Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) brings compute power to everyday objects and physical systems within homes, commercial buildings, and critical infrastructures. In doing so, it allows people and systems to gather unprecedented quantities of data, produce powerful insights, and make life safer, more efficient, and more connected than ever before.
The Next Wave of Computing
The growth of mobile, cloud computing, and big data has created the perfect environment to make IoT real and ready to scale. In essence, objects become part of the internet of things where they connect to other devices, utilizing embedded intelligence to interpret anything from motion to temperature to human vocal cues — relaying the information they collect back to analytical and automated systems as well as to users.
Whereas the Internet has traditionally only connected computers, IoT will bring any connected device together into a global network of distributed intelligence. This evolution from the Internet of computers to the Internet of Things opens up a new world of innovation and creativity. While IoT may be relatively new, organizations worldwide are rapidly adopting it in their business models and many are already reaping significant benefits.
Every day the Internet of Things is enabling bold new value propositions for businesses and giving end-users new ways to improve virtually every aspect of their lives. So what are some of the most promising IoT applications now gaining traction in the market? How do organizations derive value from these applications? And what do these applications portend about future growth opportunities, operational efficiencies and technology innovation?
The technologies required to develop and secure the Internet of Things are even more complex, interdependent, and pervasive than those that gave rise to the internet itself. Getting the key technologies right is critical. So is knowing how to bring them all together. Technology development and ecosystem orchestration will go hand-in-hand as industry participants turn working concepts into real solutions that advance markets and enrich people’s lives.
The Future of IoT
This is an exciting time to participate in this emerging technological shift, and the future of IoT is bright. The potential of IoT is being realized quickly, and Arm is here to help lead the way. The Internet of Things allows not only developers but governments, companies, and users to become more proactive in managing their lives and futures.
It remains to be seen exactly how the Internet of Things will evolve. Entire industries are changing almost beyond recognition, providing better processes and outcomes for developers and end-users alike. Through our chip architectures, platforms, development tools, and thought leadership, Arm plays an integral, industry-leading role in supporting the future of IoT everywhere.
IoT Report from The Economist
Sponsored by Arm & IBM
More than 800 senior leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies give their opinion on how the Internet of Things is progressing in this second report from The Economist Intelligence Unit IoT Business Index series.