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Thursday, November 26, 2015

How the Internet of Things is Changing Work

Lots of interesting examples,   I clip below the obvious example in logistics.  But collaboration and other enterprise examples are also good

How the Internet of Things is Changing Work
Here's how Technologists think the world of IOT will change the workplace and how its already changing how we do business today.  By David Lumb

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting concept, a future where "billions of things are talking to each other," as technology consulting company SAP describes it. We’ve seen gadgets and domestic appliances connect to the Internet and ping your smartphone with info, but it’s becoming more clear that these toys are a prelude to a vastly connected world. And yet, we spend most of our day at work. Here’s how technologists think the world of IoT will change the workplace—and how it’s already changing how we do business today.... " 

" ... IoT is already filtering into logistics support in another way with so-called "cognitive outsourcing"—aka, letting computers do the heavy thinking for us. Think about IBM’s Watson, says Hack, a resource of computing power that sifts through mountains of data to present conclusions by citing patterns that most humans can’t discern—or at least, can’t discern quickly. Cognitive outsourcing will speed up work (so long as we trust our algorithms) by speeding up not just the flow of information, but the flow of conclusions. ... " 

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