Across the Net


John Morris: Business is the Only “Thing” – Business Semantics and the Internet of Things

InsightaaS: In August, ATN featured a thoughtful post by John Morris in which he discussed the issue of alarm fatigue in the context of IoT. Today, we feature another post by Morris, this time looking at IoT from the perspective of value creation. In it, he approaches IoT from an interesting perspective: rather than focusing [...]


Michael Geist: Responding to the Attacks – Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures

InsightaaS: Readers who follow Across the Net know that we are appreciate and support the efforts of Michael Geist to examine issues and legislation that affect Canadians’ privacy and digital freedoms. In this post, Geist takes a further step, urging restraint in responding to the late October terrorist attacks with new legislation. This is, I believe, a principled and courageous [...]


CIO Dashboard: 12 Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things

InsightaaS: CIO Dashboard is a blog run by PwC principal Chris Curran. This post, co-authored with Curran’s PwC colleague Daniel Eckert, provides a counterweight to the ‘helium’ around IoT: it lists 12 obstacles to the widespread adoption of IoT. The post is not intended to provide a detailed treatment of each of the 12 barriers. [...]


The Economist: Technology isn’t working

InsightaaS: The Economist is one of the world’s most respected sources of insight into business and social issues, and often achieves the rare feat of connecting both perspectives into a single analysis.At ATN, we have featured pieces from the Economist on several occasions, including one piece – “Unplugged and unproductive” – that looked at how digitization is [...]