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David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 11:50:45 PM
Re: Drones and IT
@nasimon- I have to say, I still think of drones as outside of IT in the sense of piloting, running, maintaining and other wise operating the drones. But the drones are useless unless they are a new end point in the network. They are likely to be new sources of large, unstructured data sets in the near future. I think that's the biggest interaction IT will have with them.
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David Wagner,
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2/27/2015 | 11:53:00 PM
Re: Drones and IT
@Drew- It seems to me that the dealing with drones is just going to be a part of the larger Internet of Things adjustment. The IoT is about a billion news sensors. The drones are carriers of those sensors. I'm sure we will use them for specific cases (security, inspection, etc), but for me for IT it is less about use than about putting the data they provide to use.
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David Wagner,
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2/27/2015 | 11:55:08 PM
Re: Drones are bad news
@asksqn- Well, I suppose it is true of nearly everything that exists that regulation or careful use is required. We regulate food, water, air, and nearly every other basic human thing. So fine, we will regulate drones. But I don't think they're anything to fear if treated professionally. That's the key. Like any aircraft they need to be treated professionally. that's why we don't have flying cars right now.
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David Wagner,
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2/28/2015 | 11:33:45 AM
Re: Drones and IT
@Jastroff- I think from a military point of view, the reason for the drone being developed is that it is already "stealth" because it is smaller and flies lower it isn't seen by most radar. But considering most of the ways we make something stealth are the angles of the craft, the materials of the craft and the paint, I don't see why w couldn't make it stealth if radar got even more sensitive.


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