This is my ninth monthly IoT update.
- The prize for "first BI vendor to add IoT ingestion" goes to... Domo IoT Cloud
- MachNation’s report on AWS-IoT is now released for free
- “Continuous Intelligence” (IoT plus streaming analytics) is #9 in Gartner’s Top 10 Data Analytics Trends
- SigFox are launching the option of Private Area Networking
- uBlox claim to have achieved centimetre-level GNSS positioning
- Sierra Wireless reported on IoT in predictive maintenance
- Helium switched-on LongFi in 425 US cities
- In an interesting sign of a coming meta-layer, Amazon is leading an initiative to make voice assistants work everywhere
- AWS’s annual shindig re:Invent was notably quiet about IoT (and most other things, except ML) though they did announce some small improvements
- My friend Laurie Reynolds proposes we call IoT the “Integration of Things” as that can be its biggest challenge, which is why it's probably good that big consultants like PwC are starting to get involved
- Doh! HP discovered they shipped hard drives that die after 32,768 hours of use
- Finally the people who hand out IPv4 addresses are starting to run out of them
- The fabulous Project Bo are connecting their neonatal incubators to the internet for remote monitoring - IoT helping improve the lives of those most in need
- Architects Arup released a report into what they think Digital Twins can do for the built environment
Indeed, as the term Digital Twin becomes increasingly important in IoT, we've written a brief piece on it and you can expect a feature announcement from us soon. Meanwhile current DevicePilot users can now create great PDF reports and those of you in the Northern Hemisphere might appreciate Dark Mode as you sit by your crackling holiday fire. We're also pleased to announce more partners including 0G Baltics (the operator of the Sigfox network in Lithuania and Latvia), Elimo Engineering (a bespoke hardware development services provider) and IoT Global Solutions (a Czech company providing innovative IoT solutions).
Finally, as we head into holiday season:
- Some holiday reading: Microsoft’s IoT Signals mega report
- Check the security of your Christmas presents and consider putting any dubious IoT devices on your guest WiFi network.
- And if at this time of reflection you find yourself despairing for humanity’s future, do consider the Environmental Kuznets Curve. IoT is starting to play a key role in getting us out of this mess, for example in energy co-ordination in industry and at home.
Have a good one, and - when it comes around - I hope 2020 is a positive year for us all.
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