We’re reaching the point where IoT devices are widely available, but still command a premium (connected Bosch appliances cost $300 more than unconnected, for example). Pretty soon dishwashers will be instrumented by default.

Developer kits are available now.A parallel can be drawn between IoT and the early day of the computer.

As the microprocessor became widely available, so did boxes to put them in, and people started writing operating systems.
Standards began to emerge.[ Get the scoop on the internet of things at its most fundamental level and find out where it’s headed, in InfoWorld’s downloadable PDF and ePub. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
The IT industry is nothing if not predictable: In other words, the silly show starts right about now.
Vendors will try to corner the market by creating their own proprietary systems—total solutions from the hardware to the operating system.
Some of these systems will serve a single purpose: security, audiovisual/home theater control, and so on.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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