All posts in “IoT”

Blockchain is helping to improve the security of IoT devices.

How Can Blockchain Improve IoT Security?

Most people are familiar with at least one Internet of Things (IoT) device, as the term refers to everything from smartphones to smart home hubs like the Amazon Echo. Statista predicts that the global IoT market will increase from $249.2 billion in 2018 to $457.29 billion in 2020, suggesting that the industry is the healthiest it’s ever been and shows no signs of slowing down.

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Internet of Things applications have a bright future.

Internet of Things Future Trends: How Will IoT Evolve?

The Internet of Things (IoT) space is currently one of the most exciting segments in the tech world. The technology is evolving rapidly, connecting mobile, home and business devices with each other. In fact, the global IoT market is expected to reach nearly $250 billion by the end of 2018 and more than $457 billion by the end of 2020, according to Statista.

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Hotels are making great use of mobile apps.

Mobile Apps for Hotels and Short-Term Rentals: IoT and Beyond

Businesses have been developing mobile apps for hotels and short-term rentals in an effort to succeed in the ever-changing hospitality industry. Technology plays a large role in the hospitality industry thanks to its ability to improve the guest experience through added convenience and comfort.

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IoT Revolutionizing Industries

Internet of Things Applications: How IoT is Revolutionizing Industries

There is no denying that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are having a major impact in the home, with smart devices such as Nest and Echo offering users an interconnected network of devices that interact with each other. The technology is also popular in the manufacturing world, providing a variety of ways to streamline the process of creating a product. However, Internet of Things applications go far beyond these two industries. Read More

Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa Integrations: Your IoT App Needs to Get Along with VAs

Amazon reportedly sold over 10 million Echo devices between 2014 and 2017, each equipped with Alexaa virtual assistant that leverages natural language processing (NLP) technology to fulfill your requests. Google and Apple have also released virtual assistant-equipped IoT devices that allow users to do everything from playing a specific song, adjusting the lighting or starting their coffee maker to dispatching their Roomba.

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You Can't Fake Your Way into IoT with just a WiFi Connection

The IoT and WiFi Connections Are Not One and the Same

As the Internet of Things becomes an established fixture in the market, it’s now fairly commonplace to hear IoT and WiFi mentioned in the same breath. But many company leaders make the false assumption that IoT and WiFi connections are the same.  A common train of thought is, “Let’s add a WiFi module to our product and make it an IoT device!”  That’s because, at a quick glance, an IoT ecosystem and a far simpler WiFi network can look quite similar. But when it comes to functionality and management, the differences are significant. If you fail to appreciate those differences, you could end up with a very disappointing user experience.

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How to Use Mobile Apps for IoT Management and Monitoring

How to Use Mobile Apps for IoT Management and Monitoring

The ever-growing internet of things (IoT) is disrupting and transforming many industries, with companies investing heavily in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, LPWAN (low-power wide area network) infrastructure and mobile applications. In fact, projections from a 2017 IoT report from Business Insider have companies investing nearly $5 trillion into the IoT from the start of 2017 through the end of 2021. The same report also predicts that 2021 will see 22.5 billion IoT devices in use—a tremendous jump from the 6.6 billion devices online in 2016. Others are predicting IoT technology will account for $19 trillion in economic activity in the coming decade.

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