If IoT technologies underpin the future, connected city, then we need to solve the interoperability challenges. In this blog, Sasa Marinkovic looks at one approach.
Next-generation computing and Internet networking -- a combination I call "connected computing" -- promises great potential as we move toward an Internet of Things-enabled future. But first, we must vastly improve interoperability and communications protocols, common processing and programming interfaces, and tools to dissolve the barriers between diverse computing platforms, devices, and operating systems.
If this effort fails, the Internet of Things will be seriously hampered at best. At worst, it will be little more than the Internet of Babel.
Where are all those connected devices coming from? Mostly industrial and consumer, says a recent IHS report