While Big Blue looks to join as many IoT standards bodies as possible, an analysis by Kevin Fitchard for FierceMobileIT coming on Thursday suggests that standards might not be such a big deal for enterprises using IoT.
IoT will change the way manufacturing works. But this won't happen willy-nilly. Manufacturers will need to have a plan to ensure IoT investments enhance processes, instead of becoming a wrench in the works.
It seems that employees still want to print and scan documents. But that can be difficult with BYOD devices, which often don't have network access to an office printer.
I came across some interesting stats from Gartner. It seems that mobile phone shipments are expected to be the only bright spot in an otherwise stagnant device market.
You know those reports about how products will be able to tell if they are going to break down and will inform the manufacturer to send out a repair technician. Well, that future might be closer than you think.
I came across an interesting survey about app developers and the Internet of Things. Close to one-third of 675 app developers surveyed by Harbor Research feel "overwhelmed" by the data generated by the Internet of Things.
When you think of enterprise mobility, you usually think of knowledge workers working from any location or field workers keeping customers satisfied. You don't usually think of warehouse managers in the logistics industry. But they too can benefit from mobility, as a recent survey demonstrates.
Mobile security is a growing concern for IT departments, particularly as more enterprises opt for BYOD environments. Yet, that same concern does not appear to be shared by the rank-and-file employees.
This past Friday, Shuttle America Flight 2708 was forced to climb 200 feet upon its final approach to LaGuardia Airport. The last-minute climb was to avoid a collision with a drone. Clearly, drones pose a danger. But perhaps the FAA is the real problem here.
I came across an interesting blog post by Andrew White, research vice president at Gartner. He predicted that the Internet of Things will dwarf big data in terms of its innovative impact.