Last Updated: October 24, 2017
Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can be a trillion dollar industry by 2020, but what really is the Internet of Things? According to a Goldman Sachs' report on Internet of Things, the term was first used in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, a British technologist from MIT. IoT is the connection of devices ranging from everyday consumer products to big industrial equipment on a network that enables information to be collected and managed via software to increase efficiency, create new services and/or provide other health, safety and environmental benefits. It's also the third stage in the development of the Internet and, according to experts, it will be the biggest. As we have seen, the Internet has led to many profound changes in our lives, and to the fortunes of many businesses and industries. The rise of the IoT will almost certainly do the same and, as before, many winners -- and losers -- will emerge from this movement.
GearBrain's mission is to help you understand all this new connectivity, what experts are saying about the Internet of Things and what to expect from this new revolution of connected devices today and beyond. We take a complicated but fast growing marketplace of technologies and simplify it for everyone. Listed below are links to research reports and articles from leading industry publications and organizations that will help you learn about the benefits and pitfalls of a new connected world. If we missed something, or if you would like to share your experiences or information on the IoT, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to our Facebook or follow us on Twitter to share your thoughts.
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Internet of Things Research :
- Digital Life in 2025 - by Pew Research
- The Internet of Things - McKinsey & Company
- Internet of Things (IoT) - Cisco
- Internet of Things Consortium
- Create the Internet of Your Things - Microsoft
- The Internet of Things: The Next Mega-Trend - Goldman Sachs
- Amazon Alexa Developer Kit
- Google Assistant Developer Kit - SDKIntel® IoT Developer Kit
- Windows Developer Program for IoT
- Internet of Things Software Developer Kit - Open Source BSD
- Xively - the Public Cloud specifically built for the Internet of Things
- IoT Developer Kit Qualcomm
- IoT Developer Kit - Broadcom's Wiced