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We Speak IoT Blog
We Speak IoT Blog

At we talk about the Internet of Things in general, the market, the history, the future impact on our economy, our environment, our lives. We deliver reports about news and events, provide insights into the technology and offer a broader perpective on all IoT related topics.

At you’ll find articles and opinions from our staff but we also welcome contributions from partners, clients and friends.

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  • Let’s talk about the key to IoT security
    by Beate Hoffmann on 7th April 2017 at 8:21 am

    Maybe the Internet of Things is not spreading as fast as predicted by some, but in the long run it will change our world significantly. As more IoT devices enter the market, security will become increasingly important. […]

  • Events I’m looking forward to in 2017
    by Ilja Klemm on 29th March 2017 at 1:22 pm

    As Lemonbeat's evangelist I take pride in networking on a regular basis at various fairs, meetups, congresses and panels to keep in touch with new developments and upcoming challenges. I don't just talk about our own solutions but keep an open eye and ear about what is happening around us. […]

  • Edge computing will become a “must have” in IoT ecosystems
    by Bekir İçli on 23rd March 2017 at 11:11 am

    So far, the world of IoT consists of a very heterogeneous landscape. Multiple computing protocols like ZigBee, Z-Wave, Modbus and BACnet have their individual pros and cons and therefore all a right to exists — depending on their individual use case. But in an Internet of Things world, everything and everybody is connected — from consumers in sensor-rich environments to enterprises harnessing new technologies like robotics and machine learning. Since we lack one common language for the IoT there is no way around a solution capable of connecting all these standards. But still, the intelligence will move to the edge of the networks. Devices will interact directly. The cloud remains for analysis. […]

  • Alea iacta est: IoT comes to the crunch
    by Dennis Knake on 16th March 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Let's face it: Explaining the Internet of Things and the advantages of direct communication between devices can be a dry and theoretical topic. So we decided to literally spice the whole story up and add a little bit of gamification to the issue: In future events we're going to demonstrate our technology with a smart game of dice that communicates its result to a vending machine, releasing a pack of Lemonbeat branded snack chips in case players sucessfully rolled the dice. […]

  • The IoT still needs a lot of explanation
    by Ilja Klemm on 7th March 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I was honored and pleased to be invited as a speaker to 48forward’s first “Masterclass” session in Munich, a new format designed to give answers in an intimate setting, and to create an interactive atmosphere where the audience is actively encouraged to ask questions. 48forward have been organizing events for a variety of themes (marketing, influencers, digital transformation) for a while now; notably the 48forward Conference. They have established themselves as a welcome addition to the Munich ecosystem, where many topics are additionally discussed with a more in-depth view. As such, speaking at the event was definitely on my to-do list. […]

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