SYSTEMS: Perish the thought that a technology is being over-played by its backers and its champions in the media. But that's what some believe when it comes to the Internet Of Things, not least in travel where connectivity and devices are only going to be more important. Time for a deep breath, perhaps? Read more on The Guardian.
Gartner puts the so-called Internet of Things at five to ten years from actual productivity.
Right now, it says, the concept - a promise in which every electronic device has a sim card and its own presence on the net - is instead it is at the "peak of inflated expectations".
Gartner highlights a lack of standardisation in the area, as well as the changing nature of the technology itself, as part of the reason why widespread adoption is further than its promotors think.
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