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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/31/2016 3:00:07 PM
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IOT
Internet of Things  is very importnat software and data information and now they are offering digital transformation is great for the company and the public.

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faryl
faryl
5/31/2016 6:34:42 PM
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Re: IOT
I think IoT is, in a sense, the new "social media". It strikes me that it's in a similar stage now as social media was about 8 years ago: More companies are starting to recognize its importance, they know it's a current buzzword, but they haven't quite gotten their arms around how they'll use it/where it fits in with their business model. Some will find it dovetails perfectly to enhance their service/products in rather predictable ways, others will be truly groundbreaking & innovative, whlle others will try to shoe-horn an IoT offering in so that they feel "current" & "cutting edge". A key difference being that IoT has significantly larger costs and the potential risks for not getting it right can have more serious "real life" consequences. It's good so many qualified players are giving thought and laying the groundwork now before things start to *really* take off.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 7:17:59 PM
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Re: IOT
I think IoT is, in a sense, the new "social media "
 
Absolutely, well said. I agree. It won't be shocking to see the similar trend for IOT in 10 years down the road.
 
 


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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 7:22:16 PM
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Re: IOT
A key difference being that IoT has significantly larger costs and the potential risks for not getting it right can have more serious "real life" consequences. 


@faryl: Good point. Hence this needs a thorough thought process and analysis prior adapting this initiative. That is very essesntial to make sure there is justification in all aspects. I belive this is one key thing that sets IOT apart from social media. IOT is not as easy as social media to just jump in.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 4:12:22 PM
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Transformation enabled
Thanks for sharing this with us, Joe. I look forward to part 2 in this series. 

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DHagar
DHagar
6/1/2016 12:55:42 PM
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Re: Transformation enabled
@Michelle, I fully agree.  This is an excellent perspective on IoT and the digital transformation.  I like Joe's restatement that the two views include panic and innovation.  I believe that sums up reaction to techology at large - either we are bracing for it or embracing it to find effective ways to utilize and optimize our businesses.

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Michelle
Michelle
6/3/2016 12:49:38 PM
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Re: Transformation enabled
Panic and innovation at the speed of molasses!

 

(not all projects, of course)

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DHagar
DHagar
6/3/2016 2:05:01 PM
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Re: Transformation enabled
@Michelle, well said!  Some know what to do with it and others are either trying to ignore it, contain it, or panic!  With all of the above, they are "slow" to adopt.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 7:12:40 PM
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Good Insight
Very interesting post. Thanks @Joe for sharing. The role of IOT within digital Transformations is very appealing.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 7:15:03 PM
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Key Concerns
enterprises' IoT panic are security, privacy and regulatory concerns..

Undeniably these are three key areas of concern that needs special attention. I will look forward to part 2 as you indicated these will be covered in there.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/31/2016 10:05:15 PM
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Motes and beams and so on
"[Executives ask:] 'What can I do with the data?' 'What can I do with IoT?'" observed tablemate Sudhir Desai, CEO of Living Enterprise, an innovation consultancy. "But it's not 'How can I revisit my business?'"


Everyone is very aware that IoT will totally transform the industry next door, mostly because they see greater opportunities for sales and for providing new services as the industry next door grows. But their own industry? For that, they envision IoT as "same as today but with more money!"

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/3/2016 7:25:01 PM
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I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
Okay.. so I'm actually not a huge fan of "smart home" tech -- because it seems to require a fairly hefty upfront investment for consumers, as well as a pretty hefty investment from the infrastructure that might be needed to support it... and the gain is..? some efficiency that might save 5-10% on an energy bill? Hmm. 

Anyone else care to enlighten me on the upside of a smart home? Woo hoo.. I can turn off my lights when I'm not at home? I can... open/close my garage door.. when I'm not at home? Uh.. neat, but... not exactly life-changing.

Humanoid robots that can walk around and turn off lights and wash my dishes..? sign me up for one! 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans_(TV_series)

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Michelle
Michelle
6/3/2016 7:55:54 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
When I read about all the possiblities for home automation, I can't help but think of poor Mickey Mouse and his mechanical house from Mickey's House of Villians. :) We're all doomed if this is where we're going with the connected home!

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batye
batye
6/13/2016 5:15:41 AM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@Michelle interesting :) I have a Nest thermostat... and sometimes it like Nest have mind of it own... I have to turn it off uplug it, plug it back, reset, restore WiFi connection... 

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Michelle
Michelle
6/15/2016 10:17:51 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
Ahh, the classic "turn it off, then on again" even works with Nest? I can't believe it.

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batye
batye
6/16/2016 12:21:12 AM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@Michelle yes it does, but sometimes wife want to use a hammer to fix it once and for all...

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Michelle
Michelle
6/27/2016 1:10:09 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@batye Oh, I see! I'm glad I haven't bothered to get a Nest yet. I'll stick with the dumb stuff for now...

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batye
batye
6/27/2016 2:07:55 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@Michelle maybe in generation 4th - 5th when they make the Nest better... as it almost like Wink/Link/Wink Relay - one day everything working fine next day nothing works - restart, reboot, make new connection , reset everything change IP/Login Password... hope to work... reset again...  and be ready to reapeat next week... hoping wife not gonna try to take hamer to it and just started wacking ....

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Michelle
Michelle
6/27/2016 5:02:19 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
Sounds like a complete mess just for keeping the house comfortable. I don't envy your troubleshooting schedule for that device. I guess it has trouble doing it's job as thermostat.

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batye
batye
6/27/2016 5:16:41 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@Michelle I love technology, but it not working right... wife just want peace in the house... not me running around reseting everything over and over again... not an easy life....

http://www.cnet.com/news/quirky-needs-your-wink-hub-back-after-a-security-update/

https://web.archive.org/web/20160301002424/http://revolv.com/

http://bgr.com/2016/06/06/googles-nest-acquisition-was-more-disastrous-than-we-thought/

http://geisel.software/content/nest-thermostat-disaster-when-iot-goes-wrong

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Michelle
Michelle
6/27/2016 5:22:05 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
Security is really important to me so I think I'll avoid the smart home for a little longer. The Nest acquisition was a scary one in my mind. I always wonder what might happen to customers after such a change.

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batye
batye
6/27/2016 5:35:23 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@Michelle  I keep thiking to get the Canary All-in-One Home Security Device but after problems with Wink/Nest and Logitech Home smart all in one remote... and been locked out of home... I give up on Smart Home... and prefer everything old school... key or old switch... no app or smart controls... too much stress - too much stress... I could not take it ...

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 10:54:57 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
batye, that is horrible. Thanks for the feedback. I will be sure not to buy a Nest thermostat.

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 10:58:55 PM
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IoT Enables Digital
Smart technology is only as smart as the developer that designed it. It is fails it is only a reflection of a bug that the developer or quality assurance team overlooked or didn't catch or management made a decision to allow it in the release.

HGTV has a contest that ended earlier this month for anyone to win a Smart Home. It looked great I am concerned about security. Most companies make security a last priority.

What happens when the smart home networks are cyber attacked? How long will a customer have to wait for the problem to be resolved? Will the windows stay down or the door remains unlocked?

What is the system uptime for smart technology? What is the response time?

What happens if the securty alarm system is cyber attacked? How will the issues be resolved?

 

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batye
batye
6/28/2016 11:15:30 PM
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Re: IoT Enables Digital
@freehe interesting point of the scarry reality in the nearest future... of everything smart but with out proper security...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/13/2016 5:23:45 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
> "We're all doomed if this is where we're going with the connected home!"

Hahaha... Mickey Mouse certainly issn't at the top of my mind when I think about home automation, but now it will be. In general, I hate smoke detectors that "chirp" when they're batteries are low, but I've seen plenty of even worse problems with Nest smoke detectors that are all connected -- and are prone to buggy false alarms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpsMkLaEiOY

Imagine the chaos that could be initiated by a malicious attacker if "everything" in your house was connected to the internet..... 

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batye
batye
6/13/2016 5:12:11 AM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@mhhf1ve interesting point at the present stage of the IT security I would not trust smart home... as you would not want hacker opening your door or windows :) ... while you are away...

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