The internet of things and machine-to-machine communication are set to revolutionise our day-to-day lives. Stephen Armstrong explores how and asks will it be for the better?
Internet of Things
The world has witnessed an acceleration of connectivity, unparalleled in human history, which is only increasing. The M2M industry is projected to maintain 23 per cent annual growth rates over the next decade and, what is today a $121 billion business, will be worth $948 billion by 2020. This report looks at how IoT impacts the rise of the machine over humans, whilst exploring areas such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data security, data handling and sustainable technologies.
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Machine-to-machine communication throws open concerns about data security which must be addressed, writes Tom Brewster
The growth of the internet of things relies on interoperability. Not only is it a necessity, but it is needed on a massive scale, says Suke Jawanda, chief marketing officer of Bluetooth Special Interest Group
Long the networking technology of choice, wi-fi will be a key enabler of the “internet of everything”, says Kelly Davis-Felner, vice president of marketing for Wi-Fi Alliance