My book, The Internet of Things and Business, has just been published by Routledge. In the book I explain the core business drivers behind the IoT and, through the use of short case studies, highlight the different business models firms are adopting in this area. Its primary audience is an academic one and it would make a good textbook for any business or computing course which … [Read more...] about The Internet of Things and Business – new book
The UK Electronic Information Group (UKeiG) have just made the white paper on the Internet of Things which I wrote for them earlier in the year open access. Visit the UKeiG page for the download link or download the paper free HERE in PDF format. Here is the abstract: "This White Paper presents an overview of some of the key issues surrounding the development and … [Read more...] about Internet of Things PDF White Paper
https://youtu.be/-z2KTaQVO5Y I found my old mobile phones recently in the loft. These go back to my original Motorola MicroTAC International 5200 which I bought in 1994 and was one of the first GSM phones launched in the UK. I remember the instructions mentioned SMS but I could not get my head around that as nobody else was using it at the time. My first smart phone was the … [Read more...] about Mobile phones – lessons for the IoT
Are iBeacons a solution in search of a problem? Launched by Apple in 2013, 3 years later there is little evidence that they have found a mainstream application to live up the expectations for the technology. It seems most people aren't interested in triggering special offers when they walk past merchandise in shops. A search on the Google Play app store for shows a number of … [Read more...] about iBeacons – a lesson for IoT developers?
This year's Gartner Hype Cycle chart puts the Internet of Things at the top of the Peak of Inflated Expectations. That's probably a fair place to put it. Too many overblown claims for how the IoT will transform our lives have been made and a slide down to the Trough of Disillusionment is bound to happen. However, behind the scenes and the media hype, engineers and … [Read more...] about Hype cycles and the Internet of Things