7 Deployment Lessons for Smart Parking

In the early days of M2M/IoT, you might recall that one of the earliest examples of M2M is connecting the Coke vending machine. Later, another popular example is to connect the fridge which tells you when to replenish your Milk and order automatically. Nowadays, almost in all (or nearly) IoT conversations, "Smart… » 3/24/15 11:03pm 3/24/15 11:03pm

IoT - How to Build Once, Use Many 

The complexity of different owners of data sources will be a big stumbling block if we can't find the right business model of sharing the data. This will defeat the purpose of IoT when its main suppose is to fuse different data sources. It's like building several cellular base stations (towers) at the same location… » 3/23/15 7:25pm 3/23/15 7:25pm

Transparency and Productivity Can Become A Stumbling Block for IOT?

Transparency allows the customers and people inside the company gather more information about what's happening inside the business, be it about pricing or the status of the asset. As for productivity, it helps to automate decisions or make decisions faster. » 3/19/15 7:53pm 3/19/15 7:53pm

Developing Smart Cities - How to Empower Citizens with IOT

There is a worldwide trend toward Smart Cities as shown by the following: » 3/15/15 8:09pm 3/15/15 8:09pm

Will IoT Make My Job Obsolete?

The idea of IoT solutions to solve your companies' problems are great! IoT promises to deliver higher productivity, cost efficiency and better customer service - and if you ask any company, they will say that these are their top priorities especially in the world where competition is the only game. As mentioned in my… » 2/23/15 7:15pm 2/23/15 7:15pm

Why I Love IoT...

I am always fascinated and intrigued with Science Fiction since I was a small kid. Being born in the same era as the Jetsons, Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, The Invaders, Land of the Giant, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel, Thunderbirds, Ultraman among others (1960s) will somehow influence your… » 2/22/15 7:31pm 2/22/15 7:31pm

IoT - Consumer to Enterprise Market

Technology adoption have the tendency to start with the consumers first. Take for example, the Personal Computers (PCs), most of the end-users bought them intially for their personal use at homes and later we see a wider adoption at the offices. » 2/16/15 7:02pm 2/16/15 7:02pm

4 Reasons Telcos Not Interested in IOT Business

In a recent posting on "IoT is Here: Where do Service Providers Stand in the Age of IoT?", Ajmal Khan Adam Sharif from Huawei Technologies pointed out a good comment when he was referring to comment by the CEO of one the biggest telco in Malaysia: » 2/04/15 7:33pm 2/04/15 7:33pm

IoT Need Data - Don't Waste the Waze Data

Waze is a GPS-based geographical navigation application for smartphones with GPS support. Waze Ltd. was founded in 2008 in Israel by Uri Levine, software engineer Ehud Shabtai, and Amir Shinar. In June 2013 Google bought Waze for $1.1 billion, adding a social data aspect to its mapping business. Since November 2012,… » 2/03/15 7:06pm 2/03/15 7:06pm

​IoT is Here: Where do Service Providers Stand in the Age of IoT? 

In the upcoming CommuniAsia 2015 Conference in 2-5 June 2015 at Singapore, I will be presenting the topic titled "IoT is Here: Where do Service Providers Stand in the Age of IoT?" that attempts to answer or share some of the challenges on the following questions such as: » 2/01/15 7:42pm 2/01/15 7:42pm

The Top 3 IoT Applications That "Should" Be in Malaysia​

There are four main benefits of IoT: (1) Improve performance or productivity (2) Reduce costs (3) Create new and innovative products differentiation (4) Create new source of revenue growth. And if there is ONE thing that we should focus NOW in Malaysia would be "reduce costs". Once we are able to reduce costs or… » 1/27/15 7:32pm 1/27/15 7:32pm

The 10 DO's of Embracing IOT

We are one of those countries that never lacked of Blueprints, Strategic Papers, Frameworks, Concept Papers. Many countries around the world love to visit Malaysia and listened to our ideas and initiatives. And many of them have successfully duplicated, replicated or copied our initiatives back home. Thanks to… » 1/25/15 7:16pm 1/25/15 7:16pm

4 Business Reasons Why You Need IOT

Most of us own some kind of assets - either personally or through your own companies. Everyday, we keep on asking about our assets. If you feel health or "body" is an "asset", the most obvious questions you will ask is whether "am I healthy?", "how many steps I have taken today?", "what is my blood pressure and… » 1/22/15 6:22pm 1/22/15 6:22pm

Will IOT Make You Lazy?

Take the amazing application which we used almost everyday - Waze as an example. How many of us depend on this application everyday? I opened this application at least twice a day - going to the office and going home during the evening. I also used this app whenever I wanted to find a place either for my next trip or… » 1/18/15 8:48pm 1/18/15 8:48pm

5 Reasons Why Things Require Their Own Facebook.

If the current social media is where we can share our own thoughts, emotions, plans, activities etc, then why not the "Things" which we connect to the Internet? They have sensors too just like us. Now, imagine if the IOT devices have a way to send their status and socialise with their own "thoughts", "emotions",… » 1/12/15 1:31am 1/12/15 1:31am

Why do we need Big Data Analytics - Can IOT Answer These Questions?

As we move higher up the data value chain by getting the meaning of the data such as in the example of Smart Garbage Collection whereby in the information stage, it will able to answer the "who", "what", "when" and "where" questions: » 12/26/14 9:00pm 12/26/14 9:00pm

IoT Target Market - Reduce Operational Costs vs Increase Revenue

Recently I posted a discussion topic in one of the IoT LinkedIn group . Traditionally, IoT is seen as a monitoring technology such as tracking assets via GPS or reading meters remotely. Those are the days of using technology to optimise the operations and thus reducing costs is seen to be the main focus. However, when… » 10/22/14 8:58pm 10/22/14 8:58pm