The 5 challenges to Internet of Things we should know before starting it

The 5 challenges to Internet of Things we should know before starting it

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Now-a-days, we all know that the home automation is becoming a huge thing when it establishes a connection through IoT. The home automation gives you all the access to control devices in your home from any device situated anywhere globally. This term can be used for all the isolated programmable devices, like sprinkler systems and thermostats. But, the term home automation describes homes more accurately in which we talk about lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating and cooling systems. All the devices are hooked up to a remotely controllable network which also includes your alarm system, and all of the doors, windows, locks, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras and any other sensors that are linked to it
Challenges we face during IOT

Security concerns:1. Privacy issues:

Of course, if you are using home automation, the chances of tracking and surveillance of people by the government and private agencies increases rapidly. As the devices are constantly connected to the internet, they collect user’s data without their permission and analyze them for purposes only known to the parent company. Therefore, the social belief of the IOT devices leads people to trust these devices with collection of their personal data without understanding the future implications.2. Hacking the Devices:
Suppose, If the IOT devices are poorly secured, the cyber attackers will use them very easily to harm other devices in the network also. This will after leads to loss of personal data out into the public and the whole trust factor and the relationship between internet connected devices and the users will destroy fully. With so many interconnected devices out there in market and plenty more to come in the near future, a security policy cannot be an afterthought.

So, to avoid such kind of scenarios, you have to make sure how you manage your devices to prevent them from hacking. Because, it is extremely critical to ensure the security and reliability of internet of things devices and applications to the users across the world.

3. Emerging economy and development issues:
As we all know, IoT provides a great platform for ennoblement of social development across the world.

But there may be lot of shortcomings related to ennoblement of high speed internet, services, architecture and technologies for the commercial and business usage in all the developing countries like India. But, there will be a basic infrastructure which is placed in the devices for the benefits of the users to provide development issues.

While home automation brings about new opportunities at the same time. Also, it adds multiple layers of complexity such as the new environment of devices will add a new dimension in the emerging countries.

4. Inter- operatability standard issues:
In an ideal environment, the information exchange should take place between all the IoT devices which are interconnected to each other. But the real scenario is more complex and it depends on the protocols on various levels of communication stacks between these devices.

Also, the OEM’s producing industry is ready to give IoT devices in large scale. All we need is to to invest a lot of money and time to create standardized protocols which are common for all IoT devices or else it will delay product deploy. So we should think how to prevent standard issues by working on the users demand initially.

5. Legal regulatory and rights issues:
As we all know in IoT, there are no hard laws which are present in the various layers of IoT across the world. The complete range of the interconnected devices raises many security issues which has no existing legal laws to address such exposures. The issues lies whether the current liability laws will extend their arm for devices which are connected to the internet all the time because such devices have complex accountability issues.
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Reports: Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

Reports: Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

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The IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting humans to physical objects in such a ways we never imagined in our life. It is generating a never ending stream of new da​ta which is coming with all the revolutionary insights and game-changing value for customers. IoT is going really vast now-a-days by connecting together online with each other. As per news, the companies are grabing new o​​opportunities in the rapidly evolving IoT space. However, they need a good and intelligent team of experts to help them and understand their options. Also, they will g reduce risks and ​​provide access to resources to make their IoT vision a reality.

Avnet is a leading global technology distributor which has been entered into an agreement with AT&T to support designers. Also, the agreement allows Avnet to seamlessly integrate AT&T’s cloud application development in the development and production of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is all occupied with global cellular connection which is supported by flagship platforms AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer.

We know that both the companies have previously worked together on Cellular IoT Starter Kit and LTE IoT Add-On Kit. But now, the company announced their plans to develop the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit. This plans will be powered by AT&T and Avnet both. Also, the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit is fully integrated with the AT&T IoT Platform (M2X and Flow). It is basically a cloud-based device which fully managed with the time-series data storage service. It has to be done for network and connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices with the Industrial IoT. It is scheduled to be released in second quarter of 2017 but the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit offers a complete development environment for sensor-to-cloud applications and services.

The starter kit will be announced and available with a global SIM to enable operation in over 25 countries. This will have a small (79.5 mm x 30 mm) development board build around Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) M18QWG global LTE Cat-4 modem module.

A new set of system peripherals, controllable through the user’s application code, are easily accessible through a 60-pin expansion connector or a 2×6 peripheral module. This will facilitate customization with application-specific sensors and I/O interfaces through the addition of user-created or off-the-shelf plug-in boards.

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Home Automation System providers need to push beyond early adopters

Home Automation System providers need to push beyond early adopters

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Gartner, an American research and advisory firm, recently conducted a survey on penetration of home automation in America. The survey was done on 10,000 online users and the result was a bit surprising with only 10% of users having connected home solutions.

The survey also discloses the adoption rate of different home automation products such as security alarm systems and home monitoring system etc. Among all home automation systems, the home security alarm systems have almost double(18%) the adoption rates of other home automation solutions. The home monitoring systems have 9%, smart energy management has 9%, health and wellness management has 11% share of home automation market.

The home automation solutions have devices which are interconnected to each other through Internet and allows users to control them through a mobile app or web app. The Us shows 5 to 6% greater adoption rate of such products as compared to other markets.

“Although households in the developed world are beginning to embrace connected home solutions, providers must push beyond early adopter use,” said Amanda Sabia, principal research analyst at Gartner. “If they are to successfully widen the appeal of the connected home, providers will need to identify what will really motivates current users to inspire additional purchases.”

According to the survey, adopters opt for a free service instead of a monthly subscription based service for home automation solutions. In the US, home monitoring industry is quite strong and about 59% of households pay a monthly fee for their home monitoring solution which clearly showing the worth of such solutions for adopters.

More than 50% adopters of energy management and health/wellness solutions are using these services for free. So in such a scenario, it’s really challenging to increase the adoption rate of such solutions on monthly subscription basis.

In the survey, respondents were asked to give ratings from 0 to 100 to home automation solutions. About three-fourth of them were happy with the way they are currently using their home products i.e. manually switching them on and off, setting temperature etc. Only one-fourth showed some interest in automated home products. In answer to another query, 58% of respondents were interested in independent devices.

“Messaging needs to be focused on the real value proposition that the complete connected home ecosystem provides, encompassing devices, service and experience,” said Jessica Ekholm, research director at Gartner. “The emphasis needs to be on how the connected home can helps solve daily tasks rather than just being a novelty collection of devices and apps.”

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Reports: Bosch Could Be Eliminating Industrial Mistakes in 2-3 Years via IoT

Reports: Bosch Could Be Eliminating Industrial Mistakes in 2-3 Years via IoT

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Bosch is a brand ambassador of most the everyday households which are familiar with anyone who’s ever attempted DIY. We want to give a big thanks to Bosch’s work within the industrial internet of things (IIoT) where they provide the equipment like sensors, cloud services and more. However, in industrial circles. the company’s considerable prestige among consumers is now being superseded by its reputation.

Bosch is frequently named as one of the most powerful and important companies along with the likes of Cisco, Dell and IBM in the IoT space. Also, last year Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner claimed they “offer all the ace cards for the connected world from a single source”.

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Eli Share, head of mobile and IoT for Bosch Power Tools, where he drives strategy, process and “points of entry” relevant to IoT across the entire Power Tools division, which encompasses everything from DIY tools to industrial devices.

“Our user segments are very diverse when we look at IoT solutions; the needs of a ‘DIY-er’ are very different from those working in, say, construction,” Share explains.

“This might be the first time that Bosch is looking at these industries [manufacturing, construction etc.] as ‘open standards’.

“We have a lot of point solutions, but if we don’t build them on open standards that other companies can integrate into we’re missing the mark because, in this day and age, with these applications, you can’t plan on one company owning everything. Because you’re customizing solutions, you have to allow people to work within your open standards.

“So Bosch is definitely taking steps in that direction to not only provide the solutions and get some of these early adopters into play, but also allowing others to come into the picture.”

 

Two to three years until IoT hits the mainstream

In four months, the time share will have sat on a panel with Centrica and Leica Microsystems predicting how IoT solutions will improve customer experience and increase process productivity at Internet of Things World Europe in London.

He’s adamant that IoT is “the biggest driver” towards the much-acclaimed Industry 4.0 and that Bosch is “primed in to lead the development of consumer and industrial solutions in this area”. This suggests Bosch is well placed to fill the void of comprehensive industrial IoT case studies that currently exists.

“The way I see it is that, especially with IoT and Industry 4.0, we do have some isolated success stories but not a lot of case studies,” Share says.

“Most of this is because a lot of industry is still built upon legacy systems – companies are hesitant to change. Across all of the different facets and functions they’ll all agree that’s where they need to go, but then you say ‘here’s what you need to do to get there’ and the response is ‘well… this requires high investment, there’s a high resource cost to implement, and it doesn’t necessarily give us the returns we need right away’. So it’s tough to justify. A lot of the potential success stories are held back by that.”

 

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Reports: Internet of Things(IoT) to grow rapidly in India by 2020

Reports: Internet of Things(IoT) to grow rapidly in India by 2020

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Everything seems to be so fast in this world specially when we talk about any process that goes online. Paying Bills, Recharges, Ordering food and what not? going easy day by day in this internet oriented world. Similarly, IoT is another a keyword goes online which provides us a connection between the humans and computer. According to the latest reports, it seems that Internet of Things (IoT) units in India are expected to see a rapid 31-fold growth to reach 1.9 billion by 2020. Also, the reports said, Deloitte, a popular company, predicted on Monday, adding that the market value of IoT is expected to reach $9 billion by 2020.

We came to know that even with over 750 million cards in circulation and significant growth, mobile-based and digital payments will eclipse physical card payments. IoT is going to be the next big thing for Indian markets that the operators in India will rapidly grow into a hub for IoT solutions and it will grow up to a large extent.

According to the company,

“With advances in reliability, accuracy and technology of advance tech measures such as biometric authentication, digitization will gain popularity in various business applications. The emergence of new tech trends will help transform digital economy in 2017 and will help operators in identifying new revenue generating opportunities, enhance customer experience, and improve operational efficiencies.”

According to the various reports, In the five-year span between 2015-2020, the Internet of Things will grow faster than any other category of connected devices. Recently a new Cisco report said that, the number of machine-to-machine connections should grow nearly 2.5-fold, from 4.9 billion in 2015 to 12.2 billion in 2020. The new Cisco projects will grow rapidly in its in its 11th annual Visual Networking Index: Global IP Traffic Forecast Update. According to the latest reports, machine to machine connections should represent about 46% of total connected devices.

 CISCO REPORTS:

“A growing number of M2M applications, such as smart meters, video surveillance, healthcare monitoring, transportation, and package or asset tracking, are contributing in a major way to the growth of devices and connections.”

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About Internet of Things(IoT) and Basic requirements for industrial IoT before it gets on track

About Internet of Things(IoT) and Basic requirements for industrial IoT before it gets on track

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WHAT IS IoT (INTERNET OF THINGS)?:
The Internet of things (aka IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices such as vehicles, buildings, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. These devices are also called “connected devices” and “smart devices”. These devices enable the objects to collect and exchange data from each other. The IoT allows these devices to be controlled by a remote. They first obtain a remotely across existing network infrastructure by creating a particular environment for the physical world into computer-based systems. As a result, the IoT provides us improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit which reduces human intervention.

WHY WE NEED IoT?:

We need Internet of Things (IoT) because it makes our world strongly connected with us. Nowadays, we all having internet access and almost have internet infrastructure. IoT always try its best to establish advanced connectivity among these devices or systems or services in order to makes automation in all the areas of a particular location we want. Also, we can use this facility wherever and whenever. There are some of the Embedded Computing Devices like MP3 players, GPS even heart monitoring, washing machines and dishwashers, MRI, traffic lights, microwave ovens, implants or bio-chip etc which would be exposed to internet influence.

IoT Provides 8 main subjects to work:

1. Environmental Monitoring
2. Transport Systems
3. Large Scale Deployments
4. Energy Management
5. Industrial Applications
6. Medical and Healthcare Systems
7. Building and Home Automation
8. Infrastructure Management

Some basic requirements for industrial IoT before get started:

1. To merge your IT/OT teams:
As we know, there is a lot of scope and interest from the industry on IoT’s merger teams as well. Here, we will tell you how IIoT (Industrial Internet of things) will be used to purchase the value of converging Operation Technology (OT) & Information technology (IT) space. Manufacturing world is keen on building connected products that are smarter.  Also, it means that we need to assess the world of Operational Technology and the Information Technology from two angles. One angle is from where the whole IT systems and professionals and the another angle is from business heads imagining new products for the industrial internet that are IoT-enabled at birth.

2. Just Integrate your systems:
The second step before you start is just integrate your systems; that is; IMS. An Integrated Management System (IMS) integrates all of an organization’s IT systems and processes into one complete network framework. It should be working all the time and provides complete connection to the users. By enabling an organization to work as a single unit with undefined objectives. But there organizations often focus on management systems individually often in silos and sometimes even in conflict. System integration is defined as the process of bringing together the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system.

3. Industrial IoT Exploding:
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as “the next Industrial Revolution” because it will change the way of people lives, work, entertain, and travel, as well as the way how governments and businesses interact with the whole world. Also, the revolution is already starting about IoT. Those smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and play music with a few words? Internet of Things. That brand new car that comes pre-loaded with a bunch of apps? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker on your wrist that lets you tell your friends and family how your exercise is going?

4. Lets Modernize your Equipment(s):
It is regardless of size and complexity, most offices encounter hurdles and issues. With the advancement of Internet technology, it has become easier to solve complexity into simplicity. Cloud computing, analytics, and automation have already put humans on ease with efficiency so far. As far as effectiveness is concerned, we need human input to manage and monitor the smart technology systems – that’s where the human role comes on priority.

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