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clrmoney
clrmoney
12/26/2016 12:28:28 PM
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IOT rises continues
I'm not surprised with Internet of Things have a lot to offer and with them saying they will have connected devices by 2020 is great for them and customers.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/26/2016 10:57:00 PM
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Re: IOT rises continues
30 billion connected devices is a lot by 2020!

Yes, this is a positive for IoT. However, what's problematic is the fact that many of these devices are not secure. I hope that devices being bulit today are provisioned with better security than previously. 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/27/2016 12:17:13 AM
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Re: IOT rises continues
@dcawrey, you and me both, but we both know that they are not (and will not) be more secure until there is some uniformity and regualtion in the industry. 

I am always astounded by these numbers, then I think about how many connected devices my family of 4 already has (just added 2 more over the holiday) it makes sense that there would be so many. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
12/27/2016 2:36:54 PM
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Re: IOT rises continues
dcawrey, I suspect that so many of the IoT functions that people actually want will turn out to require loose security that you'll see a general decline of security, with people deciding that things like privacy and petty free-riding just don't matter as much. The more interesting problem will be how people will react when something they regard as a serious threat emerges -- I suppose a general clampdown is possible then, but I think it is more likely that people will just accept worse and worse security as the entry fee for the modern world.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/28/2016 4:43:31 PM
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Re: IOT rises continues
@JohnBarnes There's just always going to be that delicate balance between security and ease of use. However, I'm starting to see some really great solutions to this problem. Apple's use of fingerprints to access the iPhone I think is a great example. They really pulled that off well, and it's been underrated what they've done there. 

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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
12/28/2016 11:03:40 PM
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IoT: Unlocking the Potential
I am glad the IOT is up-stepping the process of terraforming the landscape for both business and consumers. I can't wait to see the finish of all the work and challenges. I can't believe it could generate up $11.1 a year in economic value in 2025. I honestly agree with IOT and the future awaits.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/29/2016 7:15:47 PM
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Re: IoT: Unlocking the Potential
@Itsmeshawn22 "Terraforming the landscape" is an interesting concept. While I would agree that is probably going to happen, it's going to take a long time. The low hanging fruit for IoT comes from businesses that can achieve cost efficiency by these implementations. 

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 9:51:56 PM
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Re: IOT rises continues
@dcawrey, I hope so to but I can almost guarantee that security is not a major priority. I worked on an IT security team with security experts and we were still behind 4 or 5 versions for O/S patches.

Security will not be a priority for companies until major fines or consequences are implemented.

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 9:53:47 PM
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Re: IOT rises continues
@dcawrey, I agree. Apple is doing great work, unfortunately most companies don't view security in the same manner.

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 10:00:16 PM
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Re: IOT rises continues
I am curious how the increase of IoT connected devices by 2020 willl affect the U.S. and global economy as well as the U.S. job market since many U.S. companies have sent jobs overseas.

IoT connected devices by 2020 have the potential to create a strong economy for the U.S. for all income level Americans if jobs are brought back to the U.S. and will allow the U.S. to compete with other countries in terms of technological advances and STEM.

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