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Breaking Free of Internet of Things - IoT Not About Devices

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Here's an article on how IoT will be enormous, but will not be about devices, standards or inter-connectivity (think back to when iOS and Android first took off -- there were no standards or inter-connectivity between silos). The future of IoT will be about making sense of existing IoT data and turning that current device data into knowledgeable actions.


What IoT is NOT about:

Breaking Free of IoT

Here's a quote:

 This perspective on the Internet of 
Things has some interesting
implications. We predict that the
most interesting IoT applications
in 2020 will use data that already
exists today, rather than new
Why? Value is created by making
sense of data, and many data will
have more than one possible
source... New devices will be more
expensive to build, install and
maintain than solutions that mine
existing sources of data. When a
solution can be found that doesn’t
require new sensors or hardware,
it will prevail.

So, don't get all caught up in fancy new IoT devices and how they can use a Holy Grail new standard to interconnect. Think instead about existing devices today and how to best make sense of all that existing device and sensor data that exist today.

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