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SMEs, IoT & Big Data

Visit the You. Smart. Thing. demonstration suite

As part of our commitment to helping SMEs design new data-driven products and services, supported by the European Regional Development Fund backed Big Data Corridor project, You. Smart. Thing. has invested in a suite of ‘Internet of Things’ hardware.

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Engineering Change

The Socioeconomics of the Internet of Things

Pictured: Adam Smith, 1723 – 1790. Argued for free trade, market competition and the morality of private enterprise.

Between studies, whilst temping at Enable Software (Enable iD’s parent company), I was tasked with writing this blog article. Whilst experienced enough in writing artciels, I was at first unaware of the finer details of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), even if I was still confident I had a relatively good grasp of the concept.

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The HAT, IoT & the Cloud

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

It’s commonly stated that individuals: a) don’t know what their personal data is worth, and b) give it up in exchange for “free” services, which then are powered economically by the value of the large amount of user data in terms of targeted advertising, marketing recommendations, analytics, and so forth. This is the famous two-sided market. In a similar way, the Internet of Things (IoT) has largely evolved a collection of services that often appear to be free, but in fact make this same trade-off. Hence, smart metering for utilities empowers the electricity-generating and grid companies to optimise their price/performance better, just as Tesco’s Clubcard allows the supermarket group to optimise its range and quality of goods.

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