Articles by Piet

Keeping focus, throughout and beyond COVID-19

At the time I am writing this, more than a billion people worldwide are estimated to have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world suffering from both the disease itself and the social and economic consequences of our fight against it. Belgium,…
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Composing IoT solutions with the Waylay platform: technology building blocks unveiled

According to a recent study by IoT Analytics, there are 450 IoT platforms currently on the market but they have very different offerings and bundling them together is a sign of the market still being in its early days. We feel the confusion around the…
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The Birth of the IoT Aggregation Cloud

Now that IoT is getting more mainstream, every device vendor has gotten or is in the process of getting their products connected. B2B and B2C devices or appliances communicate with a device cloud that is device vendor specific. Clouds, clouds everywhere As each of these…
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What Sigfox and LoRaWAN have in common

A lot has been written about the popular LPWAN technologies Sigfox and LoRaWAN and in particular about the differences between them with regards to radio technology, data rate, robustness, bi-directional traffic, coverage, etc. This blog post is NOT about that, rather it wants to emphasise…
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IoT orchestration enables cross-vertical applications

Much of the discussion around the Internet-of-Things has centered on devices, connectivity and IoT platforms. At the back-end, these IoT platforms provide secure and scalable device onboarding via cloud solutions. While devices, connectivity and IoT platforms are cornerstones for a good and economically viable IoT solution, these should not…
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A new tagline: ‘Orchestrating the Enterprise Internet-of-Things’

We have recently changed our tagline from ‘Smart Reasoning for the Internet-of-Things’ to ‘Orchestrating the Enterprise Internet-of-Things’. In this blog post, I want to spend a few words on why we have made the change. We will expand on IoT orchestration in follow-up posts. The core…
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Consumer Innovation is Driving Enterprise Transformation

This is a guest blog post written by Laura Merling and was originally published on LinkedIn. The best-kept secret of today’s IoT world is that enterprises are taking advantage of connected consumer technology to transform their business. Technology innovation has often started with enterprise use and moved to…
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Integration is key for successful enterprise Internet-of-Things applications

In enterprise Internet-of-Things (IoT) discussions, there is a lot of emphasis on: Securely onboarding devices Getting device data to the cloud in a scalable way and at an acceptable cost Remotely managing devices Those are indeed essential building blocks, but things should not stop there,…
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