The Internet of Things Is Coming


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Most CIOs are aware that sensors, appliances and cars are joining the Internet. However, add to that "dumb" objects, like a drink can or a fertilizer bag, and you get innovative opportunities that were never previously possible. This research defines the Internet of Things and its potential.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What Is the Internet of Things?
    • The Expanding Frontier of the Internet Drives an Information Explosion
    • Things Can Connect and Interact in Many Ways
    • Recommendations for CIOs
  • Recommended Reading
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