Big Data and Analytics

October 26, 2018, by
IoTFriday E39 | To gateway or not to gateway

Today we look at a mothership concept for IoT solutions that is not another gateway concept. Inspired by the book "Wired for War" by P.W. Singer (interesting read on robotics, drones and everything related) the mothership concept challenges our IoT architecture with less gateways.

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August 23, 2018, by
The Importance of Data and its Use: The Big Challenge Today!

The volume of data continues to grow today within the Company. They concern all sectors of activity, all functional areas but also everyday life with the Internet of Things. Companies are embarking on a battle to control large volumes of data using Big Data projects to store this data but what about their control, their...

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May 31, 2018, by
[Presentation] 10 Steps to Success with Big Data in Pharma

Although this presentation was made specifically for the pharma industry, it is my clear conviction that the advice should be applicable to any industry. View and download the Presentation here.  

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April 13, 2018, by
#IoTFriday E27 | Testing in the Digital Age

The digital age brings more than only paper to mobile conversion. Processes are improved by digital, collecting data, using models and being predictive. Testing is a reactive activity. To become predictive we need 5 steps to create roadmap. A new book is released on the 1st of June 2018 in Utrecht, The Netherlands: “Testing in...

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April 12, 2018, by
The Balance of Trust and Happiness – Karin van Baardwijk

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Karin van Baardwijk: ‘The Balance of Trust and Happiness‘. Van Baardwijk shared her vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit...

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April 4, 2018, by
Supply Chain Transformation to Meet Your Evolving Business Needs

  Transform your supply chain to a one that integrates your global suppliers and engages them through a friction-less network, enabling you to scale and evolve your business     Digital transformations are disrupting the way we work, we conduct business and arguably all other facets of our lives. They seem to be the most...

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March 15, 2018, by
The Paradox of Truth – Christiaan Triebert

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Christiaan Triebert: ‘The Paradox of Truth‘. Triebert shared his vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in Brussels on...

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February 27, 2018, by
Presentation Joe Gladstone – How Money Can Buy You Happiness?

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Joe Gladstone: ‘How Money Can Buy You Happiness’. Gladstone presented his vision to us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in...

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February 23, 2018, by
#IoTFriday E22 | IoT, It’s in the Numbers

An investment is only done when the numbers add up. Starting an IoT project, however great an idea only happens when the business case is positive. IoTFriday takes a look at an example and adds up the numbers. In this case, we find out that the investment is equal to the income doing a quick...

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January 26, 2018, by
#IOTFRIDAY E18 | The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Today it is the time for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to take the stage on #IoTFriday. There are not really very big difference between IoT and IIoT solutions. The biggest difference lies in the act area (the IoT layers are: Connect, Talk, Think and Act). Where IoT solutions tend to enhance our lives...

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December 15, 2017, by
#IoTFriday E14 | Analyse IoT Data and Use Machine Learning to Create Information

Think is the crucial part of an IoT solution. It gives information to acting towards end users. The added value of IoT solutions is found in the information created by the Think part. It is vital to think about what information is needed. This creates the source for what information needs to be gathered from...

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December 1, 2017, by
IOTFRIDAY E13 | Edge Computing to Battle 50,000 Messages per second

Data becomes an issue Online data storage is cheap and cloud computing power is widely available. This creates the situation where IoT solutions send all their data to a cloud platform before analysis starts. Why not have all this great data available? A problem rises where data streams become too big. This can be a...

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November 22, 2017, by
Digital Deluge – Is Your Fear Justified?

Usually, I’m not scared of changes. I switched so many things in life: country, employer, position. But I have to confess I’m a bit worried by the changes the digital future is foreshadowing. I mean the distant future where we’ll all be scrutinized for every move. Most of the time fear comes from something we...

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November 17, 2017, by
IOTFRIDAY E12 | Differentiate Between IoT Data Streams

The value is in the data You might have heard this sentence many times. Generating and converting data is growing. IoT solutions are the ideal sources for gathering data. Examples are steps per day, pictures, blood pressure or revolutions per minute. Things have sensors to collect them. Differentiating between three types of data is important....

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November 9, 2017, by
Use of Data by “Big Box” Retailers to Make Marketing Decisions

The American Marketing Association has defined marketing as “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” It is clear by its definition that marketing lies at the heart of the success of a business and is an age...

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November 3, 2017, by
IOTFRIDAY E10 | Talk Layer of the IoT-model

IoT solution needs a connection to unlock a great data potential. The Talk layer holds the technology. Every technology has its pros and cons for implementation. Making the right decision for implementation of hardware and software start transmitting data is crucial for a successful IoT solution.

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November 1, 2017, by
Bring Customer Focus in Your Software with Software Analytics

A lack of customer focus In my experience of working in the software development field, I have interacted with many software engineers and even with people who use this software. I have realized that the general belief in the industry is that software is meant only for machines. But, the simple fact is that eventually,...

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October 27, 2017, by
#IoTFriday E09 | Artificial Intelligence Edition

  Tom and Steven discuss the position of Artificial Intelligence within the IoT domain. On the World Summit AI 2017 held in Amsterdam a wide variety of topics with respect to AI. Other terms like machine learning or other intelligent behaviour are shown. It was the first edition of the AI summit. A lot of...

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September 29, 2017, by
IoTFriday: Digital Happiness and IoT

Today we are discussing Digital Happiness with Thijs Pepping. The three topics for this #IoTFriday are: – The quantified self – Generative design – A philosophical note Together with Thijs, I discuss the trend towards a focus on happiness and well-being. It began in the field of positive psychology, (happiness) economics, and now emerges in...

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September 28, 2017, by
It’s a Clean Sweep!

In the continuing battle of your privacy rights versus a company’s ability to collect and profit from data about you, there’s a new weapon on the field: If you’re using a Roomba to keep your house clean, you may be inadvertently giving iRobot, the maker of the device, valuable information about your house and its...

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June 12, 2017, by
The Right to (Digital) Happiness?

Since Homo Sapiens created fire it is entangled with technology. We used it to battle predators, diseases, and each other. While constantly picking the fruits of our newest inventions, we kept improving our technology and build a technology advanced, and technology depended, society. In his book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow history Professor...

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March 8, 2017, by
Pragmatic Approach to MDM

I have frequently experienced projects that ran into serious problems due to data issues – typically issues caused by differences between various source systems. The requirement is to be able to identify the same object in different systems. The problems could show up in various types of projects like Analytics/BI projects, Big Data projects, projects...

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February 23, 2017, by
10 things You Need to Know about Scoring Good Karma Points

To save you some valuable time I shortened an amazing psychological theory back to 10 lines (based on the book ‘Nudge’ from prof. R. Thaler & C. R. Sunstein). You are not a robot. A lot of your behaviour is based on emotions. Emotion was our primary interface for many years during our evolution; through...

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