How Amazon.com Inc. Plans to Profit From the Internet of Things

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is generally known as an e-commerce company, but it could soon become a giant in the Internet of Things (IoT) market — which consists of everyday objects connected to each other and the cloud. The company recently unveiled its Amazon Web Services IoT platform at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas.Amazon states that AWS IoT will let “connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices” while “reliably and securely” routing trillions of messages across billions of devices. AWS IoT will include a device gateway, a rules-based engine, and a registry of data for all connected devices. Another feature, Shadows, can track data from offline devices and deliver it back to the cloud once they come back online. The platform will be tightly integrated…


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