The IoT continued its toddler-like growth and stumbles in 2016. Here are five
trends to look for in 2017 as the IoT enters its adolescence and how to
benefit from them.
1. Ecosystems begin to determine winners and losers
Previously these were nice in-the-future concerns; now they will really
count. Filling out a whole product value proposition through partnerships has
repeatedly proven its importance across B2B and enterprise software sectors.
In the IoT, they will be even more critical.
As an example, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is driving the
definition of platforms and test beds and should show results in 2017. In the
meantime, expect some IoT companies to fail when they can't gain traction.
If you're developing IoT infrastructure or platforms, it's time to get real,
regarding building great partnerships, developer programs, tools, incentives
and joi... (more)
Welcome to the latest installment in the battle of two tech titans. Last week
Alphabet announced that Nest is being merged into Google. See Fortune's
summary: Google Will Absorb Nest Developers.
This is the denouement to the saga that started in April, tied to infighting
between the Google and Nest teams. I dissected this "silo-itis" in Why #Nest
is Down, #Amazon Up, in #IoT for the #Connected Home.
Now some unsurprising new developments since Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest,
resigned in June. Here's what Google is trying to achieve by "re-absorbing"
the troubled Nest group:
A sing... (more)