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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic now more than ever. According to Ericsson, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 28 billion worldwide by 2021. These connected devices are everywhere, from washing machines to tooth brushes, and thermostats to trash cans. They're all around us. With the IoT ecosystem changing rapidly in 2019, it's important to get together to discuss the latest developments, share ideas and explore new opportunities in the marketplace throughout the year.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved from a mere buzzword to a new reality - one that’s approaching faster and at a larger scale than we thought possible. IDC forecasts worldwide spending on the Internet of Things to reach $772.5 billion in 2018 alone. But IoT is complex and harnessing it is easier said than done. While companies may be aware of IoT, they face the common struggles of understanding the use cases that apply to them, what the market opportunities are, and how to correctly implement it into their overall strategy. When it’s done right though, companies can exploit IoT and reap numerous benefits.
At Skyhook we see all types and sizes of companies looking to add location as either a core component or a premium feature. Location is a critical component for a wide range of use cases such as wearable cameras geo-tagging photos and videos, pet tracking, asset tracking, personal fitness wearables, portable gaming consoles, smart vending machines, child or senior citizen personal safety devices, and everything in-between. The one factor that has persisted throughout these engagements, since wearables and IoT began to rise in the past three years, is the varying spectrum of location technology knowledge that companies have.
IBM Watson gained fame a few years ago when it beat all-time champion Ken Jennings on Jeopardy. Since then, Watson's cognitive abilities have become even more robust, branching out into multiple specialty areas, including Internet of Things (IoT). As a logical next step in our ongoing partnership with IBM Watson, Skyhook is proud to announce that Precision Location is now available via IBM Bluemix, making it even easier for our joint customers to create innovative IoT solutions.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic right now. Many researchers are forecasting huge things for IoT in terms of revenue generated, costs saved, and efficiency gained. Skyhook's Precision Location system perfectly supports IoT by offering multiple location methods and interface options to accurataly locate devices in all environments regardless of form factor, battery capacity or carriage technology.
As the tradeshow and event season heats up, Skyhook will be busy showcasing our IoT offering. Stop by and see us at one of these upcoming events.
Industry event season is in full swing and the Skyhook team is taking to the road. After a successful launch of our Context 2.0 SDK release that allows apps to validate when users are in-store (without beacons), there are a whole new set of use cases for geofencing available for retail, wearable tech and mobile. If you're looking for events that connect you with thought leaders, new prospects and help you see into the future of tech, come visit us at the following events.
If you want to catch up with the Skyhook team at any of these events, feel free to reach out using the links below. We look forward to meeting you!
IoT wouldn’t be IoT without an internet connection, but the infrastructure for connecting devices isn’t as seamless as today’s desktop and mobile internet. While there are multiple players in the space, low power wide area networks (LPWAN) offer a battery-efficient and low-power solution for small devices. Your use case and required areas of coverage will play a large role in your decision, but know that there’s currently a battle for who will become the definitive connectivity solution.
We're happy to announce that Skyhook has been chosen as a winner of the AOTMP Director's Award at CES this year! Since our founding in 2003, our team of engineers, data scientists and geospatial experts have driven innovative new products that have come to define the location industry. The team is proud to be recognized among tech heavy hitters like Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook.
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