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Hitchhiker's Guide to IoT Standards and Protocols

When it comes to IoT protocols, there's no one clear winner. This article outlines communications protocols from MQTT and Wi-Fi to less well-known offerings. In this article, we focus on a framework of how you can think about this problem of standards, protocols, and radios.  The framework of...
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Internet of Things
This series on the Internet of Things will look at major open source products and projects, IoT-oriented hacker boards, security and privacy issues, and more.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost...
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Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found

Things are looking up for the Internet of Things. 80% of organizations have a more positive view of IoT today compared to a year ago, according to a survey of 512 IT and business executives by CompTIA. “This reflects greater levels of attention from the C-suite and a better understanding of how the...
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The Top 10 IoT Application Areas – Based on Real IoT Projects

As part of a larger effort to track the IoT ecosystem, we set out, mining hundreds of homepages, and managed to assemble and verify 640 actual enterprise IoT projects (Note: We did not include any consumer IoT projects such as wearable devices or hobby projects). In a second step we took the time...
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Intel Unveils its Joule Chip Module for the Internet of Things

Joule is the latest product in Intel’s family of all-in-one chip modules for the Internet of Things. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off the new Joule module during a keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The module is a follow-up to Edison, the prior IoT module introduced...
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Nokia Announces Horizontal IoT Platform Called Impact

The Finnish company says its expertise in consumer networks will help create efficiencies for enterprise and government customers. With the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices set to explode in the next decade, Nokia is using its expertise in networking and efficiencies to roll out a...
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Open Source and IoT: A Match Made for the Enterprise

Open source IoT platforms are starting to emerge as an attractive options for organizations embarking in the IoT journey. In an extremely nascent and crowded market like enterprise IoT, organizations are trying to rely more and more on open platforms and control their own destiny. Although we are...
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Hello HaLow: Your Guide to the Wi-Fi Alliance’s New IoT spec

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced a new IEEE specification, 802.11ah, developed explicitly for the Internet of Things (IoT). Dubbed HaLow (pronounced HAY-Low), it’s aimed at connecting everything in the IoT environment, from smart homes to smart cities to smart cars and any other device that...
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AllJoyn Momentum Accelerates Under the AllSeen Alliance

The future is bright and, if the industry is right, it’s going to be really, really connected. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 30 billion things will be connected and that every product selling for $100 or more will be smart. The IoT industry continues to grow and rapidly evolve, and as varying...
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Dietrich Ayala speaking at OpenIoT Summit.

Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can handle some of the most useful home automation tasks without requiring expensive hubs and sensors -- or...
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