I will like to discuss Internet of present and future. The Internet of Things (IoT) will propel the future disruptive technology innovation. The Internet of things is the biggest technology trends that are taking place right at the moment (Wortmann & Flüchter, 2015). It is forecasted to be the most disruption as well as the most opportunity technology innovation for the next decade. The Internet of Things is a data communication network that connects sensors and machines together to solve problems. The concept of the Internet of things originated more than as a network of radio-frequency identification (RFID) infrastructures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Auto-ID Labs (Atzori, Iera & Morabito, 2010). The aim was to increase machine to machine communication.
The Internet of things is defined as “a global infrastructure for the Information Society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on, existing and evolving, inter operable information and communication technologies’’(ITU (2012). It enables machine-to-machine communication (M2M). The communication between machines is made possible because the machines used sensors, cloud computing, the internet to gathered data and share data among themselves (Wortmann, 2015). The Internet of Things comes together with the connection of sensors and machines
The Internet of Things has numerous applications which include smart industry, smart home or building, smart transport solutions, smart health and smart city projects (Atzori, et al. 2010). The innovation of the Internet of Things combines physical and digital components in the form of hardware and software to create new products. The Internet of Things is built on cloud computing technology where software, a computer infrastructure, and platforms are delivered as a service over the internet (Gubbi, Buyya, Marusic& Palaniswami, 2013).
A cloud computing application is an important component of the Internet of Things because the cloud computing technology application interprets and data transmit data to the sensors. The Internet of things can enhance a basic function of a thing with additional digital services that can be can be accessed both local basis and globally. For example, functionality a light bulb can be enhanced to security alert functions. Cars can be made smart to drive themselves and if they are driven by humans can tell the drivers their destination. Buildings can provide their own security. The opportunities future innovation of internet of a thing is very vast researchers mentioned some of the future innovation of internet of things as robot taxi, city information model and enhanced gaming room (Atzori, et al. 2010).
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