Our areas of coverage
Industrial IoT & Industry 4.0
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) (related concept: Industry 4.0) is the industrial subset of the Internet of Things and refers to manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, and similar settings in which assets are connected to the internet.
IoT Platforms & Software
IoT Connectivity & Hardware
General IoT topics include: overview of IoT industry, start-ups, IT & IoT trends, IoT investments and M&A updates, general market trends, events reports, and vendor news.
Smart City (part of Non-Industrial IoT)
Smart cities add digital intelligence to existing urban systems creating a pervasive, integrated, and intelligent city environment where IoT solutions are used to seamlessly interconnect, interact, control, and provide insights about the various silos of fragmented systems within cities.
Definition of IoT
Our IoT perspective
We regard connected devices that are NOT computers, tablets, or smartphones as “IoT devices”.
We look at IoT devices from a holistic perspective, covering:
- Middleware (cloud/platforms/analytics)
- System integration
IoT as a term is not restricted to any industry segments. It is applicable to consumer applications (e.g. Smart Home) as well as as enterprise applications (e.g. Manufacturing).
How we define IoT
For us, the Internet of Things is as a network of internet-enabled physical objects.
Objects that become internet-enabled (IoT devices) typically interact via embedded systems, some form of network communications, as well as a combination of edge and cloud computing.
The data from IoT connected devices is often (but not exclusively) used to create novel end-user applications.
Connected personal computers, tablets, and smartphones are NOT considered IoT, although these may be part of the solution setup. Devices connected via extremely simple connectivity methods such as RFID or QR-codes are not considered IoT devices either.
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