It's not just individuals who are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) -- companies have strategized about the best way to monetize the concept. It can be broken down into two areas: consumer IoT, which includes wearable devices and home automation, and industrial IoT, which is geared to helping enterprises perform efficiently and reliably. This article will explore a wearable, a virtual assistant, and a home automation system. Nichole Henning, an independent user experience professional, thinks the Apple Watch is just the first step in the direction of wearables that would be good to learn about, and start thinking now about what can they advocate for. Gwyneth Jones, teacher-librarian and technology specialist at Murray Hill Middle School Library, realized the value Amazon Echo could have in her library. Martin Despain, director of Intel's smart home and building division, says his goal is to take all of the connected devices and start bringing analytics, start bringing learning engines, into play so that now the home is anticipating your needs.
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