Internet of Things

Cleaner, Safer, Stronger Cities

By Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility at AT&T

AT&T has been in the Internet of Things (IoT) business for more than 8 years. We’re already connecting automobiles, homes and “things.” Now, we’re putting it all together in the places where 60-80% of global greenhouse gases will be generated, and where 66% of world’s population will live by 2050: Cities.

Enter the Smart City. A Smart City optimizes how we use valuable resources, like energy and water, to help improve quality of life, positively impact our planet and open new economic opportunities.

Jeremy Rifkin on the Next Industrial Revolution

UPS Longitudes Podcast

Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

You probably know a little bit about the Industrial Revolution or even the Second Industrial Revolution.

But what if I told you we’re now on the cusp of another industrial revolution, a Third Industrial Revolution, to be exact?

This era will usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, changing the way we conduct business, govern society, educate our children and engage in civic life.

That’s the vision of the future as imagined by Jeremy Rifkin, one of the big thinkers of our time.

Green Builder Media Announces Hot 50 Products

More manufacturers are using technology to optimize efficiency, comfort and performance.
Press Release

February 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced its annual 2016 Hot 50 Products. Included on the list are products that contribute to a home’s intelligence, durability, energy efficiency and/or resilience. Many of this year’s picks optimized their functions by combining improved design with connected technology.

Merial Collaborates with Georgia Institute of Technology to Bring Animal Health Information to Connected Devices

Aims to advance animal health though internet-connected technology and networks
Press Release

DULUTH, Ga., February 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, announced today it has joined the Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech")'s Center for the Development and Application of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT).

The Path After Paris and the Power of Technology

By Tim Fleming

On December 12,  the COP21 climate summit in Paris culminated in an historic agreement that was unanimously adopted by 195 nations. The agreement was the result of two weeks of intense negotiations between almost every country on the planet. Years of effort from government, business and civil society fueled the momentum for a substantive and strong international accord. Having successfully achieved that goal, the hard work now begins.

A Look Back as We Race Forward


2015 was a big year.

It’s the year the Internet of Things (IoT) got some ink in the dictionary. It’s the year IoT and the technology that fuels it began truly transforming our daily lives and environment. And it’s the year AT&T established a major goal using that technology to enhance the world we all share.

The Changing Face of Home Security

The newest residential security systems are incorporating smart home technology and greater user control.

THE HOME SECURITY INDUSTRY is undergoing a transformation. As intrusion detection merges with “smart home” technology, new markets are opening up. Fully integrated systems not only lock and unlock doors and trigger alarms, but control window shades, lighting and thermostats and monitor for carbon monoxide and fires. “End users” are taking more control of their systems, monitoring them from smartphones and other mobile devices. A proliferation of wireless products is even enabling homeowners to cobble together their own systems.

On the VERGE of Something Big

By Amanda Moore

For the second year in a row, I’ve attended a conference powered by an alternative energy microgrid. When you think of business conferences being “off the grid”, this isn’t usually what comes to mind. However, if you put sustainability and tech folks together in the Bay Area, thinking outside the box is encouraged, and going off the grid from a conference ballroom suddenly looks much different.

An IoT-Enabled Irrigation System Could "Save" Your Outdoor Living Area

Thanks to sensors and other supporting technology, irrigation can now "talk" to the Internet of Things and conserve water.

Americans love their lawn and landscapes. Recent surveys suggest that about 81% say that the upkeep of their lawn and landscaping play a vital role in the curbside appeal of their home. And now that design trends have made our outdoor greenery more integral to home design, water use for irrigation is front and center.

Booz Allen Hamilton Breaks Ground on New Innovation Center with a Hard Hat Launch


Last week, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Innovation Center opened its doors for the first time with a Hard Hat Launch Reception in downtown Washington, DC. Leaders across Booz Allen celebrated the construction kickoff, a major milestone in fulfilling the next chapter of Booz Allen’s Innovation Agenda. The Innovation Center is where clients, employees, partners, and the Innovation Community will converge to inspire ideas, build new technologies, grow dynamic networks of inputs, and work together to solve their toughest clients problems of today, and the future.


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