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Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed

InformationWeek, InformationWeek
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 13:00 EDT

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/13/2014 9:37:31 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: IoT are we ready....
Thanks for the information on google health. Maybe we are not ready for that level of voluntary data sharing of health facts and all the issues that surround it.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/13/2014 9:28:43 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: IoT are we ready....
Terry, I can picture and think of five (5) women who would have not died of breast cancer if they had been educated. Data driven information could have alerted the health department early of the high incidence of occurrence in the demographic and they could have been educated on the symptoms, treatments and access to care.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
7/13/2014 9:27:06 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: IoT are we ready....
Hi Resurgent: I'm not arguing against the use of the technology you describe, nor its existence or effectiveness. What I'm saying is in that certain jurisdictions like the US or throughout the EU, privacy laws pose a significant hurdle, not to mention cultural issues among populations that find such inquiries or sharing of personal information invasive or worse. Reason and logic have limited usefulness in addressing such concerns.

Google Health launched with all these same good intentions and quickly bumped into what people would and wouldn't share, and what health departments were willing to publicly release. Google killed the project more than 18 months ago.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/13/2014 8:59:22 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: IoT are we ready....
Terry, I have seen many reports that show where the largest concentration of certain diseases occur or statistic like what population is experiencing the outbreak. Methods can be put on place to help those areas, treatment , education and free tools to stop the disease can be targeted. Tracking an outbreak to a certain factory or distributor , tainted food product can occur a lot faster with data driven technology. What is your opinion?

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
7/13/2014 8:26:35 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: IoT are we ready....
I don't think new job titles or creation of new functions within existing titles will be what helps here. There are significant privacy issues here to overcome in re reporting of disease, illness, and epidemics. Even anonymizing data does not seem to calm down the privacy advocates, or make people more interested/willing in sharing personal data like this. Governments can certainly take a run at it, but they've got a larger cultural issue (and in some jurisdictions, legal issue) to deal with here first.

Legislatures might be able to bypass all the resistance and privacy issues by passing laws with mandatory reporting requirements. That would certainly stir this pot!

 

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/13/2014 8:15:51 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: IoT are we ready....
Terry, do you think the creation of the "Data Scientist" position in many governments will not allow for big data to be captured more timely especially on health issues?. It may not initially stop the spread of diseases as quickly but it could stop a pandemic. They will have to prioritize what big data they want to capture and expand with time.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
7/8/2014 10:28:02 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: IoT are we ready....
I couldn't agree more, Toby, in re the speed of adoption. I think Gartner's numbers, which are getting regurgitated all over the place, are incredibly optimistic and inflated in service of Gartner's vendor clients.

And when people start talking about using IoT to prevent disease and epidemics, it's time to stop and take a breath. Technology and cultural challenges can be forecasted to be a bit of a drag on these rosy IoT scenarios.

Toby
Toby  
7/8/2014 9:08:21 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
IoT are we ready....
I read today that the Chinese manufacturer of Internet enabled watches has had to pull back from launch of the next gen product owing to an ongoing sluggishness in adoption of wearables....this won't happen quickly.

kq4ym
kq4ym  
7/2/2014 7:48:42 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Getting Ready
I would suspect that if there's 26 billion devices/sensors coming there's actually going to be a much larger than $300 billion market heading our way. And to get all those gadgets connected isn't going to be easy, especially if they are to actually be useful to manufactures, the various industires, and the consumers. It's going to take lots of creative thinking to get it to work in an efficient cost-effective way for all investing in it.

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