3 Thoughts on Internet of Things


Now, I’m no Einstein, but I do want to offer you three thoughts in the spirit of this quote. Three key ideas to keep in mind when developing or optimizing your strategy for the Internet of Things.

First, the IOT is both like, and unlike, the Internet. Based on our experience across a diverse set of industries and clients, …

… there is an approximately 70 percent overlap between the two. So there is no question that if you have a highly effective Internet strategy, you’re far ahead of those who don’t. Because that Internet strategy proves that you’re already well equipped for the majority of what the IoT will throw at you.

But it also means there is a 30 percent piece that is unique.

And like most things, the devil of the IoT is in the details. In other words, to be successful moving forward, we must focus on the unique aspects of the IoT. And the truth is that if we don’t respect those differences, failure is inevitable.

OK, then what are the aspects of the IoT that make it unique from the Internet? For simplicity, we’ve categorized those things into four primary areas.

1. Different devices.  And more of them. And new ones being invented virtually every day. It is within those devices that the potential to create this common language of the IoT begins; that is the genesis point for unity.

2. Different protocols.  Different rules for data exchange between different systems. Again, if we think about the Tower of Babel analogy, the potential exists with the IoT, but if we aren’t speaking the same language, or at least using protocols that are compatible, what good is it to us?

3. Different types of analysis.  And of course, different types of data that are all growing at an exponential rate. And then there’s all the historical data, ripe with value, that has yet to be tapped. How will it be analyzed? How can you refine your focus and make this now seemingly unmanageable task manageable once again?

4.  And different partners.  Yes, of course it is good to be strong in business processes and operations. But achieving IoT success means having the skills and capabilities that neither IT organizations nor industrial organizations have alone. It will require the right kind of partnerships, the right teams coming and working together to achieve a common goal.

So that’s the first key idea, the importance of focusing on that which differentiates the IoT from the Internet and refining your expertise, skills and partnerships to capitalize on those differences. To transform those technical challenges into business opportunities.

We'll see the other 2 ideas tomorrow!!!

Entrepreneurs Win with Augmented reality ! Check this out!

Imagine being able to see a printed car advertisement turned into 3D with your smartphone or mobile device. Or better yet, what if with your wearable device a board game came to life as a three-dimensional gaming experience? These scenarios are not fantasy; this is the world of WakingApp!


WakingApp, winner of SmartCamp Tel Aviv, is a startup that has developed solutions and a platform for creating advanced, interactive augmented reality with multi-user interaction, live data feeds, personalization, social activities, and live 3D games.

Here's what is really cool about their platform: it will enable anyone to create augmented reality! With their "drag & drop" platform, it is easy for anyone to start creating a 3D experience!

Already, WakingApp is working on a variety of augmented reality apps for different clients' marketing campaigns, including Nestle, Isuzu's interactive newspaper campaign, and Interactive AR books and board games.

I say WakingApp just might change the way we approach ads and games for good! Congratulations to WakingApp! Follow them on Twitter @WakingApp.

Check it out!    http://www.wakingapp.com/

A New Video Blog Series on Internet of Things!

Today we start a full video coffee blog series on internet of things.

Internet of Things - Monday Coffee Break Video!

The internet of things is growing in importance, especially in a set of industries!

Today's Coffee Break focuses on the Internet of things!

The Internet of Things Featured at TieCon this week in San Fran!

Happy Monday and welcome to our Coffee Break!

Today we are going to explore the Internet of Things which promises to far surpass the disruption we’ve already seen with the smartphone. You can expect to see vast amounts of data generated opening up whole new industries, like that around the Connected Car:

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I’m looking forward to explore these theme further this week during my TiEcon keynote!