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Eight Reasons Why the Internet of Things Is Doomed

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Copyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC1Eight Reasons Why the Internet of Things is DoomedJason [email protected]

@theebizwizard1About Jason BloombergPresident of Intellyx

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Just what we needSpam on our thermostats#1: SecurityToo easy to hack!Copyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC4Photo Credit: midnightcomm https://www.flickr.com/photos/midnightcomm/

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RFID?Security BadgesPassportsBaby monitors??#2: PrivacyIoT means Big DataBig Data mean more information about IoT usersGood for the marketer, bad for the consumer!

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#3: Digital FatigueToo much noiseToo many optionsConsumers are fickle

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Photo Credit: Kyle Slattery https://www.flickr.com/photos/deansfurniture5/2462980011/sizes/lCant we just have some peace & quiet already??#3a: ShameCopyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC7Nobody wants a wearable to tell them theyre not exercising enough or eating right!Photo Credit: Kyle Intel Free Press https://www.flickr.com/photos/intelfreepress/

#4: EcosystemsApple? Google? Who will run the IoT?Open standards are sticks for beating weaker ecosystems into submissionCopyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC8

#5: No Killer AppGoogle Glass? No thanks.Apple Watch? Dont think so.Refrigerators that order milk? Solution without a problem.

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One might come along at any time, but until then, we got nothin#6: Enterprises Will Screw the PoochIoT is the frosting, existing business is the cakeIoT success will require digital transformationNo shortcuts!Copyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC10Photo Credit: Ann Larie Valentine https://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfranannie/

Warning: organizational change ahead

#7: Vendors Smell Blood in the WaterBig Data about users is the IoT prizeHow to put consumer in control?Would defeat the purpose for vendorsCopyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC11Photo Credit: Andrea Esull https://www.flickr.com/photos/esuli/And the blood is yours!

#8: Excess HypeCopyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC12Photo Credit: Yahoo!Similar to dot.com bubbleWhen people say believe the hype time to sell all your stock and run!Uh ohCopyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC13

What about the Industrial Internet?Machine-to-MachineWhere the big money in IoT is today, exceptNobody in their right mind would actually put a turbine or a locomotive on the InternetCopyright 2014, Intellyx, LLC14Photo Credit: Bob Adams https://www.flickr.com/photos/satransport/What Do I Really Think?Consumer empowerment essentialEspecially concerning user identitiesBig shakeout (or several) coming, but there will be survivors

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Periods of disruption lead to intense innovation, which feeds further disruptionJason Bloomberg

President, Intellyx

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