Chuck Martin: “The industry can anticipate consumers’ needs even before they feel that need. This is the future that awaits us on the Internet of Things”

27 Apr 2017 Published by Chuck Martin

The Internet of Things has become a fixture of our daily lives. Currently, we are equipped with a set of technologies and uses, an ecosystem, that is alive and in full development. Its appearance had been predicted by some experts, like Chuck Martin, best-selling writer, former Vice President at IBM and former director of the MediaPost Media Research Communications Center. Back in 1998, Martin predicted the arrival of laptops capable of connecting with each other in his book “...Read more

Francisco Javier Zorzano: "The IoT allows for a kind of interaction that is a great learning mechanism"

24 Apr 2017 Published by Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier

Today's education enjoys a number of advantages that teachers could only dream about a few years ago. These benefits are due to technology, including the Internet of Things, for example. As a result, learning is more efficient and comprehensive, leading to a substantial improvement in education. We contacted Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier, a Product Manager at Telefónica IoT and an expert in the democratization, development and application of the IoT in all kinds of projects.Read more

Infographic: m2m vs IoT in figures

18 Apr 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

5 Amazing Things made real by IoT technology, spring edition

06 Apr 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Spring has arrived. The fine weather invites you to head outside, leave the quiet indoor life behind and enjoy the great outdoors. And why not take your gadgets along with you.? Thanks to the wonders of connectivity, something possible only in the era of the Internet of Things, you can enjoy all kinds of advantages in springtime activities. Of course, we're talking about some of the most surprising gadgets and wearables for this time of year.Read more

From the cyberpunk of Ghost in the Shell to the reality of the IoT

30 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

In the dystopian twenty-first century, Lieutenant Kusanagi faces a danger never seen before: an artificial intelligence seems to have gained consciousness. Is it an unheard-of event or an intricate espionage plot? This issue becomes more relevant in light of the main characters’ cyberpunk context: Kusanagi itself is a cyborg without any history or roots. The new film by Rupert Sanders is a famous (and cult) film among fans of science fiction and cyberpunk, a sub-genre Sci-Fi that involves a, dark, sombre, technological world. From manga (Japanese comic) to film to an anime series, the story of Motoko and his Section 9 comrades is yet another manifestation of our concerns and astonishment over a modern, eminently technological world, and more surprisingly, a world where many of the most cyberpunk predictions have come true.Read more

Saving water thanks to NB-IoT technology

22 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

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

José Ignacio Guerra: "We're playing a leading role in the IoT scene in Latin America"

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

The IoT arrives at the ports of the world

08 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

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. Read more

Ronald van Loon: “Data from IoT exists within the realm of Big Data and the large quantities of data that it represents”

01 Mar 2017 Published by Ronald van Loon

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. Read more