MIT's Dr. Abel Sanchez, and IDC's Mario Morales Discuss 'Internet of Things'

Microsoft intelligent systems strategy aimed at giving companies better tools for capturing, analyzing and visualizing data. MIT Professor Dr. Abel Sanchez, and Mario Morales, vice president of semiconductors and emerging markets for IDC Research, discuss the industry opportunities with building intelligent systems.As Sanchez points out, every single object has some sort of data related to […]

Microsoft intelligent systems strategy aimed at giving companies better tools for capturing, analyzing and visualizing data. MIT Professor Dr. Abel Sanchez, and Mario Morales, vice president of semiconductors and emerging markets for IDC Research, discuss the industry opportunities with building intelligent systems.

As Sanchez points out, every single object has some sort of data related to its history, origin and status:

"We're generating information through all these devices, through all these different industries, and all these different services. The challenge comes in gaining access to that information and creating an inclusive ecosystem where information can be exchanged," says Sanchez.

The Internet of Things addresses that challenge by enabling businesses to collect that data and use it to help formulate business plans, allocate resources or optimize internal processes.

The concept of the Internet of Things is one that Microsoft has been actively involved in bringing to a reality, both through its product development and partnering with universities and research centers.

For example, "Microsoft Research has been working with Johns Hopkins University, the University of San Paulo, the S