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The Future of Smart Cities

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses the evolution of smart cities from the perspective of how urbanscapes will be run more efficiently through the collection of big data and the use of connected IoT devices. Hospitals will be better able to care for their patients and transportation will run more smoothly than ever. Even though we don’t know what the future holds, we can still look forward to a smarter tomorrow.

Alchemy IoT Introduces ‘IoT Asset Intelligence’ Industry Framework

Alchemy IoT, a provider of AI-powered applications for industrial IoT, introduced “IoT Asset Intelligence,” a new industry approach that addresses the complexity and market fragmentation associated with Big Data, IoT and artificial intelligence. It outlines today’s disruptive mega-trends, and Alchemy’s industry insights and vision, before outlining practical steps organizations can use to align company goals, resources and teams toward value streams centered on industrial equipment, fleets and operational performance.

StreamSets Delivers Ultralight Open Source Ingestion for Edge Devices

StreamSets Inc., provider of the enterprise data operations platform, debuted StreamSets Data Collector Edge (SDC Edge), enabling the industry’s first end-to-end data ingestion solution for resource- and connectivity-constrained systems such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the endpoint systems and network infrastructure used in cybersecurity applications.

Building Fast Data Compression Code for Cloud and Edge Applications

Finding efficient ways to compress and decompress data is more important than ever. Compressed data takes up less space and requires less time and network bandwidth to transfer. In this article, we’ll discuss the data compression functions and the latest improvements in the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) library.

FreeWave Unveils ZumIQ App Server Software to Power IoT Programmability at the Edge

FreeWave Technologies, Inc., a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, announced the availability of its ZumIQ App Server Software.

Why We Should Temper Our Optimism About IoT

In this contributed article, Sheza Gary, a technical director at Algoworks, discusses a few pros and some serious cons with IoT and how it’s important to note that IoT is still not an extraordinarily mature technology. The silver lining is that manufacturers are all very aware of all these problems and have been working on fixing them to the best of their abilities. At some point, we can expect tightly-secured, future-proof, and privacy-oriented hardware that responds not only to the demands of a convenience-driven economy but also to its need for hardened technologies.

Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) Introduces the First Benchmark Standard for Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway Systems

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced the immediate availability of TPCx-IoT, the industry’s first benchmark which enables direct comparison of different software and hardware solutions for IoT gateways. TPCx-IoT was specifically designed to provide verifiable performance, price-performance and availability metrics for commercially available systems that typically ingest massive amounts of data from large numbers of devices.

The Promise of IoT-Connected Healthcare: a Diabetic Emergency

In this contributed article, Brendan O’Brien, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Aria Systems, considers a hypothetical type 2 diabetic emergency as an example of the importance of an Internet of Things (IoT) connected “lifesaver” sensor.

Healthcare, Cybersecurity, and Innovation in the Wearable Technology Market

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses how the amount of innovation we’re experiencing in the medical IoT and wearable technology market is huge, and there’s enormous potential for more effective, efficient, and cost-effective management of chronic diseases and public health concerns like heart disease and diabetes.

Book Review: The Future of IoT by Don DeLoach, Emil Berthelsen, and Wael Elrifai

“The Future of IoT – Leveraging the Shift to a Data Centric World,” by Don DeLoach, Emil Berthelsen, and Wael Elrifai is a self-published gem for anyone wondering about IoT. The overarching theme of the book is consistently – data, information, and knowledge – with a wrapper of use case examples to make it real. The book will assist you in kick-starting your evaluation of IoT technology in terms of all that data and how best to capitalize on it.