After many years and much hype the Internet of Things is finally here and IBM is already a key player in this important technology that aims to connect not people but billions of instrumented things.
The Internet of Things represents an evolution in which objects are capable of interacting with other objects. Hospitals can monitor and regulate pacemakers long distance, factories can automatically address production line issues and hotels can adjust temperature and lighting according to a guest's preferences, to name just a few examples. Furthermore, as the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow exponentially, your organization's ability to send, receive, gather, analyze and respond to events from any connected device increases as well.
Jordan Novett writes on Venturebeat horw: AT&T teams with IBM, Linux Foundation to get cities onboard with Internet of Things
AT&T is joining forces with IBM to cash in on the hot Internet of Things megatrend, with plans to initially target cities and utility companies, the companies announced today.
AT&T brings a worldwide network. Big Blue has software for analyzing and visualizing a bunch of data coming from sensors planted all over the place. And it has hardware to process all the data.
Together, these giants have a shot at streaming in revenue from one of the hottest types of emerging technology today.
For more information, reach out to your local friendly IBM Innovation Center.