Water is an indispensable resource for life. The access to and consumption of drinking water in our cities is a advancement that we enjoy thanks to a huge effort. On World Water Day, the UN recalls one of its prime objectives: to make drinking water accessible to everyone. For this to be possible, it is essential to have management measures that allow us to save water and distribute it more effectively. In order to reduce costs, increase efficiency and reduce errors, the European Commission is calling for an update of the measurement system by 2020. According to experts, by then the water market in Europe could reach a value of 13.4 billion euros. This comes in a scenario in which water-related solutions are developing rapidly. This also affects the end user, who can benefit from more accurate monitoring, reduced and fair prices and more convenience and ease in measurement.Read more
15 Mar 2017 Published by José Ignacio Guerra Gómez
The Telefónica R&D centre (TID in Spanish) in Chile is a benchmark for Internet of Things technologies. This is the only research complex in Latin America to bring together all the disciplines comprising the IoT. In this regard, it develops innovative solutions for Smart Cities, Agriculture and Mining, the key areas in the region's industry and economy. José Ignacio Guerra is the Communications Architect at the core and leads several projects and initiatives aimed at improving the adoption, penetration and consolidation of IoT technologies. In this interview, he is going to tell us about his experiences.Read more
Like a large beehive, ports have part of that natural beauty of thousands of units moving in concert, in unison. Just like a flock of birds, hundreds of ships with hundreds of sailors on board must coordinate their operations: loading, unloading, repairing, refuelling... The slightest failure can lead to a very serious loss of time and resources. Something so complicated cannot be simple. But the Internet of Things is here to offer solutions where before there were none. Through its application, the ports of the future can be ushered into Industry 4.0 without a hitch, turning science fiction into a reality today.
Ronald van Loon is an expert in Big Data, Data Management and IoT. His work helps hundreds of companies driving and generating value from the data they manage around the world. He is director of Adversitement, a company that provides consumer data analysis; and he is one of the largest influencers in the world at Big Data. For all of this, we have asked him to give us his insight into the important role that Big Data plays in IoT, as well as the main challenges to be faced and the future that holds companies in relation with the Internet of Things.
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently launched the Hispasat 36W-1 into space. This satellite begins the update of a platform that aims to renew the services offered by many operators. This is just an example of progress towards a connected world, no matter the barriers, something that is essential for the creation of an ecosystem suitable for the IoT. Yet it is not the only satellite in orbit whose mission is to provide satellite coverage where cellular networks do not reach. More and more companies are focusing on mixed networks that are capable of reaching anywhere.Read more
The white paper IoT & the Data Analytics Challenge made by CXP Group and Telefónica found very relevant insights about the readiness of European organisations in taking advantage of IoT data. This infographic shows itRead more
2017 could be a key year in the development of data analysis within the IoT. The latest reports point to European companies’ growing interest in implementing analysis strategies as part of their short-term objectives. However, there is still a long way to go, as noted in the report by Telefónica with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and PAC. According to the document, only a small fraction of these organizations is in a mature stage of implementation regarding data analysis strategy. However, the vast majority of them have not lost sight of this factor and will begin implementing new strategies in the coming months.Read more
We asked IoT expert, Jan Höller, Researcher at Ericsson and co-author of the book “From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence”, to give us a comprehensive review on how M2M solutions are being adapted to an IoT world. His views of how M2M and IoT solutions combine sustainably and profitably provide insight based on his vast research on the topic.Read more
‘Pax Technica’ is the latest book by Yale University professor Philip N. Howard about “how the Internet of Things may set us free or lock us up”. We spoke to professor Howard – author of seven more books on technology and international affairs – about his very interesting book and his views in general of the Internet of Things.Read more