Friday, August 12, 2016

IoTA 19 - Forget the Cloud, where is the Fog?

Show notes:
PC World reports that IoT is now growing faster than smartphones. Stephen Lawson writes that cell carriers added 1.4 million cars in Q2 as compared to 1.2 million phones. He did caution and remind that Q4 is always the big quarter for phones as new models roll out and the holidays generate additional sales. Stephen's article focuses primarily on vehicles, also discussing how fleets are using cellular to collect data. His data did not include any other source of IoT.
Nathan Eddy in Information Week reports that IoT spending will exceed $3 Trillion by 2025. Most of the projection reports we've read all stop at 2020, but this is the first one that looks a little further in the future. Last year IoT spending was estimated at $750 Billion. By 2025 IoT will generate over 2 zettabytes of data (1 zettabyte is equal to 1 billion terabytes). Nathan also expects that more than 10% of all of those connections will be LPWA (low power wide area) such as Sigfox, LoRa, and LTE-NB1.$3-trillion-by-2025-report-finds/d/d-id/1326559
Honeywell unveils its industrial IoT platform writes Neha Bhatia in Construction Week Online. The Uniformance Suite is a fully integrated system of process software programs that turn plant data into actionable information for smart operations. Ali Raza the VP of Honeywell Process Solutions said, "The software suite provides powerful data analytics capabilities to enable customers to capture the data they need, visualise trends, collaborate with other users, predict and prevent equipment failures, and act to make informed business decisions.

"Our customers are challenged to drive a culture of safety, reliability, efficiency and agility in their organisations, more so now than ever before," Raza continued.

"They need access and visibility to real-time performance against business metrics."
Ben Dickson of Tech Crunch reports that Fog computing is pushing IoT intelligence to the edge. The term Fog computing was coined by Cisco and refers to bringing computing closer to where the data is generated instead of pushing to a central (cloud) location for analysis. Some advantages of Fog computing is advanced security since the data doesn't have to travel as far and help make zero day decisions.
Thanks to Bobby John, the CEO of Band of Coders for that article!

Pick of the day:
Intel IoT Developer Kit released. Starting at $28.99 you can pick from a wide range of boards all equiped with Intel chips. The kit also comes with an IDE with your choice of coding language from Node.js, C, C++, and Java.

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