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Internet of things is already with us

The internet of things isn’t just a pipe-dream about connected coffee machines. Real Irish businesses are engaged in real innovation, writes Jason Walsh

3rd April, 2016
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Diarmaid Flynn, client services director at Ergo

All our devices being connected to the internet has been promised from day one of public communications networks. In fact, a soft drink machine was connected to the web in 1982 by students at Carnegie Mellon University. Why? For the students involved, the answer was “Why not?”, but more serious applications of the “internet of things” have had to wait, not only on better connectivity and processing power but a real reason to bother....

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