7 Important Points In Preparing For The Internet of Things by John Soat


clip_image002The Internet of Things sounds more like J.J. Abrams’ next sci-fi thriller than a major inflection point in business technology. Which makes the fact that IoT is about to invade the business landscape on a massive scale somewhat ironic—and wholly appropriate.

Enterprises have been tossed by some momentous technology waves in the last few years, such as big data, the cloud, mobility, and social networking. Yet the Internet of Things—connected, data-generating devices embedded in everyday objects—is more than just another wave.

“IoT means that all of the physical infrastructure, the whole world around us, is going to be connected to the internet,” says Oracle Vice President of Product Management Peter Utzschneider, who’s been evangelizing IoT for several years. “IoT is like those other profound technology changes we’ve already experienced, only on steroids—it’s that big,” he says.

Business executives and technology managers need to comprehend the implications and open their minds to the possibilities of IoT for their organization, Utzschneider advises, and prepare accordingly. To that end, he offers seven important points in considering the Internet of Things.

1. Take the long view.

“People need to be prepared that this is a long-term proposition,” says Utzschneider. “They have to understand that IoT means fundamental change for business,” he adds.

The Internet of Things is in its early days, and most implementations are still relatively simplistic—but that’s changing fast, as IoT technology, from end-point devices to data integration and analytics platforms, increase in number and improve in capability. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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