What is Thingalytics?

Thingalytics by Dr. John Bates is the most powerful book written to date about the Internet of Things (IoT) that shows businesses how to take advantage of the fast Big Data that flows from the digital planet. Thingalytics, a composite of “Things” and “Analytics,” shows organizations how to use real-time analytics and algorithms to seize the opportunities that flow from IoT while simultaneously minimizing threats.

The Internet of Things is changing the world. As each device—from tractors to refrigerators to ships—is digitized and connected to the Internet it presents a unique opportunity for innovative businesses to learn from, and take advantage of, the digital data it creates.

Illustrated by real-life case studies from global, visionary organizations such as Coca-Cola, Greyhound Bus and Medtronic, Thingalytics highlights how the alchemy of real-time analytics and smart algorithms can help turn fast Big Data into actionable gold nuggets for any business, anywhere.

Digital disruption to traditional “bricks-and-mortar” businesses is happening now. Organizations must transform themselves using digital technologies. Time does not stand still in this brave, new digital world. “Digital Darwinism is unkind to those who wait,” says R “Ray” Wang, who has written the foreword to Thingalytics.

Using real stories from some of the most tech-savvy retailers, banks, transportation and soft drink providers, Thingalytics delves into the world of analytics and algorithms to show the reader how to seize the opportunities buried within IoT.

John Bates personally interviewed each of the people featured in this book. His deep knowledge of their vision, their businesses and their goals gives him the insight and the gravitas to explain how each organization is conquering the digital world.

Pulling from exciting examples of real-life innovation and invention, John makes IoT come alive; from the exotic shops of Istanbul, Turkey, to tractors in a field in Iowa or a hospital operating room in Florida, Thingalytics depicts how IoT can make our lives happier, easier, more productive and even safer.

Winners in the IoT race will not only profit but could—just possibly—avert disaster. Thingalytics becomes very exciting when we see how lives can be saved, fraud avoided, customers delighted and carbon emissions reduced.

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