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IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

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IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

IBM today announced that it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and that it is building a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions....

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RE: IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

Well, this is a very trendy and hot topic today, although it was already clear to Cisco in 2011 that 2008-2009 were the years of the birth of Internet of Things, since "Explosive growth of smartphones and tablet PCs brought the number of devices connected to the Internet to 12.5 billion in 2010, while the world’s human population increased to 6.8 billion, making the number of connected devices per person more than 1 (1.84 to be exact) for the first time in history." (http://bit.ly/18V1MKw). It means that it is not today that the topic has become hot.

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RE: IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

I think the next sub-trend will be getting away from the internet/phone/ wired world. Technology is nice, but it is no substitute for using our brains.

RE: IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

Smart phones and tablets are not really what IoT is all about. It's about internet-connected lipstick.

IoT as a concept significantly predates 2010:

http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/mar/...
http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?22
http://newsroom.cisco.com/feature/1558161/Kevin-As...

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RE: IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

I see this segment growing tremendously with remote monitoring and controls. It's not about the toaster or coffee-maker, as certain pop-sci rags would have one believe. The big issue will be who is allowed permissions to view and take subsequent action on data, and protection against unintended or malicious access. It still flabbergasts me that here we are in the 21st century and a passenger airliner can simply slip away with nary an idea of where it might be. We've had RFID tags on video games and denim jeans for decades, and locate ability almost as long, but we cannot locate a 9-figure asset with hundreds of souls aboard? (I know, not quite IoT, but it kind of is) It will be incredibly fascinating to see where this technology ultimately leads.

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"here we are in the 21st century and a passenger airliner can simply slip away with nary an idea of where it might be"

They didn't RFIDs for that, there are current airliners that have that sort of infrastructure, and it was possible to do so in the 20th century. It still boils down to money and politics and not the technology. The engine monitoring systems on the last plane that got lost could have been configured to provide data every second, but someone decided to save some money.

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It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. Taking away the ability to disconnect power to the transponder while in-flight would do the trick, regardless of the engine monitoring.

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OK, but it does flabbergast me that the airlines are unwilling to do even that much, which could at least have made other searches like the one for the Air France plane substantially easier.

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