The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been noted for some time. And recently Barrons, the national publication covering finance and markets, weighed in on IoT and drew some strong conclusions. The headline said it all: Tech Outlook: The Next Industrial Revolution, The Internet of things is changing the way the world works.
Barrons report said the use of IoT is growing as businesses leverage the technology for ever more strategic purposes and change how they earn revenue and learn how to cut costs.
Among the leading new IoT companies gaining of investors as they deliver critical service is Aeris, Barrons reported.
Todays venture-backed start-ups probably will quickly command investors attention when they go public, according to Barrons. Aeris Communications of Santa Clara, provides telecoms with technology to sell remote monitoring of parking meters, vending machines, and other connected devices.
The future belongs to the machines Barrons wrote. More than one billion smartphones will be shipped this year, and several million smartwatches and fitness monitors of various sorts will be worn. But if predictions about the so-called Internet of Things are right, the number of unmanned computing devices that populate the world, connected over wired and wireless networks, eventually will dwarf the number of devices that people carry around with them.
Certainly Aeris is following that trajectory, increasing the number of its IoT/M2M-connected devices from one million in 2013 to 2.4 million in 2014. By all counts, its on track to continue on this growth path in 2015.
In October, Aeris launched Neo, its online, self-service marketplace for IoT/M2M connectivity that is expected in 2015 to remove the biggest barriers hampering the explosive potential of the next generation of IoT/M2M. Neo simplifies the development process, speeding time-to-market, and lowers costs by 50 percent or more. The Neo online platform enables prospective customers to purchase a connectivity solution in minutes, and have a fully functional solution within a day.
Other recent Aeris initiatives include Aeris GSP, a global M2M Service Delivery Platform which allows mobile operators to significantly lower current M2M service delivery costs, adapt to unique M2M business models, and offer advanced data services to increase M2M revenue per connection.
It's good to be part of the revolution.