IoT Agenda:

January, 2017


January 24, 2017  4:05 PM

Four ways to unlock the full potential of the IoT connected home

Amena Ali Amena Ali Profile: Amena Ali
connected, Consumer IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, Smart bulb, Smart Device, smart home

Ninety-nine percent of appliances and devices in the home are not connected. Today, you have no idea if the HVAC is working efficiently, let alone if it is about to breakdown. Ditto for your hot water heater, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. The failure of any one of these appliances is a major...

January 24, 2017  2:28 PM

Why voice interfaces remain challenging

Gordon Haff Profile: Gordon Haff
Internet of Things, iot, UI, User Interface, Voice recognition

Voice recognition in the form of interfaces like Amazon Echo, Google Home and Siri from Apple is quickly becoming ubiquitous as part of smart home IoT setups. "Alexa, turn on the bedroom light." It's hardly a stretch to imagine that they'll find their ways into IoT architectures designed for...


January 24, 2017  12:14 PM

IoT’s wins and misses at Retail’s Big Show 2017

Brandon Shultz Profile: Brandon Shultz
Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, retail, Retail IT, retailers

The three-day whirlwind of a retail conference known as National Retail Federation's Big Show has come to a close. We want to take a moment to reflect on some of the trends that we saw on the floor and in conversation with leaders in the...


January 23, 2017  2:28 PM

Striking a balance: How IoT is revolutionizing customer service

Zach Supalla Profile: Zach Supalla
Customer engagement, Customer experience management, Customer satisfaction, Customer service, Internet of Things, iot

According to a recent report from customer intelligence consulting firm Walker, customer experience (CX) is expected to overtake price and product as the number one key differentiator of businesses by 2020. Customer expectations are increasing,...


January 20, 2017  11:50 AM

Industrial internet unveils a new era for mobile apps

Sravani Bhattacharjee Profile: Sravani Bhattacharjee
IIoT, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, Mobile app, mobile app development

Cisco's 2015-2020 Visual Networking Index Report forecasts there will be 1.5 mobile devices per capita by 2020. And the number of connected devices...


January 19, 2017  4:52 PM

IoT in cognitive science and web proctoring

Shanmugasundaram M Profile: Shanmugasundaram M
Cognitive computing, Educational Institutions, Educational Technology, Internet of Things, iot

IoT has been a buzz word for some time now and is being talked about in applying to all and sundry fields. But nowhere is there talk of applying it in cognitive science and web proctoring. Cognitive science is all about measuring the effectiveness of a human in his cognitive endeavors. What we...


January 19, 2017  2:10 PM

Empowering the workforce with wearables

Brian Ballard Profile: Brian Ballard
Internet of Things, iot, Manufacturing, smart glasses, Wearables

As automation, robotics and IoT become more pervasive, there is a nagging fear that this technology is reducing the need for people in the manufacturing process; in fact, it is making people more important than ever. The future of manufacturing is the integration of people and technology. In the...


January 19, 2017  11:52 AM

Seven internet of things predictions for 2017

Arup Barat Profile: Arup Barat
Edge computing, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, iot security

If 2016 was the year that the world got to know the internet of things for good and bad, 2017 will be the year that we begin...


January 18, 2017  4:35 PM

Three ways IoT is transforming inventory management

Oliver Guy Profile: Oliver Guy
Digital business, Internet of Things, Inventory, Inventory Management, iot, retail, Retail IT, retailers, tips and tricks

'Tis the season for returns; when holiday hangovers are traded in for New Year's resolutions -- and consumers set out on a gift-returning frenzy. For retailers, it is a complex time logistically and revenues can be lost. But it doesn't have to be that way. As shoppers hustle to ship or bring...


January 18, 2017  1:56 PM

Where the fog meets the edge

Scott Allen Profile: Scott Allen
FOG, fog computing, Fogging, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

As 2017 kicks into full gear and a particularly interesting 2016 fades into the rearview mirror, we at FreeWave took a look around the industrial IoT landscape to see what this year might potentially have in store. It's become increasingly difficult to ignore the importance of cybersecurity....


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