Unraveling The Internet of Anything (IoA)

The Internet of Anything is the next big thing

As you are well aware, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing. But when people say “the next big thing” they don’t think big enough. The bigger thing is that the IoT is morphing into the Internet of Anything (IoA) which is much more than just machine to machine (m2m) communication.

The IoA brings anything and everything “online” in a connectedness that generates an explosion of connected devices, from fridges, cars and drones, to smart swarms, smart grids and intelligent buildings. states that “The Internet of Things really comes together with the connection of sensors and machines. That is to say, the real value that the Internet of Things creates is at the intersection of gathering data and leveraging it. All the information gathered by all the sensors in the world isn’t worth very much if there isn’t an infrastructure in place to analyse it in real time.”
The Internet of Anything (IoA)
The below slideshow unravels the mystery behind the IoA and will shed light on the latest facts, products and security threats and challenges.
Content has been adapted from reputable sources including academic research and whitepapers, all of which are linked to in the “source” button on each slide. Multiple “smart” system are explained including Smart Grid, Smart Cities such as Songo and the next big thing, 5G and the tactile internet. Plenty references have been included for further reading.

The Internet of Anything Slideshow

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50 Billion Things will be connected in 2020

  1. Gartner Press Release November 10, 2015
  2. The Register Business
  3. The Internet of Anything and Sustainability via ieeexplore
  4. Wired
  5. Securing the Internet of Anything (IoA) via Computing Now
  6. Samsung’s 4-Door Flex Refrigerator via Digital Trends
  7. HyDrao Smart Showerhead via Mashable
  8. Flair Thermostat
  9. SmartHomes
  10. Smart Grid
  11. Songdo in South Korea leading charge to become city of the future
  12. Opening Remarks of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Privacy and the IoT: Navigating Policy Issues International Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2015
  13. Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)
  14. How Do We Get to 5G and the ‘Tactile Internet? Gerhard Fettweis, Vodaphone Chair of Mobile Communications Systems, Dresden University of Technology.
  15. The Tactile Internet, ITU-T Technology Watch Report August 2014

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