back to article Microsoft's five-billion-buck IoT R&D plan is just business as usual

Microsoft’s announced it will spend $US5 billion on internet of things research over the next four years. But don’t get too excited: they are diverted dollars rather than a new cash splash Redmond’s announcement explains the money will go towards “securing IoT, creating development tools and intelligent services for IoT and …

  1. JeffyPoooh
    Pint

    US$5,000,000,000

    They'd better get a move on. Within a few years, given the latest Project Management techniques, that'll get you about sixteen lines of codes.

    1. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

      Re: US$5,000,000,000

      ... and only one bug!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Trollface

        Re: US$5,000,000,000

        You really think Microsoft can get their bug rate down as low as one per sixteen lines of code? Talk about overly optimistic!

        1. VinceH
          Trollface

          Re: US$5,000,000,000

          Yeah, be realistic - it'll be at least 15.

          Mind you, that means it'll probably be the most reliable and secure Microsoft product ever!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: US$5,000,000,000

      Im more interested in the quantum computer Microsoft say is 5 years away. They do have quantum CPU technology thats a long way ahead of competition like Google.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    IoT alone is bad enough

    And then the last company on Earth you'd want to be involved steps forward, promising to "improve IoT security", and to offer "intelligent services".

    I suppose I should content myself that like all big tech dinosaurs, there's no chance of them being successful with anything new.

  3. A Dark Germ

    Never re-invent the wheel!

    IoT hardware use SAML11

    https://www.microchip.com/DevelopmentTools/ProductDetails/dm320205

    Humans use U2F

    https://www.yubico.com/solutions/fido-u2f/

    Been out for ages people hardware cryptography like 508a and new 608a

    https://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATECC608A

    Can i have my $5 billion now Bill?

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