Having Trouble with Your IoT Project?

Are you having problems with trying to incorporate Internet of Things technology into your new product? According to a new survey from Cisco, you’re not alone.

Projections from Gartner show IoT technology reaching more than 20 billion devices by 2020, while IDC predicts there will be 82 billion IoT endpoints by 2025.

Yet Cisco’s study – released last month at the IoT World Forum – found that 60 percent of IoT projects flounder at the proof of concept phase. Only 26 percent of companies said they had an IoT project they considered a total success. Worse still, one third of all finished projects were considered failures.

“It’s not for lack of trying,” Rowan Trollope, Cisco’s general manager for IoT, said during the forum. “But there are plenty of things we can do to get more projects out of pilot and to complete success and that’s what we’re here in London to do.”

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Top Resources for Engineers

Engineers looking for online references can use this article on resource tips.

Engineers by their very nature are inquisitive, but may not want to waste any time wandering down information rabbit holes.

The internet is a perfect place for engineers to do research, stay up-to-date on trends and connect with each other. In this article, we’ll outline some of the most popular online watering holes for engineers of all kinds.

Here are a few of the internet’s top engineer resources.

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What to Expect at the AWWA Expo

Every year, the American Water Works Association’s conference and expo brings together experts from around the globe to share ideas about water management, infrastructure and technology.

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IoT Applications in the Water Management Industry

6,000,000,000.

That’s how many gallons of treated drinking water America loses every day, due to the country’s aging, leaky infrastructure.

That’s according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, which gave the country’s water infrastructure a “D” grade in its annual infrastructure report card this year.

“While water consumption is down, there are still an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United States, wasting over two trillion gallons of treated drinking water,” the report says.

And while the White House has proposed $1 trillion for infrastructure improvements around the country, the American Water Works Association says it will take at least that amount just to upgrade the nation’s water systems.

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