More of a network of Subnets of Things than an Internet of Things?

12 September 2014
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Jim Morrish
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, subnet, IoE, Enterprise
Number of Pages: 6

There’s a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) right now, but is the concept of the IoT really a useful way of thinking about our future connected environment? To help analyse the Internet of Things, Machina Research has coined the term  ‘Subnets of Things’, by which we mean an island of interconnected devices, driven either by a single point of control, single point of data aggregation, or potentially a common cause or technology standard. In this Research Note, we explore why Subnets of Things (SoTs) are a significantly more relevant concept than the Internet of Things.

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