New Report Gives Insight into Connecting Networked Devices
Smart, connected products and the IoT have a simple relationship. Without connected devices, there would be no IoT. Industry statistics tell the story: Gartner Research estimates that there are 6.4 billion connected devices in use this year and projects that the number of connected devices will balloon to 20.8 billion by 2020.
If you think that’s mind-boggling, consider this: the CEO of a major telecom company thinks that number is closer to 50 billion connected devices by 2020.
In a new report from O’Reilly Media and sponsored by ThingWorx, you can learn about the planning and requirements needed to connect networked devices – from simple prototyping all the way up to scaling the IoT for the enterprise.
Read the report to learn:
- The unique security challenge for connected devices in the IoT
- The difference between local devices, devices on the edge of the IoT, and devices in the cloud
- How to prototype and what is needed to plan for scale
- What to consider when designing the prototype, such as its physical environment
- How to address the key life-cycle activities of a connected device