IoT deployments: from Sensible to Madness

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 22 Jan, 2019

IoT, the Internet of Things, is a term that you must have heard about these last couple of years. Small sensors that are able to measure something and communicate their findings to a (central) server. To give you an example: the city of Utrecht (The Netherlands) has equipped recycling bins for glass and paper with sensors that will indicate that the bins are full. This does not only allow collection just in time (and therefor could save on cost) it also makes sure that people are able to throw away their recyclables and not leave them next to the bin (as some people unfortunately do). A very sensible use case for IoT. But not all of them make sense in my opinion!

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Topics: ESB, IoT, API Management, API Strategy, Internet of Everything

Battery life to middleware: Internet of Everything success factors

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 27 Feb, 2018

Trendspotting gets you small talk at the coffee machine; investments and hard work get you results. So when it comes to the Internet of Things, forget about the number of devices that may or may not be connected to the internet in the future. We’ll just have to wait and see. Rather focus on how you’re going to use the technology in your data strategy. Which factors influence the success of your IoT project? How technical will things get? And why does it say “Internet of Everything” in the title? I’ll tell you here.

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Topics: Internet of Everything