Is IOT just a hype?

Hitachi Vantara xyzabd
Apr 14 10 Comments

Most of the stuff I see is just hype and lots of solutions looking for a problem. The analytics and nifty GUI/dashboards look impressive but do mainstream companies even need that sort of stuff all the time on all the data being generated and stored?
Will customers ever embrace all the ML/AI based stuff thrown around and start to pay for it continually? Most companies have had these kind of custom solutions architected inhouse for several decades and might feel irritated to see some young data scientists claim that they have invented something new in the name of IOT buzzwords.


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Google go ogle
    IoT is a bubble ripe for bursting. I quit IoT and switched to a more recession-proof field.
    I realized it was time to quit when I was asked to add blockchain somewhere.
    Apr 14 1
  • Amazon bayyyzoes
    Turns out we were getting along just fine without our coffee makers talking to our curling irons.
    Apr 14 0
    IOT is inherently stupid. You don't need it except in critical equipments like dangerous mine shafts or oil rig equipment. IOT in home appliances is a meme. Whenever I see an ad for Alexa or Home I just want to .....
    Apr 14 0
  • Google icf
    The field needs a company actually interested in improving a consumer product instead of having a sensor/another entry point inside the home.
    Apr 14 1
    • Google go ogle
      The problem with consumer IoT is that there is no problem waiting for solution (while we can make toaster talk to the microwave, there is no need whatsoever).
      Industrial IoT is more promising, but so far it is yet to prove that it is more than just a bunch of buzzwords.
      Apr 14
  • Google


    I once served 5TB
    Internet of Shitty Things
    Apr 14 0
  • T-Systems tyranIT
    Yeah, industrial/manufacturing use case, shipping/logistics...I can see the ROI....but that blockchain, AI/ML super glue into "every cloud Leonardo,Azure, AWS, GCP , and every other "magical platform" hype is exhausting.
    Apr 14 0
  • Panasonic Avionics / Sales
    Mr. Burns

    Panasonic Avionics Sales

    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    Mr. Burnsmore
    There’s a lot of legacy systems that haven’t been looked at for years. What’s happening now are these legacy system providers are looking at it and saying the software/services will make us more money than the hardware. So it’s a bit of a land grab to become the “ios” of iot. Problem is, it just doesn’t scale like a media company is used to. Check out fang, 4 out of 5 are media companies with amazon essentially turning into one.
    Apr 14 0
  • Uber IamDara
    I believe far in the future iot is everywhere. But right now cost is just too high
    Apr 15 0