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Communications is a machine business…

According to the recently released Annual Internet Forecast by Cisco there  will be close to 30 billion devices connected to the internet, versus some 5 billion people, that makes 6 times more devices than people. Some of these devices, like tablets, phones… will be gateways for people, so one may …

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Platforms, Present and Future XIV

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) III OK, so after having discussed the evolution of API let’s go back to the use of platforms as enabler of the shift from products to services (and ecosystems). The evolution of products is first towards flanking them with add-on services (see graphic …

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Platforms, Present and Future XII

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) I What follows is the result of several interactions I had with key people (CEOs, CTOs, Directors) in several industries covering a broad spectrum of verticals, from mechanical to textile, from food to transportation. The general comment I got is that industry is …

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Platforms, present and future III

IoT Platforms IoT are now in the hundred of billions so it should not be a surprise that the IoT platform market is huge and it is soaring (difficult to agree on a number since it depends on how you define an IoT and how you count them: a connected …

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Building a Smart City from scratch – VI

6. Internet of Things Internet of Things is no news. Sensors (most IoTs are sensors) are everywhere and a city with a million people has probably over hundred million sensors (a smartphone has some 14 sensors, a car can have 200 sensors, a home can have a hundred or more …

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Smart Agriculture

Italy, as most Countries in the world, used to be a country of farmers and farmers were at the same time considered “dense” and “field-smart”. We even have a saying in Italian about the “intelligenza contadina” -farmer intelligence- meaning a kind of intuitive grasp of reality, been smart on concrete …

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