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IoT Adoption Growth: How Asia is ahead of the Pack

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We hear the phrase IoT all the time. Forbes explains that IoT is simply, “connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet”. This connectivity of devices and services is helping to bridge the gap between disparate systems to provide more insight, visibility and intelligence in everything from farming (connected cows, anyone?) and home security to public transportation.


Don’t these cows look smart?


Cisco estimates more than 50 billion things will be connected to the Internet by 2020. To put this number in perspective, that comes to about 7.1 devices for every person the United

M2M World Congress Wrap-Up

Monday, May 5, 2014

I attended M2M World Congress in London two weeks ago and have been pondering my “take-aways” since. While many VoltDB customers use our NewSQL, in-memory database to provide scalable transactions, decisions and analytics in M2M deployments (smart grids, mobile telco platforms, cloud PaaS products), putting the M2M/IoT space into a broader context is hard. It was great to take a couple of days to listen and learn.


I left for London with the question, “What might the winner look like – from which industry might the winners emerge?”.


I came back with a pile of new questions – and a couple of