Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT), also called Internet of Everything is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the production, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union's Global Standards Initiative. The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.
- Postscapes - good curated site summarizing a lot of IoT links and references.
- Canopy - The open cloud for IoT. Open source cloud platform for the Internet of Things, plus free hosting to get you started.
- Who Will Build The 'God Platform' For The Internet Of Things?