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Special Report: The Internet of Things

October 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is uniquely transformative and has the potential to reinvent everything from supply chains to the customer experience. It will help companies apply data-driven insights and use machine-to-machine technology to diagnose and solve problems—closer to the edge device and without human intervention. The question is how do you quickly pinpoint the innovations and opportunities that will help your company use IoT data to reinvent your business for the digital age?


Here, learn more about the Oracle IoT Summit taking place this month in Dusseldorf, Germany. Plus, check out Profit’s special coverage of IoT from the August edition of the magazine.

Is Your Organization Prepared for IoT?
"As the world of IoT becomes a reality, it is becoming evident that even as IoT promises significant benefits for companies, it will involve major changes in the way they operate and do business," says Subramanian Iyer, senior director, Industry and Customer Strategy at Oracle.

The Internet of Social Things
"The cooperation between smart objects will create trusted, dynamic communities that enable insightful data that is beneficial to people and organizations," says Michael Abramow, director, Oracle Strategy and Insight, Asia Pacific.

IoT and the Modern Value Chain
To take advantage of the increasing deluge of data...businesses are replacing traditional methods with modern best practices. These practices are more focused on customers, enable faster and more responsive supply networks, inspire more profitable product innovation, and facilitate a more collaborative environment of empowered supply chain professionals.

Wild Things
CIOs can help the business tame the Internet of Things—and add to the bottom line.

Vehicle for Change
Data drives the employee and operational excellence behind Schneider’s business strategy.

A World of Things
OracleOpen World 2014 is an essential source of real-world support for building the Internet of Things.

Open to New Things
Connecting a diversity of devices means preserving the openness of the Internet of Things.

Good Measure: Can data make you happier?
“I’m not a Luddite, but I’m both a technophile and the person who says we’re allowed to slow down and think about our humanity,” says John C. Havens, author of Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World.

Calculating Risk
“There is no perfect system, so security needs to be about something more than tactics. it has to be a cultural mind-set,” says Oracle’s Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson.

Is Capitalism Dead?
“The Internet of Things is a new technology revolution that's bringing together new source of communication, power and energy, and logistics and transport, into a third industrial revolution,” says Jeremy Rifkin, economic theorist and author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons

Trends in Infrastructure: The Internet of Things
Streams of data emerging in real-time from sensors will be a boon to networking, storage, analytics, and visualization companies.

Webcast: The Internet of Things
Profit Editor-in-Chief Aaron Lazenby talks to Bryan Tantzen, senior director at Cisco Systems, about this exciting trend.

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