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The future of IoT: New priorities and paradigms
For Mike Heim, CIO of Whirlpool, delivering Clothespin, a system that connects laundry machines to smartphones and equipment service providers, wasn't just about cutting-edge technology; he also needed to work closely with various business functions and vendors. "It required us as an IT function to partner differently," he said. In this issue of CIO Decisions, find out why, for Heim and for CIOs in many other industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) now requires them not just to reshape their infrastructures but also to reinvent the business. In other words, the future of IoT is now.
Also in this issue, we dig into how Pfizer was able to build brand awareness among Baby Boomers using a digital campaign with a youthful twist; get an expert's take on how a common language can help solve problems between embedded IT and central IT; run down a list of companies that succeeded in using data analytics to boost various areas of the business; get insight into IoT security from a CEO and an engineer from an intelligent light fixtures company; and explore whether the Apple Watch can become a tool for the business.
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Features in this issue
Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim is using cutting-edge tech to reinvent the lowly laundromat, but first he had to reinvent how his IT team worked. Welcome to the future of IoT.
ITSM expert George Spalding says that the key to solving problems between embedded IT and central IT is a common language based on services and not technology components.
Analytics success stories from the likes of Burberry, CBS, Coca-Cola and L'Oreal. The Data Mill reports.
News in this issue
Behold, the Apple Watch. Will third-party apps make it the next big thing for the enterprise? Also in Searchlight: Tech blog GigaOm abruptly closes its doors; AP sues the U.S. Justice Department for Hillary Clinton's emails.
Columns in this issue
Many industries are now making use of the Internet of Things to change the way we live, but this is only the beginning. The future of IoT demands that companies reinvent how they do business.