We have advanced from mainframes to workstations, to client-server, to grid computing, to cloud computing and the next step is the Internet of Things. Smart devices, active devices, all around the world are connected, generating huge amounts of data and reacting to commands from central or distributed authorities. And it seems that the ideas of open source now can be applied to hardware ...
The Internet of Things is poised for huge growth. Along with SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud), it’s one of the key building blocks of digital technologies and superior digital customer experience. As IoT gets more matured there is the need for a standardization of network protocols used in IoT. With Thread, Google invented a protocol to easily connect various devices in your home.
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