IoT, Cloud, SaaS -Microsoft Wins Today’s Round Of Buzzword Bingo

IoT, Cloud, SaaS -Microsoft Wins Today’s Round Of Buzzword Bingo
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Who doesn’t love a game of Buzzword Bingo? It seems that the folks in Redmond are keen to win, launching a new cloud-based SaaS for managing IoT devices. Microsoft IoT Central that claims it will reduce the complexity of IoT deployments.

Microsoft’s IoT blog says their new platform, built on Azure (that’s another item you can check on your bingo card) will be available along with their platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution (Bingo!) Azure IoT Suite.

Like many SaaS products, Microsoft says companies will be able to deploy complex solutions with little need for specific expertise. Which sounds great… unless something goes wrong I guess.

I think platforms like this a a good thing. IoT is complex and we’ve seen, through the Mirai botnet attacks last year, what can happen when IoT devices are unmanaged.

But I get worried when things that are really complex, like managing hundreds or thousands of endpoint devices, get abstracted down to a series of checkboxes and wizards.

Perhaps I’m getting too curmudgeonly for this world.


  • Anthony, I worked with you a few years ago (3 – 4 years ago.) your attitude to technology is bewildering… You get on the ABC radio and peddle tech as a good thing and then come up with crap like this. You have not idea about IOT, when was the last time you you actually coded something… FFS an article on Buzzword bingo…

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