Maybe you’ve already heard of the buzz word “IoT”; or you’ve read it in your facebook, twitter, or linkedin feeds; or elsewhere in the internet, you’ve came across it and got curious; or maybe you’re that techy guy closely monitoring techy trends; or you’re that boss or manager thinking of jumping into IoT’s massive opportunity; or maybe none-of-the-above, totally have no idea what’s this about. However you got here and wherever you are, we are pretty sure you’ve landed at the right place.
IoTUpBeat will be your companion for an exciting journey in exploring the frontiers of this emerging technology, or should I say already becoming the new normal in some industries. It’s called the “Internet of Things” or just “IoT”.
Several market research firms have valued the worldwide IoT market to reach more than US$ 700 Billion to US$ 2 Trillion by the turn of the decade. It’s disruptive nature is poised to shape the way we interact with each other and with the world around us; as well as alter our perception and usage of data in our day-to-day activities.
Whether you just want to satisfy your curiosity, or you want to integrate IoT into your organization, or you want to build products and services, you will need to get yourself some know-hows on the technology, the market, the ecosystem, and the local/international trends. There are many resources on the internet about IoT, some are very good while others are just bandwagons to further the hype and the buzz. But where do you start? How do you know which of these information will actually help? How do you actually use these information to get REAL VALUE?
At IoTUpBeat, we ask ourselves these same questions. We dive through the clutter of information and ascend with the fresh and valuable ones. Thus, you can expect to get only the articles and news that give real value, presented in an easy-to-comprehend and modern format.
To give you a head-start, contents are grouped into 3 main categories:
(1) Discover — essentials you need to know about IoT
- basics of IoT: definition, markets, applications, how-it-works, ecosystem, people, and many more
- IoT news and storymakers from companies, key players, and events in the IoT world
- Major buzz and sizzling hot developments in IoT
- IoTNation: Pilipinas
- local IoT updates, news, and events
- Editor’s Take
- opinion, forecasts, proposals, and key take-aways from the editor
- Engage (future option)
- featured IoT content and projects from subscribers
(2) Use Cases — real-world deployments of IoT from different industries, and how you can make use of them in your own organization & business
- Connected Transportation
- Industrial Control
- Security and Disaster Response
- Smart Agriculture
- Smart Building
- Smart City
- Smart Energy
- Smart Environment
- Smart Home
- Smart Water
(3) Technology — basic guide to hardware and software technologies, their operation and involvement in IoT implementations
If you are a maker or developer and itching to build cool IoT stuff, we will be linking our “Technology” section to our other blog resource called CreateLabz. It will be an engaging platform for learning, hacking, and building IoT/robotics projects and products.
For a good introduction to IoT, here’s one for you.
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In the end, we are here to simplify information for you. The Internet of Things may be a complicated and overwhelming idea to grasp, but IT SHOULD NOT BE. We want to reach as many people, so that many more may harness its potential in making their everyday activities more meaningful, valuable, and intelligent.