How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
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User Rank: Apprentice
5/1/2012 | 9:36:50 PM
re: How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
Paul, these new smart products are not trying to be cross-functional devices like tablets. They are aiming to replace/morph products in their own industries - cars, showers, sprinklers etc. So individually their markets are established and fairly large in their own right. In fact many of the companies I interviewed are loath to partner with technology vendors. Their comments were who knows our products and our customers better than us? Many of the companies I profile in the book are 25, 50, 100 years old and have made many product transitions before. The difference is this time around their products have more software, sensors etc than ever before. Vinnie
User Rank: Apprentice
4/30/2012 | 8:34:12 PM
re: How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
When I think of embedding IT, I'm typically drawn to thinking about staff (not gadget/device) integration at the point of contact, like within an LOB (example: This is a personnel example of the "physical presence" discussed in the context of gadgets. Embedded gadgets for the enterprise? I remain skeptical. Use of sensors and RFID, I can see. But as for dedicated devices, outside of the multi-function tablet, many of the examples seem like limited opportunities. --Paul Calento

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