Why physical stores must connect and digitize

18 Oct 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

There’s no need to fear digitalisation. The evolution in the retail sector inevitably entails integrating online sales with in-store service. Businesses must connect to the world if they want to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet. If not, they are doomed to become obsolete, backwards and inefficient. So what role does the IoT play in all this? The possibilities offered by technology are enormous. It is time to embrace them and take full advantage of the future.

Online + brick-and-mortar, the...Read more

Drones, revolutionizing agriculture from the sky

11 Oct 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Drones are here to stay. Despite the difficulties inherent in its legislation, the obstacles to its pilots and other issues that remain in the limbo of its evolution, drones are a promising tool for analysis. Drones can be used both for agronomic production and for livestock, in which they propose a substantial change in the production paradigm. They also create a completely new niche in leisure, industry and almost any sector imaginable. And, as it could not be less, the Internet of Things is the perfect intermediary.Read more

Present and future of IoT connectivity

04 Oct 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The Internet of Things is connection, in every sense of the word. Talking about the IoT without having the different existing models of connectivity in mind is like talking about the surface without truly examining the importance that this revolution promises. What future awaits us if we consider connectivity? What opportunities do current technologies offer us? What can we expect from 5G, NB-IoT or satellite communications, among others? The IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, one of the most important IoT...Read more

The IoT for more efficient transportation

13 Sep 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The bigger a city, the more difficult it is to manage. Nowadays, our monumental cities are the home to hundreds of thousands if not millions of people who move around at all hours. Ensuring that so many people are moved in a clean, energy-efficient, and effective way is a real challenge. To deal with major problems, the best bet is working with the most sophisticated solutions. That is just what the Internet of Things offers: the solutions we needed to create a throbbing, thriving, and better world.

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New opportunities and challenges in Smart Grids

05 Sep 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Since the first electrical grid appeared in the 19th century, the world that we know has undergone the greatest changes ever. Thanks to the energy available everywhere and at all times, we can achieve goals that were simply impossible just two hundred years ago. But the world has not stayed static. Energy is evolving. Smart energy grids already augur a brighter future for humanity. And the Internet of Things is driving much of this change.Read more

5 great collaborations in Telefónica IoT

17 Aug 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

With the rise of summer and in the midst of one of the hottest months of the year, a month of relaxation, now is a good time to revisit some of the most interesting and representative voices on the IoT scene. We have compiled these voices throughout 2017 in the Telefónica IoT Blog. From market trends to the security of the Internet of Things, this compilation encompasses a recent sample of the people who are the visible face of this sector.

A few months ago we spoke with...Read more

Quantum computing in the future of the IoT

09 Aug 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Connected devices, the people who use them, and the places that harbour them are growing at extraordinary rates. In order to maintain this current growth rate, we must look to the future. The scalability of our current digital architecture is not enough. Needs far surpass possibilities. The world needs more computation, more calculating power. This is the foundation needed to be able to work with the incredible number of connections and the massive agglomeration of data that the IoT is facing. Fortunately, we have already found the solution and are starting to...Read more

5 Amazing Things made reality by IoT technology. Summer 2017 Edition

03 Aug 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We really start to feel the heat as we reach the height of summer. And as the temperature rises, we can enjoy the longer days and spend more time resting. Objects connected to the Internet of Things can help us to enjoy this time. Here are some of the weird and wonderful gadgets we have found to make the most of the summer.Read more