Hands-free technology is on the rise in industrial applications, as it quickly connects workers with pertinent information in a matter of seconds. Even though the creation and application of smart glasses isn’t particularly new, private partnerships have led to the development of smart glasses that can transform daily operations in the workforce while decreasing operational costs and increasing worker productivity. 

The IoT promises exciting new business models that are as compelling as the benefits of reducing costs and improving efficiencies. By leveraging your ecosystem and re-imagining your business, solutions providers can take advantage of a market that is changing everything. 

MaaS360 Advisor uses IBM’s Watson technology to help manage and secure networks used by mobile devices (such as laptops, smartphones and cellphones) and new “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices (such as sensors, cameras and manufacturing devices).

Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye for an eye-popping $15.3 billion is still not a surprise given the importance of automobiles as the next technology innovation platform. Specializing in making sense out of visual data with the goal of making driving safer and eventually autonomous, Mobileye has been focused on automotive safety for 17 years. Once again Intel has made it clear that it sees automotive systems as a critical part of the IoT.

Even though finding the perfect home can be a long (and often expensive) process, the rise in 3D printing of homes could be the solution, as several 3D homes have been constructed in 48 hours or less. Printing in 3D originally began as a mechanism for creating small replicas of various products and objects, such as 3D models of organs for medical research and health care delivery. But now it is drastically revolutionizing the housing, construction and automobile industries. 

Machine learning and automation mean that human intelligence can be put to better use than just doing repetitive tasks.

The world of IoT is brimming with forecasts and predictions, with all estimates pointing to a rapidly expanding market composed of thousands of different devices sending petabytes of daily data through the network. Gartner released its top 10 IoT technologies list, which includes the emergence of technologies and ecosystems such as smart homes, smart cities and healthcare. For the solution provider, the challenge is to identify the high-margin hot spots of technology and become the go-to expert. 

The presence of drones to conduct human-like tasks, such as food deliveries and aerial photography, is increasingly becoming the new norm. But several applications of this innovative technology can now do more than “routine” tasks—drones can save lives and prevent health risks from natural disasters as well. 


Nothing screamed seamless connectivity like Mobile World Congress 2017, and a tour of Intel’s booth showed why it’s needed – and how we might get there. For solution providers it was a kaleidoscope of ideas for future IoT applications, combined with practical demonstrations of how to get up and running with IoT – today.

Using an Intel® Edison compute module, researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have built a smart underwater 360-view camera, SphereCam, that can see and hear. Using artificial intelligence, the IoT camera is the first step toward developing autonomous monitoring systems that can track and monitor endangered species in the ocean ecosystem.


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