Intel Moves to Storm IoT Market
Intel had a coming out party for their Internet of Things effort last week. They are one of the few vendors in the space that seem to understand that you need to start with a Gateway/Hub in order to automate and secure the results. Why? The individual devices will be incredibly hard to secure individually because it would require too much headroom and you’ll still have to manage patches and updates with something. Early companies in the consumers’ space, like Smartphones (Insteon) for home automation and Sonos for music either discovered this early on or over time. In any case, without a hub/gateway, similar efforts have failed to reach critical mass.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.