Internet of Things (IoT) - In a nutshell, it means every frigging thing having sensors in them and connected to the Internet. From your bed to your refrigerator to the chairs in the conference room. Many, many things have to be done, and done right, to make it a (good) reality.
What is IoT?
The Internet of Things (IoT) can sound intimidating in terms of underlying technology, but for mobile "things" it is simple: it is the combining the location of the thing with state, status, and/or condition of the thing--measured by sensors--to derive the thing's context. It is this context--determined and enhanced by the cloud--that should underlie and drive the value of IoT and form the basis of all IoT applications.
Thus the historical focus of this site, Location-Based Services, will become one of the cornerstones of IoT. This page will focus on the critical role mobile location and context will play in delivering on the promise of IoT, as well as avoid its pitfalls.
The Internet of Things - The Future of Mobile Location and Context