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Thingalytics Chapter 1: It’s All About Me

Thingalytics Chapter 1: It’s All About Me

0 by / on April 1, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” John Wannamaker, advertising and marketing pioneer Advertising is all about the audience; if you get the audience wrong, you are wasting ad money. Today, advertising and marketing are evolving to become highly targeted, deeply personal experiences that not only draw in the right […]

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Thingalytics: An Introduction

Thingalytics: An Introduction

0 by / on March 30, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

People often ask me: “John, what really is this Internet of Things? It sounds like a lot of hype about smart fridges that tell you when to buy milk.” Actually, the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more important and transformative than that. In fact, it is changing everything – just as the original Internet did. Put simply, the Internet […]

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IoT: The Integration of Things

IoT: The Integration of Things

0 by / on March 25, 2015, 6:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Live from Software AG, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

The Internet of Things is going to be the biggest driver of integration technology in history. Like Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2), Herring’s corollary of Metcalf’s Law states that the value of integration is directly proportional to the number of […]

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Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

0 by / on January 26, 2015, 2:39 pm / in Uncategorized

Next year innovative manufacturers will leap ahead by deploying more and better sensors, add more comprehensive automation and increasingly choose local fabrication. In 2015, we will see manufacturers and their partners accelerate the implementation of initiatives that will deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things. For some companies, this will be a challenge, but for many others it […]

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Predictive Analytics: The Future is Nigh

Predictive Analytics: The Future is Nigh

0 by / on July 1, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Put away your crystal ball, there is a new kind of fortune-teller in town; it is called predictive analytics and is about to make your business, and the world, a better place. There has been a lot of hype around predictive analytics over the past few years, though there have been few real-world applications to speak of. But this is […]

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Predictive Analytics: Turning Big Data into Bigger Business Value

Predictive Analytics: Turning Big Data into Bigger Business Value

0 by / on June 23, 2015, 7:00 am / in Uncategorized

Guest Blog Post Written by: Dr. Michael Zeller; Chief Executive Officer, Zementis John Mack; Chief Marketing Officer, Zementis Albert Einstein once famously noted that “information is not knowledge.” While this assertion may seem self-evident, the clarity of this thought might easily get lost in the sea of electronic data that exists today. Einstein may have been one of the few […]

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Location, Location, Location: Beyond Real Estate

Location, Location, Location: Beyond Real Estate

0 by / on June 22, 2015, 8:07 am / in Uncategorized

I just had the pleasure in joining a webinar given by guest speaker Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst of Forrester Research.  The subject of the day was ‘Location, Location, Location’.  But not location in the real estate context – or the TV show of the same name. Here Location was being discussed as an application of the ‘Internet of Things’, or IoT;  the webinar’s purpose […]

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Prepare for Data Doomsday

Prepare for Data Doomsday

0 by / on June 18, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Organizations will have to start building out robust, advanced data analytics solutions or they will perish in the inevitable blizzard of data. Greater visibility over internal processes is the Holy Grail of operational efficiency. Being able to see what is happening within your organization at any time means you can act upon and manage problems, or spot new opportunities. But, […]

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Smart Cities Tackle IoT Risk

Smart Cities Tackle IoT Risk

0 by / on June 16, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

As cities get smarter with the Internet of Things (IoT), municipal governments will have to enact new regulation to ensure adequate risk management. Smart cities are going to be the lynchpin for IoT-sensored devices such as cars and roads, and will provide much of the framework for connecting smart city Things to the Internet where they can be managed. As […]

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The Evolution of Regulation in an IoT World

The Evolution of Regulation in an IoT World

0 by / on June 11, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Regulators will have to evolve compliance and governance to provide a legal framework for IoT as they learn that security attacks can come from any point in the IoT system – and in unexpected ways. The excitement over the Internet of Things can quickly be dampened by privacy or security issues; a bank could be breached via its smart building’s […]

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Wanted: Mathematics Teachers

Wanted: Mathematics Teachers

0 by / on June 9, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Analyzing the avalanche of Big Data from the Internet of Things will take sophisticated technology and advanced human skill, making mathematicians some of the most sought-after professionals in the marketplace. The Internet of Things is about to turn Big Data in Huge Data, unleashing untold petabytes of data into the world – and all of it will need to be […]

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Pay-as-you-go Things

Pay-as-you-go Things

0 by / on June 4, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

The Internet of Things will accelerate the pay-as-you-go business model, where products will have something “smart” embedded within them to tell manufacturers how and when you use it – and to enable them to collect money for usage. The pay-as-you-go business model is getting a new life thanks to the Internet of Things and digital-savvy (and credit-wary) generations who will […]

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