Internet of Things changes OEM electronics outsourcing strategy
If two contract electronics providers send their sales people to pitch an OEM prospect. One wears a set of coveralls the other a nice clean suit. Who is the customer going to choose? The loud, forward-charging sales person trying to convince you to buy services, or the sophisticated enabler with knowledge-ready answers to questions about your biggest OEM product or service challenges?
Awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been gaining ground in contract electronics circles. Some service providers speak to segments of the IoT and its opportunities and technologies on their Websites.
But most provider sites purporting the provider has an understanding of IoT leave me yawning. For a while Jabil was leading the chargeThe amount of electricity present upon the capacitor’s plates. Also, the act of forcing of electrons onto the capacitor’s plates. See CoulombA coulomb is the unit of electric charge. It is named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.1 coulomb is the amount of electric charge transported by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second. It can also be defined in terms of capacitance and voltage, where one coulomb is defined as one farad of capacitance times one volt of electric potential difference.., especially with Jabil’s impressive new Blue Sky Innovation facility in San Jose, CA.
Jabil best positioned itself early on (online and off) to address what the IoT can and will offer electronics OEM seeking more innovative ways to do more with their products and services.
Foxconn has done next to zero with online marketing its IoT capabilities but the world’s largest electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider publicly committed finances in IoT to technical capabilities provided by a French Internet of Things and cloud solutions provider. The Google Trends graph below displays trending information for the Internet of Things.