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1/20/2016
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IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business

We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
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Intelligent Lighting

Lights that merely turn on and off are so 20th century. The IoT is bringing us lights that change intensity and color in response to commands issued by a smartphone app. Companies and individuals increasingly understand that the light in a space effects how people feel (and how productive they are). Controlling the light is taking its place along with the rest of the field of ergonomics in designing an optimal home or office.

(Image: Curtis Franklin, Jr.)

Intelligent Lighting

Lights that merely turn on and off are so 20th century. The IoT is bringing us lights that change intensity and color in response to commands issued by a smartphone app. Companies and individuals increasingly understand that the light in a space effects how people feel (and how productive they are). Controlling the light is taking its place along with the rest of the field of ergonomics in designing an optimal home or office.

(Image: Curtis Franklin, Jr.)

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mejiac
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2/10/2016 | 11:27:34 AM
When it's becoming part of the Organization's culture
Thank you Curt for the great article,

I think that most, if not all that you mention, is somethign that's being implemented in Office and Work environment design. At my current assigned they completly remodeled an entire floor adopting a more collaborative approach. What this does is in fact make people get up and be more on stand up meetings.

All desks can be lifted so to be stand up desks. Devices are placed to isolate white noise, and even the ligthing is more pleasent to the eyes.
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2/9/2016 | 12:02:21 AM
Re: IoT Health Care Domain
SaneIT, All the best.
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2/8/2016 | 9:23:15 AM
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I'm really glad this topic came up, it seems like someone is watching since I've seen handfuls of Raspberry Pi like devices pop up in the past week that address some of the limitations.  It seems the hardware developers working on these tiny devices look at the product and say "you can do all of these things" but they don't look at it and say "someone is going to try doing...".  Maybe the landscape is changing enough that I won't be disappointed much longer.
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2/4/2016 | 4:15:35 AM
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and admit that you've made some concessions due to hardware that really should exist.  The hobbyist isn't going to contract a run of a few thousand boards so that they can get exactly what they want so what most of us end up doing is building smaller than we wanted in the hopes that we'll have what we really needed in a few years. "

SaneIT, again it depends upon how looking to the matter for satisfaction. It can be in either way of thinking "Oho I have done this much" and "I done a little" for the same product. I meant psychological thinking
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1/27/2016 | 8:19:14 AM
Re: IoT Health Care Domain
Yes those two are different but it is also difficult to have self satisfaction when you look at a project and admit that you've made some concessions due to hardware that really should exist.  The hobbyist isn't going to contract a run of a few thousand boards so that they can get exactly what they want so what most of us end up doing is building smaller than we wanted in the hopes that we'll have what we really needed in a few years. 
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1/27/2016 | 4:13:33 AM
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"It's kind of a sad statement to say that performance and satisfaction are secondary in the DIY market because I really do believe that this is the market that will drive IoT.  Making it difficult for the hobbyist to do all the things they dream of doing puts a cap on growth"

SaneIT, self satisfaction and customer satisfaction are different. When you make a device/solution to cater a specific requiremnt then you can have self satisfaction. But when you are marketing the product, customer satisfaction is more important then self satisfaction.

 
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1/27/2016 | 4:04:52 AM
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"no in Canada, this days no one interesting DIY pieces ... better to call specialist... to deal with the problem..."

Batye, Is it cost effective? I won't think.
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1/25/2016 | 8:14:13 AM
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It's kind of a sad statement to say that performance and satisfaction are secondary in the DIY market because I really do believe that this is the market that will drive IoT.  Making it difficult for the hobbyist to do all the things they dream of doing puts a cap on growth.  
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1/25/2016 | 12:44:31 AM
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@Gigi3, no in Canada, this days no one interesting DIY pieces ... better to call specialist... to deal with the problem...
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1/25/2016 | 12:19:31 AM
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"DIY pieces are going to give us more innovative products.  One problem I have with the DIY offerings is that they overly sacrifice performance assuming that the DIY crowd will be OK with giving up performance for customization.  I disagree because every DIY thing I've taken on wasn't so much about customization it was about doing something better than I could do with off the shelf products."

SaneIT, there is NO doubt that number of products in DIY is more than any other domains because it gives an opportunity for all enthusiastic technocrat to come up with their own products or solutions. Performance or satisfaction is secondary because it matters only when such product/solution moves to business or marketing segment.
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