April 25, 2020


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Momentum IoT Weekly Roundup: Issue #3

Welcome to Momentum IoT’s weekly round-up; we curate and share noteworthy IoT news, insights, and trends.

Contact Tracing: Necessary Step to Flatten the Curve?

As the US is gearing up to remobilize the workforce, contact tracing has surfaced as a hot topic of discussion. Contact tracing was instrumental in containing the 2014 Ebola outbreak. For contact tracing to work successfully, the trust between the community and public health systems are critical.

South Korea has proven its aggressive contact tracing program helped flatten the curve. The US is looking to do the same with the help of tech giants like Google and Apple by releasing an opt-in contract tracing apps utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2020/4/22/21231443/coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-states

Is technology the answer to saving the plummeting bee population? The decline in the bee population is an existential threat to humanity. It is estimated that honey bees are responsible for 80% of all pollination of the cultivated crops, according to the Division of Agriculture Research and Extension of the University of Arkansas.

Cisco has proven that telematics and IoT can be used to curb the rhino poaching in South Africa.

Now, Oracle Cloud is partnering with the World Bee Project to help the cause with a combination of IoT sensors, AI and Big Data.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2020/04/22/how-artificial-intelligence-iot-and-big-data-can-save-the-bees/#6e42a2f01d9e

And last but certainly not the least

Matthew Wardenaar, our Rock Star Product Leader, reveals our hybrid approach to development and SaaS Hardware innovation on Code Giant: https://blog.codegiant.io/software-development-life-cycle-the-ultimate-guide-2020-153d17bb20fb

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