IoT Influencers share what's in store for the IoT

IBM INTERNET OF THINGS | May 2, 2016

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the way businesses operate and people interact with the physical world. With this comes an enormous surge of data—yet nearly 90 percent of it is never acted upon. Cognitive IoT changes this.

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