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01/23 IT Trends Town Hall
What are the hottest IT trends for 2015? Join the chat to discuss our panel's views and your own.
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Bill Fiora
IoT and SMAC assume a constant network connection, yet we didn't have enough bandwidth today for a four-person conversation. A reminder that the infrastructure is as important as the new gadgets.
Sue Cronizer
WOW so true. I think this is something that's going to have to get addressed when you think about 25B devices being connected to the Internet this year alone
Nigel Barron
Good point. What about net neutrality? Any implications?
Soren Helsted
of course not all 25B devices will be streaming video - but is definitely an issue. I believe WiFi will be a critical part of this #IoT network infrastructure
Bob Donnelly
@NigelBarron At what point do you pay more to get priority? QoS schemes fail when there is not a recognized rule set.
KyleAebischer
The network providers are going to have a hard time keeping up with the explosion of devices and data requirements.
Dan Hushon
yes, agree... but the key question for me is the choke points... I made the comment that enterprises don't have the bandwidth.. .but mobility firms like @ATT are putting $x0 billion into wireless = good start
eddie satterly
@KyleAebischer The providers are already upside down and if we dont get some new blood in this space demand will bury supply in short order
Bill Fiora
We'll see if Google's idea to better integrate WiFi and mobile networks will help
Nigel Barron
@drbobcsc That's going to be a real fight between activists, companies (Netflix) and the the service providers
eddie satterly
Amazing how well that process has worked in other countries without the legacy carriers If folks like #Google can make it work here then I'll help in any way I can
Dan Hushon
@NigelBarron agree... big challenge does net neutrality hamper investment from private side, is government thinking about this as national infrastructure like the hw system?
Ngoc V Do
I love the idea I've heard recently that as SMAC+IoT are in play, the smartphone would become a universal "remote control", what do you think?
Sue Cronizer
Dead on - i think its exactly whats going to happen - mobility and the smart device drives IoT and visa versa
Dan Hushon
mobile device is a channel, but some devices like the Aruba meridian platform can also backhaul.. either way information at the edge puts new emphasis on mobility providers imo
Lisa Braun
Anyone want to comment on "shadow IT" as it works to fill a skills shortage, and as app development becomes more simplified? How big a problem is shadow IT for CIOs? Or is it a healthy source of creativity?
Sue Cronizer
Personally I think its a healthy way of driving creativity BUT that's coming from someone that doesn't have to deal with the mess that it brings to a company. Its like threading the needle.
Jerry Overton
Not sure if shadow IT will fill the skills gap so much as trends like micro-tasking.
Doug Neal
Lisa this gets at the need for staff who are double deep. Some IT shops designate a group, say from Marketing to test drive new technologies
Lisa Braun
@gblnetwkr Right, good point. We are all getting double deep; just that everyone starts from a different end of the business-tech spectrum. imo.
Jerry Overton
small tasks farmed out to a SMAC-enabled workforce: http://www.weeklysta...
Lisa Braun
@JerryAOverton Reminds me a bit of SETI 2 home years ago, where computer tasks were sent out to idle PCs to take on part of the work.
Jerry Overton
yeah, same concept, but for people.
Jerry Overton
yeah, same concept, but for people.
lewis richards
We have to get to realisation that as humans we may not have the 'biological' capability to 'see' the new Internet of Things. We are going to simply be the machines ambulatory mechanisms. There is a new proximity driven sensor net emerging
Jeff Caruso
Sounds like your next sci-fi plot
lewis richards
This is one of the themes of AR, with Holosense, Glass, Sulon etc bringing a contextual digital overlay to the real world
lewis richards
Thing is this world isn't scifi at SF Giants stadium there are 1289 ibeacons deployed that interact with fans phones
lewis richards
routing them to seats, tracking their location, passing personalised advertising etc, all of which is a new non-traditional form of human computer interaction, you no longer instigate the link, the phone and beacons talk, and you just 'notice'
Dan Hushon
the question may be what are the complexity reduction steps that we need e.g. NG Visualization to be relevant in the machine age
lewis richards
Agreed the balance point so that the data that can be visualised, can be context driven, relevant and timely and importantly personal. This is all about reduction of complexity in a more complex world
Ngoc V Do
IoT seems to be very hectic in 2015, most of the news/discussions are about huge opportunities, but some of them are about challenges which are security, standardization, consume high energy, etc. are we also looking at those?
eddie satterly
From the EBG R&D side we are spending most of our time looking at how to do the multi-tiered collection and leverage the assets we have like EZBake to secure communications. As standards emerge we are working with the leaders to define our space
Dan Hushon
yes absolutely the non-functional requirements/system use cases are incredibly important
Dan Hushon
EzBake is cool @CSC tech http://github.com/ez... provides a federation over secure data with controlled query -> multi-tenant
Ngoc V Do
what's about standardization? There seems to be http://www.iiconsort... working on that. Will CSC join?
eddie satterly
Honestly there are 3 competing groups trying to set standards and our partners are across all of them. I sit on a few calls a month with some of these folks, but until one group takes a lead on standards I think we are best to sit back and wait
Dan Hushon
we already have a #OSS platform and we are looking at many of the ecosystems. I believe that we're still early and will need to "join" many
Nigel Barron
I covered the AllSeen Alliance in my Voice of The Analyst call yesterday https://c3.csc.com/d...
Doug Neal
security needs to include an appreciation for the risk that you cannot mitigate,, but have to live with. Also not all data is equally sensitive, but we tend to treat it all the same - underserving some and overserving other
Bob Donnelly
Discussions of SMAC and IoT often downplay the network portion. You can't move all data to 1 place to analyze. Are we doing enough in the way of tiered architecture that can handle that?
KyleAebischer
I agree and I believe we will see the large network carriers struggle to keep up with the demand. I just read a article that there is still 2-3 year out for SDDC.
Dan Hushon
both tiered, but also distributed... tiered may mean decorating on ingest for meta-context or even extracts that stream meaningful data to evaluators in real time
Bob Donnelly
An example is doing some analysis locally from the feed in your own smart home to decide if/when to send yourself an alert.
KyleAebischer
@danhushon what do you see being used in the tiered approaches... containers... webservices
eddie satterly
@danhushon The tiering approach that folks like Cisco and Intel are pushing allows for analytics at point of collection and then results up to regional analytics then results up to global. This makes it possible for the network to keep up at least a while
Dan Hushon
I really like the notion of chains or spouts/drains ala apache storm as they begin to offer data onramps/evaluators/offramps in very meaningful ways .. IoC/AOP styled
Bob Donnelly
@DanHushon Distributed is an interesting challenge. It gets down to what to share so you can see trends that cross many sites when raw data is too much.
Dan Hushon
this is where #EZBAKE provides a, and I use it loosely, information platform to start to drive some consistency of approach
Dan Hushon
other strategies such as avro and protobuf also give us some structural insights, but the ever changing/emergent information linkages/models will be one of the biggest challenges, imo
Dan Hushon
@eddie_satterly agree on staged filters ala cisco, but there is also staged enhancement with it so contexts become richer the deeper they descend
eddie satterly
Totally agree on enrichment and enhancement at every level, the challenges here are still great though due to a number of reasons like network and backhaul queries