A million points of data

The blistering pace of technological change has seen a move from internet everywhere to internet everything. Jason Walsh looks at the explosion of interest in the internet of things

1st October, 2017
A million points of data
Art Coughlan, product marketing lead for cloud infrastructure

Given its basic meaning — physical devices connected to the internet — unsurprisingly what matters most with the internet of things (IoT) is the devices themselves. If the material world and the connected world are to merge, then the nexus point will be the devices themselves.

But which devices? One early experiment in the early days of the internet was the connection of a drinks dispenser. Today, this quixotic idea has become a business category,...

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