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IoT Central Bi-Weekly Digest, May 4, 2016

Our second issue of the IoTC Bi-Weekly Digest is below. If you're interested in being featured, we always welcome your contributions on all things IoT Infrastructure, IoT Application Development, IoT Data and IoT Security, and more. All members can post on IoT Central. Consider contributing today. Our guidelines are here.

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An Interview with Ken Finnegan, Chief Technology Officer, IDA Technology Ireland

By David Oro

Just ahead of the Internet of Things World conference taking place May 10–12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, we were lucky enough to catch up with one of the conference speakers, Ken Finnegan, Chief Technology Officer, IDA Technology Ireland. We asked Mr. Finnegan about IoT and Smart Cities, IoT implementations in Dublin, and his thoughts on making cities smarter.  Here’s what we learned.




Profile of an IoT Developer: Results of the IoT Developer Survey

By Ian Skerrett

Today we release the results of our second annual IoT Developer Survey. Like last year it provides an interesting insight into how developers are building IoT solutions.  This year the Eclipse IoT Working Group partnered with IEEE IoT and theAGILE-IoT research project to expand the scope and respondent pool for the survey. Thanks to this partnership, we had 528 participants in the survey, up from 392 last year. The partnership also allowed us to analyze the data to look for any significant difference between the different IoT communities.

What options do you have for remotely monitoring water and fluids with Industrial IoT sensor telemetry?

By Pawei Sasik

IIoT or Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) is everywhere. It’s across all industries, from high tech transport, to natural resources and governments. IIoT software and hardware is deployed for numerous, varying applications, and it’s critical to understand just what the customer needs. One of the areas that we’ve seen recent growth is water and fluid monitoring. Water comes to us as a life sustaining asset and also as a force of destruction. The utility of water needs to be measured and monitored in order to effectively and efficiently use our greatest natural resource. Similarly, monitoring the destructive force of water can be just as important. Let’s talk about the different ways that you can measure and monitor water!

Platforms instead of products: the new normal

By Thierry Lillete

As the platform race continues to mature for the IoT, we found a great post by by Thierry Lillette that looks into the platforms, ecosystems and products. Good reading for any IoT and digital professional.

The Next Big Thing In Big Data: BDaaS

By Bernard Marr

We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (BDaaS).  It might not be a term you’re familiar with yet – but it suitably describes a fast-growing new market. In the last few years many businesses have sprung up offering cloud based Big Data services to help other companies and organizations solve their data dilemmas.

The IoT Database

By David Oro
Phillip Zito at the highly resourceful blog Building Automation Monthly has consolidated multiple IoT Frameworks and Offerings into the IoT Database. You will see links to the Frameworks and Offerings below. He says over time that he will be working on providing summary articles on each Framework and Offering. He could use your help. If you have an offering/framework you would like added to this list feel free to add it in the comments. You can find the IoT Database here.

10 Case Studies for the Industrial Internet of Things

By David Oro

It’s still early days for the IoT but everyday a little part of its burgeoning ecosystem becomes a factor in our lives, whether we know it or not. From industrial tools to farming to cities to grocery aisles and everything in between, the IoT is there. Here are 10 IoT case studies that show just where some of these technologies and applications are being applied.

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