K-I-S-S. It’s a pneumonic device. Crude but effective, it helps us remember to keep things manageable. But, as we all know, many times the ease or difficulty of a situation is not up to us. Hence, the Cynefin model.
Whether consumer or industrial. Whether you’ve heard it called IoT, Industry 4.0, or the smart factory, the Internet of Things is here and it’s only going to grow. I particularly like the term the Internet of Everything. It’s quite descriptive if you think about the ultimate goal—everything connected to everyone and everything else.
In April 2016, Comcast released an interesting report, compiled from almost 1,300 U.S. consumers, providing valuable insight into why customers are interested in smart home services, what features they really want and how they plan to use smart home technologies.
The large number of certifications gives product developers broad supply chain options for building lighting solutions, energy devices, sensors, controllers, gateways and other IoT objects that will work together using the industry’s most widely deployed common language between IoT devices.
According to Frank Deford in a column for WBUR News in Boston, “Referees always say it’s best not to be noticed.” That is not to say that officials should never make a call or not administer their duty to control the game.