It’s been a fascination of mine to watch all the newcomers enter the IoT (Internet of Things) space and to have them spew some research that stating, it’s “The Next Big Thing.” While research certainly has its place in any market. I think you have to play very close attention to who is putting it out and what they have to gain by giving you all these numbers.
The buzz around the IoT (Internet of Things) community is the tragic accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode that shook many people to the core. Not because it was a car accident because, unfortunately, we hear about human-error or texting, or whatever all the time, but this time this accident challenged the future of autonomous vehicles.
Just how much does fear rule our decisions when it comes to enterprise security?
Having covered the space for so long, I would be remiss if I didn’t address the major news that woke up the tech community late last week when Samsung announced that it would spend more than $1.2 billion on the IoT (Internet of Things) during the next four years. These funds are slated to go toward investments and R&D (research and development), which will no doubt spark new life on tech innovation. The IoT community could use a real shot in the arm since it has been a little stymied as of late. There is no question that a new financial boost during a time when the world is questioning economic upheaval could do much for the sector.
On The Peggy Smedley Show all month I have been talking about technology innovation and the many forms it takes. I have been interviewing some amazing men and women who have been shaping the next generation of innovation in the IoT (Internet of Things) via crowdfunding and just plain elbow grease.
Wikipedia broadly defines the IoT (Internet of Things) as a “network of physical devices that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.” A physical device can be a sensor, a car, a building and any other “smart” object. Things that were once considered “dumb” can be made smart by embedding sensors in them. There are now billions of devices collecting and exchanging and receiving data to keep check on our lives, economy and planet. Every smart device is a point or node in a network.
While the word “crowdfunding” may only be a handful of years old, the practice of asking other people for help in the form of money or resources has been around forever. And that is simply what makes this trend so amazing.
I have been in the workforce for a fair number of years now. And I must confess that at this point in my career I can say without hesitation that a lot has changed in the past couple of decades, particularly when we’re talking about women in the corporate world.
In April, the NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Admin.) issued a request for public comments as it prepares to review the current technological and policy landscape for the Internet of Things. This is a very important opportunity for the public and private sectors to come together and cooperate. The good news in all of this is that the public comments period has been extended to today and I think anyone who cares about the IoT should take advantage of this extension.
If you know anything about the IoT (Internet of Things) then you recognize that connected health is taking off like a shot. The telehealth industry has a lot to offer and, specifically, the concept of virtual visits is changing the industry faster than most of us even realize. There is a changing paradigm happening right now in connected health and it’s impacting your medical care.