IoT rule the world

Will the Internet of Things Ever Rule the World?

Every possible entity, whether it is a machine, a satellite, an object that performs their tasks independently using the internet as a medium, has to transfer relevant data. IoT has been the latest leap of faith made by humans. We are basically allotting essential responsibilities to intelligent machines. But, will the internet of things (IoT) […]

oT Changes Banks and FinTech Companies

How IoT Changes Banks and FinTech Companies

Can financial services benefit from the Internet of Things? Absolutely, and to the fullest extent. Not only for gathering more and better data about assets but IoT also changes the way we access banking and manage wealth, invest, and monitor assets.  Let’s see how IoT changes banks and FinTech companies. To improve efficiency and customer service, […]

3 Ways to Navigate Regulations in the Robo Revolution

Robots seem like the stuff of science fiction. NASA’s new LEMUR robot, designed to climb rock walls on Mars, is no exception. But here on Earth, the forward march of automation continues, transforming business and society. But there’s a barrier holding us back from realizing the full potential of emerging tech: regulatory bottlenecks. Regulations are […]

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Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and IoT

We have been talking a lot, lately, about the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). So much so that it’s now difficult to differentiate the real from the not-so-real or purely ‘marketing’ IoT and AI. Data mining isn’t AI. Marketers have been doing it for a good three decades, and others likewise. It’s […]

Why Latin America is Ready for IoT Growth

Why Latin America is Ready for IoT Growth

Smartphone adoption is sweeping across Latin America, making it a prime location for new technologies. The Internet of Things industry, in particular, is gaining speed in the region. Micromarket Monitor forecasts that the IoT sector in Latin America will increase from US$14.2 billion in 2013 to US$44.4 billion in 2019. It is good to know […]

Five Ways to Close the IoT Skills Gap

Five Ways to Close the IoT Skills Gap

Businesses around the world are dealing with an IoT skills gap. The numbers speak for themselves. According to a report by Inmarstat, 76% of companies surveyed need additional senior, strategic level staff with skills in IoT, and 80% did not even have the IoT skills required to ensure their IoT solutions work as intended. But […]

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How IoT Will Change Content Marketing

The IoT market is growing at an explosive rate. Gartner predicts there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. In 2016, global spending on the IoT across markets was US$737 billion. IDC says this number will reach US$1.29 trillion by 2020. One area that many may not think IoT has an impact is marketing. […]

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Top 10 Latin American IoT Startups to Watch

IoT is taking the world by storm and rapidly gaining ground. In 2015, there were about 15.4 billion connected devices. IHS says this number will grow to 30.7 billion in 2020, and 75.4 billion by 2025. As the demand for connected device technology increases, so does the number of emerging IoT startups. But it’s not […]

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How IoT is Infiltrating the Real Estate Market

The Internet of Things is seeping its way into many different industries as more and more connected devices are popping up in everyday items. The real estate industry is no exception as it too is seeing an IoT boom. Internet of Things refers to an infrastructure of technology where devices, such as lighting systems, thermostats, […]

Looking at nearshoring, try Ecuador; using US currency

Nearshoring in Latin America – Ecuador

Nearshoring is a way to increase a company’s capacities while avoiding problems implicit in a typical offshoring relationship. We’ve covered the advantages and downsides of offshoring for the software development industry in another article. For more context, this article is the first in a series on nearshoring in the diverse countries of Latin America. We compile as much […]

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Nearshoring Basics for Software Development

Globalized markets provide opportunities for thinking outside the box on labor questions — or even outside borders in the form of nearshoring. The past few decades have seen a boom in outsourcing to far away places. It’s been a useful strategy for some companies looking to increase profits by reducing payroll expenses. Other companies want […]