Internet of Things Essay

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Internet of Things | Corey VennieIT220JFebruary 11, 2015 | What is the internet of things? * The internet of things is a proposed development of the internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. Will it become a popular technology in the future? * As technology is constantly evolving and moving in a direction of cloud based environments, we will start to see more and more of these innovations come to light as time moves forward. In my opinion IOT’s will not only become more popular in the future but they are our future. Some of the IOT’s are taking shape right now and are slowly being integrated in today’s society. List a use or device that is a part of it. * Simply put this concept of basically connecting any device with a on and off switch to the internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. This also applies to components of machines, for example a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig. So chances are if it has a on and off switch it can be part of IOT. The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. Some even estimate this number to be much higher, over 100 billion. The IOT is a giant network of connected things (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things. The reality is that IOT allows for virtually endless opportunities and connections to take place, many of which we can’t even think of or even fully understand the impact of today. But the only thing that can be a setback is the Security. References Virtual Library Citing Internet Sources

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