The world of IoT (internet of things) is growing fast. “Smart” devices are popping up all over the place, from tiny chips to large manufacturing machines; almost every industry is touched by the revolution of IoT. Technology company Ericsson predicts that by 2018, there will be more IoT gadgets than mobile phones. Intel forecasts there will be 200 billion connected devices by 2020. It’s clear that the IoT world is growing at an unprecedented pace, changing the way many industries work.Accenture estimates the IoT industry could add $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030. IoT’s reach will spread across various fields: Smart cities will have an annual growth rate of 54 percent over a six-year period. 60 percent of global manufacturers will analyze processes and identify optimization possibilities using analytics produced from connected devices. 75 percent of new cars will come with built-in IoT connectivity by 2020. The connected health market will reach … [Read more...] about Can data scientists tackle the IoT demand?
Much has been written about the rise of autonomous vehicles with testing being conducted globally and the increasing number of consumers who are already enjoying the benefits. One of my colleagues, who juggles his time between our office in Cupertino and the vineyard and olive orchard he runs in Sonoma County (Trattore Farms), tells me he’s taken full advantage of his Tesla’s autopilot feature for his drives.It’s not just the hands off driving potential that impresses him though; it’s the way that his car, as part of a network of cloud-connected vehicles, is learning as the car documents data points and uploads them to the cloud in real time. So for example, if several Teslas log information at the same GPS point where their driver taps the brakes if their car approaches a dip in the road too fast, the algorithm directing autopilot through that location will automatically update and all the Teslas using autopilot at that location will automatically … [Read more...] about Data: Lifeblood of the Internet of Things
Together with social, mobile and cloud, analytics and associated data technologies have emerged as core business disruptors in the digital age. As companies began the shift from being data-generating to data-powered organizations in 2017, data and analytics became the center of gravity for many enterprises. In 2018, these technologies need to start delivering value. Here are the approaches, roles and concerns that will drive data analytics strategies in the year ahead.Data lakes will need to demonstrate business value or dieData has been accumulating in the enterprise at a torrid pace for years. The internet of things (IoT) will only accelerate the creation of data as data sources move from web to mobile to machines."This has created a dire need to scale out data pipelines in a cost-effective way," says Guy Churchward, CEO of real-time streaming data platform provider DataTorrent.For many enterprises, buoyed by technologies like Apache Hadoop, the answer was to create data lakes … [Read more...] about 4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018
Every time chiefmartec.com blogger Scott Brinker updates the Marketing Technology Landscape graphic, in which he lists all the vendors of marketing applications, I need to zoom in to decipher all the logos (1,876 vendors in 2015!). I can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring! Clearly, there is plenty of technology out there and many businesses feel they are “just one app away from greatness.” Most of these apps are only good for one thing: they take a siloed and partial view and they don’t integrate naturally with anything else. The result is like looking through 15 straws to make sense of the objects in the pool below. Although we, at Informatica, didn’t quite feel we were “one more marketing app away,” we did know that we couldn’t win the war with a siloed view of data. Marketers can’t see the forest for the trees The analytics available in many of the available marketing apps have gotten quite good, yet most … [Read more...] about Putting Big Data to Work for Marketing – Finally We Can Connect All the Dots
The popular Ookla Speedtest app is used by many smartphone owners to check the data speed on their current network. T-Mobile has sifted through real-life data created from consumers' use of the app. Based on this data, which comes from more than a million customers running millions of tests, T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE network in the nation.According to the results from the app, T-Mobile provides the fastest average data speeds over 4G LTE in the U.S. at 17.8 Mbps. The data also revealed that T-Mobile's speeds are more consistent than the competition. That's because the company has been able to offer 10 + 10MHz service in major markets like New York City, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco. In those markets, T-Mobile's 4G LTE service has been measured as high as 72Mbps for downloads, and 27Mbps for uploads. At that speed, a 90 minute HD movie can be downloaded in 5 and a half minutes, and an entire music album will take only 13 seconds to download over the carrier's network.T-Mobile … [Read more...] about Speedtest data shows that T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE pipeline in the nation