Using Smart Chatbots as an IoT interface

23 Jun 2016 Published by Richard Tolcher

IoT devices are expected to reach 20.8 billion in number by 2020, and most of the data they produce is best accessed while users are mobile. There are a number of reasons why Smart Chatbots and IoT fit together so naturally. Richard Tolcher from action.ai explains the usefulness of Smart Chatbots.Read more

The Internet of People. A primer on people tracking IoT technology

15 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Billions of connected things. We hear it all the time. But what does this actually mean? What are those things? Are they only devices? No they are not. We can also manage human assets through technology. Read more

The Internet of Water

09 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We have already covered in detail three core services that improve the wellbeing of citizens in Smart Cities. After talking about Smart Parking, Smart Lighting and Smart Waste Management, we will cover the last of the four key areas Smart Cities are addressing through the use of IoT solutions: Smart Water.Read more

Challenges and opportunities for the digital transformation of Smart Cities

02 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The IoT 2016 Madrid Forum seminar, organized by the Executive Forum, took place today in Madrid. Relevant companies and institutions with experience in the Internet of Things (like Intel or IBM for example) showcased their projects and initiatives, focusing on Innovation and emerging Business Opportunities in areas such as Finance, wearables and Smart City.Read more

5 ways the IoT is helping the Environment

01 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Next Sunday will be the World Environment Day. The United Nations uses the date every year to create awareness regarding pressing environmental issues. This year the topic is wildlife. We will see how even in this non technological field, the IoT can be useful for environmental uses. Here are five ways technology is being used to make the world a better place.Read more

Global Connectivity as an answer to Global Challenges

26 May 2016 Published by Juan José Gonzalez Menaya

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing at a vigorous rate for a few years. All the actors involved in the industry, including analysts, estimate that this growth rate will not only remain steady but will even catch up even more speed in the future. The first challenge for an industry, that aims to connect billions of objects, is to enable the infrastructure and communications networks that will be needed to provide connectivity to those things.Read more

Globalrider, around the IoT World in 80 Days

24 May 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Hugo Scagnetti is about to embark on a motorbike trip around the world that he expects to complete in the same time that Phileas Fogg – Jules Verne’s character – did.  The pilot plans to be the first person to accomplish a solo motorbike trip around the world. Telefónica and Yamaha will gear Hugo with a top notch communications system, a cutting edge vehicle and the necessary logistical assistance to successfully complete the journey.

Why a bike trip around the world?

Scagnetti was affected in both legs by a disease called avascular necrosis (AVN) or...Read more

Smart Homes, the next big thing

19 May 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

With Gartner estimating that Smart Homes will become the dominant category of smart city connected things in three years, it is a good moment to try to understand why the Smart Home category will leap from its current unimpressive fourth position to first position.Read more

Smart Retail Trends: a new digital experience in the point of sales

09 May 2016 Published by Margarita de Miguel Sánchez

Digital Transformation in the Retail Business answers the demand of customers creating a new concept of connected stores that brings interactive and customized experiences to shopping. This shift is crucial for physical shops in order to address the synergies between the digital and physical world.Read more

Smart Waste Management, an idea that cannot be scrapped

05 May 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We have already covered in detail some of the core services that improve the well-being of citizens in Smart Cities. After talking about Smart Parking and Smart Lighting. We want to focus our attention on Smart Waste Management.Read more