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Consumers outweigh the CIO in the Internet of Things

image01We continue with insights from our most recent publication, IoT Developer Megatrends – a short publication on the most important trends for IoT. In this post, we look at the potential of consumer and enterprise IoT markets. Enterprise IoT (industrial, large-scale applications) are currently the biggest market in terms of revenues, but will that remain so forever? Consumer applications like Wearables and Smart Home are hyped in tech media, but will that translate into a real business opportunity? History and data can provide some answers to these questions.

The currency of the Internet of Things is data

iot-2 In last week’s blog post, we said that IoT is breaking free from Internet and Things. That is, Internet of Things is not about how to add a service to my product, but about turning the information generated by all those sensors, devices, things and services into knowledge about the environment and meaningful action. Making sense of data is the core value driver in the Internet of Things.

What the Internet of Things is NOT about

iot-megatrends-1It seems that if your company doesn’t have an IoT strategy nowadays, you might as well quit. But not just any strategy will do. Let’s look at some of the hot topics in IoT today that are unlikely to make a dent in market adoption. Here are some insights from our most recent publication, IoT Developer Megatrends – a short publication on the most important trends for IoT.

Developer Tools: 2014 M&A review

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[From ad networks to customer support, developer tool startups have been popping up in the last few years to help app developers write less code, reach the right users and monetise. 2014 has been a year with a wealth of M&A activity with over 30 transactions in the developer tools space.]

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