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How is 5G different than 4G? (And other big questions about the next gen of wireless)

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You’ve read the news: 5G is coming in 2019. But what is it and what does that mean for your business? And how is it different from 4G, your current network standard? Because 5G is so new, there are plenty of questions about its capabilities and the timeline for its rollout. We’ve compiled some of those questions here.

The Smart Workplace: How 3 Wisconsin Companies Are Using the IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has made your home smart; you can program your heat, lighting and security system to automatically adjust themselves. You can program your Roomba to vacuum when you’re asleep. You can ask Google or Alexa to play whatever music you like when you come home. So why shouldn’t your workplace be smart as well?

What is a 'Thing': A Basic Architecture for IoT Newbies

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Smart medical devices that transmit data directly to healthcare providers. Smart pallets that help warehouses keep track of inventory movements. Smart basketballs that help players track their shots as they practice.

Internet of Things - What Should I Be Learning?

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Good question.

What Is An IoT Testbed?

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IoT. Internet of Things. Connect all the things? Well, no - but a typical IoT solution connects a lot of things. Sensors on stationary equipment might take input from product moving through a system, feed that data into the cloud, and merge it into similar datastreams from other locations. That merged data might get analyzed with results going to monitoring equipment at yet another location. Application Development, but Harder It all sounds very high tech and exciting...but that scenario describes an end result. If you've ever been involved in the development of a custom software application you have an idea of the process of getting to that end result: Build a little.

Hey HR! Are You Ready for IoT?

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So. You've picked up on the buzzwords. Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data. Automation. Smart machines. Smart assembly lines. Will any of this impact you in Human Resources? You betcha. Let's take a look at five aspects of your world and talk about how the IoT will have an impact. 1. Acquiring IoT Talent Prepare now. The technology is moving fast and the demand for skilled workers is high. CIO magazine and Upwork.com recently posted a study showing the expected growth of the 10 most in-demand Internet of Things skills. The study shows fundamentals like Circuit Design, Microcontroller Programming, and AutoCad will have growth of over 200% in the next year. A 2014 report from VisionMobile projects the demand for IoT developers to increase from 1.5M in 2016 to 4.5M in 2020. How will you compete for talent?

The Biggest IoT Myth

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If you've read about the Internet of things (IoT) you've probably come across narratives that include: A smart home that knows when you plan to be up and has the furnace running, the shower warmed up and the coffee brewing. A smart city with parking lots that tell you when there is a space, traffic lights that adapt to traffic patterns, and lights that only turn on if someone needs them. A smart manufacturing process that routes products based on available machinery, communicates work orders to employees via wearable devices, and does assembly with human-robot combinations.

Wearable IoT Devices on the Manufacturing Floor

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Google glass. Remember those? All the rage for what seemed like a week, and then dead. Or mostly dead. Did you see them as a goofy PR stunt by a high-profile tech firm? Or a short (and admittedly awkward) peek at the future? For manufacturers with employees working on a shop floor we think Google Glass was a glimpse of the future. Whether it was a PR stunt or not we'll leave to you to decide. Wearables Google Glass was one of a class of devices known as "wearables" that attach to your body and connect to the internet. In addition to smart glasses, you're probably also familiar with fitness trackers and smart watches. But there's more "smart" tech you can wear:

Early IoT Missteps - 10 Examples of Failure

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A home thermostat that learns your habits. Connected cameras that let you monitor your home from your smartphone. Automated pet feeders that keep Rover and Kitty happy while you work those extra hours. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to enrich our world in so many ways. But the technology is still in its early days, struggling to stand up on its own and figuring out how to walk. Sometimes we learn best from our mistakes. With that in mind, let's look at 10 times where an IoT device stumbled or fell.