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Industry 4.0 – Building the IIoT ecosystem the right way

Is Industry 4.0 just another buzz term that’s being hyped up by technology vendors with the aim of selling more products, or a legitimate trend that will transform sectors such as manufacturing in the months and years to come?<p>The evidence points to the latter. Industry 4.0, also referred to as the …

How to develop an internet of things strategy

The internet of things (IoT) may present the biggest opportunity to enterprises since the dawn of the internet age, and perhaps it will be bigger. …

Internet of Things

Want To Succeed In 2017? Work Harder Than Everyone Else

Photo Credit: Unsplash[/caption]<p>A culture of hustle maintains the belief that constant hard work and determination will lead to the greatest success. It’s about always being on top of your game and staying alert to the next opportunity you should grab or pursue. In my own company, the hustle …

Startups

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

Time Management

Build a super fast deep learning machine for under $1,000

Yes, you can run TensorFlow on a $39 Raspberry Pi, and yes, you can run TensorFlow on a GPU powered EC2 node for about $1 per hour. And yes, those …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

Forget the helicopter. Jiobit uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation to keep an eye on your kiddo.<p>Let's be honest: Kids can be a little <i>too</i> easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others buy GPS tracking wearables that …

Machine Learning

Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team Up For Blockchain-IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) - the vast web of connected devices which is becoming a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure that …

The Internet Of Things Could Finally Get The Common Language It Needs

In the home and beyond, it’s more important than ever that gadgets get standard ways to talk to each other. And there are signs of progress.<p>Smart home gadgets were everywhere at the CES trade show in January, from useful iterations on connected light bulbs and door locks to odder endeavors such as …

Before you start a company, answer these questions

A few months ago, a friend called me excitedly to share a startup idea. He was an investor’s dream entrepreneur: engineering undergrad with an MBA from MIT, worked at Google, and literally wrote a book on the core tech behind his startup. He launched a product, was getting a little attention, and …

Startups

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

What Agile Concepts Are Being Used Outside of Product Development?

<i>What are some examples of Agile concepts being successfully used outside of IT/software product development? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alex Cowan, Faculty at UVA Darden & Partner at</b> …

7 essential lessons about the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to reduce energy consumption, transform the way our businesses operate and in general improve the quality of …

These are the world's best IoT conferences and expos to attend in 2017

Fortunately, there are a plethora of conferences and seminars that serve to bring decision makers and other influential individuals up to speed on the latest trends in the IoT. The following is a chronological list of all the best IoT conferences, expos, bootcamps, and more for the remainder of …

What are the 4 layers of data “architecture” needed for smart cities?

Smart city services like smart water management, smart energy, smart mobility and smart buildings are based on a centralized system. A web of sensors that are spread across the city feed data to this centralized system or central control center by sensing activities in the physical environment. At …

Connecting my Particle Photon Internet of Things device to the Azure IoT Hub

My vacation continues. Yesterday I had shoulder surgery (adhesive capsulitis release) so today I'm messing around with Azure IoT Hub. I had some …

Eagle Rocket Internet Of Things Micro Sized Development Board (video)

Eagle Media has developed a new Internet of Things solution in the form of a micro sized PCB development board called the Eagle Rocket which can …

Internet of Things

A list of static analysis tools for C/C++

On The Ethical Use Of Data Vs. The Internet Of Things

The number of “things” in the Internet of Things is expanding at an astronomical rate. In 2016, 5.5 million new things become connected every day, such as a smart mattress that helps optimize your sleep, but could also alert customers of potential partner infidelity.<p>As consumers rapidly adopt these …

Internet of Things

Chipolo Plus Bluetooth Tracker

Stop the endless time-suck of searching for your keys, wallet, or anything else with the Chipolo Plus Bluetooth Tracker. Simply attach, drop, or …

Tracking Devices

Gator - The wearable mobile phone and tracker, now coming to Amazon

These guys at a great little startup from here in the UK. Their product came after a trip to a farm and a little boy became lost. Staff at the farm …

Wearable Tech

20 Of The Best Time Tracking Tools To Increase Your Productivity

Time is money, an old saying, has been widely used in most cultures and languages for ages. Today, in a world of business and a crazy pace, time is more valuable than ever.<p>The rhythm of our century puts us in a place where we have no choice but to start planning and tracking our time. It becomes …

Project Management

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a …