While blockchain technologies remain in the early, even embryonic days, they introduce new design configurations and data authentication, security, and sharing mechanisms that could evolve the IoT narrative.
Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Scale: The paramount technical challenge facing DLT-IoT convergence is […]
Over its 51 years of existence, never mind the reinvention of the consumer electronics market itself, Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continues to be a coming out party for intriguing interfaces and frivolous gizmos. Although many found this year’s event relatively underwhelming, CES offers an important glimpse into the broader consumer tech market trajectory. From […]
What is missing from the Internet of Things? The paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy, is a lack of trust. Our new research analyzes the intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies, known more widely as blockchain.
This research report analyzes the enterprise opportunities and use cases for the convergence of the Internet of Things and Distributed Ledger Technologies, such as blockchain. DLT’s role as an enabler of the IoT lies in its ability forge trust, not only at the product level, but across an ecosystem of untrusting constituents.
Disruption doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Companies must see beyond individual technologies and look for where convergence is fostering the unprecedented The scope and pace of technological innovation is ascendant, advancing at a pace that is impossible to keep up with. Much ado about artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things, virtual reality, … the […]
How companies are tapping into interconnected ecosystems to drive business growth, and four characteristics of ecosystem enablement To build internally, to centralize and wall-off resources, assets, and infrastructure, to prioritize competitive advantage over customer experience—these are all deeply ingrained business instincts. Yet slowly but surely, the largest organizations in the world are embracing a counter […]
We may not see it, we may hardly notice it, but both artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving massive innovation in consumer and business environments. The smartphones in our pockets, for instance, are equipped with some 9-13 sensors, and have been running machine and deep learning on device firmware and […]
There are already more connected devices on earth than there are humans. The number of network-connected and intercommunicating devices is expected to climb well into the tens of billions within a few years. As the world grows ever more connected, how can we trust these devices? Such a network of intercommunicating objects requires a secure and efficient way […]
We put them in our homes. We speak to them, listen to them, buy things from them. Much ado about smart speakers, but what are the implications for consumers and end users? Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on the ecosystem. As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ll […]