Chapter 5: The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), as a concept, is nearly ten years old. Many individuals and organizations imagined the IoT gaining more adoption by this point in time, though we do continue to see interesting examples of new devices and sensors connecting to the Internet, and leveraging the Cloud to provide us (or others) interesting and useful data. From small sensors inside the human body, to entire ‘connected’ cities, the Internet of Things holds tremendous promise for our future. To truly realize the promise of the IoT, we need to also solve challenges around security, standards, and ethics, to name a few.

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Internet of Things (IoT), and provide examples of devices or technologies that are part of the IoT.
  • Identify and describe challenges that impact the adoption of the IoT.



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