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Saturday, October 04, 2014

The Enterprise as a Connection of Things

In Baseline:  Enterprise as a collection of things, and their internal and external connections.  People too.    " ... There's a growing interest in understanding how to use the Internet of things (IoT) to better understand business, improve operations and launch new efficiencies that can be monetized," says Joe Lamano, a principal at PwC consulting.

For IT organizations, managing connected devices—ranging from machine-to-machine (M2M) systems to consumer products and then building them into the framework of the enterprise—represents a major challenge. The IoT touches an array of digital technologies, including mobile and wireless, cloud computing and big data. It incorporates sensors, data transmission protocols, and increasingly complex software and systems. Tying everything together effectively and seamlessly is critical to mining and managing data—and generating meaningful results. ... " 

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