"Today's IoT: Breaking with the Past, and the Importance of the Cloud
But it has only been in recent years that IoT has really become a reality on a massive scale. The IoT is no longer just about a handful of high-end Internet-connected appliances. Now, it's common for all types of devices, from TVs to thermostats to cars, to connect to the Internet.
What has changed since the 2000s to make this all possible? There are several key factors. They include the expansion of networking capabilities, the introduction of large-scale data analytics tools (which make it easier to manage and interpret data from IoT devices) and the creation of new standards, such as the Allseen Alliance's AllJoyn, which make it simpler for IoT hardware and software from different vendors to interact."
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