Products Are Now Platforms

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WEBB J., Products Are Now Platforms, O'Reilly Radar, 13.01.2015

Type Article
Abstract With remote connectivity and remote updates, companies are able to iterate and add value to products customers already own.
Topics Business Model, Security, Operational Security, Technology


With the IoT, the value of Things can increase after their purchase, thanks to remote access by either/any of the members of the value chain: it's in that sense that we can talk about "Products-as-a-Platform": they are marketed and then they can be upgraded, updated, enhanced, modified through the Internet.

Remember that the IoT Expert Group about Privacy said that a problem with Things is that they can be digitally enhanced and upgraded, so they can potentially change in functions and acquire disruptive potentiality that could lead to serious repercussions.