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THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2015 REPORT: Examining how the IoT will affect the world

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2015 REPORT: Examining how the IoT will affect the world

“Here are some key points from the report: 

  • In total, we project there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015. IoT devices will account for 24 billion, while traditional computing devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.) will comprise 10 billion.
  • Nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years.
  • Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions. They see three ways the IoT can improve their bottom line by 1) lowering operating costs; 2) increasing productivity; and 3) expanding to new markets or developing new product offerings.
  • Governments are focused on increasing productivity, decreasing costs, and improving their citizens’ quality of life. We believe they will be the second-largest adopters of IoT ecosystems.
  • Consumers will lag behind businesses and governments in IoT adoption. Still, they will purchase a massive number of devices and invest a significant amount of money in IoT ecosystems.”


Posted on: November 28, 2015, 6:43 am Category: Uncategorized

9 Social Media Tools Recommended by Marketing Pros

9 Social Media Tools Recommended by Marketing Pros


#1: Schedule Repins Using BoardBooster

#2: Create Weekly Reports With Rival IQ

#3: Automate Evergreen Updates Using Revive Old Post

#4: Access Images Everywhere With Google Photos

#5: Broadcast Live Calls to Action on Periscope

#6: Increase Related Posts’ Visibility With Contextly

#7: Chat With Blog Visitors Using Zopim

#8: Design Social Media Images With Pablo

#9: Socialize Broadcasting With


Posted on: November 28, 2015, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

Google’s five key success factors for effective teams

Google’s five key success factors for effective teams

“When it comes to getting things done, hiring people brighter than yourself is generally considered something of a no-brainer. But there’s more to building a team than simply assembling a bunch of the smartest people you can find.

Google has spent the past two years studying more than 180 of its teams, to figure out the secret to success. It interviewed 200+ employees to ask about attitudes to teamwork, in order to discover the common attributes of a high performing team.

The results, as discussed on its re:Work blog, are revealing. It turns out that standout teams have five common traits, and these are perhaps a lot less skill-based than you might initially think.”


“Of those five, it turns out that psychological safety was “far and away the most important.””


Posted on: November 27, 2015, 6:38 am Category: Uncategorized

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years


Revised Notions Of Ownership


“Mind Power”


Connected, But Simple




Virtual Reality Is Reality


Posted on: November 27, 2015, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized

Event: “Government Information Day in Ontario”

The Libraries of Wilfrid Laurier University & University of Waterloo are pleased to invite you to this FREE day-long event!

The 3rd annual

Government Information Day in Ontario

**Finalized Program of Topics & Speakers**

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Monday, December 7th, 2015

9:30am – 4:30pm

(Lunch and coffee breaks are included!)


Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario

Government Information Day in Ontario” is a forum for keeping current with the ongoing changes in the world of government information.  This year, speakers from Libraries, Archives and Academia will be presenting on  a variety of topics, both on a national and international level.  Come hear what’s happening with…

  • issues in foreign government information;
  • updates on Freedom of & Access to Information;
  • web harvesting work;
  • thoughts on depository programs;
  • ideas around capturing fugitive documents;
  • digital repository efforts;
  • the Library and Archives Canada’s role in the gathering and preservation of federal government records;
  • and more!

** Please register by Tuesday, December 1st, at

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Ø  If you register, but can’t make it, please let us know before December 3rd, for catering needs, and/or to let someone else take your place.  A waiting list will be maintained.

Ø  Parking is available on site, although public transportation & hotel advice are provided below.

Ø  If you have any questions please contact Agnes Zientarska-Kayko or Hélène LeBlanc.


The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is located on the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Campus, located at 67 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 6C2
Directions to CIGI Campus

Parking is available at the rear of the CIGI Campus, accessible from Father David Bauer Drive.

Greyhound buses from Toronto and GO buses from Missisauga come in to Charles St. bus terminal.

VIA and GO trains come to Kitchener train station.


The closest hotel is the Delta Hotel, located at 110 Erb St. W, Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6.



Posted on: November 26, 2015, 12:07 pm Category: Uncategorized

Crowdfunding and Libraries

Here’s another interesting project about crowdfunding and libraries.

Rod Library Quest for the Microsoft Surface Hub

Rod Library wants to empower and inspire the University of Northern Iowa community to discover, imagine, create and innovate. For several years the library has continued to make positive strides toward enhancing the user experience. Help the library continue on this quest by purchasing a Microsoft Surface Hub. The Surface Hub is a unique tool that has the ability to collaborate, create and share all in one. This tool will give students and faculty a hands-on, real world experience in the classroom and will help create skills for their future.Please help Northern Iowa Jones and the Rod Library provide cutting-edge technology that enables campus development and growth with your generous donations.

Please share our video! Every donation helps Rod Library achieve its goal of bringing this innovative piece of technology to UNI. Donate online above or via mail or phone.

By mail: Make check payable to UNI Foundation with PAWprint: Rod Library on the memo line

Send check to: UNI Foundation Financial Services, 121 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0239

By phone: Call 319.273.7118

See the video at



Posted on: November 26, 2015, 9:33 am Category: Uncategorized

Infographic: Should I Buy More Books?

Infographic: Should I Buy More Books?



Posted on: November 26, 2015, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized