Industry 4.0 is today’s most dynamic business opportunity

Industry 4.0 is today’s most dynamic business opportunity

Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II (see “The Man Who Made the Computer Age Possible,” by Jeffrey E. Garten). Continue reading “Industry 4.0 is today’s most dynamic business opportunity”

Here’s why the Internet of Things has been compared to the Industrial revolution

Today, the Internet of Things is rapidly building connections between devices, starting with wearables, cars and appliances. A recent report from Gartner forecasts that, “4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020.” Continue reading “Here’s why the Internet of Things has been compared to the Industrial revolution”

3 Types of Internet of Things Investors – Which One Are You?

There are plenty of ways for personal investors to tap into the IoT. Investors have their choice of chipmakers, hardware makers, platform companies, and software companies. But what if you’re looking to base your investment decision not on whether a company makes microcontrollers or analytics software, but rather on the level of risk you’re willing to accept? Continue reading “3 Types of Internet of Things Investors – Which One Are You?”

Making Smart Systems That Interact With The Physical World

Miroslav Pajic, an expert in cyber-physical systems, which merge physical processes with information systems, will join Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor in July 2015. With a history of making the electronics embedded in the world around us connect and work together to safely interact with the physical world, Pajic will continue his focus on biomedical and automotive environments. Continue reading “Making Smart Systems That Interact With The Physical World”

The Future Of Wearable Notifications In Business

The target audience of wearable tech has always been the everyday consumer. However, wearables can benefit businesses too, especially in sectors where workers need to be hands-free. From construction and manufacturing to dining services, wearables can elevate several industries in the near future by utilizing push notification on wearable tech. Continue reading “The Future Of Wearable Notifications In Business”

5 Smart Rings That Are More Useful Than Getting You Engaged

While wearables like fitness trackers and smartwatches edge their way toward the mainstream, smart rings might be next in line. These bits of connected jewelry allow consumers to control gadgets with gestures, and even check smartphone notifications from the same tiny plot of hand real estate that might house a wedding ring. Continue reading “5 Smart Rings That Are More Useful Than Getting You Engaged”