Smart cities

Smart Cities – Urbanization through IOT

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Kavitha Gopalan

Internet of things adoption is expanding at phenomenal phase. The concept of IOT is to embed sensors and transceivers into different devices which can then transmits data to each other and to cloud through Internet, building analytics to comprehend this data and use this understanding to find solution for everyday issues. New domains for IOT are being explored and one such is to use IOT in urbanization of cities. In the context has evolved the term Smart Cities. There are already cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, New York  which has implemented several aspects of Smart Cities and nations like Singapore and India are moving in that direction. It is expected by 2025 there will be 26 global smart cities. So what is a smart city? (more…)

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major issues in IOT

Why Interop & Security are major issues in IOT?

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Chandramouli Srinivasan

Target’s experimental smart home space – “Open House” is ready to blow your mind in San Francisco

This is an interesting display given that every Smart thing is brought into one place for a demo. Target
claims to be controlling all things using a single Mobile App like IFTTT. Many Smart Home Devices in the U.S. operate  on WiFi, Bluetooth & ZigBee. Every device manufacturer have their own gateway for aggregation.This display might actually throw light on the number of devices needed and the complexity existing to make devices of various manufacturer to work together to achieve a specific space. This is extremely challenging and I would expect Target to have a lot of SILO implementation that is struggling to talk to each other to accomplish automation of a specific use case for the user. This would be classic case of identifying IOT interoperability nightmare.
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scale of Internet

Scale of Internet 2015

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Chandramouli Srinivasan

Trust on internet and the business generated out of the internet is shifting to a different scale. KPCB research reveals a few key messages on the internet usage and a shift in business patterns emerging in different geographies like USA, China & India.

* Global Internet user growth is solid but slowing. Global Smartphone subscription growth is solid but slowing.

* Global internet usage growth is strong due to growth of Mobile & Video.

* Total internet ad revenue is 50B in which mobile ad contributes 13B.

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Wearable for Enterprise – A new opportunity unfolding for Application development business

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Kavitha Gopalan

Wearables are new revolution in Tech industry and its a fast growing business. Most of technology giants are investing in wearable  including Apple, Google, Samsung, Intel, Sony and others.  Smart watches, badges, Bracelets , fitness straps Pendants, glass, Shoes and dress are some which has already created enormous interest.

Though initially Wearables were used for fitness tracking and social activities it is finding its way into the  enterprise world .  IT leadership and other company decision-makers consider wearable tech as critical to future success  of their business.   One of the biggest advantage is the constant flow of data when using wearable which companies can use to reach employees and Customers.

Salesforce had conducted a survey on Wearable for  Enterprise ” Putting Wearable to work” and the results show where the IT industry is moving with Wearable devices.

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smartphone shipments

Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

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Chandramouli Srinivasan

Smartphone Market:
TrendForce has complied a market report on worldwide market shipment that reflects a few things about smartphone market & shipment.

– Global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015 (Jan-Feb-Mar) stood at 291.2 million units, down 9.2% compared to the last quarter of 2014. This means the market has shrunk in Q1. Primary reason quoted is slow down of smartphone sales in China. Is this an impact due to Chinese new year? or People waiting for newer phone to arrive?
The report also says that market will rebound in later half of 2nd quarter. (more…)

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