The Internet of Shit is a column about all the shitty things we try to connect to the internet, and what can be done about it. It's from the anonymous creator of the Internet of Shit Twitter...
Next week, the Internet of Things will be a major focus for executives in the telecoms, media and technology industry at the 14th Broadband World Forum. There's no doubt the Internet of Things is picking up pace. According to Juniper Research, smart home revenues will reach a global market value of $71 billion by 2018. And, with Google paying 1941631.9 billion for smart thermostat provider Nest Labs, we could see an influx of new devices for the connected home market much sooner than we thought. Currently, though, some existing smart products simply provide a stand-alone solution and are often seen as gimmicks. >See also: The Internet of Things business process revolution The question is: how can smart homes become more than a clever gimmick, and the connections between our houses and devices truly become part of our everyday lives? Some vendors and analysts would answer interoperability. Only when smart-home products are combined and seamlessly integrated with
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To celebrate Document Freedom Day, I have written a short white paper about interoperability. It starts with a short synopsis of the evolution of document exchanges since the days of the printed fi
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