By Hinkmond-Oracle on Mar 30, 2015
Here's an article on how IoT will be enormous, but will not be about devices, standards or inter-connectivity (think back to when iOS and Android first took off -- there were no standards or inter-connectivity between silos). The future of IoT will be about making sense of existing IoT data and turning that current device data into knowledgeable actions.
Here's a quote:
This perspective on the Internet of Things has some interesting implications. We predict that the most interesting IoT applications in 2020 will use data that already exists today, rather than new sensors. Why? Value is created by making sense of data, and many data will have more than one possible source... New devices will be more expensive to build, install and maintain than solutions that mine existing sources of data. When a solution can be found that doesn’t require new sensors or hardware, it will prevail.So, don't get all caught up in fancy new IoT devices and how they can use a Holy Grail new standard to interconnect. Think instead about existing devices today and how to best make sense of all that existing device and sensor data that exist today.