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Intelligence in Internet of Things (IoT) systems at three levels

I have a pleasure to recall that, various companies are deploying intelligence in IoT systems at three levels. The first level is the deepest and refers to endpoint devices capable of processing the information they gather. The second level covers gateway devices that aggregate traffic and deliver commands to and from the endpoints. The third, or highest, level concerns the cloud or enterprise infrastructure to which the endpoints and/or gateways transmit data over a backhaul connection.

The goal with edge analytics within Internet of Things (IoT) industry

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The goal with edge analytics is to make better use of captured data to reduce critical issues in real-time and to improve predictive and prescriptive analytics models in the cloud. 
For those who are unfamiliar, in the early days of IoT, the focus was on the connectivity of the devices rather than their intelligence. Now, with edge analytics, organizations have access to a more granular degree of insight-generating data, which facilitates a system-level approach to improve operations and create new services. 
Analytics produced at the edge, and in the cloud, offer value across the enterprise, as well as the supply chain, from product operations to OEM suppliers to R&D.

Here is why the Internet of Things (IoT) analytics market is rapidly

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According to ABI Research, the IoT analytics market is rapidly expanding from the cloud to the edge of the network as advances in compute capabilities, and the lower cost of communications hardware unlock new opportunities to apply analytics closer to the ‘thing’ where data is generated or collected.

Asia Pacific spending on robotic systems, from a technology perspective

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Recent exciting findings and forecasts from IDC reveal that, from a technology perspective, Asia Pacific spending on robotic systems which includes industrial, service and consumer robots and after-market robotic hardware, is forecast to grow to $64 billion in 2020.
Services-related spending, which encompasses application management, education and training, hardware deployment, system integration, and consulting, expected to grow to over $36 billion in 2020.

Asia Pacific spending on robotics and related services

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The most exciting when it comes to robotics, is to see that; industries across the world are leveraging robotics to improve operational agility, productivity, responsiveness and customer experience. Asia Pacific is experiencing accelerated growth in robotics adoption beyond manufacturing, especially in commercial and consumer service robotics.
According to the newly released IDC Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide, Asia Pacific spending is very exciting growing from $60 billion in 2016 to over $133 billion in 2020.

Asia Pacific is increasingly billed as the fastest growing robotics market led by China, Korea and Japan, and can account for more than two thirds of worldwide robotics spending throughout the 2016-2020.
I can also observe that, manufacturing continues to dominate Asia Pacific spending in robotics, with discrete and process manufacturing accounting for 33% and 28% respectively in 2016. This is followed by resources, consumer, and healthcare industries in terms of over…

Simplifying data access is central to a successful big data implementation

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I have a great pleasure to recall that, simplifying data access is central to a successful big data implementation.
While achieving optimal connectivity with accurate data points is indispensable, partnering with an innovative technology partner is critical to have a scalable architecture and platforms for superior data aggregation and management. 
In effect, reaping benefits from big data often involves cross functional collaboration within the enterprise to overcome fragmentary data silos.

The Australian big data and analytics market

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Data is now strategic asset that provide intelligence, new opportunities for market expansion as well as monetization, to name a few. Data has always existed within organisations, mostly unorganised and inconsistent, which is inhibiting the use of data for driving innovation. According to IDC, the Australian big data and analytics market is forecast to grow from USD 244.1 million in 2015 to USD 585.1 million in 2019.
I can observe that, banking, retail and government sectors have made impressive strides into the analytics domain with an objective of driving market and competitive intelligence. While the numbers look attractive, big data adoption levels are yet to reach those of cloud and mobility. There is plenty of data and good intentions, but talent shortage continues to be a challenge.

Lack of data standardisation impacting big data investments in healthcare

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If, undoubtedly, big data presents for instance, an opportunity for retailers to leverage customer data and buying patterns to maximise revenues; one can on contrary observe that, lack of data standardisation has inhibited big data investments in healthcare.
However, legacy modernisation efforts have paid off for the public sector and investments are ramping up. ‘’This enables the government to operate at a higher potential, thereby enhancing service delivery to citizens" says IDC industry analyst, Jaideep Thyagarajan.

Keep in pace with the rate at which data is created in our ever-connected world

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It is clear that, regardless of shape, size, structure and format, big data's contribution to competitive differentiation for businesses cannot be disputed. In our ever-connected world, Social media and smart devices penetration present an enticing set of newer and richer data sources. Therefore, to deliver results, scaled out architectural capabilities are indispensable, as investments to develop the skillsets, platforms and processes that are necessary to keep in pace with the rate at which data is created.

Box Notes built on Box’s enterprise content platform

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For those who are unfamiliar, I can recall that, Box Notes includes useful organizational tools like the ability to create tables, checklists and numbering, as well as critical collaboration features like version history, annotations, and the ability to see who is viewing or editing a note in real-time. 


In effect, since it’s built on Box’s enterprise content platform, Box Notes benefits from robust collaboration features, such as task management, workflow automation, comments and real-time alerts, as well as its world-class security and control capabilities, like granular permissions, password protected content and access stats.

Voice command’s growing role in the smart home market

One can proudly observe that, manufactures including Google, Amazon, Fabriq, to name a few are bringing voice command functionality to the masses at an even lower price point. An interesting move and one that validates voice command’s growing role in the smart home market.
The Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is billed now as a lower cost voice gateway as compared to the economically-priced, first-generation model. ABI Research finds that the Google Home retails at a $129 price point with an estimated BOM of $43.44. 
I can also observe that, taking into account all the emerging voice command devices recently infiltrating the smart home market, smart speaker manufacturer Fabriq may actually prove to be the dark horse to watch.
In effect, retailing at the same price point as the Amazon Echo Dot, the smart speaker incorporates Amazon Alexa functionality, uses a MediaTek chipset, and works in battery mode as a Bluetooth speaker for remote music streaming, relying on a mobile handset to connec…