An SAP mobile driver: 50-75 billion "connected things" by 2020

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Feb 04, 2014

    The always-interesting Internet of Things specialist at SAP is Mahira Kalim, so if you have never tracked any of her posts on SAP mobile technologies now might be the time to do so.

    IMG_3849_bigger.jpgKalim's latest piece is entitled "The Internet Of Things Becomes Real With Cisco’s IOx" as is currently readable here on SAP blogs.

    NOTE: Cisco recently announced IOx, an application enablement framework that will enable computing and open connectivity on the edge of the network. It is essentially an intermediate layer between the hub and the edge of that resolves the network bandwidth challenge. IOx will enable smart applications on the edge of the network that can process information collected from smart, sensor-enabled devices. 

    So then Kalim points out that analysts predict there will be between 50-75 billion connected things by 2020.

    Want to know how big that means?

    That means more than 200 connected things per person.

    "These connected things will generates billions of terabytes of data that will make our world smarter. However, there is more to IoT than just connecting devices to the Internet. Connected things and the large volumes of data generated by them are not useful unless there is a way to transmit, store and analyze this information for intelligent decision-making in real-time," writes Kalim.

    She continues, "To transmit large amounts of data, network bandwidth needs to accelerate at the same pace. The question is whether the billions of terabytes of generated by devices on the edge of the network, say a lamppost or traffic signal, needs to be transmitted to the cloud or central hub over expensive 3G networks. The answer is: No. This situation can be resolved by enabling computing on the edge. This data is not just being collected for reporting after the fact, but for real-time actions which means delays in data latency and network delays just won’t cut it for IoT."

    Drive onward and read the rest at the above link.

    Released: February 4, 2014, 7:09 am | Updated: February 7, 2014, 4:05 am
    Keywords: Cloud Computing News | Cloud Computing


     

     

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