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So what's your take on IoT, IoD, IoP and other IoX, is it all IoH (Internet of Hype) and Internet of Marketing (IoM)?

Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013?

Yup, it's Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devicess (IoD)

Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks like they will, this could bring relief and rest for the over-worked Big Data and Software Defined "X" buzzword bingo bandwagon usage.

Introducing IoX?
For those not familiar with Software Defined "X", simply replace "X" with your favorite term such as Data Center (SDDC), Networking (SDN), Storage (SDS), Marketing, (SDM) among others.as the new IT (and beyond) industry term might just take some pressure from the over-worked software defined "x" usage (you pick "x" such as data center, networking, storage, marketing, etc).

This is good news as we now have IoX where "X" can be leveraged from Things (IoT) and Devices (IoD) to People, Places, Protocols or Platforms (IoP), not to mention APIs, Applications and Apple (IoA).

How about Internet of Items (IoI) or Internet of Objects (IoO)?

We are already seeing Cisco with Internet of Everything (IoE) from CES and rest assured the Big Data folks will want to get all over IoBD while storage folks serve up Internet of Storage (IoS), granted that might be a little close to Apple's OS for comfort of some.

Of course this should also prompt the question of if instead of Internet of Things (IoT) or IoX as being public, then would a Intranet of Things or other items (e.g. IoX) be considered private?

And if you just said or thought, what hybrid, sure, why not, its 2014 after all...

Here's my point
There are many other variations particular if you apply some cloud and virtual based Big Data analytics with some software defined marketing creativity.

So what's your take on IoT, IoD, IoP and other IoX, is it all IoH (Internet of Hype) and Internet of Marketing (IoM), something new to get excited about for those who suffer from technology buzzword ADD?

What say you?

Ok, nuff said


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