Special Report: The Internet of Things

IEEE members are at the forefront of an interconnectivity revolution

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, which you probably have heard about with increasing frequency, is not a second Internet. Rather, it is a network of items—each embedded with sensors—which are connected to the Internet.

The IoT’s true value lies in the data the interconnected items share. IoT might, for example, lead to improved highways, more efficiently run hospitals, and changes in how things are shipped. But to get to that next level, the IoT has to overcome several obstacles. It needs more intelligent sensors that can talk to each other, as well as better and faster analysis tools to deal with the deluge of data, to say nothing of common standards. There are also societal concerns such as how to keep personal information private. These and other topics are covered in this special report.

TECH FOCUS

Smarter Sensors

Making the Internet of Things soar


The Value of Privacy

Safeguarding your information in the age of the Internet of Everything

OPINIONS

Will the IoT Crush IT?

Big data may force companies to merge


What’s Coming Next: The Internet of Everything

Detecting and nurturing breakthrough technologies is critical to the success of IEEE

BENEFITS

Conferences: March-October 2014

Upcoming IEEE events cover topics related to the Internet of Things


Help With Building the Next Big Thing

The resources you need to tackle the IoT


Setting the Stage for the Internet of Things

Covering a spectrum of applications

PEOPLE

Yen-Kuang Chen: Improving Lives

Crossing disciplines to advance the Internet of Things

Web extras

Ask the Expert: The Internet of Things

Two IEEE members will answer your question on this emerging area


Tech News: The Internet of Things

This segment focuses on IEEE’s role in the IoT revolution


Books of Interest: March 2014

On technologies that make the Internet of Things possible


Setting Standards for the IoT

Video highlights IEEE’s involvement in the interconnected future


The Explosion of the IoT for Business

How the Internet of Things with spur buyouts


The Power of the Internet of Things

Video from IBM illustrates the acceleration of the IoT


The Fathers of the Internet

Four IEEE Life Fellows helped create the revolutionary network


Vinton Cerf Discusses the Invention of the Internet

Indian television network NDTV interviews the father of the Web