Summary:

Many technologies and challenges will shape what we know as “the internet of things” over the next few years. In the latest GigaOM Research podcast, we sit down with analyst Jon Collins to discuss what the technology is (and isn’t) and why it matters for our connected future.

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As we’ve recently discussed at GigaOM Research (subscription required), there is currently no standard definition for the internet of things. As this technology evolves, enabling more and more connectivity in our daily lives, we can expect to see a standard definition emerge, along with a number of challenges to be overcome. Show host Adam Lesser sits down with analyst Jon Collins to discuss what the internet of things is, why it matters, and how it will change over the next few years.

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SHOW NOTES
Host: Adam Lesser
Speakers: Jon Collins

  • What is the internet of things?
  • The macrofactors driving the internet of things
  • A framework for the evolution of things, from dumb to autonomous
  • The next 3-5 years.
  • Challenges for deploying the internet of things

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