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Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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5/22/2014 | 4:06:28 PM
value proposition
The Internet of Things is like the wearable market in that there are a few useful scenarios but there's not much in the way of a broad, cohesive value proposition. If the question were asked thus -- do we want to take this task out of the hands of biological intelligence and put in the care of artificial intelligence? -- the conversation would end much more quickly and with fewer attempts to network that which doesn't really need to be networked.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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5/22/2014 | 8:30:16 PM
The Internet of Everything means...whatever you want it to.
Everyone is trying to capture the era in a phrase. Few have been as successful as a Sun was on the eve of distributed computing and the Internet: "the network is the computer." Google's cloud architect modified that into "the data center is the computer." Not bad for what a cloud data center represents. Cisco's Internet of Everything has sweep, but lacks the earlier slogan's knack for both sweep and focus.
Stratustician
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Stratustician,
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5/28/2014 | 11:35:48 AM
Re: value proposition
Great point. As the market seeks to automate a lot of the tasks that IoE aims to streamline, are the right safeguards in place to ensure that the decisions that are made are indeed the right ones.  It's like relying on a self-driving car, in some cases would the decisions made by the onboard computer to avoid a collision be better than those of a skilled driver who can understand the environmental factors that the computer might not see?  It's about weighing the risks and really figuring out what tasks should be automated, in many cases lower-risk scenarios, rather than assuming that automation is a fix for everything.


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