This Week in IoT: ThingEvent, Security Barriers, AR on Vacation

February 3, 2016

We are fresh from the success of ThingEvent last week, the event to learn about augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise. If you couldn’t experience it live or haven’t watched the replay, stop right now and go watch it.

For the rest of you who are caught up, we have a roundup of recent IoT news. Here are five IoT stories that turned our heads this week:

IoT healthcare market to grow at 43 percent CAGR during 2016-2022

Market research firm Infoholic Research says that the wide adoption of IoT solutions will drive IoT healthcare growth by 43% in the coming years. Their study, called IoT Healthcare Market- Global Trends and Forecast – 2016-2022, notes that fitness wearables and trackers like Nike Fuel bands, Google Glass, and Fitbits will lead to an incredibly connected health system in the near future.

6 critical issues facing the Internet of Things

This great piece by Matt Larson, CTO of Dyn, outlines important components to think about as we build out our connected world. Issues such as naming conventions, security, and device monitoring are all valid points to consider.

Security is the biggest barrier to IoT adoption

Speaking of security, this piece from IT Pro says new research reveals that security as one of the biggest barriers to adopting IoT. The article goes on to note: “Falling just below cybersecurity concerns were worries about making a business case for IoT and getting a return on investment, cited by 43 per cent of 200 respondents to the IoT adoption survey by IT staffing firm TEKsystems.”

The IoT business case can be a tough thing to tackle. Let us help your discussion with our white paper: The Business Case for the Internet of Things.

How the Rise of Smart Cities is Impacting Travel and Tourism

The really cool IoT use cases tend to either focus on the home or on the manufacturing floor, but what about vacation? The data streams from cities and towns rival those of an active manufacturing facility, and the need to collect and analyze that data is a very present challenge.

Making that data actionable is another step, one that cities like Fort Lauderdale, FL and Palm Springs, CA are doing. Read about how each city launched apps with AR functionality to help vacationers navigate and enjoy their cities.

PTC Draws On Augmented Reality at ThingEvent to Round Out its IoT Vision

As we mentioned before, our ThingEvent last week was a big hit. You can measure that success by the numbers, as well as by the buzz generated from the people who experienced the live demonstrations of practical uses of AR for business. This piece from Virtual Desktop gives a great overview of ThingEvent and the strategies behind it.