IoT – the next frontier

  1. BlackBerry IoT Cloud Platform
  2. Salesforce IoT Cloud
  3. Alcatel-Lucent MFormation
  4. Everbridge – incident notification system

BlackBerry’s strength in mobile security will come in handy while implementing IoT based solutions.

Meanwhile, Alcatel-Lucent is setting its eyes on IoT and just acquired MFormation a Device Management company.

IoT is enabled by several factors, including: the ability to add inexpensive sensors and communication capabilities to all types of devices; the adoption of IPv6 as a standard communications protocol, thus enabling billions of devices to be uniquely identifiable; and the ubiquitous nature of communication channels such as WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, satellite and wired networks.

IoT is sure to bring a lot of value to businesses. GE estimates that the “Industrial Internet” alone has the potential to add 10 to 15 trillion dollars to global GDP over the next 20 years. Cisco forecasts $19 trillion in global economic value created by IoE by the year 2020. In terms of the sheer numbers of Internet-connected devices, ABIresearch forecasts that the number of devices will exceed 40 billion in the next five years.

[ IoT Cloud – Event Processing engine in the cloud ]

Microsoft integrates with Saleforce’s Lightning Experience

  • Skype for Business integration with Salesforce Lightning. Salesforce will integrate Skype for Business (formerly Lync) into its development platform, Lightning Experience, which promises a more user-friendly, faster user interface. Office 365 customers can use Skype for Business to create Web meetings, click to chat and make voice and video calls from the Salesforce Lightning Experience. A preview is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
  • OneNote Integration with Salesforce Lightning. Users can associate notes with Salesforce records and view and edit notes directly in OneNote from the Salesforce Lightning Experience. A preview is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
  • Salesforce integration with Office Graph and Office Delve. Enabled by Office Graph, a system for content collaboration and discovery, Office 365 users can view and discover Salesforce content in Office Delve, such as sales opportunities, customer accounts and service cases. Availability is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
  • Salesforce1 Mobile App for Windows 10: Salesforce will deliver a Windows 10 app to empower sales teams to move deals forward while on the go, using their favorite Windows device. Availability is anticipated in the second half of 2016.

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