Navigating the Internet of Things can be a difficult task for the uninitiated. For all the talk about how it will change businesses and enterprises (not to mention the world) over the next couple decades, there are scant introductory materials for those IT managers looking to get their feet wet.
When you think about mobile IT, your first thought is probably not cows. But that is exactly what sensor and data platform provider Quantified Ag is doing – bringing mobile IT to the cattle industry.
With much fanfare, South African IT firm Dimension Data proclaimed that it was partnering with Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, to "deliver [a] big data cycling analytics platform for the first time in the history of professional cycling."
Google developers offered up some details about how they built some of Android's location-aware apps, like an automatic car finder feature, and said that new products like watches and connected devices promise much more interesting apps in the future.
Startup Samsara came out of stealth mode this week, announcing it raised $25 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and that Marc Andreessen will join the board of directors.
Analysts at PwC have identified "the three digital technology trends in 2015 that have extraordinary potential to raise companies' Digital IQs this year."
CIOs in the United States lag behind their counterparts in other countries when it comes to understanding the relevance of advanced technologies such as sensors, augmented reality, robots and thinking machines.
Pratt & Whitney is using predictive analytics to expand its business model, specifically through new and enhanced services initiated through its many-sensored products. The move to predictive analytics "is really a paradigm shift in the way the business has to operate," CIO Larry Volz says in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
To help enterprises harness the data generated by the Internet of Things, or IoT, enterprise software giant SAP has unveiled three new IoT products.
Intelligent systems are expected to disrupt traditional industries, such as manufacturing, energy and transportation, predicts market research firm IDC.