IoT is here and there, but not everywhere yet

The Internet of Things is becoming real, but complexity may be holding it back

By , IDG News Service |  Internet

Instead, individual industries will set their own standards while software platforms such as Omega DevCloud help to solve the broader fragmentation, Castonguay believes. Even the Industrial Internet Consortium, formed earlier this year to bring some coherence to IoT for conservative industries such as energy and aviation, plans to work with existing standards from specific industries rather than write its own.

Ryan Martin, an analyst at 451 Research, compared IoT standards to human languages.

"I'd be hard pressed to say we are going to have one universal language that everyone in the world can speak," and even if there were one, most people would also speak a more local language, Martin said.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is stephen_lawson@idg.com

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