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nasimson
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nasimson,
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2/24/2015 | 9:32:17 AM
Relevant to telco
This is one of the most relevant to telco articles on IoT. Goes contrary to the popular advice of diversification to the Telcos. Really appreciate the u insights that author has into IoT and telco eco system.
brooks7
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2/10/2015 | 10:40:45 AM
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Jason,

 

No...the article points out existing applications.  Are there possibly new applications for IP connected devices?  I suppose, but this whole area seems like more marketing than anything else.  It is rather trivial to provide mobile IP connectivity today and has been for years (buy a mobile data card and hook it to your product).  On the wireline side, it seems even easier (just hook into a local WiFi).

What we have seen to date is a nice set of notions without a lot of ROI.  The ROI mentioned in the articles happens today.  So, what changes are involved?  Supply chain issues - uh...ERP Integration.  Dynamic Pricing - see Hotels and Airlines that have been doing it for over a decade.  Localization of inventory...see ERP earlier.  Why do you think Supermarkets went to scanners?  The purchase at the cash register automatically adjusts store inventory.

So, I hear a lot about new applications because of more bandwidth and more devices.  I have yet to see very many.  So, let's recall the THINGS that are networked today...computers/printers/phones/embedded systems.  Putting a nice wrapper on network attached embedded systems (which is what IoT is) does not make this new.  Look at the printer scanner in your house.  How about your STB?  Digital Camera?  These are all ordinary items with connectivity.  Will this expand?  Yes.  Is it a revolution?  Maybe 20 years ago.

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jasonmeyers
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jasonmeyers,
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2/9/2015 | 9:10:40 PM
Re: Internet of Analytics
I'm not sure I'm understanding you. You don't expect there to be new connected devices and applications?
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2/9/2015 | 8:41:54 PM
Re: Internet of Analytics
jason,

But all the applications mentioned exist today without any new "things".

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2/9/2015 | 8:27:01 PM
Internet of Analytics
This column makes some excellent points about the IoT and what it means for network operators. The IoT is about applications, the IoT is about connected devices, and the IoT is about the network that connects those devices. But just as much, the IoT is about access to and analysis of the data generated by those devices -- and the intelligence and strategic advantages that can be gleaned from that data. The service providers that can make all of the above come together via data analytics win. 


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