Technology has evolved to the point where anyone can become an inventor and innovator. The first wave occurred when Android and Apple created platforms that opened innovation to the masses across markets, empowering businesses and individuals to create compelling applications and realize significant financial windfalls. The next wave, called the internet of things (IoT), promises to create even bigger opportunities.
The IoT enables a world where devices, data and places are interconnected with applications and users over the internet. The results are connected products that transform how people discover, interact and experience the physical world. From improving patient care to increasing energy efficiency, automating buildings, understanding environmental changes or helping understand our own heath, the use cases are limitless. All of this is made possible through a class of small, inexpensive yet powerful processors, ubiquitous connectivity, mobile computing and interaction platforms. The IoT market, predicted to generate up to $14.4 trillion by 2020 (Cisco 2013), has captured the imagination of businesses and consumers worldwide.
Just as Apple and Android evolved the mobile market, Xively has created a platform that simplifies the creation and speeds time to market for powerful connected products on the internet of things, built by anyone, without requiring millions of dollars and teams of developers. The result is the beginning of a 21st century industrial revolution through connected products that can drive serious revenues for lots of companies or individuals.
What will you dream up?
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