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Understanding Samsung's "Internet of Things" Story in 15 slides

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Samsung sees tremendous opportunity in the Internet of Things, and the company will play a crucial role in the revolutionary connectivity trend.

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Understanding Samsung's "Internet of Things" Story in 15 slides

  1. 1. Text Text Understanding Samsung’s “Internet of Things” Story in 15 Slides Image source: Cisco.Image source: Samsung.
  2. 2. With the Galaxy S8, Samsung is now working to position its phones as IoT control hubs. The S8 can be used as an interface for devices that connect to the company’s SmartThings home- automation platform. The recently released phone also introduced the company’s Bixby voice assistant. Image source: Samsung.
  3. 3. SmartThings is Samsung’s connected-home platform and brings together a wide range of security, monitoring, lighting, and thermostat technologies. Image source: Samsung.
  4. 4. Samsung’s new tablets and smart televisions are also IoT-ready and connectible to the SmartThings platform. Image source: Samsung.
  5. 5. Samsung is also an early leader in smartwatches and fitness trackers. IDC estimates that Samsung’s wearable shipments increased roughly 38% year over year in 2016, and there’s still lots of room to grow. Image source: Samsung.
  6. 6. While Samsung’s marquee phones use Alphabet’s Android OS, the company has its own operating system for smartphones, televisions, and IoT devices. Samsung’s recently revealed Tizen 4.0 operating system is expected to play a big role in its upcoming IoT devices. Image source: Samsung.
  7. 7. Samsung is making a range of connected-home appliances including refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines. It’s even making IoT-connected robot vacuum cleaners that can be controlled with smartwatches and mobile devices. Image source: Samsung.
  8. 8. Samsung expects that every device that it makes will be IoT- enabled by 2020. Image source: Samsung.
  9. 9. To accelerate its position in smart car technologies, Samsung acquired automotive equipment company Harman International Industries for $8 billion – its biggest acquisition ever. Image source: Samsung.
  10. 10. In 2016, Samsung announced it would invest $1.2 billion over a four-year period in U.S.-based IoT startups and its own projects. Image source: Samsung.
  11. 11. The company also makes IoT networking hardware suited for a variety of connectivity needs. Image source: Samsung.
  12. 12. Artik is Samsung’s platform for enterprise IoT applications and includes cloud, security, and device and sensor connectivity services. The platform also has a hardware component. Image source: Samsung.
  13. 13. The Artik line of hardware modules for IoT connectivity come in a range of sizes and power specifications and are integrated with the company’s IoT platform. Image source: Samsung.
  14. 14. Samsung’s memory chips, sensors, and systems-on-a- chip sales are likely to see significant tailwinds from IoT. Image source: Samsung.
  15. 15. “A smart, powerful IoT platform is key to fostering an interoperable, and most importantly, secure ecosystem. That is why we developed the Samsung Artik smart IoT platform from the ground up with end-to-end security, and why we continue to integrate new security enhancements across hardware, software, cloud and communications.” -- James Stansberry, senior vice president and U.S. head of Artik
  16. 16. “The Internet of Things has the potential to transform our society, economy and how we live our lives. It is our job to pull together — as an industry, and across different sectors — to make true on the promise of the Internet of Things.” -- BK Yoon, Samsung chief executive officer
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