The Internet of Things in 4 Reports

Schermafbeelding 2014-11-17 om 10.58.08A little over year ago we started our study of the internet of things. As with the series on Big Data we published four reports on this topic. Time for a quick recap.

Why this the internet of things?
Social networks, Mobile platforms and apps, advanced Analytics and Big Data, plus the Cloud form SMAC. This established paradigm has revolutionized the information society and made many more aspects of society ready for a connection with the web. By adding Things, we form SMACT: a decisive breakthrough and established fact due to miniaturization, cheap sensors, smartphones in the pockets of billions of people, autonomous systems, better batteries and smart software in the Cloud. Things, in combination with SMAC, form a new, potentially disruptive wave of innovation.

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Report 1: THINGS – Internet of Business Opportunities
In our first report Things: Internet of Business Opportunities we reported on a tipping point concerning a dazzling impact on the whole economy. Connected things offer new opportunities to combat waste in the broadest sense of the term. This waste occurs among all parties: clients, suppliers, governmental bodies, service providers and the manufacturing industry. Applying digital things, sensors, actuators, apps and SMACT demands a certain mindset as well as concrete actions to optimize process and event chains, and to translate surprising new opportunities into new products and services. Our report offers an overview of recent developments and tips to accelerate your Things approach. [Read more…]

The Internet of Things: Cities as a Platform

To an ever-greater extent, the digital architecture of the city is beginning to resemble a platform with various components that support and reinforce one another and accelerate developments. Cities have always been infrastructures, and now the physical and the digital infrastructure are mutually interwoven.

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All in all, we can distinguish eleven areas or scenarios where the platform enables a city to become smarter: healthcare, measuring (smart meters), food, traffic, logistics, management, grids, retailing, supply chains, tourism and e-government. [Read more…]

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When will the Internet change our cities like it changed our lives? In the final Things report SMACT and the City we now take the city as the center of Things.

The convergence of bricks and clicks
The report shows how the five basic SMACT technologies are moving the creation of 21st century urban environments into top gear. We provide a status update on Smart Cities today and how developments like Senseable Cities and Cities as a Platform provide both new dynamics and opportunities for blending the digital and the physical infrastructure of our world together. The report provides a analysis of how this is already becoming a reality for retailers and presents what companies and organisations of all trades could learn from the accelerating convergence of bricks and clicks.

From the report:

  • The Internet of Things will change our cities.
  • The five basic technologies that form SMACT are moving urban development into top gear.
  • The digital architecture of the city is becoming a true development platform.
  • SMACT will transform the city into a platform to blend bricks and clicks seamlessly together.
  • The future of cities is about: platform solutions, pervasive applications, and sensible sensing technologies.
  • City as a Platform equals the infrastructural capacity plus the human dimension, the empowerment of behavior through data and applications.
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Download the new VINT report: SMACT and the City

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When will the Internet change our cities like it changed our lives? In the final Things report SMACT and the City we now take the city as the center of Things.

The convergence of bricks and clicks
The report shows how the five basic SMACT technologies are moving the creation of 21st century urban environments into top gear. We provide a status update on Smart Cities today and how developments like Senseable Cities and Cities as a Platform provide both new dynamics and opportunities for blending the digital and the physical infrastructure of our world together. The report provides a analysis of how this is already becoming a reality for retailers and presents what companies and organisations of all trades could learn from the accelerating convergence of bricks and clicks.

From the report:

  • The Internet of Things will change our cities.
  • The five basic technologies that form SMACT are moving urban development into top gear.
  • The digital architecture of the city is becoming a true development platform.
  • SMACT will transform the city into a platform to blend bricks and clicks seamlessly together.
  • The future of cities is about: platform solutions, pervasive applications, and sensible sensing technologies.
  • City as a Platform equals the infrastructural capacity plus the human dimension, the empowerment of behavior through data and applications.
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When will the Internet of Things change our cities?

“The Future is Cities”

This was the headline of the winter 2014 edition of MIT Spectrum. Half of the world’s population now live in urban conglomerations and in 2050 that will be almost three-quarters of all people on earth. In China, 300 million people will move to the city within the coming 15 years. In 2028, China will re-rig the complete infrastructure as it is in America today. India will witness an increase of the urban population of 250 million, and in Africa the increase will be 380 million. Despite the fact that cities will have to accommodate 90 per cent of the population increase, 80 per cent of the worldwide CO2 emission and 75 per cent of energy use, the city will remain the place where people will want to settle. The reason is simple: 80 per cent of our prosperity is created in and around cities.

But if the future is cities, when will the Internet changes our cities like it changed our lives?
There are three elements that establish the smartness of the Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Things (SMACT) forces and how this will change our cities on the basis of three smart concepts:

Pervasive digitization
The deep penetration of connectivity in urban surroundings. The Internet of Things leads to an increase in omnipresent connectivity: ranging from people’s homes to cars and from trashcans to the LED lights in offices. The smartphones in people’s pockets serve as data collectors as well as mobile gateways that enable providers to make all kinds of data services available. [Read more…]

Download the report of the Sogeti Executive Summit 2014

D2D report coverOn October 9 and 10,  around 80 of Sogeti’s top clients gathered in Munich for the 9th Sogeti Executive Summit “Design to Disrupt”. Group CTO and master of ceremony Michiel Boreel welcomed world renowned speakers for an inspiring session that was also shared live through twitter (on the @SogetiLabs account, using the #exsum14 hashtag) while SogetiLabs Fellows Erik van Ommeren and Jaap Bloem published short posts on this blog: [Read more…]

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Het Internet of Things en de Vierde Industriële Revolutie [Download]

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De vierde industriële revolutie draait om compleet nieuwe combinaties van hoofd-, hand- en machinewerk door de samensmelting van internet, sensoren en embedded systems. De convergentie tussen Operationele Technologie (OT) en Informatie Technologie (IT) is hiervoor de basis. De totale omvang van deze automatiseringsmarkt bedraagt nu ruim 300 miljard dollar en loopt op tot 3.880 miljard dollar in 2022.

This is the Dutch announcement of our third report on the Internet of Things titled The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Things to Tighten the Link between IT and OT. To download the English edition, click here.

Het Internet of Things speelt een cruciale rol als matchmaker tussen de Informatie Technologie (IT) en de Operationele Technologie (OT). De operationele machinewereld wordt dankzij ‘things’ menselijker en bovendien zijn sensoren daar al meer ingeburgerd. De IT-wereld komt dankzij ‘things’ meer in de operatie te staan en de kansen om waarde toe te voegen ‘where the action is’ liggen voor het oprapen: namelijk in de dagelijkse omgang met apparaten en fysieke producten.

In deze notitie kijken we naar de drie hoofdredenen om aan het IoT-avontuur te beginnen:

1. de winst van machine-interactie (M2M) als basis van snelheid en intelligentie;
2. de winst van beter onderhoud: liefst Predictive Maintenance;
3. de winst van engagement ofwel klantinteractie: mens en machine in Smart Factories en daarbuiten.

Tot slot geeft het rapport naast inzichten in de fusie tussen IT en OT ook concrete aanbevelingen dit onderdeel te maken van digitale transformatie roadmap. Download nu het nieuwe rapport van VINT: De Vierde Industriële Revolutie: Things slaan een brug tussen OT en IT.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Internet of Things to Tighten the Link between IT and OT [Download]

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The fourth stage of the Industrial Revolution is upon us due to the far-reaching integration, accelerated by the Internet of Things, of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT). This creates completely new opportunities as a result of new combinations of mental, physical and mechanical work by integrating the internet, sensors and embedded systems.

The Internet of Things enabled IT/OT convergence leads to cost reduction as a consequence of predictive maintenance, speed and intelligence, thanks to Machine-to-Machine communication and improved forms of Human-Machine Interaction. M2M interaction between and within machines and systems is the cyber-physical heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

End-to-end ecosystems – from design and production to client interaction and advanced Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) – should be focused on a future in which appliances, devices, things and machines for professionals and private people will communicate with central systems, with one another, and with users for the purpose of providing the best possible facilities to makers, service providers, legislators and customers.

Organizations should put IT-OT integration on their digital transformation roadmap, focusing their attention and knowledge from various disciplines, ranging from connectivity, infrastructure, standardization, work processes and risk management to human resources and marketing.

The new VINT report provides insights into the IT-OT fusion and presents three recommendations to speed up this integration.

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Free Download: Insight On Innovation #3 – Managing New Complexity

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