SYSTEMS: The so-called "Internet of Things" has, in some respects, has become the trendy (perhaps even cerebral) way of describing how Big Data and a consumer's constant connectivity fuse together. But the concept actually has two interwoven strands, one distinctly personal and the other professional. Read more on GigaOM.
The hype over the internet of things has reached big data levels, as has the idealism.
It’s not enough that major corporate conglomerates are predicting savings of trillions of dollars in operating costs from the mix of connected devices, data analytics and automation.
Consumers are also rushing to purchase connected activity monitors, automated door locks and thermostats that come with their own algorithm.
But as data from a survey conducted by ARM and the Economist’s Intelligence Unit shows, the promise of the internet of things so far is just that — promise.
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