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Scott_Ferguson,
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3/27/2017 | 7:46:15 PM
Re: IoT
@Ariella: Ha. Ha. No I didn't think that at all. I'm just trying to write the best story possible, which I guess could be a form of OCD, but nothing like that. 
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Ariella,
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3/27/2017 | 7:42:54 PM
Re: IoT
@Scott I know. I'm not saying you were misleading. I do know people who just would not be able to bring themselves to put down a number like $2.9. They're not quite as extreme as the OCD detective Monk who gave out his own money to round up amounts at a bank, but they come close.  
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Scott_Ferguson,
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3/27/2017 | 5:01:27 PM
Re: IoT
@Ariella: I used $3 billion in the headline because it made it a little bit neater to write. That was more of an editorial choice than anything else. However, going through the article I made sure to give the exact number -- $2.9 billion. I'd say that I do tend to round up and in this case, when you are looking out a number of years, I'd say it's pretty hard to predict a market with an exact number.

 
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Ariella,
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3/27/2017 | 3:03:47 PM
Re: IoT
Good point, @Danielcawrey! You're thinking like a marketer!
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danielcawrey,
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3/27/2017 | 2:54:24 PM
Re: IoT
Great to say $2.9 billion because if it hits $3b anaylst targets will be exceeded!

What fun with numbers. 
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Ariella,
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3/26/2017 | 10:45:13 AM
Re: IoT
@Scott Are you one of those people who like round numbers? I recall reading a report about it in which the figure was $2.9 billion. I commented on the time on the specificity of it because it didn't round up all the way to an even three. Perhaps they feel it will look more credible to say 2.9 because it looks like it's much more exact. That was a trick one of my relatives liked to use for invitations. Instead of setting a time to come on the hour or on the half hour, she'd deliberately put in an odd time, say 7:09. She said people paid more attention to it then and were more likely to come closer to the time set.
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danielcawrey,
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3/25/2017 | 3:27:05 PM
IoT
I would think SD-WAN would also be usefule for IoT applications as well. 

Sure, a lot of connected device won't need a ton of throughput. But with software, these things can be much more easily provisioned. 


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