IoT White Paper
Modern computer science constantly feeds on buzzwords. In 2017, the Internet of Thing (IoT) is on everyone's lips. The term IoT is used for the first time at the Auto-ID center at MIT in 1999. Since 2013, the Oxford dictionary defines IoT as: "The interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data".
Since that date, communicating objects started flourishing everywhere: from bracelets for activity monitoring to the collection of vital signs in the medical field. The amount of connected objects multiplies at high speed: according to Cisco, 50 billion objects will be part of our everyday life by 2020.
Also and foremost, as electronic components get cheaper and cheaper, it is now possible to experiment with an idea at a reasonable price. Scripts to query sensors or operate actuators are open-sourced in a multitude of languages. The emergence of FabLab and the DIY movement makes industrial know-how available to everyone.
This TechTrend aims at demystifying the Internet of Objects and at opening the doors of a new digital transformation to enterprises.