14 01 20

first_imgIn the wake of the horrific incident in Nice, France where there was a spectacular attack on innocent civilians with significant fatality on vulnerable and the attempted Coup d’état of July 15 in Turkey where over 50, 000 persons have been arrested and almost two hundred killed following a post-putsch purge. The world, more than ever before is reminded of the need for peace. There could be no better time in our history for peace advocates and the mantle of engagement falls squarely on the shoulders of young people.Much have been said about the involvement of young people in violent extremism and the recent stabbing at the train station in German by a 17 year old Afghanistan refugee is a clear reminder of the need to engage young people in peace vocation.It is for these reasons and more that the Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia chose to organize the first Peace Summer Camp for young people ages 8-18 years in Monrovia, Liberia. The purpose of the camp is to instruct, educate and prepare youth not to keep the old path that others, before them, have trod. The Peace Summer Camp designed for one month for over fifty young people would give instructions in understanding conflict and dealing with it and the implementation of UNSCR # 2250. Young people would be engaged in learning new and different skills, attitudes and knowledge. It is anticipated that they would acquire Language skills in French and Spanish. According to a young camper, “this is the camp that brings young people from different schools and communities together”Guest lecturers would be invited to speak on topics of interest ranging from: The Company you keep, how to select good friends, teambuilding and leadership, integrity and accountability. There would be board games, sports, quiz on Liberian expressions, and excursions. The Peace Camp would be a place for young people to dialogue in order to achieve peace. Young people must be included in all peace building exercise. Last Tuesday, the second day of Camp, fifty youths and five Camp Managers met with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General-Waldemar Vrey on the involvement of young people in peacekeeping. The Video Tele Conference (VTC) was not only interactive, it was inspiring.As we conduct the first Peace Summer Camp in Liberia, it is our position as Messengers of Peace, that Peace should be our inheritance not our cross. A national movement for peace makes it harder for the minds of young people to be molded for violent extremism.There must be a dramatic shift in violent extremism behavior. We need to inspire friendship among young people and at the end of the camp, one camper becomes a peace advocate, another victory would have been earned. Peace should not have to be bought. Peace should have its own reward.We are reminded daily that “The fear of the Lord-that is wisdom, and to shun evil is-understanding”-Job- The path out of violence is respect for and tolerance to each other. Until next week when we continue with our dialogue and report on our Peace Summer Camp-Part 2, it’s peace first, peace above all else. May Peace Prevail in our time!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgThe Fort St. John page will be live as of tonight. The actual “opening of the chapter” happens at around 6:00 pm. When asked if police ever get involved, Snydmiller says that he has tried but they haven’t really done anything to assist.“I’ve tried, but they haven’t really done anything for me. So I just stopped. I had a really, really bad case where we had a guy talking to multiple decoys all over Canada and he was saying some really gross things, and being almost violent towards the decoy. So, 3 weeks before he was supposed to come to Grande Prairie, I brought all these chat logs and everything to the police and I said ‘hey, I won’t even do the video if you guys bust this guy, I’ll let you guys deal with it’.3 weeks later, I didn’t get a phone call. The guy showed up to town, and we busted him.”Snydmiller says the man actually admitted to another crime, and ended up turning himself into police after they busted him.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dallas Snydmiller, who is the president of Creep Catchers in Grande Prairie, says Creep Catchers will be going live in Fort St. John in the next 24 hours.The original Creep Catchers started in Calgary, by a man named Dawson Raymond around a year ago. Snydmiller says that people were getting sick of hearing the stories about how people would be busted and then basically let go. He says nobody was facing charges so Raymond started up the Calgary chapter and it exploded from there.Snydmiller started the Grande Prairie organization. He says he’s been doing recruiting. He also used to work in Fort St. John himself.“I used to work in that area of BC a lot in the oil fields in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd area. There’s a lot of traffic around there, so I looked to one of the guys on my team who works up there fairly often and I said ‘hey, I’d like you to start fishing up there and see if you can catch some guys and lets start helping out Fort St. John area and Dawson Creek too’.”- Advertisement -For those who aren’t familiar with how the Creep Catchers operate, they set up decoy accounts that look like younger girls. Snydmiller says that they don’t message anybody first, they wait for people to message them.“It is a lot like fishing. You throw out your bait, and wait. In this case, we’ll get messages. From there, we start talking to them. We tell them that we’re 13, 14, or 15 and in some cases, I’ve seen as low as 11. At that point, they can either stop talking to the decoy or they can keep talking to the decoy. When they continue talking to the decoy, the guys usually ask for a meet and then will go and meet them and from there they end up on Facebook or YouTube or whatever social media platform you see them on.”Advertisementlast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgA Carrigart man was found to be in possession of drugs with a combined street value of €7,480 after drawing the attention of Gardaí as he disembarked a bus from Dublin in Letterkenny.Garda Stephen Moyles was on plain clothes duty on March 23, 2016 at Letterkenny Bus Station. Information had been received that drugs were being transported to Letterkenny via the bus.Garda Moyles’ colleagues were dealing with another individual when he observed Robert Deehan acting in a suspicious manner, today’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court was told.Garda Moyles found Mr Deehan (41) of 179 Church Road, Carrigart in possession of a Sainsbury’s shopping bag containing nine ounces of cannabis herb and one ounce of MDMAMr Deehan was subsequently arrested and detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.A subsequent search of Mr Deehan’s home in Carrigant found just over an ounce and-a-half of cannabis, weighing scales, deal bags and a separated bag of cannabis.Mr Deehan gave what Garda Moyles described as a ‘full and frank admission’ when interviewed.“The MDMA was a once-off for that particular trip,” Garda Moyles said.“A number of people were aware that he was traveling and put in order.“He was new to the business, evidence on his phone and information would suggest that he was active for six or seven months.”The Court heard that the overall street value of the cannabis was €5,800 and the MDMA was valued at €1,680.Solicitor Michael Shiel said his client, a father of two, had been unemployed since returning to Ireland from England.“This has been a big wake up call for him,” Mr Shields said.“He hasn’t bought any drugs since and it is the wake up call that he needs. He tells me that a lot of it was for his own use. Yes, some of his friends put in an order and he got them, foolishly perhaps, but he did.”Judge Kelly remanded Mr Deehan on his own bail to appear again before the September sitting of the Court.Carrigart man ‘new to the business’ found with €7,480 worth of drugs was last modified: May 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabisCarrigartcourtdrugsJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtMDMAlast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgOisin McConville is joining our illustrious panel of GAA legends. The show is at 8pm tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, at the Mount Errigal HotelTHE Donegal Daily ‘Going GAA GAA for Sam’ night at the Mount Errigal Hotel has another great name to add to our star-studded panel – gaelic football legend Oisin McConville.RTE broadcasting legend and Kerry man Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte and Donegal All Star Kevin Cassidy had already been confirmed for the gig which starts at 8pm tomorrow, Wednesday (doors open at 7.30pm).Now Oisin has confirmed he will be joining the panel with MC Charlie Collins and members of the audience putting the questions in a night being organised in conjunction with St Eunan’s GAA Club ahead of this Sunday’s All-Ireland Final clash between Donegal and Kerry. The former footballer had an astonishing career.He won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medal, seven Ulster Championships and a National League title with Armagh, picking up two All Star awards along the way.He was also a prolific winner with his club, the mighty Crossmaglen Rangers and won six All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championships, ten Ulster Senior Club Football Championships and 16 Armagh Senior Football Championships with the club.Said Oisin today: “I’m looking forward to being on the panel and looking forward to this Sunday’s All-Ireland final. It should be a fantastic curtain-raiser to a great weekend.” The room at the Mount Errigal was being set up today, with tables of ten in the ballroom.Entry is just 10 euro for adults, 5 euro for children and 20 euro for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children.A Donation to the county Players Fund will be made.Donegal TV will also be there to capture the night’s events.Doors open at 7.30pm with the show due to start at 8pm sharp with music and entertainment during the interval. There will also be video highlights of Donegal’s year so far as Jim McGuinness and his team prepare for Sunday’s Croke Park final.It’s a ‘must’ night for GAA fans – payment is at the door.ALL STAR OISIN McCONVILLE SET TO JOIN OUR ‘UP FOR THE MATCH’ NIGHT was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Kevin CassidyMícheál Ó Muircheartaighmickey harteOisin McConvilleUp For The Matchlast_img read more

26 12 19

first_imgA Dublin-based technology start-up announced today that they are looking for Donegal volunteers  to help launch an innovative new online system aimed at the active elderly.Siobhan King-Hughes, CEO of Sensormind, is about to launch her unique internet-based assisted living system, “Sensormind Independent Living”.To get the new system up and running she is inviting anyone who has an elderly relative living alone to help test the system by joining the free trial programme. All participants will be given 3 months free use of the state-of-the-art monitoring product.  The system monitors an elderly person’s normal activities and if there is an accident, fall or other emergency it contacts a nominated relative or carer via text message.The elderly person is also given a panic button to let them call for help when they need it.  Volunteers will get the equipment for free for three months and can nominate up to 5 relatives to have access to the Internet system for the course of the trial.In return, they will be asked to provide feedback on how easy it is to use the system.  “We want to sign-up 100 volunteers across the country as quickly as possible” says Siobhan.“We have already successfully deployed the system during a trial with a private care organisation and this is the next step before we go to a full market launch in Ireland and the UK later in the year.  The feedback is already fantastic – people love the fact they can look after their elderly parents or relatives even when they are physically remote from them”. Siobhan founded Sensormind in 2008 with husband and Chief Operating Officer Cian Hughes.She builds on a strong track record, having held senior positions at AOL, Oracle, IBM and Adobe in a 19 year career that began at Microsoft.  A graduate of DIT’s “Hothouse” business development program, she sits on the steering committee of the Centre for Affective Software for Ambient Living Awareness (CASALA).CASALA is an Applied Research Enhancement programme supported by Enterprise Ireland.  Cian is Executive Director of the Irish Technology Leadership Group and has a 20 year career in high tech operations and strategic management, including spells at Lotus, Intel and Pivotal.Sensormind is an innovative ‘assistive living’ technology that enables elderly and vulnerable people to live independently and safely at home. With improving life expectancies and the rapid rate of population aging in Europe and North America, there is growing demand for these technologies, with a market forecast of $335m for ‘social alarms’ by 2012 in Europe alone.Sensormind uses a network of discrete sensors placed in the home connected to a web-based central monitoring service to monitor normal daily activities and raise an alert if an unexpected behaviour pattern occurs. About The TrialAnyone who would like to participate in the free Sensormind trial should visit www.sensormind.com/trial, email trial@sensormind.com or call 01 4800518 to get their name on to the volunteer list.  Volunteers will be selected on a ‘first come first serve basis’.About SensormindSensormind develops products that make life better for the elderly and vulnerable. We build ‘Assistive Living’ technologies that help people remain independent in their own homes while ensuring they are cared for if they need help or assistance. Based at the Invent business innovation centre at Dublin City University, Sensormind is supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state enterprise development agency.www.sensormind.com DONEGAL VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR ONLINE ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

25 12 19

first_img Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford has said the company is working on a restructuring plan and will reveal details in January. Bill Ford said in October the plan will include “significant” job cuts and plant closures. Ford is only using around 86 percent of its North American assembly plant capacity, compared to 107 percent at rival Toyota Motor Corp. Ford has 23 assembly plants in North America. “Obviously, we’ve indicated we will address our excess capacity,” Ford spokesman Oscar Suris told The Associated Press on Friday. “We’ve been pretty consistent in saying we’ll share these plans in more detail in January. Nothing is finalized.” The United Auto Workers refused to comment on the report, saying it is speculation. At the Ford plant in Cuautitlan, just north of Mexico City, said rumors about downsizing have been floating around for some time, and the 750 workers there are willing to discuss labor changes to keep the plant open. “We believe that we represent a good business opportunity for Ford,” said Juan Jose Sosa, the national representative for the Ford workers union in Mexico. “We are open to considering reasonable alternatives … and a better use of labor,” he said. Danny Sparks, head of the local union at the Ford plant in Hapeville, Ga., near Atlanta, said the report of a possible closure came as a surprise. “We’re one of the most efficient plants Ford has. The Atlanta employees have a long history of stepping up to the task at hand,” Sparks said. Chuck Moore, director of the Detroit-area restructuring firm Conway, MacKenzie and Dunleavy, said the plants are the subject of speculation in part because of the products they make. The Atlanta plant makes the Ford Taurus sedan, which is scheduled to be phased out next year. The St. Louis plant makes the Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer, two vehicles that have been struggling. Explorer sales were down 30 percent in the first 11 months of this year despite an extensive redesign, according to Autodata Corp. The St. Paul plant makes the Ford Ranger pickup, which also saw sales fall nearly 25 percent between January and November, and the Cuautitlan plant makes the F-150 and Super-Duty trucks that could be consolidated elsewhere, Moore said. Ford has four other plants that make the F-150. GM’s announcement got little reaction from Wall Street, in part because many of the changes won’t take place until after GM and the UAW negotiate a new contract in 2007. Moore said Ford could get the same reaction unless its restructuring plan takes effect sooner, although Ford also is locked into a UAW contract that won’t be negotiated until 2007. Moore said Ford also has to make clear how it plans to stem its market share losses. Ford’s U.S. market share fell to 17.4 percent in the first 11 months of the year, down from 18.4 percent the year before. “Without stabilization of the market share, it’s just going to require additional cost cuts and additional closures,” Moore said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. workers and local officials said Friday they’ll do everything in their power to keep plants open after a report suggested Ford is considering closing five North American plants as part of a major restructuring. Lawmakers and union officials said they would pile on tax breaks or change plant work rules to encourage Ford to stay. In Minnesota, House Speaker Steve Sviggum, the Legislature’s top Republican, said he wouldn’t rule out pushing for a special session to consider incentives for keeping a plant in St. Paul. “We’re not going to let this go without a fight,” he said. “We’re going to give every incentive we can to make sure these jobs are maintained.” The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the nation’s second biggest automaker is likely to close assembly plants in St. Louis, Atlanta and St. Paul under a still-evolving restructuring plan. It cited two unidentified people familiar with the automaker’s product plans. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The newspaper said an engine-parts plant in Windsor, Ontario, and a truck-assembly plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico, also are slated for closure. If Ford closes the plants, it would deal another blow to U.S. autoworkers, already reeling from a plan announced last month by General Motors Corp. to close 12 North American facilities and cut 30,000 jobs. The nation’s car manufacturers are suffering from declining sales, especially of sport utility vehicles, even as the cost of labor and health care rises. Ford shares rose 5 cents to close at $8.15 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Together, the Ford plants cited in Friday’s report employ around 7,000 people, according to Ford’s Web site. Ford had a total of 122,877 North American employees at the end of last year. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker has around 324,000 employees worldwide. Ford has been struggling with declining U.S. market share, high labor costs and excess plant capacity. The company reported a $1.2 billion pretax loss in its North American automotive operations in the third quarter. last_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgThis is the first USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for Newman and first for a student-athlete athlete from Drake. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Redshirt senior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team has earned the final USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week honor for the 2019 season. Announced today by USA Softball, Newman recorded double-digit strikeouts in each outing in the circle at the MVC tournament, including pitching her fifth perfect game of the season. “I am truly honored to receive this award on the national level,” said Newman. “I am so excited for what’s in store next with this team as we head into the postseason.” Against Bradley in the tournament-opener, Newman struck 18 batters during her perfect outing and contributed at the plate with two hits. Only three balls were put in play by the Braves in Newman’s fifth career perfect game which also set an NCAA single-season Division I record. Against UNI in the title game, Newman pitched a complete game, recorded 13 strikeouts and allowed one run on two hits with one walk.center_img Newman, who last week was named a finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, went 2-0 in the circle with 31 strikeouts and a 0.50 earned run average and was named MVC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player for the second-straight season. Drake is the first-ever MVC team to sweep back-to-back regular season and conference tournament titles. Newman and her teammates face Georgia Friday night at 6 p.m. in the NCAA Tournament. The game against the Georgia Bulldogs will be broadcast on ESPN2 and take place in Minneapolis, Minn. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgFormer US President Bill Clinton paid a visit to South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Wednesday, ahead of the USA vs Algeria World Cup match. While the two men have a range of common interests, including climate change and poverty alleviation, it seemed that soccer was first on the agenda.Clinton congratulated South Africa as a host nation, while Zuma shared his thoughts on Bafana Bafana’s performance in the tournament.Click arrow to play videoPosted on SouthAfrica.info on 25 June 2010last_img

15 12 19

first_imgSince 2010 Apple has been suing everybody in sight for allegedly infringing on its intellectual property. Apple hasn’t just been suing its rivals but also portraying itself as a beacon of innovation and depicting its rivals as cloners and copycats — thieves, basically.So perhaps there is some satisfaction in seeing Apple get smacked for the very thing it keeps accusing others of doing.Yesterday a federal court in Dallas ruled that Apple must pay $368.2 million to a patent troll called VirnetX because its FaceTime videoconferencing software infringes on some patents owned by VirnetX.That’s pocket change to Apple, which posted $41.7 billion in net profit on $156.5 billion in revenues in the fiscal year that ended in September.But VirnetX wants more — it has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking to have a bunch of Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Macs) banned from the market. Apple has no comment. But of course Apple will appeal, and of course the case will drag on.What Is The Point?And of course this is all lunacy. The real lesson to this and all of the other Apple-related cases is that the patent system is ridiculous and has become an obstacle to innovation, one whose ultimate victims are customers.In the tech world it’s considered depicable when trolls like VirnetX use patents to shake companies down for money.But is it any less despicable to cynically use the legal system to put a spoke in the wheel of your rivals? Or to use the legal system as a kind of marketing tool, a way to smear your opponents?Because that’s what Apple is doing with its cases against Samsung, HTC and Motorola. Apple doesn’t want to set up licensing agreements. Apple just wants to distract its opponents and slow them down. Marketing By LawsuitApple’s patent lawsuits are also a form of marketing, albeit an expensive one, whose goal is to generate lots of stories in the media and to hammer home, via repetition, the notion that everyone else in the smartphone market is simply copying Apple, producing me-too clones that are poor imitations of the iPhone and iPad.One court in England saw through the charade and resented the notion of being used as a propaganda tool by a large multinational corporation.Consequently the court ordered Apple to apologize publicly to Samsung for making false allegations and buy advertisements declaring that Samsung did not, in fact, copy Apple.Apple shamelessly and brazenly tried to turn that to its advantage, creating an “apology” that was really just another ad taunting Samsung. The annoyed judges ordered Apple to do the apology again, only this time to follow their instructions. The good news is that these lawsuits, all of them, are just speedbumps that will not stop the mobile revolution and probably won’t affect the balance of power in the smartphone market.Back in 2010, when Apple first launched its legal jihad against Android phone makers, Android had 23% market share and Apple had 15%. Today Apple still has the same 15% share — but Android now holds 75%.So much for the efficacy of lawsuits as competitive weapons. Someday, I hope, companies will figure out that these things don’t work. And someday the patent laws in this country will be updated for the 21st century. Fingers crossed.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. dan lyons Tags:#Apple#FaceTime#iPad#iPhone#legal#Mac#mobile#patent#patent troll#VirnetX A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

15 12 19

first_imgA lot has been said about the Internet of Things (IoT) — a broad development in various technologies across industries that is fundamentally changing the innovation cycle everywhere —  but how much is real?“One of the things that we should grasp about the IoT is that we are currently in that stage when technology gets incredibly hyped,” says Jason Collins, Vice President of IoT Marketing at Nokia.Continuing further, he describes the hype by comparing the early days of the internet when static pages and hyperlinks did not ignite the full potential of the internet and the crazy boom and predictable bust over web-based businesses came and went.  Still, the world was left with the valuable piece of network and services infrastructure we now call the Internet.“So the internet turned out to be kind of a big deal,” says Collins half-jokingly, before getting serious about how we can size the Internet of Things. Keeping that outcome in mind, what is the potential size of the Internet of Things and how do we value it?Valuing the Internet is tough.  Today we are going online with our computers and smartphones and connecting billions of nodes; however, the value will extend well beyond that.  “Members of our Bell Labs team analyzed this and determined that it will be 36x the value of today’s Internet,“ he says. “That potential value of the IoT is dependent upon the number of devices connected and users’ perceived and experienced value of IoT devices and applications.”If you think about that potential, we quickly recognize that we’re in the very early stages of how this connected technology can change the very fundamentals of digital transformation and business growth in the next decades.How can enterprises leverage this growth opportunity?Prior to the dawn of this new machine-type (M2M) connectivity, there were two main drivers of business — developing products and services and the sales of those products and services.But this approach is now getting a major upgrade thanks to IoT technology. Key to this pivotal transformation is the data being produced in torrents by the connected devices that are expanding rapidly across businesses.“But while this new connected world seems to be allowing enterprises and their customers alike to benefit from a huge pool of data, it’s not as simple as that,” says Marc Jadoul, Market Development Director in IoT at Nokia.Perhaps it’s best to think of this in terms of “analog to digital.” Machines and networks that learn about their effective behavior through gathering data, and analyzing how to use them.   He explained further that we should think of the IoT beyond an environment of communicating things and instead as a “connective tissue” or a “global nervous system” that provides context, and – why not? – meaning.  This is the first step towards getting value out of the IoT.Building upon that, the IoT then provides a “platform to solve problems” like the Internet once did via search and discovery. “Platforms like Google not only gave us access to the information but provided context,” says Jadoul. “In that same sense, Uber has provided a disruptive model for public transport and Airbnb a new platform for guest housing.  They use connectivity and data to transform business models today and, eventually, you will see the IoT becoming an innovation platform in many other areas, like connected cars, digital healthcare, or smart homes.”  The possibilities are endless because big data and new services will be driving the growth. Wireless sensor networks are evolving into analytics-enabled applications, making IoT into a “bigger and richer experience than the current M2M,” says Jadoul.However, digital transformation must go beyond the platform, the data, and the (still too often) siloed applications. It requires a shift in the culture and mindset of organizations in order to generate significant benefit from this technology. Who’s leading the growth within an enterprise?New innovation found in M2M often came from internally focused and driven cost savings and process optimization efforts, a.k.a. command and control.  This is what we often call the Industrial IoT, or Industry 4.0.While the early days of the IIoT were focused on these drivers, a new emerging Enterprise IoT approach will enable greater growth through product and service innovation, and yet-unseen business models.  With that in mind, it isn’t surprising that the early enthusiasts of this new technology are not only on the traditional IT side of the corporate “houses,” but also in their product management ranks, the people who face the customers and are looking for portfolio innovation, an enhanced customer experience, and of course new revenue opportunities. “The sooner that companies start seeing IoT as a catalyst for growth rather than a way for the IT guys to trim costs, the faster IoT will get off the ground in enterprises,” says Jadoul.Where is IoT headed?As connected technology matures and a shift in mindset occurs, IoT will create new value for its stakeholders.“Companies have to start looking at solving business problems and extend their thinking beyond vertical, point applications,” says Lee L’Esperance, Business Modeling Principal at Nokia.”If they remain strictly verticalized, its siloed and the value is limited.” But seeing the benefit across traditional business groups, products and services will unlock true value, he adds.IoT can be very impactful to business but it needs to be architected for creating a connective tissue rather establishing than point-to-point links.  Motivating the ability to architect an IoT solution within a business context is about getting the business models right – and finding the sweet spots for creating value, growth, and RoI.  We will explore developing business models in the next article and how you can create new value opportunities for your stakeholders.This article was produced in partnership wth Nokia. Follow the Puck How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#enterprise IoT#featured#IIoT#Industrial IoT#Internet of Things#IoT#top center_img ReadWrite Sponsors Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more