November 2014
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Ken Sinclair

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The "I of Me" of IoT

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Your present IoT understanding, which I choose to whimsically call “The I of Me” greatly controls your comprehension and expectations of what those three letters might mean to you and those around you.  The art, science, and social interaction of our time "The Internet of Things" (IoT), reflects life and is affecting all of our lives daily so get over it.  You cannot go back, sorry.....smile.  The true danger comes from not being involved in its evolution and having open discussions like this.  Allowing IoT to be created and applied without input from those it will affect is of significant concern. Old school wisdom is of value in its evolution but not a game changer.  We cannot hide from IoT we must embrace and change its shape and purpose.  Sorry, doing nothing is not an option. Blocking bits or delaying adoption of the rapid IoT evolution will only change its direction and shape; possibly NOT with the results you wish.

Please embrace and help evolve IoT with open discussions followed by personal action.

Everyone's "I of Me" is greatly increasing expectations of the large building Automation Industry, but it is our combined personal IoT interaction that will actually change industry.  See my review below;

Personal IoT interaction increases industry BAS expectations My watch alerts me with a text about the fact and time my new BFF (Best Friend Forever), the garage door was left open. Useful information when I need it, where I need it, provided simply by IoT and a low cost DIY not wired sensor.

The rapid deployment  of our personal IoT is putting pressure on our industry, because our clients expect the features they now have in their hands, pockets or on their body as wearables (watches and glasses) to play nicely with all that has been done before.

Our aging building automation systems are straining under the pressure of the required new IoT connections, but the value of open standards is again in the forefront. Personal experience and increased confidence in new technology greatly increases the rate of evolution.

In the early days of the Direct Digital Control revolution one of the biggest factors that allowed rapid acceptance of this new technology was the fact that everyone was starting to get a personal computer in their home. This adoption and hands on experience allowed them to quickly understand the potential power of the PC connected to microprocessors – the new DDC control systems.

Our today's personal use of smart phones and other BYOD of choice, the cloud, plus the rapidly evolving Wi-Fi services everywhere greatly increases our personal understanding of the power of IoT.  The magnitude of this "I of Me" movement is highlighted in this article The Internet of Things: Are You Ready? http://news.avnet.com/internet-of-things  By Steve Phillips, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Avnet, Inc.

"When the news broke in January that Google was buying Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion, the eye-popping valuation indicated the acquisition was about more than just pretty thermostats and smoke detectors. While speculation about Google's intentions has run rampant since then, in my mind it's a clear sign: the Internet of Things (IoT) is finally upon us.

Google's mission is to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." With humans making up less than half the world's Internet traffic today—according to one estimate, we only accounted for 38.5 percent of traffic in 2013, down from 49 percent in 2012—it's clear that the world's information will increasingly be created by machine, not humans."

Control Solutions, Inc I am extremely pleased that our industries' I of Me is high and their articles, columns, and interviews reflect real solutions now evolving rapidly in our industry.

November issue has several must reads to help increase your I of Me. So choose your favourite BYOD in your favourite location get comfortable and give us a read.

Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the AutomatedBuildings.com web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors.

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.
 

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