“Internet of Things” – Opportunities ahead for Intelligent Device Makers?

In its September 2011 report “The Internet of Things Is Coming”, Gartner recommends that CIOs and IT leaders set aside time as early as “before mid-2012” – in other words, now – to develop a strategy for this scenario.

The “Internet of Things” is on the horizon. It is an expression that describes how the Internet will link traditional smart devices, along with a wide range of additional physical assets that allow these endpoints to generate and share data.

Nearly every product will have an Internet Protocol (IP) address and communication capability: not just networking and telecommunications devices, but also industrial equipment such as buildings, medical devices, test and measurement systems, construction equipment, and oil and gasoline machinery, as examples – that will link to other devices and services over the web.

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Source:  EETimes