IBM Pushes Hard on the Internet of Things

CARL WEINSCHENK | March 1, 2016

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One of the challenges of modern telecommunications is that the big labels that people give trends and emerging platforms bleed into each other. The cloud is related to the Internet of Things (IoT), which is related to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is related to Big Data, which is related to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and on and on. The boundaries are artificial, but in a sense necessary in order to have a conversation.All of those names can be jettisoned in favor of a simple statement: Computing is getting so inexpensive and condensed that it can collect data and improve processes in an almost limitless number of applications. At the end of the day, that is the reality to which each of the terms and phrases refers.

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