Steve Surfard: Is everything really a part of the Internet of Things?

IoT has become such a part of the vernacular that for many it’s become a catch-all acronym for every and any digital device on the market today. It’s easy to understand how that could happen. After all, in industries as far-reaching as consumer electronics, healthcare, energy and more data collection and analysis are delivering unprecedented business intelligence, driving operations, performance, and profitability. Solution providers are delivering network-based sensors and embedded systems across multiple sectors. In addition, users are relying on fixed and mobile devices to communicate with increasing trust that they will provide a safer, smarter world.

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