The Internet of Things is changing the world. Thingalytics by Dr. John Bates is the most powerful book written to date about the Internet of Things (IoT), showing businesses how to take advantage of the fast Big Data that flows across the digital planet. Pulling from exciting examples of real-life innovation and invention, John makes IoT come alive.
From digitally enriching exotic shops in Istanbul, Turkey, to crossing the USA on a sensor-enabled Greyhound Bus to finding new ways to mend people in hospital smart operating rooms, Thingalytics depicts how IoT can make our lives happier, easier, more productive and even safer.
Thingalytics, a composite of ?Things? and ?Analytics,? shows businesses how to use real-time analytics and algorithms in order to seize the opportunities that flow from IoT, while simultaneously spotting and navigating around threats. As each real world object ? from people to refrigerators, to tractors and ships or cans of fizzy pop - is digitized and connected to the Internet, it presents a unique opportunity for innovative businesses to learn from, and take advantage of, the digital vibrations it creates.
Illustrated by case studies from global, visionary organizations such as Coca Cola, Greyhound Bus and Medtronic, Thingalytics highlights how the alchemy of real-time analytics and smart algorithms can help turn fast Big Data into actionable gold nuggets for any business, anywhere.
Digital disruption to traditional ?bricks-and-mortar? businesses is happening now. Organizations must transform themselves using digital technologies. Time does not stand still in this brave, new digital world. ?Digital Darwinism is unkind to those who wait,? says R ?Ray? Wang, a leading industry analyst who has written the Foreword to Thingalytics.
John Bates personally interviewed each of the people in this book. His deep knowledge of their vision, their businesses and their goals gives him the insight and the gravitas to explain how each organization is conquering the digital world.
Winners in the IoT race will not only profit but could ? just possibly ? avert disaster. Thingalytics becomes very exciting when we see how lives can be saved, fraud avoided, customers delighted and carbon emissions reduced.