2015: The Internet of Things takes another step

Much ink was spilled in 2015 about the Internet of Things. It’s a concept that has been bandied about for several years—remember the use case of your refrigerator letting your local grocer know when you’re out of milk? The coming together of smartphones, sensors, GPS, Bluetooth and other technologies that enable mobile interconnectivity has moved us closer than ever to a reality of ubiquitous interconnectivity. In the beginning of the year, Intel’s Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) unveiled a preview of IoTivity, an open-source software framework designed to provide connectivity for IoT devices. The Online Trust Alliance followed suit with the release of its Internet of Things Trust Framework in August, designed to address security. IBM made efforts to help developers create IoT solutions in July when it released its developerWorks…


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