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The Internet of Things (IoT): when everything is "a thing"

By Aaron Kim

March 26, 2015

Gartner and others project that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have close to 30 billion devices interconnected in 5 years. While we wait for technology and standards to catch up and allow that future to happen, we may be leaving money on the table in the present while missing much simpler opportunities to connect "things" to the Internet. Read on to find more about the difference between the IoT and the Internet of things.

It seems rare these days to go through any newsfeed on technology without seeing "the Internet of Things" (IoT) mentioned a few times. For those still wondering what that is, here's its Wikipedia definition as of this writing:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within [...]

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