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Are you ready for the Internet of Things?

Are you ready for the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart?

How the Internet-of-Things Will Shape the Future In December of last year, IEEE placed the web-of-things (WoT) as second in its top 10 tech trends for 2014. As the world reaches for greater connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a vital instrument to interconnect devices. No doubt, the IoT will prove to be a disruptive technology. When Bosch decided to create the IoT company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, it served as a reminder of how this seemingly new concept has quickly become mainstream. However, despite countless media mentions on IoT, understanding remains limited with many of us never experiencing it firsthand.

What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything. The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable Illustration: alengo/Getty Images We’re at a crisis point now with regard to the security of embedded systems, where computing is embedded into the hardware itself — as with the Internet of Things. These embedded computers are riddled with vulnerabilities, and there’s no good way to patch them. It’s not unlike what happened in the mid-1990s, when the insecurity of personal computers was reaching crisis levels. Software and operating systems were riddled with security vulnerabilities, and there was no good way to patch them.

Why 2013 will be the year of the Internet of Things - The Next Web - Iceweasel This year’s Le Web event in Paris was based around the them of the Internet of Things (IoT); the way in which objects around us will gather data and connect to controls or other machines via the Internet. The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999. Today, the huge amounts of data we are producing and the advances in mobile technologies are bringing the idea into our homes and daily lives. There are still issues that need to be bashed out of course, proprietary technologies and closed data systems don’t do much to help things along. Privacy, security and networks are also in need of further consideration.

The Internet of Things - Overview The Internet of Things helps enable proactive data access from any connected device 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. IBM solutions can help put the Internet of Things to work for you by giving you the ability to:

Digital and Information Literacy Framework What is digital literacy and how is it different from information literacy? Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation. What does the DIL framework cover and how is it structured? For the purposes of the DIL framework, digital literacy refers to the skills, competences, and dispositions of OU students using digital technologies to achieve personal, study, and work-related goals. The framework describes five ‘stages of development’ of digital literacy skills, competences and dispositions and maps them against the ‘levels’ of OU study.

The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe You are in: Information > Summary Forum Europe would like to thank all the people and organisations involved in this year's event for all their support. A copy of the post-conference report is now available. To download the report please select the link in the 'Downloads' section on the right-hand side of this page. For further information please contact the event manager Tom Chinnock on +44 2920 783 025. MakerSwarm- An Authoring Tool for the Internet of Everything by MAYA Design Inc. We’re obsessed with the Internet of Things—or really, we call it the “Internet of Everything.” We’ve created something revolutionary called MakerSwarm where you can link things together without ever writing one single line of code. All you have to do is use your imagination.