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TTP and Mayflower win 'Best Application of The Internet of Things'
Michael Barkway from TTP looks at the current state of play for the IoT without the hype and takes a look into the future.
The term Internet of Things, or IoT, encompasses everything from existing developments in machine-to-machine communications to the newest wearable devices. The vision of the IoT world is that every Thing is connected and discoverable from its own IP address, sharing information freely.
But will the future really be like this? There are good reasons to think that it won’t. This article analyses the nature of the IoT and sets out some of the challenges and opportunities for the next phase of its deployment.
The web today is mostly horizontal – pages of open information, with revenues derived directly through purchasing or indirectly via advertising. The cost model in the Internet today is many-to-one – many consumers to one web server. This has driven revolutionary change in social media, search, file sharing, media distribution and more, enabled by the low co...
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