Internet of Things is one of the buzz words we are listening frequently, often mentioned with Big Data and Cloud. Many times I’ve heard people using IoT just for marketing purposes and to pretend to be innovative and up to date with big trends. As I wrote other times Ethernet, Profibus, Canbus are not Internet of things just because they connect devices. IoT has different dimensions and characteristics. This doesn’t means that they cannot be IoT enablers or part of IoT projects, but they are not IoT by themselves.

There’s no doubt that IoT is not just a buzz word, but it’s a real big trend that is happening right now. As many big revolution it started slowly and is still in the phase of getting momentum, but it will accelerate fast and someday in the near future we will discover that it already happened.

Recently I found an interesting report from Gartner on IoT evolution: “Gartner Says 4.9 Billion Connected “Things” Will Be in Use in 2015″. I think it’s worthwhile reading it!

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