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8/29/2016
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11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data

IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
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Think Differently 

The old way of thinking may not serve a company well as it ventures down the IoT path. Organizations considering IoT to be simply another new technology could be missing the big picture view of how IoT will change the business.
'[It's a mistake for] organizations [to] treat IoT as simply an enhancement to existing products, rather than looking afresh at whether a product or service could be completely redesigned, reengineered, or delivered in a completely different fashion now that IoT information is available,' said William Webb, IEEE Fellow and CEO of nonprofit IoT standards organization Weightless SIG,in an interview. 'For example, considering a connected car as a four-wheeled vehicle which can now be updated remotely, rather than thinking of it as a travelling computing and entertainment platform.'  
(Image: jeferrb via Pixabay)

Think Differently

The old way of thinking may not serve a company well as it ventures down the IoT path. Organizations considering IoT to be simply another new technology could be missing the big picture view of how IoT will change the business.

"[It's a mistake for] organizations [to] treat IoT as simply an enhancement to existing products, rather than looking afresh at whether a product or service could be completely redesigned, reengineered, or delivered in a completely different fashion now that IoT information is available," said William Webb, IEEE Fellow and CEO of nonprofit IoT standards organization Weightless SIG,in an interview. "For example, considering a connected car as a four-wheeled vehicle which can now be updated remotely, rather than thinking of it as a travelling computing and entertainment platform."

(Image: jeferrb via Pixabay)

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