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2014, the Year of the Internet-of-Things Article
2014 was a year of over-the-top marketing and hype for IoT. But there were also many significant, substantive milestones and indicators of just how serious many companies are about IoT.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

2016 -- A Year of Change Article
Supply chain and technology hot spots for 2016.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

A Framework for Securing the Industrial Internet of Things Article
The publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework by the IIC is a vital early step towards creating security in the Industrial IoT. Strong security becomes increasingly crucial as more and... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

A Potpourri of Predictions for 2017 Article
Here are our predictions for 2017 on automation and autonomous vehicles, IoT, RFID, retail, trade and the world economy, energy, AI, analytics and machine learning, enterprise solutions, and agile dev... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

A Story of Vinyl Article
Digital Supply Chain Story in the Music Industry.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Alive at LiveWorx 2015 Article
2300 registrants plus another 2500 or more live-streaming subscribers from around the world attended the sold-out LiveWorx 2015 conference in Boston to think about and learn about IoT.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Are You an 'IoT' Company? Article
We all know the IoT space is hot. But should a company position themselves or their product as "IoT"... or Smart, Cloud, Connected, or any of those buzzwords?... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Carton-level Temperature Tracking for Cold Chain Pharmaceuticals - Why Now? Article
A look at the key role that carton-level RFID temperature tagging can have within today's pharmaceutical cold chains. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Continuous Real-Time Situational Awareness for Time-Critical Operational Decision Making Article
Time-critical decisions in transportation, risk management, security, disaster response, manufacturing, and other operational domains require continuous real-time situational awareness and intelligenc... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Creating the Future: Highlights from Autodesk University 2015 Article
Autodesk University 2015 showcased their research and investments in future-facing technologies in manufacturing and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), such as IoT, 3D printing, and ge... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Distributed Intelligence in the IoT Article
The Internet of Things has intelligence distributed throughout many integrated layers. Algorithms and analytics are needed to make sense of the raw data. Often this intelligence needs to reside on the... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Gesture, Touch, and Sense Article
How Systems Will Work in the Future -- Actually Now.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Healthcare Big Data:
Connected Healthcare's Mountains of Data
Article
The tsunamis of data generated by connected care will be nearly useless to caregivers without systems that help digest it all. Can the systems and methods already developed to manage big data in suppl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Highlights from AIM and RAIN Article
Leaders from the auto-ID and RFID community met in Washington D.C. last week, including holding the first meeting of the RAIN Alliance for UHF RFID (whose founders include Google and Intel). The Inter... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Highlights From MIT's Auto-ID & Sensing Expo Article
This year's Fifth Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo at MIT provided one more confirmation that RFID is thriving, with a more diverse set of devices, systems, and applications than ever. Here's a... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

How the Internet-of-Things is Transforming Mining Article
Heavy equipment manufacturers are deeply involved in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) phenomena. Here we examine the impact of IoT on mining equipment and operations.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

How Will Business Look in the Future? Article
From crowdfunding to 3D printing to insourcing, innovation is changing the face of business. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Insights on Epicor Article
Highlights from Insights--Epicor User Conference.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Intelligent Things and Intelligent Environments Article
RFID Alive - Learnings from RFID Live Part Two ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

IoT Distributed Intelligence Examples Article
To help visualize the distributed architecture of the Internet of Things (IoT), we explore specific concrete examples of what distributed intelligence looks like in the smart factory, smart building, ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Gets Real in 2016 Article
2015 may have been the peak of hype for the Internet of Things, but hype drives investment. We expect that 2016 will see even bigger and broader investments in IoT, as well as a land grab amongst IoT ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Impact--Part Three: The Role of Partnerships and Ecosystems Article
IoT forces companies to re-evaluate their partnerships and their role in the ecosystem, as well as whether to take an open vs. closed approach at different levels in the solution stack co-created by t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Impact--Part Two: Understanding IoT Data and How IoT Changes Your Business Model Article
Recommendations for dealing with Internet of Things data, the role of data brokers, and data ownership. How IoT can change a firm's core business model.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Platforms--Part One: A Framework for Understanding This Maze Article
It seems everyone is jumping on the Internet of Things bandwagon, and IoT Platforms are sprouting up like mushrooms after a good rain. In this series, we will help sort out IoT Platforms, starting wit... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Platforms--Part Two: Local Intelligence Platforms Article
Internet of Things hardware and software platforms provide local intelligence sitting between the intelligent things and the internet/cloud applications. In some cases, the bulk of the end-to-end solu... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Takes to the Road--How IoT Is Changing Transportation Article
Highlights from the MIT/ChainLink panel discussion on IoT in Transportation, including applications of IoT in transportation and logistics, data ownership, privacy and liability, the impact of driverl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

LiveWorx 2016: Platforms, Agility, and Journeys Article
Among the many announcements and sessions at PTC's LiveWorx conference were three bold moves: 1) becoming a platform company, 2) providing agile development for complex physical things, and 3) creatin... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth - Part 1 Article
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is r... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Many Lights Turning Green
for Investors in RFID
Article
This article explores how RFID has matured in the last several years, and examines the fundamentals that make it a potentially high-growth opportunity. Most investors would be surprised at the change... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One--Ensuring Delivered Freshness Article
Freshness 'blindness' causes a lot of waste in produce supply chains. Here we explain the role of the Condition-based Expiration Date--a critical element to solving this problem. We look at what it ta... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Mobile Healthcare Innovations - Part Three Article
In this final installment of our series on Mobile Healthcare Innovations, we look at the mechanical, electrical, and wireless innovations in a tubing-free, personal insulin pump for treating diabetes.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

OMG, IoT is a $19 Trillion Market! ... Really?
Understanding IoT Market Size
Article
Over-the-top headlines and estimates of the size of the IoT market create more confusion and skepticism about hype than a real understanding of how big the market really is. Here we provide a framewor... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

On Your Mark... Get Set... Amazon Go! The Race for Checkout-less and Intelligent Integrated Stores Article
The announcement of Amazon Go could be seen as the starting gun for a race to create checkout-less stores. However, it is also an accelerator for the broader movement towards Intelligent, Integrated s... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain Report
Freshness of produce is a key competitive battleground for grocers. The common practice is to monitor the temperature of the field, cooler, trailer, and warehouse. By instead monitoring the temperatur... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

PTC Continues to Strive for World Domination of the IoT with Axeda Acquisition Article
ThingWorx acquisition and Axeda by PTC. Recent acquisition of Quintiq by Dassault. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

PTC Jump-starting the Internet of Things Article
The evolution of PTC has been fascinating -- from CAD to PLM, ALM, SLM, and now the Internet-of-Things. IoT is core to PTC's strategy going forward, and was emphasized repeatedly throughout PTC Live ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

PTC Live 2015: Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds Article
At their annual conference, PTC showed how it is making big strides to their ultimate vision of smart connected products and the end-to-end product lifecycle systems that make that vision possible. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

PTC Windchill 11--A Foundation for the Evolution of Manufacturing Article
The current transformation of manufacturing is being driven largely by the Internet of Things and smart, connected products. PTC's new PLM release, Windchill 11, marks a major step towards a full-life... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Really Smart Clouds at MIT Article
How three intelligent cloud platforms extract value from sensors and RFID.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID and EDI - Untapped Opportunity Article
Are we going to create another stovepipe? Or can we all just get along?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID and IoT at NRF 2016 Article
This year's NRF Big Show illustrated how far we've come with RFID in Retail and some exciting developments in IoT.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 Delivers Diversity of Applications Article
At the recent RFID Live conference, once again we saw an enormous range of new technologies, applications, and use cases. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Live Article
The RFID Journal Live! Conference demonstrated the health and maturity of the RFID market and its relevancy to so many sectors.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID: Are We Really Out of the Engineering Stage? Article
Are we premature in touting Main Street for RFID?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Road to Value for RFID in Retail: Part One--Selecting the Right Initial Use Case Article
In this first in a series, we discuss the many potential use cases for retailers implementing RFID, criteria to select the best place to start, and which initial use case is the one overwhelmingly bei... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Road to Value for RFID in Retail: Part Two--RFID Reader Hardware Infrastructure Article
Retailers have many choices when it comes to RFID reader infrastructure, from handhelds, fixed, POS, overhead, and more. Here we help sort through the choices, to figure out which one might be best fo... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Seven Principles for Stronger IoT Security Article
One of ChainLink's key predictions for 2017 is that IoT security breaches will reach an all-time ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Smart Grid's Implications for the Service Supply Chain Article
Smart Grid can help utilities gain a leaner and more effective service supply chain. These advantages are applicable in other 'smart sectors' as well. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Spectrum of IoT Platforms
Building IoT-enabled Products
Article
IoT development platforms and applications span the spectrum from toolkits to domain-specific environments to fully turnkey applications. Here we look at that spectrum and drill down on one example to... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supply Chain Risk Now? Article
The supply chain business community now includes Risk Management as a business priority and cites it as a key area in need of improvement. Are solution providers ready?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Technology Integration Can Transform the Hospital and Patient Care Experience Article
Better care, patient safety at lower cost. Sounds like a goal we have been hearing for decades. Yet so far the US healthcare industry has been going in the opposite direction. Greater cost, more paper... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Blank Canvas of RFID Part 1: RFID in Product Designs Article
RFID's potential use cases are limited only by the imagination. We explore some of the possibilities, starting with how RFID is being embedded and used in various product designs.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Future of RFID Article
The future of RFID may be radically different than it is today.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Intelligent Integrated Store: MIT Panel Discussion Article
lululemon, DSW, b8ta, and Zebra technologies presented on a panel at MIT about the intelligent integrated storetheir visions and current progress towards integrating the various functions, sensors, a... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Internet of Things at the Knee of the Curve Article
The Internet of Things is often misunderstood and overhyped. However, a lot of enablers are falling into place now, and are accelerating its growth and adoption.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Internet-of-Things in Logistics Article
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) phenomena have a profound impact on logistics, with an enormous variety of current and potential applications. Here we scratch the surface, examining where IoT fits in log... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The IoT Impact--Part One: How Will IoT Change Your Product Offerings? Article
We look at 10 critical questions posed in the Harvard Business Review article "How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition." Here in Part One of this series, we focus on what IoT means ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The IoT Security Imperative--Part 1: Physical-Cyber Risk Landscape Article
With the current state of IoT security, we might call it the Internet-of-Vulnerable-Things. It's all the more alarming because of the types of physical machines/systems that are increasingly ne... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The IoT Security Imperative--Part 2: Device Security Requirements Article
Control over physical devices is what makes IoT different, and more dangerous, than traditional IT software. Here we look at device-level security requirements for makers of IoT-enabled products and s... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The IoT Security Imperative--Part 3: IoT Platform Security Requirements Article
IoT platforms, outside of the devices themselves, comprise the bulk of the intellectual property, infrastructure, and complexity in IoT. We examine requirements that are needed to ensure security in t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Russians Are Coming? Article
Stealing trade secrets, patent infringements, piracy, counterfeiting and product tampering damage companies, make people ill, and deflate honest competition. And if financial and trade hacks are not e... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Value of Dynamic Visual Tags Article
Recent developments in technology have enabled the integration of e-paper with RFID tags to create dynamic visual tags. This is a powerful combination, especially for cyclic processes.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ThingX, PTC's Next Big Thing Article
When PTC acquired Vuforia (augmented reality tools provider) last October, it seemed like a natural incremental next step in PTC's strategy. After attending ThingEvent on January 28th, I now think wha... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Trends 2012: Mobile Mania - Shopping and the Shoppers Article
In our report on mobile mania (in the last issue) we looked at the supply chain side of mobile, pr... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

What Is This Thing Called the 'Internet of Things?' Article
Just who can solve its mystery...? Though many people may be getting tired of hearing the phrase 'Internet of Things,' it doesn't mean that they really understand the phenomena. Here we shed ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Who Owns the Data in SaaS and IoT? Article
Why does Google know more about your inventory than you do?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Who Will Provide the 'Location' In Location-Based Services? Article
Google's VP of Search Product has shifted roles to take charge of their location services. This is just one more sign of the growing battle over services for locating people and things, with wireless ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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