How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT (3/3)
This is the part 3 of our “How to convince your CEO to invest in IoT” blog series. Previously in part 1, we demonstrated some organizational and institutionally biasis against IoT. Then, in part 2, we explained the fundamental components of IoT and the benefits of implementation. Lastly, in this part 3, we will conclude with some common concerns with answers worth presenting to leadership.
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How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT (2/3)
Previously in part 1 of How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT, we demonstrated some biased reasoning behind the reluctance to technology. In this part 2 of our three part series, we will provide some easily understood applications of IoT, explain the basic components of IoT, the benefits of implementation, and some examples of IoT projects. Lastly, in the last part 3, we will conclude with the key questions with answers aimed to raise interest in IoT projects.
Explaining the Internet of Things to Non-technical Leadership
Imagine if things could speak, what would they say? The Internet of Things is the connection of things (physical devices) to the Internet which can then interpret the world in which we exist. Essentially, we give these things the power to “tell us” what is happening in an environment without needing to physically be there. Here are some examples that simply demonstrate things “speaking” through sensors:
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Ubidots and VERSE Technology are excited to announce a new device-information relationship designed to provide IoT enablement for industrial and individual uses. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a complex ecosystem to navigate and Ubidots and VERSE Technology look to make this easier for all IoT innovators with this start to finish sensor and information partnership. All IoT solutions require 1) Hardware, 2) Connectivity, 3) Time-series backend or Cloud, and 4) Application Enablement platform. This partnership combines VERSE’s GOBLIN 2 device with Ubidots’ cloud and application enablement platform for complete plug and play Industrial IoT rollouts.
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How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT (1/3)
Perhaps you have identified an opportunity to implement Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives in your company. However, you are struggling to communicate this value to non-technical colleagues, especially decision makers in management, your CEO, or the executive board. Continue reading “What Prevents the Internet of Things in Business”
When we discuss the Internet of Things technology as a harbinger of the evolution of technology, we are also talking about the technical expertise and extensive scalability options that are required for building even the tiniest building blocks of design and implementation. In fact, all IoT solutions that we develop and implement are designed with the goal of keeping them up and functioning in the long run, which in turn has increased the level of knowledge and expectations that customers have with companies that produce and deliver high-end IoT solutions.
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Ubidots and mcThings are proud to announce a new relationship designed to provide IoT businesses and tinkerers with a complete IoT experience. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a complex ecosystem to navigate and Ubidots and mcThings look to make this easier for all IoT innovators with this start to finish sensor-information partnership. All IoT solutions require 1) Hardware, 2) Connectivity, 3) Time-series backend or Cloud, and 4) Application Enablement Platform. This partnership combines the devices and connectivity of mcThings with the cloud and application enablement platform of Ubidots; a complete IoT solution.
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In this guide you will learn how to control a couple of 110V appliances over Wi-Fi for $9, using Itead’s SONOFF Dual.
Compared with consumer-grade WiFi smart plugs in the market, the SONOFF is a great alternative for making smart home and even industrial IoT projects at a larger scale. Moreover, it is based on the popular ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip, making it compatible with the Arduino environment and other resources like our ESP libraries at Ubidots.
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How many times you have you accidentally left your home lights turned on? Solve this problem quick with an automatic light sensor system that can shut off (and turn on) depending on the amount of light in an environment.
5G is scheduled to come in 2020. This post discusses NB-IoT and its technical aspects that make it so important for the Internet of Things.NB-IoT, also known as LTE Cat NB1, is about to connect billions of devices in a smarter way. It’s cost efficient, supports lower-power consumption to use low-cost devices, and provides a wide range of coverage. This Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology is making economies of scale a valid theory for the IoT industry; it connects virtually anywhere and works with already established mobile networks.
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This guide details how to make a temperature control with Ubidots and a simple NodeMCU to send email or SMS alerts when your “variable” (in this case, the temperature) gets too hot, too cold, or reaches a certain design rule.
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