16 May RESEARCH BRIEF: Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The Quiet Giant of Internet of Things

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Enterprise and operations organizations looking to digitally transform their businesses using Internet of Things (IoT) technology often face a daunting initial task. How do I pick a partner to help guide us on this journey? How do I find a vendor that understands my industry, can help me architect the big picture, and then help […]

23 Apr RESEARCH PAPER: Cleaning Up The Industrial IOT (IIOT) Edge

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One of the most critical challenges to navigate when designing, developing, and deploying Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions is the mish-mash of standards that must be comprehended to connect all the things. The IIoT environment never comprehended ubiquitous connectivity and is comprised of countless tools, development and operating environments, and connectivity standards. Combine these […]

23 Mar Hype Vs. Reality: When Will Internet Of Things Networks Appear?

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If you attended Mobile World Congress last week, as I did, you probably expect to see 5G networks and applications take over the world next week, next month, or at a minimum next year. Under the radar, and if you looked closer, you also saw signs of the new 4G extensions focused on Internet of […]

14 Mar Internet Of Things Connectivity Options Come Into Focus

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Normally, silicon chip announcements don’t catch my eye. This is not to say that chips are unimportant; they are critical to achieving the goals for the IoT. Generally, however, I tend to take a higher level and more holistic approach to IoT subjects. That’s why, when 3 recent announcements caught my eye, I thought there […]

17 Jan 5 Things I Think About CES 2017

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As I arrived at CES 2017 the first thing I picked up in McCarron Airport was my badge. Along with the badge this year, I received a ribbon for “10+ years” of attendance. Since 10+ is 10-19 (and I’ve gone to the Comdex / CES trade shows for more than 20 years), I realized I’ve […]

03 Jan Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s almost required, as analysts, that we put together an outlook for the year to come. For the internet of things (IoT), 2017 will be another year of growth—and potentially some contraction. IoT is still in its infancy in terms of dollars and deployments, and that can’t last much […]

14 Nov IoT Security: Deja Vu Or Part 2?

Update: On 3 November, Philips Lighting released a statement in reference to the Hue bulbs and the researchers’ findings noted in the below article. As Philips states, “The academics with whom we cooperated via our responsible disclosure process, merely demonstrated the possibility of an attack. They did not create a virus nor disclose information necessary […]

26 Oct DDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT)

And so it begins. Last week we experienced the first security attack publicly and widely attribute to the Internet of Things (IoT). This day has been a long time in coming. It’s really far from the first IoT security breech mind you, but this is the first one that affected a wide group of people […]

18 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: The New Dell Technologies: Uniquely Positioned to Provide Internet of Things Solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is real. Though much of what is written regarding the IoT focuses on “future” applications, Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) believes that today real solutions are available to enterprises to solve problems and enhance their business. These solutions allow enterprises to unlock the potential of data they already have from existing machine-to-machine (M2M) and […]

09 Aug National Instruments Secret Sauce In Industrial IoT: Getting The Data From The Things

Much of today’s excitement and press related to the Internet of Things (IoT) revolves around the data and analytics generated from new IoT applications and how to apply them to changing business models. Though we do discuss the “things” in IoT, to me they get short shrift when it comes to the discussion. Obviously without […]

14 Jun Did Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover A New Internet Of Things Product Category?

At the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) annual Discover conference this week, the company announced a new product category called “Converged IoT Systems”. HPE described the category as “a fundamental shift in compute infrastructure”. The announcement was made in conjunction with the introduction of the new Edgeline IoT systems—basically new servers that integrate data acquisition, real-time analytics […]

04 May 1+2+1 Reasons Why Huawei Could Be An Industrial IoT Sleeping Giant

Having returned from Huawei’s annual analyst conference freshly updated with “all things” Huawei, I have to say my mind has been opened, at least a bit, to the potential for Huawei to be one of the leaders in Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. For those of us who live in the United States, our exposure to […]

11 Apr The Magic Of Bluetooth Beacons

USB Beacon (Image courtesy of Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) 2016 is going to be the “Year of the Beacon”, or at least the beginnings of mass beacon deployment. Beacons are part of the latest version of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BT-SIG) Low Energy (BLE) specification. In simplest terms, beacons are broadcast […]

08 Feb Is Cisco Systems The One To Beat In Industrial IoT?

IoT has been “all the rage” for at least a couple years now, so trying to move to the front of the pack and being perceived as the leader is difficult. Being the perceived leader in a market is great, but the results are even better: a leader can drive revenue growth. Many large technology […]

25 Jan Does The Internet Of Things Really Need Dedicated Low-Power WANs?

(Image source: Pixabay) The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connectivity, so it’s not surprising that so many alternatives have arisen for getting data from “here to there”. For short range we have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Z-Wave, just to name a few. For longer range, we have had 2G / 3G and now […]

18 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Zebra Technologies: Driving Chip-to-Cloud Standards-Based IoT Cloud Service

For most organizations around the world, comprehending the Internet of Things (IoT) is a daunting task. Some have already jumped headlong into deploying IoT systems and are using newly collected data from a wide range of devices to adjust and optimize their operations.Most, however, are stuck on first. They realize they have systems that need to be optimized and […]

18 Jan A Disappointing Consumer Electronic Show (CES) For Home Automation

(Photo credit: Mike Krell) Anyone who attended CES would have seen a huge space allocated to home automation with products and services from ADT ADT, Honeywell International, iControl, Lowe’s Cos, Vivint, and so many others. From a consumer’s perspective we saw every kind of home automation product you could currently think of. I saw: Hubs Light […]

21 Dec Why Dubai Might Be The World’s Smartest City By 2017

Having just come back from the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum and Cisco Systems’s C-Scape in Dubai, I must say I’m impressed – both with Cisco Systems and Dubai. As someone who lives and breathes Internet of Things applications on a daily basis I was skeptical about what exactly I was going to see in […]

14 Dec Are System Integrators The Key To Industrial IoT Success?

(Image credit: NY Photographic) I talk to a dozen or more companies involved in Internet of Things (IoT) every week. One thing they all have in common is their desire for the projected IoT volumes and revenues to come to fruition…the sooner the better. IoT has been a hot topic for a number of years […]

21 Oct IoT Analytics At The Edge: Can Dell Make It A Reality?

Dell Edge Gateway 5000 (Source: Dell) The Internet of Things (IoT) has had at least a thousand definitions from end point, gateway, datacenter and cloud companies. Companies like Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Intel are talking a lot about IoT. But what is IoT really about? IoT is about making decisions at the right place and at […]