Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Aeris publishes definitive guide to the IoT

Steve Rogerson
August 21, 2018

The third edition of a definitive guide to the IoT has been published by Syed Zaeem Hosain, chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) and founder and chief technology officer of California-based IoT company Aeris.
Called “The Definitive Guide: The Internet of Things for Business”, the book has a foreword written by Carrie MacGillivray, group vice president and global IoT lead for IDC.
The publication addresses the need for a broad, yet comprehensive guide that enables enterprises, consumers and governments to navigate potential drawbacks and gain benefits from IoT opportunities. The book also serves as a primer for business executives and outlines the steps necessary to embrace IoT without the need for an advanced technical background. Hosain published the first edition in November 2015 and the second edition in August 2016.
New and updated chapters in the third edition include:

  • What is the internet of things?
  • Future of platforms
  • IoT connectivity: types and choices
  • Connectivity management platforms
  • IoT sensors and data collection
  • Security, privacy and the IoT
  • IoT use cases (renewable solar energy, automotive and fleet management, healthcare, smart cities, and financial and insurance)
  • Future of the IoT
Hosain has nearly 40 years of experience in the semiconductor, telecommunications and computer industries and has served in leadership positions for several industry associations and technical standards bodies.
He currently serves as chairman of the IMC, the largest and fastest growing trade organisation serving the IoT industry with more than 25,000 members worldwide and covering 24 different vertical market sectors.
“Imagine a future where enterprises and consumers will ask product companies about the sensor capabilities accessible via a mobile app when purchasing a new appliance or car,” said Hosain. “In the future, not only will cars talk to each other, but people will wear clothes connected to the internet, reading glasses will be connected to provide additional context to enrich the user’s experience, and more than one-half of the internet traffic to homes will go to appliances and devices and not to children’s video games.
“Sound unlikely? We think this future may not be too far away. Given the tremendous growth and change that is taking place in the IoT industry, the future certainly is hard to predict, however, this is what we see taking shape in the near future.”
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