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The IoT Subscription Model - Here to Stay or Going Away?

The IoT Subscription Model – Here to Stay or Going Away?

The Future Involves a Monthly Bill Microsoft has Office 365, the cloud service with the monthly or yearly fee. Adobe has completely phased out their buy-once use-forever model, favoring a $50-a-month service. Same-same with Quickbooks, TurboTax, Amazon...
Why the Slow Adoption of IoT? It's Because IoT is Hard

Why the Slow Adoption of IoT? It’s Because IoT is Hard

By now, you know that IoT sits at the intersection of the digital and the physical, dramatically extending the reach of information technology. As the natural evolution of automation, the adoption of IoT presents...
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How to Start a Successful IoT Journey, Smart Cities, and the Industrial Internet Revolution

As is typical at most conferences, the energy level began to fade as we moved through day three of IoT Evolution Expo. Much of the networking had occurred in the first two days, and...
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Choosing the right connectivity, Smart Cities, and Analyzing IoT

My second day at IoT Evolution Expo was jam-packed with meetings, but I managed to sit in on a few interesting keynotes and presentations. Below you’ll find some of my takeaways from each.Keynote from...
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How to Generate Revenue in IoT, Rapid Development, and Smart Cities

IoT Evolution Expo kicked off its' 17th event this morning at 9 am with a welcome from Fred Yentz, the CEO of Telit. At the time I was just landing at the airport from...
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The Internet of Things isn’t about “Things”

Let’s face it, IoT devices are a mess. When developing new connected products, the current trend seems to be, “let’s make an internet-connected device.” The results have been mixed. While there have been successes...
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People Don’t Buy IoT, They Buy a Solution to a Problem

Too many product teams and entrepreneurs think, “If I connect it, they will come.” The problem is that people don’t buy IoT, they buy a solution to a problem. In this post, I talk...
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Id(iot) Products

Would you pay $1,400 for a smart iron? The Swiss company Laurastar thinks so, which is why they recently debuted their Laurastar Smart iron at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin.“The iron connects to an app...

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Intro to IoT - 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of...

"The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for the better or the worse…” This radical disruption will...

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