More structural holes

…When the familiar pen-and-paper methods of self-analysis are enhanced by sensors that monitor our behavior automatically, the process of self-tracking becomes both more alluring and more meaningful.”
Gary Wolf
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In yesterday’s blog, we presented this image, which shows the gaps in EMC’s social networks that prevent “perfect” information flow across their orgnas.

The other message that leaps out of this diagram for me is how these types of structural holes might also prevent sensor networks from reaching their full potential when they proliferate in the future. It also demonstrates how the OSS operators can intervene to close structural holes if knowledge gaps are impeding the sensor network’s ability to learn.

The predicted volume of sensors in the future is staggering and is likely to have a big impact of carrier networks and their OSS. We’ll get to the Internet of Things (IoT) or “big sensor” in more detail in later posts.

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