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Amazon Adds Its Weight to Zigbee Alliance

ABI Research says the smart home market was worth $56 billion in 2018, and it’s expected to reach $123 billion by 2022. However, smart home has its work cut out for it, and, in many ways, it always has. While far more consumers recognize the benefits of smart-home technologies than they did 10 years ago and far more of them have smart technologies in their homes, the ecosystem remains a complicated one. Interoperability is one of the main challenges facing the space, but smart-home industry players are working toward a more standardized, interoperable smart home future.

Will Open Source Provide IoT Solutions?

What happens to all that great technology development in the IoT (Internet of Things) when an open-source project is abandoned? There is no question that today open source is one of the top tech trends driving the world markets.

Make Data the New Oil: IIoT-Enabled Predictive Maintenance for Oil and Gas

According to a Kimberlite research, just 3.65 days of unplanned downtime a year can cost an oil and gas company $5.037 million. An average offshore oil and gas company experiences about 27 days of unplanned downtime a year, which can amount to $38 million in losses. In some cases, this number can go to as much as $88 million.

Growth Ahead for IIoT Applications

Growth is the name of the game in the IoT (Internet of Things) and in the IIoT (industrial IoT), as the number of connected devices serving a range of vertical markets is set to explode in the coming years. Factories are becoming automated environments, logistics operations and supply chains are getting an overhaul thanks to IoT technologies, and sectors like healthcare are benefiting from always-on connectivity. With the rise in the number connected devices comes an increase in data and, in some cases, a trend toward edge computing to better handle this influx of enterprise data.

600 IoT Shows and Going Strong

With the 600th episode, The Peggy Smedley Show has been an economic, cultural trends, and educational tech leader, partnering with a host of individuals, governments, and businesses to create positive results for more than a million listeners globally.

Digital Reality, IoT, and More

We’re living in a world in which our very realities are being enhanced all with the help of a little technology called the IoT (Internet of Things). AR (augmented reality) and of course, its VR (virtual reality) sidekick are quickly becoming relevant once again in more use cases than ever before.

Smart Building Trends: Cybersecurity and BIM

As more businesses undergo digital transformations, companies will need to invest in cybersecurity solutions; it’s just the nature of the beast. For those deploying intelligent building solutions, cybersecurity must be a priority, because smart buildings, with all of their connectivity, interactivity, and interfaces, offer many access points, which could act as gateways to business data that owners and operators would rather be kept private. To avoid being vulnerable to such breaches, owners and operators are looking to invest in cybersecurity, and their investments could help define the future and trajectory of intelligent building security solutions.

The American Data Dissemination Act: Is It Enough?

Do businesses and consumers have to give up their right to data privacy in order to benefit from innovative, personalized, and feature-rich apps and other technology solutions? At times, it seems like the answer is yes. However, many in the tech space, including Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, don’t believe this needs to be the case. A bill recently introduced to Congress by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ADD (American Data Dissemination) Act, is the latest example of how the U.S. government is working toward providing a solution that will help ensure data privacy in a digital age.

AI Powering a Smarter World

Of all the ways IoT (Internet of Things) technologies promise to change lives and businesses in the next century, the idea that any and all machines could obtain human-esque intelligence through AI (artificial intelligence) is among the most exciting. No longer the realm of science fiction, AI powers many everyday processes and increasingly common devices and services—from Netflix’s personalized content recommendations to smart speakers with voice-activated personal assistants. In 2019, innovative minds and companies will continue to push the envelope, enabling new and/or more advanced applications of AI in business and consumer realms.

Cyber Staffing Is Still Lacking in IoT

If connected devices are going to surpass 26 billion in 2019, many IoT (Internet of Things) thought leaders are questioning whether various bodies can come together to ensure the right cybersecurity systems are in place to achieve the necessary levels of security and privacy. Actually, when you think about all the “things” we are connecting to the internet today it’s a really great question. Perhaps even a better question is whether that number is going to explode even more looking farther out.

AI, ML, IoT, and Emerging Tech

Cognitive technologies like machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence) certainly have proven to be an important part of the IoT (Internet of Things) sector because they can help make products and services smarter and, therefore, more valuable.

Technology Detects Early Stages of Liver Disease

The American Liver Foundation estimates that more than 30% of the U.S. population has some degree of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), the most common type of liver disease in the Western world. This can impact other factors of overall health, given the link between NAFLD and diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, and other metabolic risk factors.