Source: http://blog.qmee.com/qmee-online-in-60-secondsWhen I first saw this image… I laughed. This is crazy. The combination of mobility and social have created an incredible amount of net new data being produced and shared, requiring and incredible amount of infrastructure. For most people the technology to drive this is now just assumed much like utility, like water or electricity… in fact its now a rarity to hear about large outages, whereas a few years ago they were common place.
Right now most of the focus from businesses and people is to connect things to the internet; white goods, video surveillance cameras, vehicles, airplanes and personal devices – it’s mostly devices in their own silo connecting via the web to provide info to humans on a web browser. These opportunities are just the beginning.
This is the change: the internet of things means that things can talk to things, processes interconnect and interop locally or globally, decisions are made according to pre-determined rules, actions can be automated. – We need to enable breaking down the Silo’s and build disruptive technologies and new use casesacross information from multiple verticals. In the home GSMA indicates we’ve moving from currently on average having X things connected to the internet to, in next Y years of ZThis is the change we are currently in, and that has some significant implications on us allThe most significant being in the manner that services are defined, built and delivered. Services - reflect on that - define it (something delivered on an ongoing basis to a defined set of expectations) – important to indicate we’re not talking technically (eg web services), we are talking services as in tertiary sector. You drive the car off the lot and you’re relationship with the manufacturer is just beginning. This will enable new subscription business model’s coupled with greater customer usage intelligence which can address loyalty and repeat business. Hardware cost’s are not the single most important thing now as we have to consider what additional value over the product lifecycle could my product x bring if I added more memory or additional sensor’s.
Nandini: Java spans a broad spectrum of devices and markets. and in the past we have had several implementations of Java focused on very specific markets. While Java has been very successful in each area, over time those implementations have diverged and become more siloed. Making it difficult for developers to extend their skills across implementations. Additionally, the language itself has evolved at a different pace across these implementationsMoving forward, we believe from a platform perspective we need to unify Java for the opportunities you mentioned earlier, that spansmall devices to cloud based applicationsPeter: What do you mean by unify Java? (click to next slide)