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Susan Fourtané
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3/31/2015 | 5:44:18 PM
Re: The "i" in IoT
Terry, But you need them to be on the network in order to be able to be connected. In what applications you think it's not necessary for the things to be connected? And then they wouldn't be part of the IoT classification. Sensors is a different story. -Susan
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3/31/2015 | 5:39:57 PM
Re: The "i" in IoT
nasimson, an interessting caase about what? -Susan
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3/31/2015 | 1:05:51 AM
Re: The "i" in IoT
@Terry: IMHO the people who decide to put the data on internet are themselves not the best persons to determine its best use. It will take somebody else to come up with a interesting case that would surprise us all.
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3/30/2015 | 1:18:24 PM
The "i" in IoT
I think was is getting overlooked here in this discussion is whether the "internet" part is really necessary in many applications. In manufacturing, PLC has been using sensor input to assist in operating/maintaining machines since the 70's. Cars have been sending diagnostic input from parts via sensors to it's onboard computer for a decade or more. Heck, even a speedometer on the earliest cars is a primitive form of that concept.

The question is how many processes will really be improved by making each machine piece addressable and having it dump data on an network connection to the internet itself? No question there are some who will gain enormous efficiency from this. But take example of the oil pressure someone mentioned in post. Is there really more value to be gained by putting that on internet versus talking to onboard computer and showing on your dashboard?

The old saying "Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should" certainly applies to this IoT space.
Susan Fourtané
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3/30/2015 | 7:32:08 AM
Re: IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
zerox, the link makes more sense when you can see and participate in the demo, as it happened during Murphy's presentation. The memebers of the audience had to open the Webpage and click on the button. When an x number were reached the popcorn machine would be activated and we could see how it worked. You could smell the popcorn all over the room. :) -Susan
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3/30/2015 | 7:05:58 AM
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Gary, Of course they will consult iwith your smartphone. But, for any of your devices to make decisions and function they first need your approval, just as you set everything in your smartphone, customizing it to do want you want it to do. Without clear settings your phone doesn't do anything. So this is the same. :) -Susan
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3/29/2015 | 7:27:05 PM
Re: The Future
Only if my popcorn machine and television consulted with my calendar, and, as a committee, they determined that I had a guest coming who'd be peeved if the popcorn wasn't ready on arrival. Otherwise, I'd like to reserve the right to make the decision by myself, on an ad hoc basis ☺
Susan Fourtané
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3/29/2015 | 6:00:46 PM
Re: The Future
Gary, yes, the data collected and information sent to manufacturers and enterprises is much more useful for them to improve their products and offer new and better services plus customization than how useful the same information can be for anyone else. About privacy, wouldn't you trade letting your popcorn machine and television manufacturers know when your phone is scheduling an evening movie in exchange of convenience like having your popcorn ready by the time the movie starts without you having to worry about that? -Susan
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3/29/2015 | 5:50:25 PM
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yalanand, you say you see potential iin the IoT space, but at the smae time you are skeptical. What exactly makes you be skeptical? And why the contradiction? Judging for what I have seen at MWC and spoken with executives from companies working on IoT I wouldn't say the interest in the IoT has decresed. On the contrary. It's advancing pretty fast. -Susan
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3/29/2015 | 5:45:22 PM
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yalanand, are you involved with drone delivery or IoT? New business models and new security solutions will be needed since it's not possible any longer to apply old business models to new technogies involving radical changes. Otherwise, it wouldn't be real advancement. Susan
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