IT @ Intel: Preparing the Future Enterprise with the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of diverse machines, devices, and technologies connecting, interacting, and negotiating with each other to help improve and enrich our lives. No longer is …

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of diverse machines, devices, and technologies connecting, interacting, and negotiating with each other to help improve and enrich our lives. No longer is this limited to just computer or smart phone technology. Everyday items such as household appliance, cars and even toys can connect to the internet to integrate with other computing things, processes and services. This new paradigm is changing how data is used and collected, and introducing new challenges for enterprises.

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  • Nice overview and really illustration of the flow of the IoT particularly the comments about the importance of sensor (which means Analog IC become more relevant) and also the distinction between little and big data processing.

    The only point I would question is that this challenge falls on the Enterprise IT Manager or CIO. Not only would I suggest current Enterprise IT is not prepared to handle this it seems this as IoT evolves this becomes an operational challenge.
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  • 1. IT@Intel: Preparing the Future Enterprise with the Internet of Things By John Vicente, Chief Technical Architect for Internet of Things Intel IT
  • 2. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 2 This presentation is for informational purposes only. INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH INTEL PRODUCTS. NO LICENSE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY ESTOPPEL OR OTHERWISE, TO ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IS GRANTED BY THIS DOCUMENT. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN INTEL’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR SUCH PRODUCTS, INTEL ASSUMES NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER AND INTEL DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, RELATING TO SALE AND/OR USE OF INTEL PRODUCTS INCLUDING LIABILITY OR WARRANTIES RELATING TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT. Intel, the Intel logo, Quark, Look Inside., and the Look Inside. logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. Legal Notices
  • 3. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 3 In 1991, Mark Weiser, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC wrote an article in the Scientific American: Special Issue on Communications titled “The Computer for the 21st Century.” In reference to his vision of ubiquitous computing, Mark stated: Introduction “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”
  • 4. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 4 Since the publication of that article 23 years ago, information technology has advanced in speed, scale, miniaturization and wide adoption. Today, many of Weiser’s bold claims about technology seamlessly weaving itself into the “fabric of everyday life” inspire a new era of information technology. This new paradigm of “things” connecting and interacting with each other has radically changed how people relate to devices, the corresponding data that is generated, and the benefits that we receive from the Internet of Things (IoT). The Next Evolutionary Step in Computing has Arrived
  • 5. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 5 The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of diverse machines, devices, and technologies connecting, interacting, and negotiating with each other to help improve and enrich our lives. No longer are servers, laptops, smart phones, and tablets the only devices generating information for broad use and consumption. Everyday items including household thermostats, refrigerators, parking spaces, sprinkler systems, factory controllers, elevators, cars, and even toys can connect to the Internet to integrate with other computing “things,” processes, and services. What is Powering this Major Shift?
  • 6. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 6 New Technologies are Enabling this Change Advances in technology are expanding the reach and scale of traditional air interfaces to enable mobile offloading and other connectivity applications. Low-power Intel® Quark™ processors Sensor-based technologies including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Scaling wireless communications Bluetooth* Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi*, and small cell technologies (femto, pico, and micro) Scaling memory and storage technologies (Flash, SSDs, microSDs)
  • 7. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 7 As sensor device computing and connectivity range options expand, sensor networks are becoming more ubiquitous.  Soft sensors can collect user-based information: favorite websites, appointments, personal contacts, etc.  Infrastructure-based hard sensors can be mounted on physical objects or equipment to collect data from the surrounding environment. For example, sensors attached to data center equipment can help monitor and automatically adjust the temperature. The Important Role of Sensors A variety of devices and sensor objects can be used to support IoT, including user-owned wearable and personal devices. Smart Watches Smart PhonesHeadsets Laptops
  • 8. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 8 Further miniaturization and lower storage costs extend computing flexibility as processing and storage functionality enable devices to process data locally. Meanwhile, the maturity of cloud-based services, network API capabilities, and cloud-based analytics through both local (“little”) and back-end cloud (“big”) data processing has triggered the creation of massive amounts of data, which can be harnessed for business intelligence using Big Data and advanced analytics. Storage & Analytics of Big and Little Data
  • 9. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 9 Enterprise IT managers must integrate IoT technologies to operate seamlessly with current IT systems, operations, business processes, and most importantly, end-user experiences. This complexity includes integration between traditional IT components and systems with non-traditional machines, and across IoT components to deliver cohesively an end-to-end information system. IT scalability will be compounded in the era of IoT, with what is predicted to be an explosion of devices, massive volume and diversity of data, and supporting infrastructure to match. These challenges extend to operational scalability that includes simplifying and managing large deployments of IoT device connectivity and provisioning. Finally, security risks and privacy implications must be comprehended and addressed. Challenges Faced by Enterprise IT
  • 10. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 10 As the number of “smarter” physical components in the enterprise environment increases, so do IT security vulnerabilities. As a result, device hardening, secure access mechanisms, data protection methods, and policy management systems will need to be more sophisticated. Additionally, mixed IoT devices and form factors will require operational integration and support from the point of deployment and throughout their operational lifecycle. More Sophisticated Security
  • 11. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 11 As the number of devices increases, the systems management process will become more complex. IT systems need to be capable of remote management, provisioning, remediation, and automation with minimal human intervention. Scalable cloud services integration is another area for wide innovation. This includes network API systems and common IoT network services that enable new types of IoT applications and end-to-end data analytics that power a broad range of IT and end-user services. Complexity of Systems Management Sources: IDC, Intel, United Nations The IoT world is growing dramatically–from 2 billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020.
  • 12. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 12 As the environment becomes more complex and large amounts of data from many sources are collected, data governance becomes critical for intellectual property, compliance, and end-user privacy. Decisions are needed about what data will be collected; from what devices and when; how data may be used, shared, and correlated with other data across business entities and end-users; and how long it will be retained. End-users need to be informed how their data will be used and in most cases offered the choice to participate. For example, Intel collects conference room occupancy data, but does not collect any information on the occupants, discussions that are held or the number of people that are in the room. Data Governance & Privacy Considerations As data becomes more complex, critical decisions on when and what type of data collection need to be made.
  • 13. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 13 Intel IT sees transformational possibilities for IoT in the evolution of enterprise information technology systems. IoT applications are prevailing in corporate facilities, data centers, factory systems, supply chain, and mobile productivity. Intel IT is pursuing IoT-based innovations in the following areas:  Smart buildings – energy and environmental management, corporate asset tracking and efficiency, and room or facilities occupancy management  Data center usages – energy and environmental management, physical equipment and IT asset management, and utilization  Factory usages – predictive maintenance, intra-factory data transport, remote monitoring, and maintenance  Supply chain optimization – inbound tracking, warehousing, supplier security management, and capacity utilization  Mobile worker productivity – information assistance, mobile productivity, and group collaboration Current Plans
  • 14. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 14 Embracing a world full of smarter devices that connect and interact with each other– along with the influx of data–can provide valuable information that benefits IT organizations. IoT will allow for more IT-based design flexibility, agility, and can fundamentally change how we use information technology to run our businesses. Benefits of IoT This short video shows IT Labs’ vision of how IoT can benefit a mobile user in their future daily life (Link) We are currently exploring new ways to harness the power of IoT technologies to help create a business environment that is more efficient and productive.
  • 15. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 15 The endless applications of IoT technologies include a wide variety of devices beyond the traditional laptops, smart phones, and servers. As IoT technology continues to mature, delivering enterprise-class solutions and reaching wide-scale adoption of IoT applications remains a notable challenge for Intel and the industry. Conclusion “We are excited about the possibilities that this new age of computing and information will bring, and IoT provides a tremendous range of innovation possibilities.” –John Vicente, Chief Technical Architect for Internet of Things, Intel IT
  • 16. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 16 Read more about IoT and other technologies that Intel IT has been working on at www.intel.com/IT.  Extending Enterprise Business Intelligence and Big Data to the Cloud paper  Using Apache Hadoop* for Context-Aware Recommender Systems paper  Reducing Client Incidents through Big Data Predictive Analytics paper  Creating Business Value through Context-Aware Computing paper  Getting a Headstart on Location-based Services in the Enterprise paper  Digital Personal Assistant for the Enterprise paper  Creating Business Value through Context-Aware Computing radio show Learn More
  • 17. Copyright © 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 17 IT@IntelSharing Intel IT Best Practices with the World Assessment Tools CIO and IT Perspective IT Papers IT-to-IT Community www.intel.com/IT