Internet of Things. The technology has low power consumption, the components are available at low cost and it is supported by all mobile platforms and operating systems. This LitePoint paper describes the wireless testing required for IoT products built with Bluetooth Smart technologies, characterizes the market and motivations for using Bluetooth Smart for the IoT, describes leading applications, summarizes the technology's key performance characteristics and operational features, and discusses test specifications that must be employed to ensure product compliance. (18 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)
  • What the Internet of Things Needs to Become a Reality
    Published December 2014
    The Internet of Things comprises smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that information is being processed into useful actions that can command and control things to make people's lives easier and safer—and to reduce environmental impact. In this white paper, Freescale and ARM discuss what the IoT needs to become a reality. (16 pages)
  • Internet of Things Solution Deployment Gains Momentum Among Firms Globally
    Published November 2014
    This Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper, commissioned by Zebra Technologies, is based on an online study of IT and business decision-makers in 593 global firms representing the retail, manufacturing, consumer products, transportation, health-care, government, oil and gas, and hospitality industries. The report shows how IoT solution deployment is occurring among firms in various geographic regions and vertical markets. (14 pages)
  • NFC for Embedded Applications
    Published September 2014
    Experts predict an explosion of connected things to occur over the next few years. As more things get connected, concerns regarding data privacy and security will escalate. NXP Semiconductors explains why utilizing Near Field Communication as a communication method can help address some of these concerns. (20 pages)
  • One Network: A Billion Dreams
    Published June 2014
    The success of the Internet and the World Wide Web has resulted in a variety of fixed and mobile computing devices being connected, and efficient wireless communication has, therefore, become of critical importance. This first Internet/mobile revolution changed the world profoundly, but Sigfox explains how the next disruptive development—in which the majority of data traffic will be generated by things rather than by human initiation—has the potential to change it even more. (17 pages)
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