21 Jul CIOs And CTOs Must Understand How The Internet Of Things Is Changing How Business Is Done

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After a short sabbatical traveling the world looking at interesting technologies and business models, I have decided to return to Moor Insights & Strategy to lead the Internet of Things (IoT) practice. There isn’t a better time to make a comeback! (Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44229798) First and foremost, it’s important to remember IoT is not new. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

29 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Predictive Maintenance: A Paradigm Shift

One of the keys to cost-effective and efficient operations for any business with a significant number of mechanical systems is its maintenance program. Programs vary widely depending on investment profile, but all have the singular objective of maximizing uptime and making operations as cost-effective as possible. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Preventative […]

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 […]

01 Aug RESEARCH PAPER: IoT Analytics at the Edge

To accelerate business, companies are turning to analytics to help transform data into insight. With so many systems and products now digitally instrumented and providing an endless stream of telemetry, data analytics can help companies glean insight in real-time regarding how their systems are operating. However, to take advantage of these data streams, businesses need to perform 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 […]

16 Mar The Internet Of Things And Machine Learning

IDC estimates the direct Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to more than $1.7 trillion by 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%. The number of IoT connected devices in everything from cars to refrigerators and elsewhere will climb to more than 30 billion. Device endpoints, infrastructure support, connectivity and companion […]

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 […]

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 […]

20 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: Dell—Taking Part of the Mystery Out of the Industrial Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) applications are real, today. Some organizations around the world are deploying IoT systems and reaping the benefits of smarter data gathering, analysis, and usage to optimize and adjust their operations. Most organizations, however, are not there yet. Specifically, in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), corporations are just beginning to understand […]

26 Sep RESEARCH BRIEF: Smart Packaging and the Future of Brands

Technology innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are forcing companies to adopt perpetual change. No industry, segment, or market is immune. Consumers are forcing both brands and the packaging industry to evolve to focus on bringing products to the market that reduce costs and increase revenues…while driving brand awareness, sustainability, competitiveness, food safety, shelf life, and consistency. Further, […]

02 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: Echelon’s Efficient Connected Lighting Solutions

Echelon Corporation is a leader in connected, Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solutions. They give enterprises, governments, parking operators, and anyone who deals with large-scale lighting solutions the ability to provide their constituents with cost reductions as well as safer and more comfortable living and working environments. Historically, lighting is something we all take for granted. […]

19 May IFS World Conference: It is True — Enterprise Application Vendors Must Embrace The Internet of Things (IoT) or Die Trying

  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the IFS World Conference in Boston MA.  IFS is virtually unknown in North America, but their legacy and reputation has been strong since its founding in 1983 in Linköping, Sweden.  The company develops Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Service Management (ESM), and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions. […]

11 May Saudia Arabia: Home Of One Of the World’s Largest Planned Smart Home Cities?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly been a hot topic of discussion over the past few years, and some would argue it’s an over-used buzzword, reconditioned from the embedded world while adding big data analytics. All of the talk is turning into reality in many areas, though, and is emerging in some areas much […]