A post on the HPE enterprise.next blog, entitled, "The Internet of what?, comes from a lively, informative HPE Tech Talk, hosted by Paul Muller, via HPE Business Insights Studio. In the talk, Muller discusses IoT and how it works, interviewing guests, Dana Gardner, principal analyst for Interarbor Solutions, and Tom Bradicich, vice president and general manager of Servers and IoT Systems at HPE.


The Internet of What?

Learn what the Internet of Things is, how it works, and why you need it.



The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, and getting hotter with every IoT rollout.  However, a more accurate description is the "Network of Things," according to Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, and Dr. Tom Bradicich, vice president and general manager, Servers and IoT Systems, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

IoT didn't just happen. There has been a perfect storm of data center improvements—from speed to data storage, sensors shrinking, artificial intelligence, and improved network speeds—to create the right environment for IoT to succeed. As Gardner points out, it's not just what we can do with the IoT now, but that the payoff makes it a great business decision. And it introduces a new way of thinking about our lives.

Dana Gardner and Dr. Tom join Paul Muller, vice president of strategic marketing at HPE, to discuss what the IoT is, explain some practical applications for it, and debunk common myths.

Get an overview of the benefits, challenges, and future of IoT in 10 minutes!

Key takeaways:

  • IoT should really be called the "Network of Things," since not all of the Internet will be connected to IoT
  • Complexity and security are top challenges. The data can get very personal!
  • Big analog data from IoT is bigger than all the other types of big data combined. It can include vibrations, temperature, location, video, audio, and more.


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