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Challenges to IoT Analytics Success

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of ever-increasing complexity; it’s the next wave of innovation that will humanize every object in our life. IoT is bringing more and more devices (things) into the digital fold every day, which will likely make IoT a multi-trillion dollars’ industry in the near future. To understand the scale of interest in the internet of things (IoT) just check how many conferences, articles, and studies conducted about IoT recently, this interest has hit fever pitch point last year as many companies see big opportunity and believe that IoT holds the promise to expand and improve businesses processes and accelerate growth. However, the rapid evolution of the IoT market has caused an explosion in the number and variety of IoT solutions, which created real challenges as the industry evolves, mainly, the urgent need for a reliable IoT model to perform common tasks such as sensing, processing, storage, and communicating. Developing that model will neve

IoT Applications in Agriculture

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the capability to transform the world we live in; more-efficient industries, connected cars, and smarter cities are all components of the IoT equation. However, the application of technology like IoT in agriculture could have the greatest impact. The global population is set to touch 9.6 billion by 2050. So, to feed this much population, the farming industry must embrace IoT. Against the challenges such as extreme weather conditions and rising climate change, and environmental impact resulting from intensive farming practices, the demand for more food has to be met. Smart farming based on IoT technologies will enable growers and farmers to reduce waste and enhance productivity ranging from the quantity of fertilizer utilized to the number of journeys the farm vehicles have made. So, what is smart farming? Smart farming is a capital-intensive and hi-tech system of growing food cleanly and sustainable for the masses. It is the application of moder

Top programming languages used in IoT

In recent times, the Internet of Things is now a popular domain in the developer community. According to research by Statista, there are 6.21 million developers working in IoT. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is very much a reality with smart thermostats, connected cars, and smart home hubs like Amazon Echo (that uses multiple languages like Node.js, Java, and Python). If you bring it down to the basics, “smart things” are using a lot of the same languages that are used by applications on your personal computers and mobile devices. According to the survey of developers conducted by the  Eclipse Foundation , the top four languages for building IoT solutions are as follows: Java   C JavaScript Python Go These languages are more or less the same when it comes to desktop apps, mobile apps, and servers. So it might seem like there’s no difference other than smart objects are like little computers. Although this is sort of true, there are some significant differences whe

IoT applications for autonomous vehicles

Right now, the most-talked-about piece of technological innovation that is poised to transform our lives is the connected cars. As connected cars gain widespread adoption, analysts are predicting by 2020, it is expected that 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road while there will be more than 250 million smart cars—cars connected to high-tech networks—sharing the road with them. Connected Car - the presence of devices in an automobile that connects the devices to other devices within the car/vehicles and or devices, networks and services outside the car including other cars, home, office or infrastructure. Internet connections can provide connections that warn of traffic, collisions and other safety alerts. Concierge services from apps or automakers alert the driver of the time to leave to arrive on time from a calendar and send text message alerts to friends or business associates to alert them of arrival times. For example, BMW Connected NA. As the number

What exactly is IoT?

Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of connected physical objects that are accessible through the internet. The ‘thing’ in IoT could be a person with a heart monitor or an automobile with built-in-sensors, i.e. objects that have been assigned an IP address and have the ability to collect and transfer data over a network without manual assistance or intervention. Simply put, this is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. How does it work? Devices and objects with built-in sensors are connected to an Internet of Things platform , which integrates data from the different devices and applies analytics to share the most valuable information with applications built to address specific needs. These powerful IoT platforms can pinpoint exactly wha

How the Internet of Things Helps in Water Management?

With a world population of 7 Billion, water scarcity is not a myth anymore. If the 20th century saw international conflicts over petroleum, the 21st century may witness wars over life’s vital resource, water! The countries across the world are defining and redefining “smart cities”, but, no city can be truly smart without Smart Water Infrastructure. We have been associating the Internet of Things technology specifically with smart homes, smart cities and traffic management systems, but, no city can be truly smart without Smart Water Infrastructure. A lesser- known fact about the Internet of Things technology is that it is also applicable across many other fields associated with our day- to- day life. One such area which can get highly influenced by the Internet of Things technology is water management . Starting from figuring out the right amount of water that must be present in the reservoirs and overhead tanks during any particular point of time, IoT will also offer ass