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Itron, a leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, has signed an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Silver Spring Networks. The transaction is valued at approximately $830 million.Headquartered in San...
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IoT Subscription Models – 6 Key Considerations

The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have disrupted solution vendors across multiple industries, from financial services to technology to agricultural equipment. Solutions...
What Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos Wish You Knew About Tech Startups

What Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos Wish You Knew...

The Dreaded Professor Every college student has had that professor at least once. The one who was a phenomenal researcher but whose lectures were filled...

How to be Strategic about Building your IoT Prototype

“Plug it in, this time everything just might work!” is commonly spoken just before switching the power of a prototype on, only to see...
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Building An Organizational IoT Competency – What You Need To Know

Thomas Fuller, an English churchman and historian from the 17th century once said, “All things are difficult before they are easy.” In fact, we...

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8 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Succeed in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings the potential of disruptive transformation and game changing benefits. Analysts predict billions and billions of IoT devices by 2020. So how come no one is...
Should I Use an IoT Platform? - Reduce Cost and Boost Quality

Should I Use an IoT Platform? – Reduce Cost and Boost Quality

News flash: If you’re building your own IoT infrastructure, you’re wasting time and money, and jeopardizing the quality of your product. In this post, I discuss how you can reduce cost...
How to Create IoT Business Value and Become the Amazon of IoT

How to Create IoT Business Value and Become the Amazon of IoT

­­Special Sauce? Amazon does some pretty amazing things. This is the company that first took over the bookselling world, then over the retailing world. This is also the company that pretty much...
Should I Prototype in the US or China? - Prototyping Tips and Resources

Should I Prototype in the US or China? – Prototyping Tips and Resources

Over the last 2 decades there has been a great rush to move manufacturing out of the US and into Mexico then China. The reason was simple, the cost for labor...
Go Big on IoT Value with Preventive Maintenance

Go Big on IoT Value with Preventive Maintenance

This series describes four fast paths to an assured payback on your Internet of Things (IoT) investment. We began with How to Get Started with IoT, and have so far discussed...
How to Future-Proof Your IoT Infrastructure Investment

How to Future-Proof Your IoT Infrastructure Investment

For all the value and disruptive potential that Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provide, corporate buyers face a dilemma. Today’s IoT technologies are still immature point solutions that address emerging use...
Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy: IoT = IT + OT

Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy: IoT = IT + OT

We can build the best camel there is.But can we transport the camel to the right buyer? Do you have the right pallet for it? The right go-to-market (GTM) strategy is...
How to make a smart city - 3 smart city projects you can implement right now

How to Make a Smart City – 3 Smart City Projects You Can Implement...

Figuring out how to make a smart city can seem like a daunting task. It’s a whole city! One answer is to start small, with small-scale smart city projects that require...
How to Beat the Odds and Make Your First IoT Project a Success

How to Beat the Odds and Make Your First IoT Project a Success

A recent survey of 1,845 business and IT decision-makers in mid-market and enterprise companies, conducted by Cisco, found that nearly three-quarters of Internet of Things (IoT) projects aren't successful. The top...
Product Strategy: IoT = IT + OT

Product Strategy: IoT = IT + OT

Many years ago, I used the phrase IoT = IT + OT as shorthand for how information and communication technologies (ICT) need to be integrated with operational technologies (OT), and how...