No doubt, 2016 was a year for the record books. There were incredible innovations, such as NASA’s creation of the “warp drive” and the opening of the brand-new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. However, there were also a few challenges. Major legislative slowdowns, cyber breaches and fiscal constraints all led to a… Read more »
This GovLoop In Brief answers the six most-asked questions about the Internet of Things and will ensure you have a strong understanding of how the public sector is using it.
This GovLoop guide is meant to help you better understand these key issues by taking your six most-asked questions about the Internet of Things and answering them throughout the guide.
Some of you out there may be wondering: What is the Internet of Things? Simply put, IoT is a series of devices connected to one another via the Internet — and these devices can talk to you, via the information you enter or sensors that you wear and operate. And most of it is automated,… Read more »
Let’s get one thing right straight out of the gate — no matter that it sounds like a futuristic buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept. “Home automation has existed for about 40 years,” said Dr. Joseph Ronzio, Health System Specialist and Special Assistant to the Chief Health Technology Officer at… Read more »
In a GovLoop survey of 800 public-sector and industry employees, 49 percent said they had never heard of IoT, while 16 percent said that they “had heard of it and were not sure what it means, but want to learn more.” About a third — 35 percent — said they were aware of the phrase… Read more »