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Intel publishes nine point Internet of Things manifesto

Intel is urging the technology industry to make the Internet of Things a reality with a manifesto that outlines nine areas that will help to ensure it happens.

The Data Society Manifesto, released by Intel on Thursday, looks at the ways technology firms can assist in creating a fully connected world with Intel admitting that businesses could already be taking advantage of the technology as it exists now.

"There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the IoT. It's truly not hype. It's not about IoT as a promise for IoT a decade or five years from now, this is IoT for here and now," said Intel's Intelligent Solutions general manager Kumar Balasubramanian, according to

Intel’s report is based on interviews with leading Big Data experts and winning over those experts is one of the nine areas that Intel identifies as being key to having a fully connected society.

One of the main take-aways from the manifesto is Intel’s belief that technology companies need to educate tomorrow’s data scientists in the vital skills required to succeed when it comes to big data. This in turn will help stakeholders to decipher more sense from big data pools by asking the right questions to bring about the right responses with Intel stating “these skills are thin on the ground today”. This in turn will help the “make the tools easier to use”, which is another of the key points.

The amount of data stored by companies is identified as a key obstacle and Intel urges companies to “stop storing everything”.

When it comes to the data itself Intel thinks there’s a real need to “encourage data sharing” whilst linked to this is the fact that we should “remember that data represents real people”. Again linked to this is Intel’s belief that we must “regulate use and abuse of data” and these three should work in harmony to make sure the very best outcome is reached.

Talking of making data secure, Intel’s last two key points are to “build in security from the start” and “write privacy policies that build trust” to make sure the Internet of Things goes as smoothly as possible.

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