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IoT World: Unlocking the Value of Manufacturing

Jun 9, 2016   

Posted by Michael Douglas

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Manufacturing and factories are predicted to be the biggest area for growth for IoT by 2025, according to leading industry analysts. In fact, Mckinsey predicts that factories alone will produce between $1.2T - $3.7T in revenue by 2025.

 

These are some sizeable goals, so I was curious to hear how the industry was advancing in real-life examples and to see if there was substance behind the hype. I attended a number of industry sessions at IoT World in Santa Clara that helped give some insight into specific use cases as well as challenges and triumphs the industry is facing and overcome.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Iot

IoT World: How Wearable Devices Impact the Healthcare Industry

Jun 3, 2016   

Posted by Michael Douglas

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 The healthcare industry is brimming with interesting IoT applications. According to Andy Castonguay, Principal Analyst at Machina Research, The U.S has the highest spending per capita for healthcare in the western world - 22% of America’s GDP was spent on healthcare between 2014 and 2015. Expert panels at IoT World in Santa Clara discussed how connected things can solve some of the industry’s main challenges around reducing costs and improving patient care. How IoT can do that:

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

IoT: What You Need to Know - MIT Forum Insights

Apr 15, 2016   

Posted by Michael Douglas

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The Internet of Things, or IoT as it’s commonly referred to, is an extremely hot topic - one that the technology industry is very much abuzz with. It was no surprise that the 2016 Connected Things event hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum was sold out with 400+ in attendance. With the conference set in the MIT Media Lab, perhaps the most innovative institution globally, it was a fitting setting for a discussion around this emerging industry.

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Topics: Devices, Iot

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