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With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050, innovation in the agricultural industry is more important than ever. This growth brings
with it a need for increased food production and a dwindling availability of arable land. Projections show that feeding a population near 9 billion people would require raising global food production by some 70%. To provide for such steep demands, old farming techniques are simply no longer adequate. Thankfully, the agriculture industry is a burgeoning sector within the Internet of Things, and farmers globally are ready to reap the benefits. Let’s look at a few ways IoT is helping the agriculture industry around the world.
Guest post by Jules Oudmans
An important, crucial, aspect in IIoT applications is the communication layer. This layer is responsible for relaying sensor values from the field to northbound processing of this data and the southbound control. In my I concluded that IIoT is reality, but headaches are ahead choosing the right protocol and communications provider, especially when your IIoT solution requires long-range support, will be deployed in multiple countries and needs cross border coverage.
Guest post by Ruud Wetzels
This is a bold claim perhaps, certainly as it is made by a data scientist with no particular knowledge of machines, trains or planes, or any experience in running a factory. Yet I am convinced that in your data we can find clues for improving your maintenance process, be it in the form of improved up-time, reduced costs or extended operational lifetime of your equipment. The reason I'm confident is that nowadays the power of computers to find patterns and correlations in vast amounts of data far exceeds the ability of any human to detect such clues.
Development for the Internet of Things has grown substantially over the past 12 months according to the newly released Global Developer Population and Demographics Study from Evans Data Corp.
The number of developers currently working on IoT applications has increased 34% since last year to just over 6.2 million today. In addition, the increase of development for mobile devices, up 14% since last year, has led to smartphones being the most commonly connected IoT platform.