IOT, Iot Rome, Tipco discussed on Software Engineering Daily


That is coming at a typical. But it's a new Tipco where you know, open. Sources the the tip of the spear. I remember talking to a friend of mine who spent five or ten years working in the quote IOT industry. And this was I think he he worked in it kind of early two thousands, maybe two thousand to two thousand ten around then or two thousand fifteen roughly and IOT is something that you know, it's been around the corner. For ten or fifteen years. But here, I think we're actually seeing it happen. It is coming to fruition. And we're seeing that I think you know, you see that in the rebranding of IOT to edge computing. It's almost like a more palatable reframing of it. Because the word IOT has such a blemish around. It. Do you think I o TS is finally happening? So I think it's happening. It's gonna continue to happen. I think the quote unquote, IOT segment is is massively fragmented massively confusing in the sense that you know, it's not a singular internet of things in that that form. So I do agree with you that, you know, rebranding counted to edge compute the helps clean that up a little bit. But also also changes the notion a little bit, right? So it's it's about moving compute to the edge. Not just having a network of things, but it's about doing things at the edge. So I think that's where a lot of the new notions are starting to to come up. It's what processing what? Logic. Can I move to the edge and then in fundamentally reduce my cloud ingress costs? Right. I mean, if you if you stick everything in the cloud, and that's the central point for everything, then this this network, this network of things the IOT in the IOT Rome has to communicate with the cloud for everything. I mean, that's massively expensive massively difficult in the sense of many of these devices that are sitting in remote locations that have poor to no network connectivity. So so I think the shift is the the reason why the rebranding to edge computers, not just to clean up the notion of IOT. But to also imply that things are actually happening at the edge. It's not just producing data. Not in a sense has been around for as you said for for really longtime, and quite honestly that was kind of what what spawned the big data era. If you really think about it. I mean, all these things at the edge producing data caused the data volumes to balloon and eventually became out of control. And then that's where. Had spark which produce things like, you know, massive distribution cluster. Distributing data processing and things like that. Now, we're we're shifting to the realm of that's actually do something at the edge. Just make the edge actionable and make the edge itself sparked. I'm always curious about the business strategy around software engineering, heavy companies and tiptoes and interesting one because you're very successful company. You're not exactly major cloud provider. You're not one of the AWS, Azure. Google cloud companies. You're also not a startup and have had lots of conversations with startups about how they are competing with the major cloud providers. And it's always interesting because the major cloud providers have such an advantage in terms of sales channel because they've got all these established customers, but on the other hand they have so much surface area that they need to cover and it's really hard for them to actually figure out. What is there? Their core competency other than I mean, they have a lot of core, competency, they have so much surface area to cover. So where do you find the business opportunities? And where where do you see as the best business opportunities for Tipco as you move into the future? Yeah. No. That's a fantastic question..

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