The Compelling Driver for IoT Is in Services, Not The Devices
By Marie Martin
I came across a very interesting story posted at the Reviewed.com. Website in
the section covering home oven reviews. The headline read “The Smart Home
Dominates the Internet of Things.” The story, based on a recent report
published by Appinions, a market research firm, stated that while home
automation “is used interchangeably” with the Internet of Things, the
fact is that the IoT is far bigger than that. “It promises to unify a vast
array of industrial and commercial devices and activities, not just your
phone and dishwasher.”
To be sure, home automation is leading the way right now, what with Apple,
Google, Microsoft and other companies jumping on the bandwagon. What is
missing in the piece is the real challenge (and opportunity) of the IoT:
The next set of leaders to em... (more)
By Marie Martin
Some don’t know but “yes” there is a past for the Internet of Things.
What’s really interesting is what the future looks like. Just imagine the
Internet of Things in the year 2025. Can you?
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by Dan McAloon
If the existing system does fifteen things, write down the major tasks of
that system and divide them into as many verticals as necessary to describe
the broad functional areas that require attention. If the replacement is
intended to be a custom-developed, on-premises system, it’s perfectly
reasonable for that system to be expected to accomplish most of the fifteen
things in question.
However, if SaaS-based solutions are being considered as replacements, keep
in mind that SaaS-based solutions are narrow and deep: they are usually
highly specialized to take on a ... (more)
Internet of Things – Monetization Opportunities for B2Bs
By Sean Kirk
When it comes to monetizing the Internet of Things, it can appear that
consumer scenarios are where all the action is. Connected cars, homes,
kitchen appliances, connected clothing — connected wrists. If you’re a
B2B company, you may be feeling left out of the party. Fear not. Your RSVP is
waiting. In fact, the market potential for IoT may be as large for B2B
companies as for B2C, if not larger.
Here’s a look at just a few of the burgeoning IoT opportunities in store
for companies that serve business-to-busin... (more)
Boosting Customer Retention - The Metric More Valuable than Customer
Remember Andrew Mason, the giddy and self-deprecating GroupOn CEO who
introduced daily deals into our lexicon? It’s been almost two years since
he was fired, but the lessons of his ouster are, if anything, more relevant
today to those who’ve bet their future on recurring revenue.
The broad brush strokes of Mason’s rise are well-known. In the span of
three years, the music major founded and led the Internet-coupon site to an
impressive IPO that valued the company at almost $13 billion. Pundits pointed... (more)