Is there a connection between IoT and Paint Ball?

By Vernon Turner – March 9, 2016
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Over the past few months, I have been watching carefully the way that companies are approaching the Internet of Things. There is so much hype in the press, marketing by IT companies, and requests from lines of businesses that the pressure for CIOs and the IT managers to deploy an IoT application is intense. So much so that I compare many IoT deployment strategies to that of paint ball games – simply pull the trigger and you will hit something, but it won’t necessarily win you a game. How can you connect the random shots into something that makes sense? Maybe paint ball isn’t meant to, but IT isn’t paint ball, and application deployments should remain part of a corporate strategy.


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Vernon Turner

Senior Vice PresidentIDC


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