Retailers see some tantalizing possibilities for using IoT technology in their businesses, but 2019 seems likely to feature more pilot programs and small-scale testing than widespread upheaval.
Bridging the gap between online and in-person shopping, increased automation, and new ways to engage with customers (mostly by showing them ads) are all concepts with major upside for retailers, but the technology has only recently started to take hold.
Some of IoT’s presence in the retail world isn’t retail-specific. Companies use asset-management systems, integrated HVAC and other smart-building tech just like many other industries, according to analysts, but physical retailers have been having a tough time across the board lately, and investments in new technology can quickly fall down priority lists.
Source: Network World
Architecting for the Internet of Things creates a whole new ballgame for network pros.
Gartner predicts there will be more than 20 billion IoT devices in the world by 2020. About 40% of them will be deployed in the enterprise – monitoring air quality in factories, improving energy efficiency in offices, tracking assets across the supply chain, detecting equipment failures, and much more.
These devices will also be shuttling petabytes of data across thousands of IT networks, presenting new challenges in management, data governance, and compliance.
Source: Network World
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Furthermore, Uber is now part of the TODO Group as well, which according to an official press release, is specifically supposed to allow companies that are participating in the initiative to collaborate on projects and tools based on open-source solutions.
Uber’s focus on open source has become a priority for the company given its latest projects, and following investments in data vizualization, machine learning, and projects like Jaeger, it makes sense for the company to join The Linux Foundation.
Microsoft also a member
With a Gold member status, Uber will get access to a series of other technologies, like the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Hyperledger, EdgeX Foundry, Automotive Grade Linux, and Core Infrastructure Initiative.
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