Special Report: The Internet of Things

IEEE members are at the forefront of an interconnectivity revolution

sub map Illustration: Stuart Bradford

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.


Smarter Sensors

Making the Internet of Things soar

The Value of Privacy

Safeguarding your information in the age of the Internet of Everything


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


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


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