You. Smart. Thing.

You. Smart. Thing.

A blog about technology and privacy

TOC Ability

GB rail industry funds improved passenger accessibility

TOC Ability is a new digital platform concept being designed to connect train operator and service provider systems, bringing real improvements to train journeys for disabled customers.

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Big Data Corridor

Delivering tailored innovation support for regional SMEs

“For every organisation and citizen across the UK to realise the full potential, benefits and value of big data, it’s vital we raise understanding and awareness of what big data is and where the opportunities lie.” 
Sue Daley, Head of Programme for Big Data, Cloud & Mobile, TechUK

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Technology Project Manager

An outstanding opportunity to join Enable iD

Enable iD is a specialist product & service development company focused on the delivery of Internet of Things and personalised data solutions.

A subsidiary of established bespoke software company, Enable International, we set out in January 2015 to help organisations develop ‘smart’ products and services that deliver improved performance by giving individuals ownership and control of their data.

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Enable iD & Proxama Marketing Partnership

New partnership will deliver ‘advertising-as-a-service’ to rail commuters

Proxama PLC, the leading mobile proximity marketing experts, today announced that as part of a wider customer information trial, its beacons have been installed on a number of Chiltern Railways’ Birmingham to London mainline trains.

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Engineering Change

The Socioeconomics of the Internet of Things

Pictured: Adam Smith, 1723 – 1790. Argued for free trade, market competition and the morality of private enterprise.

Between studies, whilst temping at Enable Software (Enable iD’s parent company), I was tasked with writing this blog article. Whilst experienced enough in writing artciels, I was at first unaware of the finer details of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), even if I was still confident I had a relatively good grasp of the concept.

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UK Pilots ‘Personal Travel Assistant’ Ecosystem

A unique transport network big data collaboration is set to ease congestion and help put the UK economy on the right track.

Brits will be amongst the first in the world to get chance to try out the latest Internet and personal information management technology, tailored to their travel needs.

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Rolling Out A ‘Hub-of-All-Things’

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

Enable iD was established a year ago to exploit Hub-of-All-Things (HAT) research, a unique approach to personal data management developed by the UK’s leading Universities. HAT makes sense of our personal data, in order to save us time, money and improve our lives whilst preserving and even increasing the value of our privacy.

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The HAT, IoT & the Cloud

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

It’s commonly stated that individuals: a) don’t know what their personal data is worth, and b) give it up in exchange for “free” services, which then are powered economically by the value of the large amount of user data in terms of targeted advertising, marketing recommendations, analytics, and so forth. This is the famous two-sided market. In a similar way, the Internet of Things (IoT) has largely evolved a collection of services that often appear to be free, but in fact make this same trade-off. Hence, smart metering for utilities empowers the electricity-generating and grid companies to optimise their price/performance better, just as Tesco’s Clubcard allows the supermarket group to optimise its range and quality of goods.

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Me, Inc. (as a HAT)

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

Today’s corporations use IT to be incredibly efficient and effective. There are IT systems for finance, accounting, inventory management, supply chains, material and enterprise resource planning. All the tools necessary for the corporation be viable and profitable amid constraints of regulation. Corporations hold vast amounts of data to achieve this; data about production, materials, inventory, data about customers. In fact, nothing can be achieved within the modern corporation today without data and information.

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Enable iD Helps Arriva Trains With Winning Data Strategy

Leading train company operators granted innovation funding:

Three leading train operating companies, Arriva UK Trains, Govia Thameslink Railway and First Great Western, have been awarded access to a £6m collaborative innovation fund as a result of entering RSSB’s Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15).

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Does Context Matter?

Using Big Data To Predict Consumer Choice:

Consumer data is a valuable asset in the current age of data with “smart things” (sensors) delivering large amounts of information to consumers and businesses. According to IBM, in 2012 more than 2.5 exabytes (2.5 billion gigabytes) of data was generated daily. By 2015 this number has grown and, according to forecasts, will continue to grow to 40,000 exabytes by 2020. Under these circumstances, businesses develop innovative techniques to extract and analyse data “on the fly” in order to create quick value propositions for the consumers. The availability of large masses of data catalyses the rise of the domain of data-driven business models (DDBM) which looks at how the data can be used in order to develop new and improve existing business modelling mechanisms.

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Smart Citizenship (Through The #IoT)

The Rationale For HAT Enabled Personal Data Management

HAT Enabled Citizenship: The Hub-of-All-Things (HAT) is an open-source database schema designed to integrate IoT applications and data silos to help amplify human cognition. It compliments IoT protocols such as HyperCat, providing a standardised logical data model and easily integrated technology layer, which support the combination and secure management of product and personal data sets to create a Personal Data Store (PDS) for each individual. In addition the HAT is an intuitive decisioning engine. It transforms the explosion of information generated by Internet of Things devices, connected environments and so called ‘smart cities’, to help people become ‘smarter citizens’, extending our digital identity with automated recall, increased computation ability and contextualised communication preferences.

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Radius Networks RadBeacon X4

Our Choice For OOH Hyper-Local Proximity Services

We reviewed a large range of BLE beacon devices for deployment in and around railway stations as part of our MyJrny integrated mobility project. We were looking robust all-weather devices with robust configuration and management software. After some considerable scrutiny and compliance testing, Radius Networks’ RadBeacon X4, shown below, came out on top.

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Data, Identity & HATs With Brands On

Turning The Tide On Personal Identity Hacking

Brands that empower consumers to openly access and use data related to their products and services will gain a competitive advantage in their market. Why? Because it is the context, the when, where and how we use a product that allows us to truly buy into its benefits.

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Where Is The World’s Smartest City?

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

This March, the UK’s chancellor, George Osborne, pledged £40m investment into the Internet of Things, with the expectation that this would help to support the Government’s smart cities initiative. Within the same month, Bristol announced the launch of a multi-million pound experiment to create the ‘smart city of the future’ through its Bristol is Open project and Cambridge pledged to become the ‘world’s smartest city’.

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