Wolfgang Maass is full professor and chair in Information and Service Systems (ISS), faculty of Business Administration, Saarland University, Germany. Previously he led the division Smart Products at the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM)...
Steve Schmidt: Internet of Things - An opportunity for Intelligent Device Manufacturers
Source: „The 'Internet of Things' is a phrase used to describe how the internet will link traditional smart devices, and a wide range of additional physical assets to allow these endpoints to generate and share data. Nearly every product will have an IP address and communication capability - not just networking and telecommunications devices, but also industrial equipment such as buildings, medical devices, test and measurement systems, construction equipment, and oil and gas machinery, to name a few - that will link to other devices and services via the web. Gartner forecasts that there will be more than 30 billion permanently connected devices by 2020 and more than 200 billion intermittently connected devices by that time.”