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Enabling the Internet-of-Everything with intelligent data distribution

When I speak with customers, a common goal is to achieve reliable, efficient, and scalable real-time distribution of data among people, devices, sensors, and machines – what I like to call the Internet of “Everything” (IoE). (more…)

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Book Review: Implementing the Internet of Things

Implementing the Internet of Things by Boban Vukicevic and Bob Emmerson is not a technical manual, although the title might suggest otherwise. It’s a business-focused and practical guide to “Strategy, Implementation and Considerations”, (more…)

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Can IoT help us avert the world’s 2050 food crisis?

The world today has a vast problem with food waste. The UN estimates that, on our current path of food consumption and waste, by 2050 we will reach a tipping point and the world will be in a food crisis. Here, Jeremy Cowan reports from Ireland on companies that are partnering to prevent this. (more…)

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When will you be ready to get in a driverless car?

We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won’t go anywhere if people don’t trust it. It’s one thing for our autonomous test cars to take us for a drive with a safety driver behind the wheel. But soon there won’t be anyone in that seat. When will you be ready to get in? (more…)

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How real-time IIoT actionable data impacts process improvement of warehouses and manufacturers

All those sensors on AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) which prevent collisions (with people, equipment, or building structures) are collecting data. Until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretise these data and make the actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. (more…)

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Why the Internet of Things will always need a human touch

Human beings are inherently sociable. We are driven by interaction, communication and an innate sense of community. Many of our greatest innovations have been about bringing people together; whether physically, in the case of air travel and transport innovations, or remotely in the case of telephone and internet communications. (more…)

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Five ways to improve the supply chain with the Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way since the first ‘internet refrigerator’ was launched back in 2000. While connected fridges still aren’t mainstream, many far more practical uses for the IoT have emerged. For businesses that play an active role in supply chain fulfilment, the benefits are proving to be significant. (more…)

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Zen and the art of automatic car maintenance

How safe are our cars, really? While we may be excellent drivers, that means nothing if the car itself is suffering from mechanical faults. Cars over a certain age are obliged to undergo MOT certification every year, but during the 12 months between checks, there’s actually no legal need to undergo regular maintenance. (more…)

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren’t scared enough- Part 2

We saw the 1st reason of supply chain cybersecurity in the 1st part yesterday. Now we see the remaining reasons today. In today’s world, “common criminals, organised crime rings, and nation-states leverage sophisticated techniques to launch attacks that are highly targeted and very difficult to detect,” (more…)

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren’t scared enough- Part 1

Many organisations and supply chain experts are concerned about cyber security. The risks stemming from supply chain cyber threats are real. In fact, the danger is more frightening and potentially harmful than we realise. Here’s why. (more…)

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