2014 will go down in history as the year when the Internet of Things (IoT) hype peaked. Thus the interesting question becomes what will happen next? Will IoT follow the usual pattern of a set-back due to overinflated expectations, only to return later as widely adopted part of our lives? Or will IoT be the exception that goes directly from hype to use?
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It’s that time of the year again – prediction time. Making predictions for the far off future is one thing, making them for next year is something completely different. Harder. More difficult. Higher risk of making a fool of yourself. More of a challenge.
Here at IFS Labs we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So here goes; the IFS Labs trend spotting for 2014.
What’s the future of work and of our home lives? And how can they inform each other? David Andersson of IFS Labs explores…
What’s the future or business, technology and IFS Applications specifically? Here’s a look into what’s next, and how IFS is investing to match that.
In 2012 worldwide defence spending fell for the first time in a decade. The largest falls were in NATO nations – and there’s not much chance of that changing. Forces need to maintain their capability in that context. New equipment isn’t coming on stream, and thus older equipment is being use for longer – by necessity and design. What can technology do to help in this situation?
The Internet is a place where information exist in an abundance. Or is it? With an ever increasing demand for information together with a decreasing number of information sources, is it perhaps time to start looking at alternative business models for services on the Internet?
I like free stuff as much as the next person. Although I know very well that nothing is free. So what’s the problem? More and more, I find myself disappointed over the fact that “free” means that the product I’m consuming is less than its potential; less than I expect it to be.
Did you know that 90% of information available today is created within the last two years? Have you ever thought about the business advantages to learn how to use these tools in business? Have you encountered the risk if you don’t?
Below are four different kinds of innovative personalities. Do you represent one or several?
What if every item you see around you is connected to the Internet. Let’s consider the implications. If every item produced had a nano chip with an IP-stack to send and receive small pieces of information, it’s really just our imagination that stops us from realizing what can be achieved.
Let’s take a closer look at one of the areas that is certain to make some waves over the next couple of years; the Internet of Things.