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How the #InternetofThings Is Transforming the Meaning of Product

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At one point Steve Jobs offered to buy Dropbox, explaining to the founders that their cloud-based file system was really a feature, not a product. In my view Jobs was right with respect to Apple’s definition of a product. But what he failed to understand was that the Internet had fractured the meaning of the word product. Dropbox and many other companies have proved it is possible to build a great business around a simple service. Dropbox may or may not be a product the way Jobs used the word, but it certainly is a business.
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In the industrial sphere, companies that make devices have for decades made large amounts of revenue selling parts and servicing equipment after the sale. Selling parts and offering Break/Fix services are the most basic types of services offered by manufacturers. But now a much larger group of companies is finding that when they connect their devices to the Internet, they have a flow of data about how the product is working and who is using it. As Jim Heppelmann, CEO of PTC puts it, “Vendors no longer have to act as if the products are on the dark side of the moon after they are in use.” The products send lots of data back home to the manufacturer, and this data can be used to create new types of applications that help operate and maintain the devices, but also create value in new and unexpected ways.

Image of Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO of PTC

#InternetofThings   #Manufacturing  

Posted by +Dan Durrant 

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#InternetofThings Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

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It all comes down to developers, because it's developers and the companies they work for that are pulling intelligence from the data. / #BusinessIntelligence  
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No single company will win in the IoT, nor will any one app. Such developer-driven demand "will create new Internet of Things markets that are several times bigger than the ones we could ever predict with a spreadsheet that extrapolates today’s market." / #Apps #MarketIntelligence
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In such an IoT world, devices are not the problem. According to Gartner, we'll have 26 billion of them by 2020. Connecting them isn't, either. As VisionMobile's report makes clear, however, "making sense of data" is the real challenge.  / #Analytics #BigData
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[D]evelopers aren't the buying audience: they create the ecosystem that makes other buyers interested in buying hardware, cloud services or some other value.  / #Cloud #Purchasing
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the real money in IoT is not in the "things," but rather in the Internet-enabled services that stitch them together. / #GrowIncome

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Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

Appears as though Nike is prepping for Apple to come out with its smartwatch by turning its focus to developing software. Example of a partnership wit the purpose of offering better services to customers. Nike's software will focus on #lifelogging  and community engagement.

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A partnership, say analysts, would be a no-brainer. "Apple is in the hardware business. Nike is in the sneaker business. I don't think Apple sees Nike as competitive. It's likely that an Apple hardware offering would be supportive of the Nike software," Jim Duffy, a Nike analyst with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, said when speaking with CNET last week. "Nike would be content to let Apple sell devices, as long as they would be supportive of the apps."

#Partnerships   #Manufacturing   #Mobile   #Apps  

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8 useful #Healthcare #DataVisualisation  examples using #Tableau

Prescription Costs in England

"Guy Blake of Moor Consulting shows the Pareto analysis of prescription drug usage and the cost to England's National Health Service. Switch tabs to see the specific drugs prescribed for each medical condition."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/prescription-costs


Medical Costs in America

"This viz by Ben Sullins allows you to explore the dramatic range of medical costs in America as revealed by the recent data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Use the filters to explore specific procedures, or focus your search on certain states or regions. Use the "DRG Costs" tab at the top to see the range of costs by procedure."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/medical-costs-america


STD Infection Rates in the US

"Although the disease is well deserving of attention, at times the volume of conversation about HIV and AIDS makes it easy to forget other STDs that plague our country. As you can see in this visualization from Andy Kriebel (shrunk to fit our blog), infection rates for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia have been increasing for the past decade."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/stds


Top Drug Prescribers

"NBC 4 New York's I-Team vizes the list of New York doctors who have billed the most to Medicaid for prescription drugs like the painkiller OxyContin."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/top-drug-prescribers


The Geography of Diabetes

"Adult diabetes and obesity are two of the most pressing concerns in America today. Taking the USDA's Activity Rates and Health Living dataset, Annette Greiner has made this in depth visualization to call attention to the problem."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/geography-diabetes


Neonatal Mortality Worldwide

"With data sourced from UNICEF detailing the health of the world’s children, this viz highlights income and health disparities across the globe."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/neonatal-mortality-worldwide


Fungal Meningitis Outbreaks

"This viz by Ramon Martinez looks at multi-state meningitis outbreaks in the past two months within the United States."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/fungal-meningitis-outbreaks


Prevalence of Hypertension in US

"Ramon Martinez of Health Intelligence visualizes the prevalence of hypertension in the United States. Explore the different levels of hypertension by state and county, and use the filters to view the data by gender, race and year."

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/prevalence-hypertension


#DataVisualisation #Healthcare #Executives #BusinessIntelligence #Tableau #Apps

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The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power Smart Cities

"A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda."
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"At present, many of the apps being developed at these civic hackathons are working with location-based data to create mapping solutions: things like locations of the nearest public toilet or pharmacist. It is hoped that with tools like the DataTank becoming more accessible, more sophisticated place-based and contextual smart cities applications can be created that offer real value for local citizen life."

#Transparency   #OpenData   #APIs   #Apps   #Cities   #LocalGovernment   #Maps  

Posted by +Dan Durrant 

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Watson 2.0, Platform Thinking and Data Marketplaces

Watson is becoming "much more developer-friendly." From a recent GigaOM piece (http://goo.gl/bYXlh1):

Developers who want to incorporate Watson’s ability to understand natural language and provide answers need only have their applications make a REST API call to IBM’s new Watson Developers Cloud. “It doesn’t require that you understand anything about machine learning other than the need to provide training data,” Rob High, IBM’s CTO for Watson, said in a recent interview about the new platform.

"Watson 2.0 “ships” not only with an API, but an SDK, an app store, and a data marketplace. That is, the more data Watson has, the more it can learn. Can someone say network effect?"

#APIs   #ArtificialIntelligence   #DisruptiveInnovation  

Posted by +Dan Durrant 

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Gartner report on the Future of Integration

"According to Gartner, in the next few years we will see multiple integration requirements, new approaches to integration being adopted by central IT and lines of business, increasing demand for more agile and hybrid deployments, and innovations such as analytics and API networks."

"In the report Predicts 2014: Nexus of Forces Drives Evolution of Integration Strategy, recently released by Gartner, we can see how these forces are fundamentally changing the way businesses integrate today and tomorrow. Consider these strategic planning assumptions from the report:"

"By 2017, in large organizations at least 65% of new integration flows will be developed outside the control of IT departments.
By 2018, more than 40% of large organizations will have established a hybrid integration platform.
By 2017, 60% of new integration projects will leverage embedded analytics.
By 2018, the 10 largest B2B networks will have evolved into API networks.
By 2018, electronic B2B interactions will outnumber non-electronic ones."

#Apps     #Embedded    #BusinessIntelligence   #InformationTechnology  

Posted by +Dan Durrant 

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Enterprise mobility: A growing trend in 2014

+David Pidsley Have you heard of COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) strategies - in which employees are given a choice of devices to use by their employer and may also be permitted to use them personal purposes.  A solution to the  #BYOD  dilemma?

#Apps "will drive the next phase in the evolution of enterprise mobility, creating new ways of working, and transforming existing business processes. In 2014, enterprise mobile apps will become a core part of the enterprise IT application stack. This will create challenges for the enterprise such as getting the UX right and enabling tight integration with internal systems."

"Richard Absalom, senior analyst of Enterprise Mobility, at Ovum, says: "As businesses adapt to increasing consumerization and extend the range of tools and applications available to employees on all devices, enterprises and supply-side vendors alike need to be prepared for these developing trends: businesses in order to realize the full business benefits of mobile working, and vendors in order to address enterprise demand and remain relevant in a crowded, highly competitive market."  #Mobile   #Consumerisation  
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Building happier cities: How data can help

How do you measure how happy a city is? Just last week, a new app launched that boasted to be able to collect all sorts of information about a city – including how happy it is, based on how many of its residents are smiling in photographs. Already it’s found that St Louis, Missouri, is the happiest city on its database. Take that, Anaheim, California (50th out of 50).
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Yahoo Labs has geo-referenced pictures from urbangems.org, and are building new algorithms that find short routes that connect happy points together. These algorithms currently work only for London. To extend them to other cities, models are being built that predict crowdsourced user ratings from tags of Flickr pictures containing positive and negative emotion words. This means that, in any city in which Flickr is widely used, emotional ratings can be predicted without the need of any crowdsourcing site. The plan is to extend this work to Boston, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The goal is to change the ways these cities’ dwellers experience the built environment even as they walk through it.

#Maps   #DataMining   #PositiveLocalImpact  

Posted by +Dan Durrant 

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Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

... the key is that the intelligence that powers cognitive apps will come from cloud based platforms that host their brains — the apps themselves won’t really have to be that smart on their own. Which means that truly vast, always increasing, intelligence will be available via APIs to all kinds of apps, and right into the full range of consumer appliances, devices and even the Internet of things. All apps and even things will start to become cognitive.
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The cognitive operating system will reach out and connect our bodies and even REACH into them via augmented reality devices like Google Glass, and the quantified self movement.

Everything is going to get smarter. Your phone, your calendar, your watch, your radio, your TV, your car, your refrigerator, your house, your glasses, your briefcase and clothing. The vast cognitive capabilities of the global CaaS providers will be cheap and available via APIs to every device from the nano scale up to the giant global applications and services.

#FutureTechnologies   #APIs   #Lifelogging   #InternetofThings   #Cloud   #Apps  

Posted by +Dan Durrant 
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