Here's a definition of the "Internet of Things" :
"a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data."
In the spirit of joining everyday objects, IBM has joined Cisco for a two-part series of tweetchats:
Lauren Friedman and Clara Alvarado will be promoting, co-hosting, and joining our chat: “How Data will Power the Internet of Things”
Wednesday, September 10, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.
Hosted by @IBM_Infomix (Oliver Clark) our special guests for this Twitterchat are:
Gary Barnett - @THINKOVATION
James Kobielus -@
Later, James will join the #IOTChat hosted by @Cisco_IOT (Lauren) to continue the discussion. This chat is also Sept 10, but from 2:00 - 3:00 EDT.
This collaboration is a huge opportunity for us to expand our knowledge about this topic as well as our network of IOT experts.
I hope you can join us!
You can follow along—and join the discussion using the hashtag #IoTChat
We look forward to your thoughts and comments on #IoTChat twitterchat hosted by @IBM_Informix (Oliver Clark) and @Cisco_IOT (Lauren Friedman)
How do you join in?
If you use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck or HootSuite, create a search column for the term #IoTChat. Then as participants tweet with the #IoTChat hashtag, those tweets will appear in your column.
How do you participate?
Review the discussion questions so you can prepare your thoughts and answers. When the question is posed, begin your response with A1: for question 1 and A2: for question 2, and so on. This makes it easier to follow the conversation throughout the chat. No answer is wrong!
Q1) What do you see as the “real” opportunity of the Internet of Things? How will IoT drive revenue?
Q2) How will data management strategies and approaches need to change to capture data from devices on the network?
Q3) What are the deployment scenarios available to extend legacy database architectures to take advantage of the IOT opportunity?
Q4) With more and more operations residing on the "edge", what will be the new demands on database storage and transmission models considering the limitations on network bandwidth?
Q5) With the proliferation of devices/sensors capturing data, what security and privacy concerns are arising?
Q6) With thousands of data formats and protocols, will the industry move toward standardization and regulation?
Q7) Where do you see the largest complexities for IoT arising?
Q8) How will all of the “internets of things” connect?
To prepare for this chat, I suggest you read this whitepaper:
The questions for Part 2 will be published later. Follow #IOTChat for details.