With all the talk about connected refrigerators, light bulbs, thermostats and garage doors, the mass market would be forgiven for thinking that consumer companies developed the concept of the Internet of Things. But only in the last five years or so has the technology made its way into the consumer realm.
Enterprises are making application programming interfaces a "strategic priority" as they adapt to mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things, according to a survey of 300 IT decision makers by MuleSoft, a provider of an integration platform for enterprise software.
Microsoft is partnering with Jasper, an Internet of Things platform provider, to integrate Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, due out later this year, with Jasper's IoT services platform.
IBM has been embracing the Internet of Things in a big way. In its latest move, Big Blue is launching a community for IoT developers to help them connect devices to the cloud and to harness data generated from those devices.
The commercial, industrial and public services sectors are expected to fuel growth in the Internet of Things, with the number of IoT connected devices forecast by Juniper Research tripling to 38 billion units by 2020.
The top news stories for July 29, 2015.
Predixion and PLAT.ONE have teamed up to provide real-time, predictive analytics on the edge for PLAT.ONE's vertical smart cities, industrial monitoring, smart buildings and vending Internet of Things applications.
Wednesday, IBM launched a new Internet of Things community for developers called IBM developerWorks Recipes. It's designed to help novice and experienced developers learn how to connect devices to the cloud and how to use the data coming from those devices.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is holding a hearing on the Internet of Things this Wednesday. Given the breadth of its jurisdiction, it is unclear what precisely the subcommittee is looking for in its examination of the IoT but it's likely that privacy and security issues are on the list.
The top news stories for July 24, 2015.