Despite the great promise of IoT to improve business and society, many think it's being held back due to complexity and the associated lack of required skills to make it a success.
The Internet of Inventory is all about remote monitoring use cases where sensors send telemetry over wireless networks to tell us current inventory so we can make intelligent decisions about what to stock.
In this episode I use the example of "meter reading" to describe the evolution of remote monitoring.
Placing microcontrollers with LPWAN wireless and a big emergency button throughout a forest allows visitors to call for help if they're lost, injured or need to report a fire to the ranger station when cellular coverage isn't present.
When it comes to connecting Smart Devices, your Edge Gateway must be a Swiss Army Knife in order to be valuable.
If your house or apartment is connected to the Internet, it's most likely using something like a cable modem, DSL or satellite connection combined with a Wi-Fi router.
Sigfox and LoRaWAN represent two long range, low power, narrowband wireless technologies to empower your things with communications capabilities.
The Internet of Things is exploding now due to a perfect storm of greater compute power in smaller sizes at a lower price points combined with pervasive wireless and the democratization of advanced analytics due to free, open source offerings.