CES 2015: Internet Of Things Not All Shiny - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
CES 2015: Internet Of Things Not All Shiny
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
ArsalanAKhan
50%
50%
ArsalanAKhan,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/8/2015 | 5:05:28 PM
Not new
Internet of Things (IoT) is just beginning to see the light of day for some organizations but some have been using it without much fanfare for a while.
raimudinho4
50%
50%
raimudinho4,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/7/2015 | 11:41:37 PM
ideas
science term can help to have new ideas
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
1/7/2015 | 8:39:44 PM
Why not connected diapers?
In a learned post, Rafe Needleman asks why not connected baby diapers? Indeed, why not? An app could replace the mother's sensitive nose. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-6-most-ridiculous-connected-devices-except-107239764774.html
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
1/7/2015 | 7:36:43 PM
Does not vacuuming make you smarter?
Everyone I know who has a vacuum robot feels a lot smarter, whether they are or not. What is it about vacuuming?
jagibbons
50%
50%
jagibbons,
User Rank: Ninja
1/7/2015 | 12:34:27 PM
Re: Samsung Smart TV Is not so Smart
In many cases, the term "smart" should not have been used. It sounds good, but I've seen devices like the Smart TV that aren't. They connect, but the AI that is designed to make things more convenient for me just isn't there.
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
1/6/2015 | 3:46:16 PM
Re: Quid pro quo
Right. I may replace a phone every couple of years, but a TV is a bigger investment. And my washer and fridge last the better part of a decade. Security standards are a major reason people are waiting....
Stratustician
IW Pick
100%
0%
Stratustician,
User Rank: Ninja
1/6/2015 | 3:13:33 PM
Re: Quid pro quo
I agree.  One of the other key things is that we are still really in the early stages of IoT design and thus the infrastructure behind these devices are still in a way disconnected across platforms, unless you are using devices that share a common platform such as in home automation.  For me, do I really want to spend all this money to automate and then say in a year or 2 we get more developed platforms with integrated security and better analytics, which would make me want to go ahead and rip everything out and replace it to speak to a larger ecosystem.  That's the question. IoT is great for simple things, simple connected devices that have a single purpose, but to buy into the whole ecosystem, I think we are still a little early and many are probably waiting to see where the market goes now that the big players are starting to look at standardization and more secure data platforms to support next generation devices.
Shane M. O'Neill
50%
50%
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
1/6/2015 | 2:08:42 PM
Quid pro quo
I'm glad Tom emphasized the importance of usefullness in IoT home scenarios. If I'm going to drop serious money on a smart home device it better do more than collect my data and give nothing significant back. Consumers won't be easily fooled. We're accustomed to mobile apps, search engines, and services like Amazon and Netflix giving us relevant suggestions based on our data. Expectations are high for a good return on our investment in smart things.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
1/6/2015 | 1:02:22 PM
Samsung Smart TV Is not so Smart
I purchased a Samsung "Smart" 46-inch LED TV more than a year ago and am still waiting for signs of intelligence. The setup required me to share my email address and see it log in every time I turn the TV on. Part of the smartness was supposed to be learning my viewing habits and suggesting shows to watch on a startup page. I saw no signs that it was personalizing my experience and it just left me feeling like Samsung is selling data on consumer viewing habits.

I've reconfigured my startup to avoid the Samsung startup screen, but the system shows no way to unregister the TV and use it as a dumb appliance. That may not be doable, as I do need login-credentials to use streaming services from Amazon, Netflix, and other streaming apps that run on the TV.


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Slideshows
10 Trends Accelerating Edge Computing
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  10/8/2020
Commentary
Is Cloud Migration a Path to Carbon Footprint Reduction?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  10/5/2020
News
IT Spending, Priorities, Projects: What's Ahead in 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  10/2/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
[Special Report] Edge Computing: An IT Platform for the New Enterprise
Edge computing is poised to make a major splash within the next generation of corporate IT architectures. Here's what you need to know!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll