HP’s Instant Ink service offers some lessons for companies exploring what the IoT might mean for their business models. The key benefits which HP is getting from Instant Ink are: • Direct relationships with customers, bypassing retailers and getting ...

 

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Subscription models and the IoT – HP Instant Ink

HP’s Instant Ink service offers some lessons for companies exploring what the IoT might mean for their business models. The key benefits which HP is getting from Instant Ink are: • Direct relationships with customers, bypassing retailers and getting customer names, addresses and billing details; • Monthly recurring revenue streams allowing more predictable and stable […]

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Terbine – an IoT data exchange to watch

iot data exchangeThe IoT Inc. podcast has an interesting interview with David Knight, the founder and CTO/CEO of Terbine. Terbine describes itself as: the first commercial-grade system for curating sensor data on a global scale. Terbine is designed to act as the trusted sensor data exchange for and between sectors, including both commercial and governmental entities. Terbine […]

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Toothbrushes in an IoT world

smart toothbrush iotKey Points toothbrushes are becoming data generators; new business models for toothbrush makers based on data acquisition are possible; opportunity for toothbrush makers to build direct relationships with users; established players experimenting with data sharing with dentists but still a work in progress; new entrants using connectivity and AI to differentiate offerings; data sharing with […]

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Data storage costs and the IoT

Interesting article in this morning’s FT (requires subscription) about the amount of energy used to power data centers. According to the author, Izabella Kaminska: The information and communications technology (ICT) sector absorbs up to 10 per cent of the power resources of the UK’s National Grid. Of that, one-third of the power goes to supporting […]

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Internet of Things Statistics

IoT Installed Base growthFinding “reliable” data about the installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, market size and forecasts is not easy and can be expensive if you have to buy a commercial market report. However, there is quite a bit of free data out there which I have collated here. Creating IoT stats is notoriously difficult depending on […]

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