Internet of Things sounds more like J.J. Abrams’ next sci-fi thriller
than a major inflection point in business technology. Which makes the
fact that IoT is about to invade the business landscape on a massive
scale somewhat ironic—and wholly appropriate.
been tossed by some momentous technology waves in the last few years,
such as big data, the cloud, mobility, and social networking. Yet the
Internet of Things—connected, data-generating devices embedded in
everyday objects—is more than just another wave.
“IoT means that
all of the physical infrastructure, the whole world around us, is going
to be connected to the internet,” says Oracle Vice President of Product
Management Peter Utzschneider, who’s been evangelizing IoT for several
years. “IoT is like those other profound technology changes we’ve
already experienced, only on steroids—it’s that big,” he says.
executives and technology managers need to comprehend the implications
and open their minds to the possibilities of IoT for their organization,
Utzschneider advises, and prepare accordingly. To that end, he offers
seven important points in considering the Internet of Things.
1. Take the long view.
need to be prepared that this is a long-term proposition,” says
Utzschneider. “They have to understand that IoT means fundamental change
for business,” he adds.
The Internet of Things is in its early
days, and most implementations are still relatively simplistic—but
that’s changing fast, as IoT technology, from end-point devices to data
integration and analytics platforms, increase in number and improve in
capability. Read the complete article here.
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