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Ian Grayson: Putting the 'Internet of Things' to work
Source: "It's the latest buzz phrase in an industry that excels at buzz phrase creation, but that doesn't mean the Internet of Things won't deliver big benefits.
It's defined in different ways depending on who you ask, but the IoT is essentially all about machines and devices talking to each other.
While the early days of the internet were all about human-to-human connections, this is now changing. Indeed, within a few short years, the amount of data caused by people contacting people will be dwarfed by the amount generated by machines talking to other machines.
Now it's easy to think that this trend - while interesting - won't have much impact on your workplace. Think again."