The Internet of Things and You

September 4, 2013 by Bonnie D. Graham 0

The buzz: Things. Your POV on The Internet of Things and M2M (machine to machine) technology: Real or vapor? Now or futuristic? Listen up! Companies that fail to implement M2M will fall behind their competitors, say a majority of IT decision makers in six countries surveyed by Harris Interactive for SAP. The experts speak.

Don Peppers, Peppers & Rogers Group: “When devices begin to join the Internet of Things in vast numbers (as will happen over the next ten years), they won’t just talk to you, they’ll talk to each other and they’ll begin to make smart decisions themselves. Lights, thermostats, and door locks will ‘learn’ your habits and begin adjusting automatically.”

Benjamin Wesson, SAP: “Sometime in 2008, the number of ‘things’ connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on earth” (Berg Insights 2012). Indeed, every time you turn on your car, the car is capturing telemetric data to be analyzed later by service personnel.”

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