2016 Predictions: IoT

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Internet of Things (IoT) has garnered massive attention across the tech industry and portends major productivity advances for businesses of all types. The coming year holds significant promise as, potentially, the year in which actual (i.e., not simply existing products and services rechristened as IoT) business and industrial IoT deployments hit the mainstream.

Here are a few predictions from Bsquare.

Click here to read the complete article by Kevin Walsh in IoT Central

Will 2016 Be The Year When IoT Transforms Manufacturing?

2016 be the year

According to research firm Gartner, there will be 26 billion connected devices by 2020. Verizon’s The Internet of Things 2015 report revealed that among organizations having integrated Internet of Things (IoT) into their operations, 82 percent reported increased efficiency; 49 percent noted enhancements in product quality; and 45 percent said IoT advances have increased customer satisfaction.

Click here to read the complete article by Dave McCarthy in Manufacturing Business Technology

Fitness Tracking Devices Not Fit for Monitoring Oil, Gas Worker Health, Safety

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A surge in wearable fitness devices such as Fitbit has been seen in recent years as people sought motivation to exercise and monitor their health by tracking factors such as heart rate, number of steps taken and quality of sleep.

Click here to read the entire article by Karen Boman in Rigzone