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How Far Does IoT Progress in 2016?
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Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/27/2016 3:21:34 PM
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@James: I agree, and I am glad to see these applications, case studies, and success stories come to greater light.  The variety of successful applications across multiple verticals will help sell others on what is becoming a near-essential solution.

Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/26/2016 2:40:07 PM
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@Joe. But we're already starting to hear about IoT success stories in areas such as healthcare, supply chain, optimized agriculture, and retail/customer service. If it takes a year or two to build out the application and another one to three years to get good performance data those CEOs have to be at least a bit patient as they look for proof of concept in multiple sectors.

Re: Current Infrastructure Barriers
  • 1/26/2016 11:15:23 AM
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It seems to me that enterprise adoption follows the consumer market (the iPhone and the iPad being perennial examples).  It just takes enough executives to marvel at how neat their and their families' toys are to start wanting to use them at work.

Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/26/2016 11:12:01 AM
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@James: Certainly, but if I'm a skeptical, conservative, cost-conscious executive, and I keep getting hammered with the same proof of concept repeatedly at every conference and other industry event I go to, I have to start thinking, "So...wait...Is it only useful for this *one* type of deployment?"

In other words, I worry that the Swiss Army Knife is being marketed as a corkscrew.

Re: Current Infrastructure Barriers
  • 1/25/2016 5:34:21 PM
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@kq4ym. Good point about the consumer market. People will plenty of money are likely to be on the leading edge. For the more mainstream consumers, i think costs will have to come down or the value proposition will have to be proven. Plus, for some technologies, like really efficient lighting and advanced HVAC sometimes will be limited in the absence of new construction or renovation.

Re: Current Infrastructure Barriers
  • 1/25/2016 4:27:09 PM
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My guess is the IoT will plod along at a comfortable pace this year, but show up behind the scenes in lots of industrial uses. Other than the folks with more disposable income than me, the consumer devices purchases will be moving along as the market discovers what's useful or not and and what price it's a must hae device. 

Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/25/2016 9:48:55 AM
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@Joe. True, better fleet maintenance and other operational efficiencies are what get the attention at conferences and in the media. But that's a good thing, a proof of concept. The benefits from those applications can be directly translated into dollars saved. If you want to convince stockholders and a board of directors that analytics are worthwhile, what better way to do it than with cash savings?

Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/25/2016 9:18:53 AM
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Sure, but OTOH, restaurants -- I think -- rely on that information not being readily available because of people really thought about how many calories they were consuming when they went out to eat, they would order much less (if anything at all)!

Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/24/2016 2:11:43 PM
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Of course, at conferences and other industry events, fleet management seems to be the be-all and end-all of enterprise IoT implementations.  Useful?  Absolutely.  But tedious after a while.

Re: IoT in 2016
  • 1/24/2016 2:10:44 PM
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From this day forward, Jim Connolly always had spit in his food whenever he went out to eat.  ;)

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