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General Motors Relies on IoT to Keep Its Customers Safe and Secure

The success or failure of bringing the IoT into an organization depends on the commitment of its leadership.


Now That Your Products Can Talk, What Will They Tell You?

Products connected to the Internet of Things are providing unprecedented levels of information.

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New MIT SMR Case Study: GE & the IoT

GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics

February 18, 2016 | Laura Winig

GE has bet big on the Industrial Internet — the convergence of industrial machines, data, and the Internet. The company is putting sensors on gas turbines, jet engines, and other machines; connecting them to the cloud; and analyzing the resulting flow of data. The goal: identify ways to improve machine productivity and reliability. This MIT Sloan Management Review case study looks at how this traditional manufacturer is remaking itself into a modern digital business.

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Will the Internet of Trees Be the Next Game Changer?

Is the forestry industry ready for an industry-specific Internet of Things?


Sensing the Future Before It Occurs

GE global software chief William Ruh discusses the combined power of analytics and sensors.


Data and Devices Bringing Transparency to Energy Use

Energy intelligence software company EnerNOC is helping companies save money and cut back on energy usage.


Gone Fishing — For Data

When it comes to big data, GE avoids warehousing and instead turns to the data lake approach.


Adapting to Build on the IoT


Ready or Not, Here IoT Comes

The Internet of Things is on the brink of transforming business, but most businesses aren’t yet prepared.


How to Prepare

If You Think Big Data’s Challenges Are Tough Now

Although workers and consumers generate two-thirds of all new data, that’s about to change. Sensors and smart devices — from traffic lights and grocery store scanners to hospital equipment and industrial sensors — are beginning to generate an enormous wave of data that will increase the digital universe ten-fold by 2020. Guest blogger Randy Bean, CEO of NewVantage Partners, explains what this means for executives trying to adapt to a rapidly changing, data-centered business environment.

Hype vs. Reality: A Reality Check on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has plenty of hype — it’s going to be big, really big — but also plenty of detractors. The naysayers breathily predict everything from the surveillance state to a wrecked economy to people enslaved by machines. Here are nine bits of information to consider, from the way the Internet of Things will create (yet another) battle for control of the Internet, to the fact that the security of the Internet of Things is under fire before it even exists.


The Rise in Smart Data and Mass Customization

A New Vision for Personal Transportation

December 14, 2015 | Wolfgang Gruel and Frank Piller

Smart data and mass customization have the potential to radically change the way trips are planned. Already, the Boston-based startup Bridj is piloting a dynamic bus system that optimizes routing in response to demand, while Düsseldorf Airport is piloting a robotic parking system in which users just drop off their cars, which are then parked automatically. In the future, intermodal routing could provide customers with a seamless experience and reshape the transportation infrastructure.