|By Roger Strukhoff||
|August 19, 2014 06:45 PM EDT||
Getting one's arms around the Internet of Things is a daunting task. In addition to big IoT commitments from all of the big players in computing and telco, there are a number of smaller companies and startups working on devices and services to enable the future of enterprise IT and personal accoutrements.
A recent article in IoT Journal from InfoChimps CEO Jim Kaskade mentioned six of these (the first two owned by PTC): Axeda, ThingWorx, SmartThings, Exosite, Numerex, and Xively.
Chad Jones (pictured) from Xively is a faculty member of our @ThingsExpo, and we've gotten some great input from him before. The others are new ground for me.
So I'll be reaching out to interview key people at those five companies, to get an understanding of their vision, customers, and products and services. I'll also contact James Kaskade and Chad Jones to get their current views of the IoT and what they're doing about it.
Meanwhile, please contact me via Twitter with other suggestions. A little crowdsourcing might go a long way as we continue to cover the big picture and small details of this quickly emerging, hugely dynamic Internet of Things.