This Week in the Internet of Things (IoT): 11/21/2014

on November 21 | by

Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.

3D-Printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies’ Lives

3D-Printed Hearts

Replicas of the human heart that are made on 3D printers could help save babies’ lives, new research suggests. The heart replicas are designed to match every tiny detail of a baby’s heart, so they can help surgeons plan where to cut tissue, reroute piping and patch holes in children with congenital heart defects, researchers said. The new findings were presented Nov. 19 at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago. Read more.

Four Ways The IoT Expands The Mobile Economy

Internet of Things

The opportunity for businesses is about so much more than just connecting Things. Our industry calls it the Internet of Everything to describe how People, Process, Data, and Things get connected to drive business value. When you look at new ways to connect all aspects of a business, everyone in your organization can make better decisions – and your business can run with greater operational efficiency. Read more.

Finding The Money In The Internet of Things

Money And The Internet Of Things

Executives have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but they’re understandably suspicious of all the hype. The one question that’s on all their minds is: where’s the money? Where and how will this new technology generate meaningful economic value for the enterprise? In the absence of a clear and compelling answer to this question, there’s a lot of interest, but relatively limited investment to date in a promising technology. Read more.

Internet of Things And Cities Of The Future

Internet of Things and the cities of the future

Experts believe the next stage of the internet’s development is the ‘Internet of Things’: thousands of devices which talk to each other in responsive and intuitive ways. It’s an idea with huge ramifications for our cities, but who will be responsible if it all goes wrong? Read more.

Privacy And The Internet of Things

Privacy and the internet of things

It is almost impossible to attend any event that has an IT edge without hearing about the Internet of Things. Until recently, we only really used the Internet as a way of connecting people via computers and servicer. But we are hurtling forward into a world where all sorts of devices have sensors and controls that can be connected, controlled and read over the Internet. That’s the Internet of Things. Read more.

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