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You’re receiving this newsletter because you’ve been in contact with Arrayent in the past. I’m sending this after the Fourth of July holiday hoping to find you relaxed and refreshed. Here is some news about Arrayent and also what we are seeing in IoT.
All the best,
Bob Dahlberg
VP Business Development


Arrayent Insight Services

Data is the foundation for your business transformation: i.e. understanding your installed base, end-customer behavior, product usage, and sales trends. The Arrayent Insight Service provides secure access to customer and product data in a variety of formats that are compatible with all major data analytics environments. Arrayent provides three data views: point-in-time, event-based, and data model-based, so you can leverage your existing data analytics and business intelligence tools. Email me if you would like to learn more about Insight.


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Arrayent Partner Announces Wins for its Bluetooth Mesh Gateway

Last month we told you that Arrayent partner Axalent in Shanghai launched an IoT gateway supporting Qualcomm’s CSRmesh™ technology. This month Axalent announced that their partner Gunitech has launched smart plugs and sensors compatible with its CSRMesh-enabled gateway. Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, IoT for Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. said, “With CSRmesh and Axalent’s gateway, customers are able to quickly design and build simple to install connected products for home and commercial environments.”

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Arrayent Included in Two More Reports This Month

We told you about Arrayent being included in reports by Gartner and IDC last month. This month, two more reports have included Arrayent in their views of the smart home: 1) “Connected Home and Smart Appliances 2016 - 2021” by Mind Commerce, LLC [link to report] and 2) “The M2M, IoT & Wearable Technology Ecosystem: 2015 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts” by Signals and Systems Telecom [link to report].

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IoT To Account For Nearly Half of IT Budgets by 2020

Machina Research has found: 
  • 48% of decision-makers at 200 U.S. businesses are already actively using IoT technologies today.
  • 43% are looking at deploying IoT solutions within the next two years.  
  • One third of the companies reported business expansion as the top strategic reason for IoT deployment.
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WSJ: "Smart Tampon? The Internet of Every Single Thing Must Be Stopped." 

I didn’t make up this headline; it ran in the Wall Street Journal last month. Columnist Joann Stern has a point: “Not every object should connect to our smartphones—and if it does, it should at least work.” Joann cites Genevieve Bell, a futurist and anthropologist at Intel, who points out the analogies to IoT and the early days of electrical powered products. Back in those days there were a lot of experiments made with electrifying ice boxes, ovens, toasters, typewriters and washing machines. Joann’s call to sensibility is one we are hearing more often at conferences we attend. Advice we hear over and over includes: 1) Focus on use cases where connectivity can be applied to make a better product; i.e. remote control of a garage door opener makes sense, but Pandora from your refrigerator does not, and 2) Experiment and learn: Amazon is held up as a shining example. Yes, the Fire Phone flopped, but the Amazon Echo with Alexa is a “hit”!

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IoT Evolution World in Las Vegas July 12-13 

I will be attending the IoT Evolution World conference in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace July 12 & 13. If you will be there too, let me know, and we can catch up.

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