: "News stories about the Internet of Things (IoT) tend to focus on fun consumer gadgets like an internet-enabled doorbell that sends audio and video to your smart phone. But the real story of the IoT will be industrial M2M connectivity. We'll be expanding our network topologies and capabilities with new technologies and billions of new devices.
We'll keep existing equipment connected and communicating as well, as much of our legacy infrastructure is too complex and too valuable to be cast aside. Short term goals will include eliminating unplanned device downtime and optimizing asset performance. But in the long term, IoT technology will also help us address the critical macro trends that pose genuine threats to future prosperity."